AotA 44: Delicate Flower


“Don’t you want to like my photo?”

It’s episode 44 of our weekly Android podcast, Attack of the Androids! Thanks for checking us out each and every week right here on the AotA site. Mat Lee here with a fantastic show for you this time around, joined by the usual full cast of Jeremy Lesniak, Joey Kelley, Seth Heringer and Eric Finkenbiner. But wait, that’s not all! We’re also joined by our good friend Sherwyn from the Information Technology Enthusiast.

In tonight’s episode we have a Motorola device for the phone of the moment, get into some smartphone pen testing framework, talk about Seth’s week of using the Samsung Galaxy S III, the Android malware explosion, Jellybean, and of course our new favorite open source gaming console, the Ouya. Also, did you know you could hammer a nail into a board with the worlds new thinnest Android smartphone? Yep, check the video when you read more for links and of course, this week’s app picks. Thanks for listening!

This week’s Phone of the Moment is the Motorola Atrix HD. The Verge has a review on the new mid range Motorola device that’s only $99 on AT&T.

Speaking of silly phones, check out the new LG Optimus Vu Phablet. Is it just me or does it look like a piece of bread? It has been said that LG has never really made anything that great. Seth begs to differ and brings up the LG Optimus 4X HD. What do you think? Drop us a comment. Or don’t…

What’s been going on with Sherwyn since we’ve last talked? Well, he was at HOPE this year, let’s hear about it. He’s also started doing some work for eForensics Mag, an online digital forensics publication. Check it out and get your free copy.

Have you ever heard of Ostel? Check it out while Sherwyn tells you all about how to have private secure conversations using the Open Secure Telephony Network (OSTN) project. This is really cool stuff.

What do you know about the Smartphone Penetration Testing Framework? This is really cool stuff, so make sure to check it out. Let’s talk about smartphone security.

I’ve had some more time with the Vicious Jellybean rom. The new V1 that’s compiled from 4.1.1 source is very nice. I was using the Faux beta 19 kernel, but finally got some random reboots. I re-flashed the pure V1 4.1.1 rom using the kernel that comes with it, and it’s been running even better. Definitely check it out if you have a Galaxy Nexus.

Seth has been using his Samsung Galaxy S III for a whole week now, and he’s really into this phone. He highly recommends it. He also went to comic con, so take from that what you will.

Who still want’s an Ouya? I sure do. They have made over five million dollars so far. That is an amazing Kickstarter project. Will you send us one for free to review? That would be fantastic. We also need a pronunciation key.

Come one, come all and watch the spectacle that is the world thinnest smartphone pounding nails into a board. Gimmick right? I kind of want one just to hang pictures with.

Eric is going to tell us all about Android malware. Now look at this cool infographic. Is this overhyped BS from the antivirus companies, or is this turning into a serious problem? Do you use antivirus? Let us know!

Listen to this awkward banter that I’m not going to edit out. I need my panel to hear this. I apologize to those of you listening at home who are now inadvertently part of this life lesson. The views expressed here on AotA are not necessarily the views of all of us, only Joey Kelley.

Now listen closely while Eric’s UPS starts beeping because his power goes out. I love this show!

If you want to check out everything that’s changed in Jellybean, here’s the full changelog. There is some pretty cool stuff in there you might not have found.

AotA App Picks for episode 44

Joey – Ulysse Speedometer by binarytoys

Seth – Great Little War Game by Rubicon Development

Jeremy – Untappd by Untappd

Eric – Aralon: Sword and Shadow by Crescent Moon Games

Sherwyn – Gibberbot by The Guardian Project

Mat – Gyro by Submachine Factory

Sherwyn also mentioned SQLCipher for Android. Check it out.

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