AotA 74: Why Not?


“I’ll take convoluted analogies for one hundred Alex.”

Welcome back to another great episode of our weekly Android podcast, AotA. Mat Lee here joined by Eric Finkenbiner and Ant Pruitt. On tonight’s episode we talk about MG Siegler’s review of the Nexus 4, some emergency call cheat codes, FROST, McAfee on Android, Google Glass, Android trends for 2013, Swiftkey, Android owners aren’t real, this week’s app picks and so much more. Thanks for listening, interact with the group on our AotA Google+ Community and make sure to write a review in iTunes.

Let’s talk about a great Android MG Siegler review on the Nexus 4. We look forward to Seth’s rebuttal the next time he’s on the show. Eric holds it down pretty good in his absence. Check out the article here.

Check out the latest emergency call cheat code for the Samsung Galaxy SIII. Add the SIII to the list of ever growing devices affected by this feature. Is it weird that the iPhone is also affected by this? What’s the common denominator?

Ant says we haven’t talked about Frost yet, so we’re going to talk about it right now. It’s called a cold boot attack, and it’s pretty slick what you can recover this way. Check out the article here.

In a little more security news, McAfee has a great little press release here that pretty much sounds like a rootkit to protect rootkits. Why would you ever install this on your device? Check out the article here.

Some cool Google Glass third party card integration was shown off at SXSW. I’m still pretty excited for Google Glass, but only if they hit a $500 price point once it’s out and working well. Check out the article here.

Getting the best Android article of the week award, take a look at Jason Gilbert’s piece on some new Android phone trends to look for. I swear this guy has a crystal ball with eyes in the offices at Google. Ok, I’m done being a smug techno-snob now. Sorry.

Here’s an article talking about how Swiftkey gets tons and tons of people to use something they don’t need. Isn’t that what technology is all about? Ok, I’m being smug again. But seriously, we use apps that are the best, not the ones that came with the device. It’s one of the great things about using Android. Of course, if the stock software was the best, then we would use it. But if not, then we’re going to jump to whatever is better. For millions of us, that happens to be Swiftkey.

Here’s an article about how Android owners aren’t real smartphone owners. I love the comments.

Eric shows us the proper way to rub your smartphone. Also he mentions this whole Backside Device Touch Controls patent thing. Seriously though, look at the chart and tell me who really holds their phone like that? Check it out here.

Eric also brings up this awesome looking new flavor of Android with the Samsung Galaxy Pop! Check it out here on Phandroid.

AotA app picks for episode 74

Eric – The Simpsons: Tapped Out by Electronic Arts Inc

Ant – AirForce_LITE for googleTV by Busidol

Mat – TweetCaster for Twitter by OneLouder Apps

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