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Ep. 44: What the heck is a tablet book?We go hands-on with the weirdest Android phone yet, as Justin Eckhouse and Antuan Goodwin finally decide whether the Kyocera Echo is cool. Sprint delivers ringtones, HTC streams movies, and a tablet winner is declared, all that and more on this week's...
Sprint delivers ring tones HTC streams movies and tablet winners declared all that more on this week's edition of entry tablets weekly for April 14 2011 I'm just -- -- alongside him on Bittermann. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- The only -- and -- did you look at the kidnapped -- You'd think you'd be adequately don't feel like -- and award given this is your third -- of the day as usual. Mario -- that. An argument errors that. So quick program note I guess for people listening in on the -- who version of this you may have gotten a bonus episode. Not the show this week. But. -- was that. Reporters' roundtable don't feed it to the rescue that it -- need lamenting Ken German. They actually spent a lot of time talking about and or -- as a platform. -- vs iPhone -- a platform. And Howell. You know what the streets -- weaknesses of each of them are. And how that relief to the consumer so we. If the nice bonus episode for those of you who. Enjoy listening to an Android atlas weekly because there's a lot to get injuries -- there. So it's not something we're gonna be doing on a regular basis. Just as opposed to -- -- -- -- Happy little accident who heard that the -- totally on purpose and -- meant to do that it. Well let's talk -- -- -- here on Mandarin Alice a little bit Sony Ericsson this week he is. Has announced they're delivering exclusive. Android market channel. Sound so basically it does is not a separate market it's with the in the Android market people on certain Sony Ericsson devices will. Find that -- my app section. Will be replaced by a case Sony Ericsson section. You'll offer exclusive content such as games and apps that are specifically designed for -- -- hardware. Answer this could be. I guess to start out by offering. Plug in for their times -- And camera applications you but eventually. You know it won't be content just for them it's gonna be from you know they're gonna make -- their credit developers and maybe this is somehow related or at the same thing -- the -- XP or plays. Well I think that there's definitely some sort of a link there. We've we've already we already know that there are going to be for example exclusive games. That only run on the Sony experience place so this is really a huge step. The Shakespearean play itself actually has not its -- market but its own sort of game finder app. That opened whenever you -- the that -- -- the game controls out. And there are already ethernet on the Android marketplace. At large that are already marked. -- -- -- -- -- -- We have. An interest in imminent it's on one hand it's more fragmentation. But on the other hand it's kind of -- -- fragmentation of solid -- created their own story it's it's -- like hey here's some. It it's just like special promotion. It really fragmentation because. And in fragmentation of the standard market ability to be honest if I don't have but it's not -- -- -- mixed landscape at -- of don't have their time escape app or they're. -- live view camera. Do I don't wanna see this showing up in my -- I would like to be in its own place. And -- -- -- -- not really. Fragmentation but it -- from bonus content to people who use the device is not really much different than. If you have Verizon you have access to certain BZW apps that are only in there. Walled awful chunk of the market -- for users don't -- for example. Right well -- I would argue that any kind of apps that only run one -- from our. It you know by definition fragmentation so this -- maybe not itself fragmentation but -- data than. In an enhancement of fragmentation. -- -- -- I am -- they'll disagree with that let's talk about something else that I think also is fragmentation helmet that no thought about it and it's DC. For each TC devices only has released a video streaming service com. Its use is called. I don't know suits heat he watched during HTC watts wouldn't. When I first saw -- -- and it was an accident -- and in ninth if there were real -- So that you would have been and it really do a standard watch thing. So this only currently runs on the -- TC sensation for T-Mobile experiences the first. HTC device with. -- -- -- I just got that -- The inflation. I just got that of -- question. But -- that the inflation eventually India the first -- device that -- the new version of their since you life and three data believe it is. Until this service is gonna debut line oh unless they go back and a beat previous devices with a very seriously doubt they're gonna do. This is the only -- so -- it to be able to to use the service on. And so what the service lets you do his watch. Slash stream movies over Wi-Fi or three G which is chemical. I'm currently they have a couple hundred movies and there's no. In a set pricing yet. I think overseeing here and you know with the next story we're gonna