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All stories subject to change before showtimeGUEST: Eric Ravenscraft, Writer, Lifehacker
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JHThis episode of All About Android is brought to you by ting.com.  Ting is a mobile phone service that makes sense.  Save money with Ting. Pay only for what you use. Ting doesn't require a contract and offers unlimited devices on one shared plan.  To save $25 on your first Ting device visit , that’s  allaboutandroid.ting.comAnd by iFixit (I-Fix-It). You can fix it--and iFixit makes it easy, with step-by-step repair guides, high quality replacement parts, and all the tools you’ll need. For $10 off your purchase of $50 or more, go to ifixit.com/twit and enter the code AAA at checkout.
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JHWelcome to All About Android, Episode 138, recorded on Tuesday, December 3, 2013. Your weekly source for the latest news, hardware and apps for the Android faithful.

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I'm Jason Howell --- I'm Ron Richards --- And I'm Aaron Newcomb!Times for segments

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Intro0:05:00

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This week, we'll be discussing phones for the holidays, the case of the missing Nexus 10 sequel, Chrome OS apps on Android, and more.News0:05:00

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December's Platform Distribution Numbers: KitKat Carves Out 1.1%, Gingerbread's Grip Continues To Slip [1]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/12/02/google-releases-decembers-platform-distribution-numbers-kitkat-carves-out-1-1-gingerbreads-grip-still-slipping/Ready NewsHardware0:05:00

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5:38Holiday product discussionLinksVIDEO0:10:00Apps0:05:00

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JHMotorola will offer Moto X sale again on Wednesday, next Mondayhttp://www.androidcentral.com/motorola-will-offer-moto-x-deals-again-wednesday-next-monday

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Motorola Blog: We owe you an apology.http://motorola-blog.blogspot.com/2013/12/we-owe-you-apology.html

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RRThe best Android phones you can buy right now [December 2013] [2]http://blogs.computerworld.com/android/23186/best-android-phonesGood discussion to be hadAD0:05:00

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Strongly considering picking up a Moto X when they go back on sale tomorrow instead of the Nexus 5. Has anybody used both and can make a case for one or the other? Also, is the Verizon Moto X Developer Edition on Kit Kat yet?

John Misczak
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JohnMisczak/posts/GN8xJPFKcWF

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Android Arena0:05:00

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ANJolla CEO: You will soon be able turn your Android device into a Sailfish device http://www.talouselama.fi/nakoislehti/jolla%20ceo%20you%20will%20soon%20be%20able%20turn%20your%20android%20device%20into%20a%20sailfish%20device/a2218386

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Sailfish OS demo videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_ubaNocnlg

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5:48Glass0:05:00

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JHGoogle Play Music now officially in Glasswarehttp://www.androidcentral.com/google-play-music-now-officially-glassware

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Hey Triple A Crew,

I received an invitation to join the google glass explorer program, for the minor fee of $1,500.

While I am beyond excited, I am wondering whether this is a "good" time to buy them. I just watched Jason's BYB review, but also watching AAA and other TWiT shows it seems as though the view is that while the device will be awesome in the future, it may be only mediocre now.

So I have 6 more days to make the decision on whether to buy or not. I am hoping you all can help me make an informed decision. The geek in me has already decided yes, but it is a lot of money for something that might be significantly better in terms of operation and form factor in 6 months (and maybe less money).


Thanks,
-John
in Boston

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First consumer smart glasses releasedhttp://www.vuzix.com/augmented-reality/products_m100ag.html

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Ting is no BS mobile service.
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A powerful online account control panel: Take control of your account, your usage and bills in the powerful online control panel.
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How Ting works:
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Ready Hardware

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5:58Hardware (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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ANWhere da Nexus 10 2 at??

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Related: A Chrome OS tablet as the next Nexus 10? I like the sound of that. [3]http://gigaom.com/2013/11/25/chrome-os-tablet-nexus-10/

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RRSamsung Galaxy S5 reported to employ unibody metal design [4]http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57614369-251/samsung-galaxy-s5-reported-to-employ-unibody-metal-design/

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JHSony Smart watch 2 review [5]

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6:08E-mail0:05:00

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RRHi AAA Crew,

Last Tuesday I was thrilled to see that my Nexus 4 was ready to apply what I assumed would be a tasty update to Kit Kat.

