AotA 51: Some Horse and a Wagon


“What did we used to do before Facebook?”

Welcome everyone to yet another episode of our weekly Android podcast, Attack of the Androids. Mat Lee here joined by Eric Finkenbiner and Ant Pruitt. On episode 51 we talk about tablet photography and how silly you look, one billion cumulative Android devices shipped by 2013, Ant gets a Galaxy Nexus but gives up unlimited data, rooting and installing custom roms, Android and iOS slowly eating the PC industry, Verizon pre-loading McAfee antivirus in a desperate attempt to make money and “protect” it’s users, Eric’s Nexus Q update, another Motorola Phone of the Moment, and a great discussion on what Apple would need to do in order to make you give up your Android device and make the switch. All this plus our app picks on episode 51 of our weekly Android podcast, AotA! Thanks for listening.

How many Android devices will have been shipped by 2013? Survey says, at least a billion. Can you imagine what a billion Android devices looks like?

Hey PC industry, why are tablets and other mobile devices bleeding you dry? I think this is a great conversation that speaks to exactly what people are doing when they are on the computer all day. I’ll give you a hint, it rhymes with chase crook.

Let’s talk custom roms and the trials and tribulations one inevitably goes through to get a device running properly.

Verizon partners with McAfee antivirus and Asurian to bring you more pre-loaded bloatware. Thanks Verizon!

Eric gives us an update on waiting for the Nexus Q. If Google doesn’t step up their customer service .py script, someone’s getting reported to the Better Business Bureau.

Let’s welcome Seth Heringer to the podcast. He’s in the middle of a field somewhere hanging out with us on his Samsung Galaxy S III. Very nice. The Phone of the Moment is a nice mid ranged Droid RAZR M.

Is there anything Apple could do or release that would make you want to drop Android and take the fruity dive? What about you the listener? Drop us a comment below and let’s talk about it. Check out this article in Cnet. Silly right?

AotA App picks for Episode 51

Seth – CamScanner Phone PDF Creator by IntSig Information Co.

Eric – The Game of Life by Electronic Arts Inc.

Ant – WiFi Tether for Root Users by Müller, Lemons, Buxton

Mat – ROM Toolbox Pro by JRummy Apps Inc.

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