cover. Is that. You know in the apps and maybe a Google service for movies or music. Like Apple has that the carriers or manufacturers are just going forward and offered something direct. Yeah and you know also would you know this is also that that -- boy in the market that Netflix. And Hulu into services that are traditionally. Or if -- traditionally think and then be you know. But -- -- choose to services that are. -- filling in this gap. But they are having problems getting these things on their device and though yet completely seized the attic can step in and offer this service but I think if if Netflix -- Hulu were -- more widespread. This would really. -- too big of an issue. I don't really think this would even be. Worth mentioning. Com I mean I don't know I mean neither who. Nor Netflix has sort of a great selection. Movies. I think. This Dick and Iran offer was duly sort of first round at the movies as its -- -- something you're paying per movie for more like Amazon on box. So I think you know if Amazon -- -- Have on box for Internet and they don't split out wouldn't be surprised if their corner right. But I am equally you know I don't know I don't know how long -- to -- -- mean it's still a service that there. Not really. Is not really gaining huge amount attract and I don't think as far as like being at a -- of competitors that only -- moment in a forum on. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- With Amazon prime yet -- -- those people free stuff and I think the biggest competitor in this areas going to be YouTube. -- because there really move -- into premium content and they -- they have a pretty good relationship with Google. I -- they do. There's something about -- -- -- have a problem with putting money into that. Yeah because when people feel like you're paying for content on YouTube the first thing I think about it I don't wanna pay. To you know what to camp Randall and -- -- to get the paper that -- But I mean it's like if there's no of the things worried you know that's how people think of you to. YouTube offered TV shows and movies some time. But if not for -- -- you think about we elect -- wanna watch a movie category YouTube and. -- through its gonna take as significant re branding effort I would -- -- marketing in general to sort of get people to think about YouTube. For more than you know. Kids dynamic its fingers and -- -- -- currently the -- Yet to review that -- and -- -- -- that Charlie bit may have been and that really the awesome -- -- -- Veoh -- 200. And -- -- well. -- -- you have a lot of views it's good to know -- 1% losers who can't. Has -- -- let's move on to another service that I was alluding to earlier sprint has released a music service app sprint music. Class. Which is I think powered by Realnetworks -- in my understanding. And it lets users manage their existing music library guys who might things like select that. As well as purchase new music and get this ring tone Soviet. Through individual tracks range from 69 cents to touch -- nine. And sprint -- for. Bundles of songs with their respective ring tones -- -- actually have to -- down song yourself. And then you can automatically just charge these to your sprint bill he said about this I'm excited about it but as well. And I'm not -- and of -- And also out of -- there who are Super Mario Brothers -- -- I mean. I feel -- L on Android particularly. There are a ton of ways to get free ring -- From your -- -- an app like bring Android or even I think they -- a music player itself. And on some phones actually has a built in option in the menu where you just hit the menu button -- -- -- a ringtone. So that not really. -- a granular like allowing you to pick out Jeff for example the hook of a song and. I think this business will make it easier for new potentially in and it seems to have some powerful ring tone features such as custom ring tones. Based on -- contacts groups or special -- -- As well as like time of that -- You have your morning ringtone which is kind of mail load. I think you know it's not like a bad move for sprint because there's gonna be that like you know one to 5% of people. Who you know will actually use the service to download their -- -- a lot and then. I -- -- it also if kind of filling that sort of gap. And a lot of users' minds is partly how do I get my music onto and off -- my phone like how do I manage this. But there are a lot of better options and people who are in the know. It just seemed like why would you buy your money anyway if you buy your your music off of this door when you can buy top of on Amazon or when you can buy -- -- of iTunes. I mean if their. They're saying 69 cents to a dollar twenty ninth so mean they're maybe a couple of cases where it's cheaper but I mean it just one more music store to be searching and I'm. I don't think a lot of people. -- -- -- -- -- I'm gonna guess that we don't assuming no way about the details here are you know when you download the music to live on your phone as -- protected -- -- -- off your phone. You know actually we know a lot more about Amazon and and have it it's pretty flexible specially with the current. -- service as