After installing the new version, things seemed amiss. My home button wouldn't work and apps continually crashed, especially Google apps. My email didn't appear to be syncing properly in Gmail or in my Exchange account. Clicking web links in the Google search app opened Chrome, but failed to load the page in question. And the Play store rejected my phone each time I tried to enter.

I did a factory reset. But after taking that plunge, all my phone problems persisted (other than the home button issue). It took me many hours and a lot of reading to figure out how to flash the factory image and finally restore my phone to working order.

But I'm now stuck advising my family members with Nexus 4's to ignore the update being pushed to them by Google.

I'm a huge Google fanboy, but it seems Google has a long way to go to become a true consumer product company. This kind of screw up would never have happened on an Apple product. And if it had, there would have been a fix as soon as possible. Instead we Android faithful have to wait around without clear indications as to what is being done

It seems to me that Google needs to focus more on reliability and customer service if they hope to fulfill the promise of their mobile platform.

Thanks,
Conor [6]

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Downgrade Nexus 4 To Android 4.3 Jelly Bean From KitKat [How-to]http://www.cultofandroid.com/46632/downgrade-nexus-4-to-android-4-3-jelly-bean-from-kitkat/

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iFixit is an amazing resource. It’s probably best known for its teardowns of devices, but it’s also an online community, with over 10,000 repair guides for everything from your smartphone, computer, tablet, and game console to your home appliances and even your bike.
http://ifixit.com/twitAAA0:05:00

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JHIt’s like having a free online repair manual for everything. If you’ve shattered your Galaxy screen, need to repair your laptop, or swap the battery on your Galaxy S3, iFixit has got you covered. They can even hook you up with the parts you’ll need to do it, and everything they sell is tested and guaranteed. iFixit also makes the most trusted repair tools for consumer electronics, including the Pro Tech Toolkit.

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Talking Points (Pro Tech Toolkit ← link):
70 tools to assist you with any mod, malfunction, or misfortune that comes your way.
The toolkit is the gold standard for electronics work, from garage hackers to the CIA and FBI--but more importantly their unique tools are used in service departments everywhere.
Host Note: Please open and focus on the 54 Bit Driver Kit inside - http://bit.ly/54bit
Includes iFixit’s 54 Bit Driver Kit, with 54 standard, specialty, and security bits.
Phillips bits (small and large electronics)
Pentalobe bits (iPhones and Mac laptops)
Torx and Torx Security bits (Computers, game consoles & controllers)
Tri-Wing bit (Video game consoles)
Triangle bit (McDonald’s toys--this kit has a bit for everything!)
Swivel-top precision driver
Flex extension for hard to reach screws (Stereo equipment, PC towers)
ESD-safe precision tweezers for delicate manipulation (Watches, clocks)
Anti-static wrist strap keeps your devices safe from accidental static discharge (Arduino projects, all electronics repair)
Nylon spudger, metal spudgers, and plastic opening tools for prying, scraping (Tablet repair, cleaning heatsync mounts)
Lightweight, compact, durable tool roll make it the on-the-go choice for repair professionals and amateurs alike.
Only $64.95 and backed by a one-year warranty.
Hobbyists and home DIY fixers also use the Pro Tech Toolkit for doorknobs, eyeglasses, cabinet doors, sink fixtures, and more. If you are looking for a great addition to an artists or hobbyist's tool chest, look no further.
Best of all--there are thousands of free iFixit guides to help you put your tools to use!

The holidays are just around the corner. The Pro Tech Toolkit is the perfect gift for any geek, hobbyist, or Do-It-Yourselfer!

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With iFixit, you can fix it yourself. Visit ifixit.com/twit for free step-by-step guides. iFixit also sells every part and tool you’ll need. Plus, if you enter the code AAA at checkout, you’ll save $10 off any purchase of $50 or more. That’s ifixit.com/twit

We thank iFixit for their support of All About Android.

