AotA 77: Google Commiserate


“It’s going to be a bumpy ride.”

Tuesday is once again over which means it’s time for another episode of everyone’s favorite weekly Android show, Attack of the Androids. Mat Lee here joined by Eric Finkenbiner, Seth Heringer, and Shane Brady. Join us for episode 77 as we talk about Android news of the week including the new Facebook Home on Android, the EU Google bundling thing, Microsoft’s desperation, Chameleon OS, the Verge OUYA review, some rumors, and of course this week’s app picks. All this and so much more on episode 77 of Attack of the Androids.

Facebook had it’s event last week, and what they announced is pretty much what everyone was saying. Here’s an article about Facebook Home on the Verge.

Let’s talk about the EU Google bundling thing. There’s a couple articles about it. Android Central has an article here, and the Verge has one here. Koushik Dutta also wrote a Google+ post about it that was interesting. Check it out here.

Have you seen the Microsoft “Scroogled” ads? This is dripping with desperation. Funny commercial, but seriously? Check it out here on the Verge.

Are any of our listeners using MIUI? Just curious, I never got into it. But this does look kind of cool if you are into that sort of thing. It’s called Chameleon OS and Eric is going to share this first look from Android Authority with us.

We are a bunch of Touch Wiz haters. I love it. Seth also loves it. Touch Wiz that is. Horrible and disgusting. Touch Wiz offends me. Listen as we school Seth on exactly what’s so bad about it.

The Verge came out with a review of the OUYA. The only problem is, it should have been a first look, not a full review on an unfinished product. Check out the review here. This is what happens when you try to be first all the time. How unfortunate. Either way, I’m still into this.

There’s been some more Google Babel rumors circulating around the interwebs. Hey Google, just call it Talk. Babel is ok, but Talk would be better. Droid Life has an article about it here.

This is more of a visual thing, which is why we didn’t talk about it that much. But still cool. Were you wondering how Google Glass works? Check out this cool inforgraphic.

The new Google Play experience has been slowly rolling out. As of the recording of this show, none of us have it yet. Check out the leaks here on Android Central. You can also sideload the new Play store if you want it now. Android Police has some .APK downloads.

Google Play Music is now available for our Australian fans. That means you can go and get my hip hop albums. Search for Mat Lee in Google Play.

AotA app picks for episode 77

Eric – NFC TagWriter by NXP Semiconductors

Seth – Carbon App Sync and Backup by ClockworkMod

Shane – Quell Reflect by FallenTreeGames

Mat – Swing Shot by Com2uS

If you want to check out Mat Lee’s Escape Goats and The Blame EP you can get them free here on my music page, or on my SoundCloud. But if you want to actually pay for the music, you can donate some cash or check them out on Google Play.

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