well. Yet though the greatest thing about the article is that 202 dollars and fifty cents or ringtone. Full -- -- thousand dollar between -- -- you're paying more or less of the phone. At this statement. -- -- -- And in two minute cutting -- growth -- you want. They don't know how to me it if I haven't somebody else probably -- had. They may be. If at somebody's -- how to -- I do -- -- -- on our site. -- Com will continue -- with Sprint's. You know. We alluded to answer to the sprint music thing that you can -- that to your just -- amount they -- build they have released. In partnership -- Google carrier billing for all app purchases in media. Andrea and market. And he noted there's nothing complicated about this is just sort of another option when you check out -- -- pay for this critic -- spokesman sprint count. Com. People here are excited about this I don't really totally get it I mean. I have my Google -- account set up and -- -- -- do it and I know it's been a big thing in. You know. Outside the US where not a -- -- -- and -- -- credit cards or -- was -- -- was set up to accept them. That this is only with sprint here so. He's -- about the. I think -- thing. This I am a little bit excited about. Explain -- I mean just because not everybody has a credit card or not everyone feels comfortable. Giving their credit card information. We give Google they can do no evil. I mean they can do no evil but I mean it's still a mean everyone's not comfortable with that -- I think that the the carrier billing. But the Republican -- -- a million of their -- carrier billing system is something that a lot of people are are comfortable with the news it's just one more way. To make it easy for people to spend the money that way they wanna spend it. I am not comfortable giving Google your credit -- European evidence cool phone that. What is I think I have zero everywhere we go any movement and that I wasn't okay people let it salami I'm just -- -- those people just. Be aware that Google you know can get into your phone anytime and track where you are and retrieve mount on and I'm not saying they do that I'm just saying you're trusting them with all of that. I mean people look at the technology in the investing in different different different levels of -- some people. May use their -- that ever since sensitive information -- I mean they may be that sort of like. A paranoid about information -- -- every if you like every couple of months for him about the mighty leaving an entire. You know database and email addresses rom you know. Every now and -- those databases are our credit card numbers and if you can give your credit card number to one fewer person. That decreases your -- is just -- -- people think is how I think. Eric at a later one where people we -- -- here for you. I'm waiting for -- PayPal to open that. The I know it didn't we hear about -- and -- now when it that we import Mitchell on a phone that I have but there is that for me would be the easiest way. I mean amendments. My purchases -- -- -- and you'll move the mob -- purchasing through PayPal sorry. Interest -- So this service. Won't be available for now with prepaid -- -- carriers such as. Virgin Mobile or my favorite news mobile. But there you go for people who did. -- Would just we have here so we this is this is that -- part of the this show where we talk about the useless that of the week and -- -- to this -- -- The first is about -- tablets. Hand. This is not really surprising to. Media at least. But Gartner -- came -- and stated this week that says through 2015. The iPad to Orion west in general wills of -- the tablet market. Com last year Apple and 84%. Into in -- 2015. There Merck shares dropped to 47%. But -- still ounces it. The dominant. Part of the market followed up with. And -- with 38%. Migo. With 1%. Webos 3%. Q -- acts which is the Blackberry Playbook OS with that 10%. -- And and other -- systems with point to make is that windows. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I don't just because it seems like they're role at best always be. Maybe 224 iPad devices on the market. They'll be like a big -- Bethany alert Bethany. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- They're just gonna be more diversity -- of 30000 -- estimated -- his team point really liked when you're thirty tablet the cues from that are. You know viable options. By 2015 definitely. I mean if tablets we've been around in 2015 we -- -- -- lake. -- -- -- still be around by them like what will be the that the form factor that people use in three years or four years at that point the title of book. That what you need a laptop though the tablet book and -- -- at the new form factor. Would it look like well I'll go white -- of Korea the so. I think our readers would like to now. -- outcome what they -- and it but these. -- his legendary at a tablet but man holding a -- -- Like over his head and is an area exactly. So Android tablets may not be dominating but an underrated. Smartphones are dominating. According to a different analyst. This week. DC school is active meeting as many as 350000. Android devices every day. And that's that 16% increase