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Ready Apps

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6:18Apps (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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ANCyanogenMod Installer gets pulled from the Play Store at Google’s request [7]http://phandroid.com/2013/11/27/google-pulls-cyanogenmod-installer-from-play-store/

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Related: CM 10.2 stable releasedhttp://www.cyanogenmod.org/blog/cyanogenmod-10-2-0-release

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JHGoogle is building Chrome apps support for Android and iOS, beta release coming as soon as January 2014 [8]http://thenextweb.com/google/2013/12/03/google-building-chrome-apps-support-android-ios-beta-release-coming-soon-january-2014/

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RRHangouts sucks. What else should I use?https://plus.google.com/u/0/+JasonHowell/posts/TBPYFtBSGsb

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Ready Arena

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6:38Android Arena!Play Store LinkVIDEO0:20:00

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Last Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/137

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This week's face-off: TKTKTKTKTK

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Ron - FIFA (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fifa.fifaapp.androidhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fifa.fifaapp.android

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Aaron - InstaFontMaker Font Maker (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fontogramhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fontogram

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Eric - Unified Remote Full ($3.99)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.RemotePaidhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.Relmtech.RemotePaid

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Jason - VSCO Cam (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vsco.camhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vsco.cam

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This Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/138

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BREAKING NEWS: AAA the game is released!!!! - Matthew Holtzemhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.MatthewHoltzem.AAATheGame&hl=enhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.MatthewHoltzem.AAATheGame&hl=en

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Ready End Music

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6:58Signoff

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Ron - plughttps://play.google.com/store/books/collection/promotion_1000a03_image_comics

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Gina - plug

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Chad - plug

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Jason - plughttp://yellowgoldmusic.com

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http://twit.tv/bestof

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JHThat's it for this week!

Voicemail at 347-SHOW-AAA
Email AND videomail at AAA@TWIT.TV
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And you can catch us live every Tuesday starting at 5pm Pacific at LIVE.TWIT.TV. Have a great week!
[1] JB 54.5% GB 24.1% KK 1.1%
[2] JR Raphael of Computerworld put together a nice roundup of the year's best phones to help you decide which device purchase is best for Christmas time.
[3] John Freml from Pocketables asks if it's possible that Chrome OS is on Nexus 10 2: Chrome OS now has on-screen keyboard support ASUS has been rumored to make the Nexus 10 2, and they do the Transformer line that is all about hybrid tablet/keyboard form factor
[4] Rumor time! Galaxy S5, according to Japanese site EMSOne, could feature a metal unibody design, with Samsung going premium this time around.
[5] Sony Smartwatch 2 $199.99 1.6-inch 220 x 176 transflective LCD (176 PPI) (transflective is a hybrid screen, using ambient light when not backlit) Water resistant (IP57) up to 3 feet for half hour Not running Android though it's designed to look like it is Works with 4.0+, no iOS support No camera/speaker/mic
[6] Hi AAA Crew, Last Tuesday I was thrilled to see that my Nexus 4 was ready to apply what I assumed would be a tasty update to Kit Kat. After installing the new version, things seemed amiss. My home button wouldn't work and apps continually crashed, especially Google apps. My email didn't appear to be syncing properly in Gmail or in my Exchange account. Clicking web links in the Google search app opened Chrome, but failed to load the page in question. And the Play store rejected my phone each time I tried to enter. I did a little digging and discovered that others were having problems with the Kit Kat update for the Nexus 4. There were reports of fixes, but the simplest (and the one that sounded guaranteed to work) from my standpoint was to do a factory reset. But after taking that plunge, all my phone problems persisted (other than the home button issue). It took me many hours and a lot of reading to figure out how to flash the factory image and finally restore my phone to working order. But I'm now stuck advising my family members (all of whom I convinced to pick up a Nexus 4 earlier this year) to ignore the update being pushed to them by Google. I'm a huge Google fanboy, but it seems Google has a long way to go to become a true consumer product company. This kind of screw up would never have happened on an Apple product. And if it had, there would have been a fix as soon as possible. Instead we Android faithful have to wait around without clear indications as to what is being done It seems to me that Google needs to focus more on reliability and customer service if they hope to fulfill the promise of their mobile platform. Thanks, Conor
[7] CyanogemMod Installer lasted two weeks on Google Play before asking CyanogenMod Inc to remove the app as they say it was in violation of their TOS. CM 10.2 stable has been released so folks on a wide number of devices can get access to KK right now.
[8] The GitHub repository has something called Mobile Chrome Apps, with Michal Mocny, a software dev at Google, as the lead. "The toolkit will help developers create Android and iOS hybrid native apps with Chrome app polyfills, through Apache Cordova. The steps include modifying for mobile design, fixing bugs, working around limitations, and of course, testing." This would allow devs to publish apps direct to Play and Apple's app store. Google declined to comment directly.