This week Troy King from TheAndroidVibe.com joins us to talk about the latest Android news. Plus, Hangouts On Air now available to the public, AT&T CEO doesn’t understand Android, Google Maps app updated and iPhone Google+ app updated.
Guest Troy King: Troy is the host of The Android Vibe: Everything that’s hip with Android! Troy is also the owner of King Web Design and a Coca-Cola collector of vintage and antique memorabilia.
1. Hangouts On Air Now Available To Everyone
Hangouts On Air are now available to anyone on G+. They allow for any G+ user to broadcast their Hangout publicly on YouTube. After the recording is over, the video is automatically uploaded to YouTube and is available on demand.
The CEO of AT&T was asked why AT&T phones are so delayed in receiving the latest version of Android. He replied that AT&T is always waiting for Google to make the update available. Google made a statement in response and said: “Google has always made the latest release of Android available as open source at source.android.com as soon as the first device based on it has launched.”
Google Offers, which are similar to Foursquare discounts, are now available from right within the Maps Android app. The Maps update also adds indoor walking directions for venues that have provided Google with the necessary information.
If you have an iPhone be sure to update to the new Google+ app. The update primarily features many small and large UI improvements.
Vic Gundotra says Android version is coming in the next few weeks “with a few additional surprises”
5. Droid Incredible 4G / EVO 4G LTE
6. Samsung Galaxy S3
4.8-inch pentile Super HD AMOLED display
Exymos 4 Quad processor
8 megapixel autofocus camera with zero shutter lag technology
Removable, bigger battery, SD slot