from a few months ago when. Into room and created direct to meeting 300000. -- two months ago when air Schmidt said the -- was activating 200 customers. -- huge huge growth rate. I mean we don't this is not officially confirmed by Google. But. It's huge either way and you know it as far as. I can tell you know it I think it surpassed IOS last time. And I don't think we have any reason to believe that violence is you know -- -- much speed against them on the act. To reach -- here. -- still waiting for the week that we are operating on like million devices per day. -- is missing ligaments please numbers and it is -- bigger and here. -- and -- wonder where the plateau is gonna be. -- you still worldwide anyway have a lot of room. And because. That we unit last time we looked at as it was like 65% percent of the world -- phones are still not Smartphones. Announced so until that number starts dropping below you know fifty. -- get it it keep on accelerating and a ticket at some point -- -- success stop making non Smartphones are Smartphones are going to be. You know on the whole. To -- -- class of low end Smartphones like I have a couple ones that are fifty bucks you. You know the new class of low and winds and it you know companies won't want to maintain a bunch of different lines of phones. With if no lessons. People leave it's still be using bone between fifty program development. I thought the -- book phone. If I thought that. Actually. Have a good idea -- what the title look phoned me look like. And will probably take a look at that when we get back. From this sort -- Okay the future is here and it is the tablet -- phone. I live well I think. A couple weeks ago and I guess a kind of like a number of -- like -- running gag. This it -- that we've been talking about a an upcoming phone from sprint and key if there -- the -- if -- -- And it's -- dual screen phone that sort of like a transformer. We actually had the phone in this -- Phoenix office this week and I can determine vexing given -- -- -- or review. And he's loaned it to meet the that we can talk about it here on the show. -- the key if there echo here and now. And it. Well if -- -- default configuration. It's gonna happen more than meets the -- you of the biggest -- -- is actually holding on to the darn thing you're trying to close it but the default configurations -- public eye candy bar touch screen phone. With the weird thing is that the touch screen seems a little off centered at. And that because of the transformation. Did it if it's a little bit of to the right when you're looking at will if the left when you're looking at it. On another weird thing is that the only got three buttons down here in the bottom of the post for the Wi fi on -- Andhra. Third button on. And -- that but -- here's the of the neat feature is that you can pop it up and have sort of. Little dual screen on his second in there and that -- being can be used for expanding -- -- your browser. Or viewing -- keep keyboard Ehrlich typing. And what not and then there's -- a third mode where you flip it back a little bit more locked into place and you get the tablet. And it turned off. Area. -- in the -- configuration again more of the thing memory and after -- web page or YouTube video. Croft you get that weird black bar in the middle. And then you can also for example. One thing and shift to web faith side by side in the Arctic and -- atlas. At the same time both of both the mile worlds collide -- -- -- haven't the image actually in -- pretty weird. Isn't it when you open the second side of like only one -- of the buttons work well it's. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And then if you're interacting with its screen in the open -- but I interacted with both William -- hard if you're -- you go to just kind of default to one of them. I'm and then if you touch both screens. It shows you a list of apps that you can actually streaked across the foot screen right there and you can hit -- big cinema and for example -- two browser windows open swap them from window to -- If you play Angry Birds or any game or any sort of app that doesn't support it it -- stretch across both the screen -- -- You're planning your resume to have a large knife dark screen down -- bottom that's not selling anything. But that the key is America. It's it's definitely cool kind of day he he kind of way but not in kind of actually -- uses my phone -- Yeah come a day intense review he talked about it as being an interesting sort of like -- high gain and -- an interest in kind of quirky phone for some people. They live like a weird device and like -- iMac -- and not really -- enjoying like the added that the whole opening closing. If not smooth and every time I have one -- -- -- -- -- -- a minute rocket. And the fact that you know -- think that you pointed out during one of our bet. Earlier is if you were concerned that nobody's gonna develop at -- -- -- two screens -- and they do have their sort of like you know that keeps their act and move. Apple peace and development sort of thing where there. There trying to help app developers. To get in there and developed dual screen apps for