Dialed In 113: Nexus One gets multi-touch Video
Google releases a software update that adds multitouch functionality to the Nexus One. Watch while we pinch and zoom.
Nexus One gets multitouch but the rest of the Android universe is left out in the cold. Plus, Motorola's not using the "Droid" name for its upcoming Android phones. What's going on here? Plus, we revel in the intellectual awesomeness of imagining Windows 7 running on an iPad (even in virtual mode). --Molly
We get questionably definitive proof that someone at Google listens to the show with Google's roll out of its an app compatibility function for the Android Market, just weeks after we complained about system requirements for Android apps. You can thank us later. Also, we take a look at a free entry-level Android phone, get video proof that the Droid 3 is coming from Motorola, and speculate on what may end up being the unicorn of smartphones, the Nexus 4G---not to be confused with the Nexus S 4G--a phone with specs that you wouldn't believe. But which of these will be our next phone? All of that, plus the answers to your emails on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly with Antuan Goodwin and Justin Eckhouse. Note: During his answer to the last listener email, Antuan incorrectly stated that the Galaxy Tab 10.1 didn't have aGPS. It does, and so does the LG Flyer. Oops!
This week in rumor land, we wonder if Amazon is feeling the heat from Google's Nexus 7. Also, is Kinect coming to the car? Could BlackBerry out-pixel the iPhone's Retina Display?
Today's podcast is a laugh riot. OK, not really but it's certainly action-packed. We kick things off by addressing the rumors of a Facebook phone and reports that the BlackBerry PlayBook will run Android apps. We also sort through the carriers' confusing smartphone data plans and take a look at the phones from Motorola's past, present, and future. All this plus the latest reviews and reader e-mails on this week's episode of Dialed In.
It's a slow week for cell phones, especially with Bonnie out on vacation in Maui -- the lucky girl. But we still have some mobile news, like rumors of a new LG Chocolate, inklings of a Sony Ericsson Android handset, and the brand new MyTouch 3G from T-Mobile. We also go over our reviews and answer some of your questions.
Yes, we actually have the Motorola Droid in the house, and we couldn't be more excited about it. We dish about Verizon's new Android phone and what it means for the Android platform in general. We also talk about the latest Sony Ericsson phones and go over the week's reviews.
Google's new Buzz service gives you four ways to post updates from your mobile phone. We try the Twitter competitor on Google's own Nexus One.
On today's show, the 404 guys round up all the breaking news from day one at Google I/O including the Nexus 7, Android Jelly Bean, and Google Glax. We'll also address yesterday's Back to the Future hoax, learn how the major media confirms celebrity deaths, and discover the link between food porn and weight gain!
This week on Dialed In we talk about the latest Android phone news, Bonnie and Kent speculate on what iOS 4 will mean for Google's little green guy, and we discuss our latest reviews.