AotA 33: C Pound


“I wonder if those black choppers run Java.”

Welcome to the new home of Attack of the Androids. You’re favorite weekly Android podcast! Mat Lee here and we have a great episode for you this evening. Joining me tonight are Eric Finkenbiner, Jeremy Lesniak, Joey Kelley, and of course Seth Heringer. You can start watching these shows live in the next couple of weeks on AotA TV. Also make sure to subscribe to our new feed, which you can find here on our subscribe page, or here for the RSS. Be sure to check back for updates. Keep reading for links to articles we discuss and of course, our app picks.
Starting the show out as we usually do, with the Phone of the Moment. On today’s episode we share an article on Lifehacker outlining what their readers felt are the best five Android phones. Seth shares what he thinks are the best Android phones based on carrier. We should start making lists of this stuff. Personally, I think it really depends on your use case. Different phones for different folks who are able to get different service on different carriers. It’s all relative.

Let’s talk about the cheapest Android tablet ever made to date, the Pandigital $59.99 Android 2.0 tablet. Chances are, this is going to be completely unusable, but you never know right?

A portion of Java has been ported over to C Pound. Eric fills us in on exactly what this means for everyone.

We discuss about the ongoing Oracle VS. Google trial. For a whole special episode of AotA dedicated to this topic, check out the special report we recorded.

Those of you on the new HTC oneX are now able to get an early CyanogenMod 9 port.

If you are looking for the best Android web browser, or just an article showing the highs and lows of the top 12 Android browsers you might want to use, my review is published over on groovyPost. Check it out and pass it on to all your Android friends.

LG gets into the cloud game with an all in one service for music and documents. Is this useful or just adding to the noise? This of course propels us into a cloud conversation. We cover this even more on episode 18 of the Buffer Overflow Show. In other LG news, they are going all in on Android, except that the Washington Post refutes this. Who do you believe?

The HTC OneX gets some benchmarks in on the Snapdragon and the Tegra 3. Check out Seth and his severe case of Hypenitis. Physical buttons versus non. What do you think? Drop us a comment.

Ubuntu on Android gets some more buzz. Android’s new ally against the iPhone? This is actually really cool, and you know that, because we’ve talked about it before.

AotA App Picks for episode 33

Eric – Musaic Box by HeroCraft LTD.

Jeremy – Mint by Intuit Inc.

Joey – Tiny Flashlight + LED by Nikolay Ananiev

Seth – GrooVeIP by snrb Labs

Mat – Tank Hero: Laser Wars by Clapfoot Inc.

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