this phone but -- And and -- really see that changing. Very much in the future. Yeah I mean. Even if the app doesn't sport that they can kind of run two different apps and different occurrences scream IA depends. Like already are now -- angry very significant screen -- the -- really -- phone can't handle it if -- of a multitask like that unless -- the supported app. For example if you're watching a YouTube video the top and you have. I think maybe in the related videos on the bottom more people with screen in the YouTube Veoh span both of them but can't you do -- browser and email theme time. I believe you can look at figures aren't competitive with let's just give it a shot though at the browser will open in one man and I'm going to look in my contact any other -- The idea. I don't have any contact on the phone. -- -- -- -- -- -- Touching the double screen doo Hickey and then selecting the aptitude what so open that mean. We are paying -- -- believe that your browser in one window you -- messages in the other so. But only the supported at -- piracy at the port -- -- -- immediately rental of that and -- I'm gonna work that way. It's certainly a very interest in found. Some of the downfall besides the unique design it lacks four G the battery life has definitely concerned so much of a concern that actually ships with -- second battery and second charger. Yeah and then also you get two screens but it'll look like crap. -- -- -- -- -- -- The gas and you know it thing that they shouldn't require you buy insurance with -- group nearly said. But it's -- a tiny screen and things are -- lineup on it properly and it looks weird candy bar form. And it's also super thick it is almost like a twenty -- -- thicker than the first generation Motorola Droid and -- -- -- A brick of a phone. There so I will admit defeat. If they keep their it was not as cool -- -- it was going to be awesome order we like one and in. For now some -- I don't know but I have it on my phone -- -- I'm aren't so we're not crazy about that phone but what about -- -- phone the Droid incredible to the you know. That child phone of my opponent. Around. There's some dieted knows that -- obtaining has paying hundreds central this week -- -- -- to rates TC. It's doesn't seem that standing there's not -- -- details about the speed. But. It's gonna move at CB a global phones have front facing camera. The -- memories -- be doubled from the original on the -- the army -- whereas media sharing. -- mothers to -- unique -- -- -- features. Overall I don't know -- that it is this is a -- This is the same phone -- similar to HTC. -- I think that HTC incredible and X. Is. And now I don't think if I think there are similar -- their very different. So it's I don't know -- seems kind -- -- reminiscent of the original sort of Droid two -- to upgrade. -- hero like oh yeah had a couple features that maybe should Adam -- but if I'm looking at the specs on the incredible ants now. And when this -- SP one here -- Lots more internal storage. The -- pretty similar. So I don't know I mean I love my credible but. Who it was really looking for sort of I am a Mac -- of specs. He and you know an upgrade and I guess they can't all. The -- after B phone that existed different levels of -- and it seemed like more of a with -- you know of greedy incredible fluid and keep selling them. -- -- It is so that we can get more than twenty bucks or whatever there's -- -- yeah I suppose communities like -- If the moderate update enough for the two on the -- but it if not a new model. I don't really feel like a new model would look like a new model. Just -- you know hardware upgrade in a little bit a couple new features. It's weird you know I don't know I would pick -- silver. Your for your phone under rule spirit. Will. But I mean it if they feel the different niche in the market -- -- -- -- -- and more -- -- -- Verizon's -- -- -- He certainly wouldn't -- it because it doesn't have skate with video. Like your phone. Technically. When the when the HTC thunderbolt with the actually being announced. It. Was one of the features that was listed. In some of the promotional materials. Was that I would have Skype -- video but then. When the phone with. Individuals in the leaked promotional material -- the -- of announced. That sort of -- Skype with video with -- gone nobody there is no mention of it from Verizon -- the -- -- actually launched it was -- on there. Now all what what's happened is over the last week and it seems like somebody's gotten their hands on. The actual Skype with video using the front facing camera on the east TC thunderbolt. And and now an -- -- that sort of a PK file to the web so you can download it. From sources. You know on the web and and actually given a test I haven't actually I've downloaded it but having given it a shot but if nobody wants to video chat with me that'll. Maybe for those three -- at -- and maybe if it will I don't know but it is out there you can download even try -- of this APK it will only run -- with -- -- it'll only run on the -- you don't need -- -- -- just. Any thunderbolt and -- thunderbolt you can download it. On two and just install like any other third party app and -- can decide. -- -- -- on the iPhone four and it's pretty good with video. But not quite as good as I chatter -- -- -- called facetime facetime yet. But I haven't used any of handwritten video chats cause there is tango -- And tango exists freeing has enough for wavy attendance newest beta. Blacked haven't tested -- there is -- them. Interest in well -- my biggest problem is like getting somebody to but I can barely people to respond to an email like to give -- Video to -- with me -- he can call me. -- see you every week. That's true. Well. Who. I'm he had a minute -- guests. What we're looking for next is sort of a wider release -- so many hindered phones out on the market now a front facing cameras and spread is that -- this kind of behind here especially given that for IOS -- have this out. Well think it's. In -- may be an issue that seems like. -- inherits your withholding and a is is that Skype if it carriers saying that we don't really want you know we don't want this -- And the partnership that they have -- carriers. That holding it up and not really sheer would dilute the drink is on that. -- it seems like it's at least coming and in May be at one of those things where. You -- run -- on them -- or maybe Verizon just kind of like going RA rarity even the federal guys. Unlimited data. Priority given a modified tethering right Skype is a huge bandwidth -- maybe there -- is just like a band with management -- where they can make -- work only -- life and it but I -- additionally. -- seems like they also have some issues on the vulnerable with -- in the connectivity in their current dropping -- not really. Being very consistent or even very reliable in some cases and in some markets. So it may be one of the things -- the practice you know their network isn't really ready for prime time. So they don't wanna put the product out there. Which would probably would really lose wouldn't look the way they want to look or behave when they -- they've. Well -- -- I'm looking forward to a day when I can scan -- -- and you know because Apple released facetime for. And very I -- and if they mean images or will supposedly an open standard -- -- standard didn't Iraq's they have yet summit split the money you'll use it. That would it would if nothing else add value to the iPhone users who -- -- it -- Because right now the can -- pretty limited universe of people yeah it's -- like the the the Apple equivalent of BBM. -- -- -- people love BBM they do love it. If you know it's one of the things worried that I think we know for Apple may also be like one of -- things where. I have an iPhone I can use face time I -- feast our friends now it's my job to like evangelize. And convert them to Apple users -- that -- facetime in as well. Parent one more story before we -- move on to emailed Google has. I'm. -- he announced or released some. Management of corporate management features for Android. Com and just came from a blog post on the Google enterprise mobility -- Is -- released to the ability for administrators to. Have some. Devise policies that would require pins or require encryption. Data on the -- encryption. Features only available expand -- and later. And and remotely sort of -- a device fully your resets as the in their opponents -- late Monday that. Maybe it's just the ability to put a pin in the first -- Place. And it's something that there's been a lot of -- apps have had this as well as Apple released the -- OS does it. Find my device on a map that thing accurate -- Nam. Let you know that this suggestion -- help I guess. -- -- Get more acceptance into corporate markets and finally -- Blackberry once and for all you. So not super excited for consumer. And maybe even scary for us who work -- a corporate environment and don't like. The idea that someone else we'll have control of -- devices. At some level. As with gaming element but. Again I'm -- -- it it. It then is if if if gonna help the adoption and market. Where you know these are requirements. Just like. -- if it's similar to like you know how looks certain manufacturers will release you know phones that don't have cameras on them so they can -- to market. Where people work in environments -- -- -- cameras. The same thing except for a software level it's actually. Requires a little bit less specialties and if it from the you have to enable or disable. That is true are -- -- on the email Internet us at CNET tech com. To a -- New Zealand accent. -- -- Undone of that conference and -- out of me -- -- Well only to take this one this is more at this for you anyway right -- -- hey guys and enjoying your show and -- left the question two about reading first of all. Why the heck would you install a new rom every week and on that stiff net -- -- really. Well in the -- author goes on to say -- that Samsung galaxy S the New Zealand on the Vodafone network. Running -- debt to pro you know getting close to having a crack at installing a new rom. Yet really looked into it yet. He was and how does he back up -- current phone. And if you restore that -- eventually restore everything. What does a back up not baca. And then if you another question about network that I don't have the answer to implement it. Then but -- there's -- the first question and I install a new rom every week because I'm curious. And lot of them are very different particularly when I was on via on the first generation Droid there it promptly in UI rom. And UINUMIUI. Rom which was. Dairy visually different from any other sort of -- injury rom and a very iPhone like actually it and -- -- stopped using it. And then there's also a you know with the image in my -- that are special -- that are needed developed for power savings there around -- are developed for more power. And faster -- is if there's a ton of reasons why and I mean that I had a phone and I wouldn't do anything on it but check my email but figured why not. To answer your question about backing up your current -- before installing -- -- once you're -- and down. Part of the -- installation process is gonna be installing. A custom recovery software. And that basically if there were were cut replace. You're manufacturers recovery software with us special work -- -- that allows you do a lot more things and in most cases that -- clockwork mod. Right yet and so basically. Yet definitive call copper mine will -- that allows you to me -- and as part of the process what it'll do is it'll there's a fitting called back up that you've added that the most from manufacturers or -- developers I recommend that you do. Before installing a new -- is that it'll back up your entire here like. Phone's memory to your SD cards though all of your apps all of your settings all your whole cache. Ideally if there were an issue when you need to come back from a backup stayed here you'd beef may be turning the clock back on your phone to that. Moment that you back up though it would pretty much back up every single thing on your -- except for of course. What's on your SD card. Because that's usually not really touched during any sort any sort of update process. So. The way that you do that is usually built into the instructions for installing the rom. And now the routing process for your individual phones though I'm guessing that if you've started researching at this point you probably become a crop -- -- But that would be how you do it and that's how -- backed everything up and then. On a second level once -- rooted. -- there's also apps like that titanium back up which. Don't back up the entirety of your phone. Ability -- do is back up your apps independent of that though. Once you have flashing new rom -- wiped. Everything off your phone when you you read reinstall those apps you'd use titanium. To do the app -- -- And I think a second part of his question was just if he's -- or -- -- -- uses -- every -- phone number and network. No no number. I've never had any patent usually left earth the -- though -- when you first set up your phone -- -- doing is you're you're basically registering your phone individual. I -- I number. With your carrier I think that's what it is and once you've done that once. And it depends on if -- -- based or if you're not in -- but you usually once you've done that -- never do it again. And mr. getting a new phone and -- need to re register. At call thanks Mac operating in on that -- to get an email from Ben. What's -- as many was banned from Aurora Colorado and they love these pseudo. My question is I have my touch four G how to remove mine collapsed mine tests he. -- -- -- -- -- -- Do I need an Apple to do that and -- and if so which one do you -- and possibly re -- please. I would recommend that they. Grant Smith. Digging that he's a victim of auto correct here the things like that something it -- -- you know content and fix the double those things but. And to actually move an -- to the -- card. You don't need anything but to be running -- area. The application moving process is built -- pro Leo and it's in the year RS settings. Under applications manage applications and then when you find the app and click on it in there. And there should be if it's available button that says move apt as the card. We -- we have this entire process neatly documented in a video for you by yeah its. -- Free space on apps -- 2.2. Hand to planted in the show notes. This show but it's pretty -- -- yet essentially. And what elegantly gets that. If you have questioned very quickly if you don't wanna go through an individually looked at every single -- There's an app called apps to apps to SD. As an app called ethnicity. And -- the free app and basically what to do with skin the app on your phone. And see which ones can be moved in and allow you to basically move them from there -- that totally free to death with ticket out. The thing is that. In a whether you can move and that's here's your car -- -- depends on one of two things whether it's a copy protected app in the -- developer has and enabled. You to move yet to the FB also any app that has the ability to run a widget. Usually can't be moved to the if the card because. When you -- your -- -- -- not your phone to your computer to do whatever to -- filed that report. The -- you would break her so that usually. Usually good two ways that you can tell whether -- -- or -- that can't be moved and. First place. All right Tom Rubin says hey guys -- to write to an -- did download the look and app and it seems like it's slowing things down there really need buyers. Protection for -- This one out and it's an instinct question -- anything he asked the same question about. You know max and and PCs as well. You know my view is. He couldn't avoid the majority of viruses -- -- you know following incentive. -- downloading rules you know on your computer and probably the same thing applies and it in the Android world. That. And even steal the downside to virus protection. Really is it slows down your computer or your phone -- are right. You have agreements related costs money but that is the end of any -- -- just just -- in my dad about if and he -- -- and over from PCs and point and scanning and -- hearing and all of that takes profit -- I take it takes processing power Roosevelt mall -- is. So and then when you're on a phone -- processing power is. At a premium. It is antivirus apps and have an impact. Anything that ran in the background and -- impact as well as or better yet definitely. Netflix. The biggest problem I think also more than performance today yet basically -- -- your battery. -- -- any time you do any sort of like. Monitoring in the background I I personally don't even run antivirus on my desktop computer. Come at me -- broke into. PM I think it's a little safer -- on in the phone world not to run it if you you know. Most people aren't using the Omnia so if you are downloading hundreds of maps and just. With no respect to their ratings or. You know who the publisher. Is then you probably should install -- -- you know her only using Google apps certain a couple major publishers and their -- apps -- have you know thousands of good reviews. And it's probably pretty safe probably maybe you know worth that -- not run and I'm. It just a pensive what -- a risky behavior view. -- -- -- -- -- As if I am amazed at used to be always amazed at how often he would call me to their house to fix their computers be running slovo -- -- and get over their house they have like. Norton and -- antivirus running theme time. On their computer that barely meet the fifth and requirements either of them and the first thing and you go in and disable them diamond book. Often your computer going fat again and the peoples -- and that sometimes years and you are but where do -- -- -- -- man and hope that helps you make a decision. We got one more email. Commitment Kevin he says -- gentlemen eligible men. A long time with their first time writer with him too long -- lame too lame. It is -- and yeah I have another birthday and Motorola Droid. The why do -- listen to music at do you like in -- -- weekly and the occasional episode of clone wars well when you might hear it on Saturday. Don't know is does he gives her -- every Saturday when I. And bass and wandering -- -- please let us know Kevin. Your questions out lame but if you do have some inch unit I know people are giving -- at every week yeah I get -- -- every two weeks at. Aren't. I should give me -- and it retreat -- Maybe -- -- for the hookup. In his in the army and maybe years maybe if the super cool guy. Ladies look Kevin. -- there's a political guy who operates a lame questions according to you there's -- -- there's been -- apparently been. Clinton you know what I can't understand is. Why don't have the option to place down from my phone. Using from the web to his Motorola Bluetooth device -- even if he's he's talking about. The Bluetooth headset. -- most of the blogs. That he read say that it is an active feature but he can't find the option to enable it everything he -- very -- corrective or. As if he can't do it the device he's talking about is the Motorola -- five -- five Bluetooth headset. And there's a very simple answer to your question -- -- the -- that you can't find an option for audio streaming is because your head that doesn't support. Just that simple. If you had a device that did support it when you -- it would probably automatically pair -- -- audio and media audience you'd be both of those. Pop up in your Bluetooth settings and you -- the -- In the usually happens automatically let a spike T five in a very basic. Bluetooth headset -- only does. Calls so -- would do anything I'm in new had said in its look for one that senators. That supports audio streaming look for and in the specs. Or you 34 device look for them that supports a two DP. A number two DP audio streaming. And you went up again if you wants to go Motorola the age fifteen to sixty. And the very good one. It's not the area of nearly -- falcon -- through one year if you want stereo sound and any sort of like stereo Bluetooth headset. Will aid both function as Bluetooth headphones and we'll definitely support the idea of streaming it in a beetle also -- and media for calls so you'll -- kill two birds with -- You'll sound better too with now coming into the appears connections in the -- -- who made it's not. It's -- Internet. And dual mono. Well imagine an area they go. RA. Well. Let's. CAS that's it. 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