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All stories subject to change before showtimeGUEST: Ron Amadeo, Reviews Editor for Ars Technica
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JHWelcome to All About Android, Episode 124, recorded on Tuesday, August 27, 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 RichardsTimes for segments

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Intro0:05:00

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This week, we'll be discussing a ton of teased hardware, the death of notification ads, drama in Chromecast-land, and more.News0:05:00

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BREAKING NEWS:http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/27/breaking-nexus-4-price-drops-by-100-199-for-8gb-249-for-16gb/Ready NewsHardware0:05:00

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5:40News (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00Apps0:05:00

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JHGoogle blocks Chromecast app that let you stream your own videos (update) [1]http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/25/4657202/google-blocks-chromecast-app-that-let-you-stream-own-videos

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RRGoogle Pushes Major Update To Play Developer Content Policy, Kills Notification Bar Ads For Real This Time, And A Lot More [2]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/23/teardown-google-pushes-major-update-to-play-developer-content-policy-kills-notification-bar-ads-for-real-this-time-and-a-lot-more/AD0:05:00

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Android Arena0:05:00

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JHGoogle introduces Helpouts, a Hangouts-powered live assistance site [3]http://www.androidauthority.com/google-helpouts-257860/

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5:50Email0:05:00

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RRHi All About Android gang,   I really like the show, I listen to it
every week. I am looking for suggestions on how to remotely help my
parents when they have issues with their android tablet. I got them a
tablet at the end of last year. It is a Nexus 10 based on a
recommendation from you guys. And in general it has worked out well,
they really like it (Thanks!). However occasionally they get into
problems and I am the default technical support person but I find it
hard to help over the phone. Especially since I do not have the same
tablet so I don't always know what they are seeing. It can be somewhat
frustrating trying to describe what to do verbally since touch screen
interfaces are so visual. Do you know of any tools that could help with
this sort of support? It would be a big help to see their tablet screen
remotely. Though I am open to any suggestion on how to make remote
support easier.

Love the show.
Peter in LaGrangeville, NY

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TeamViewer QShttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.teamviewer.quicksupport.market.samsungSamsung devices running Samsung software, so NOT Nexus devices

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VMLite VNC Serverhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.vmlite.vncserver"This app works on rooted and non-rooted android devices. However, for
non-rooted devices, every time after turning the device completely off
and on, you will have to connect your device to a Windows PC or Mac
using a USB cable, then run a free desktop program, VMLite Android App
Controller, to start the server on your device. Once the server is
started, you can disconnect your device. If you don't turn your device
off (but just let it "sleep"), then the server will continue running for
months."

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Ready Hardware

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6:00Hardware (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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RRSony teases new flagship smartphone for September 4th [4]http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/27/4662996/sony-honami-smartphone-teaser-trailer

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Sony Honami rumor roundup – everything we think we know http://www.androidauthority.com/sony-honami-rumor-roundup-259158/

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JHReport: Samsung’s smartwatch coming Sept. 4th, won’t have a flexible screen [5]http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/08/samsungs-smartwatch-coming-sept-4th-wont-have-a-flexible-screen/

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Galaxy Note 3 to feature 4K video, high-quality audio, Korean press reportshttp://www.androidcentral.com/galaxy-note-3-feature-4k-video-high-quality-audio-korean-press-reports

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Related: Samsung Announces The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids, Designed Specifically For... Kids [6]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/27/samsung-announces-the-galaxy-tab-3-kids-designed-specifically-for-kids/

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RRLG Teases The Upcoming G Pad 8.3, Their First Tablet In Over Two Years, In YouTube Video [7]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/26/lg-teases-the-upcoming-g-pad-8-3-their-first-tablet-in-over-two-years-in-youtube-video/

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JHMotorola’s bringing back the QWERTY slider in the Droid 5http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2013/08/motorolas-bringing-back-the-qwerty-slider-in-the-droid-5/

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RRGoogle Confirms JSS15Q Update Solves The 2013 Nexus 7 GPS Issues Too [8]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/22/google-confirms-jss15q-update-solves-the-2013-nexus-7-gps-issues-too/

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6:10Email0:05:00

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JHHey guys!

During Episode 123 the question was raised as to why Cyanogenmod provides these additional services that may mimic official Google services or otherwise seem outside the scope of the project. The answer is actually quite simple.

Yes. There's this DIY OpenSource ethos.
Yes. There's a little one-upmanship.
Yes. They have a large platform that caters to the needs of a lot of people.

But that's not it. Not everyone uses Android AND Google's services on top.

Early on in the Cyanogenmod community (We're talking CM4 and Android 1.6) the Google Applications were included directly into the ROM. Google, not liking this, sent a cease and desist letter and could have killed CM in its infancy (See http://www.cyanogenmod.org/blog/the-current-state ). After talking it out, CM survived and that's why we have to flash Gapps separately.

Google has overseen the project from afar and steps in whenever things aren't to their liking (see here for a multi-windowed Cyanogenmod feature that was killed - http://areyouanandroid.com/cyanogenmod-stop-working-multi-windowed-feature/ ) and so the community is leery of relying fundamentally on any closed source resources for that very reason.

That's the reason for Apollo - Stock AOSP doesn't include a modern Music Player because of Google Music

Fundamentally, that's the reason for Cyanogenmod accounts. The less reliance CM has on Google's infrastructure the less likely they can be completely cut off by Google.

Anyways, love the show! Keep up the good work!

- Donnie

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Ready Apps

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6:20Apps (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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JH[APK Teardown Part 1] Google Search 2.7: Custom Hotwords, Photo Downloads, Automatic Language Pack Updates, And More [9]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/24/apk-teardown-google-search-2-7-custom-hotwords-photo-downloads-automatic-language-pack-updates-and-more/RON A: I will likely ask you about future teardowns from you since you were the guy that did them at AP. -JH

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[APK Teardown Part 2] Google Search 2.7: Say 'Google' To Enable Voice Prompt In Search Results [Video]http://www.androidpolice.com/2013/08/26/apk-teardown-part-2-google-search-2-7-say-google-to-enable-voice-prompt-in-search-results-video/

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RRGoogle Keep updated with time, location-based reminders [10]http://androidandme.com/2013/08/applications/google-keep-updated-with-time-location-based-reminders-minor-ui-update/

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JHSwiftKey Cloud Leaves Beta and Hits Google Play, Celebrates With a Salehttp://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/21/swiftkey-cloud-leaves-beta-and-hits-google-play-celebrates-with-a-sale/

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Ready Arena

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6:35Android Arena!Play Store LinkVIDEO0:20:00

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Last Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/123

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This week's face-off: TKTKTKTKTK

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Jason - Timely Alarm Clock (FREE/$.99/$3.99) [11]https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.bitspin.timelyhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=ch.bitspin.timely

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Ron R. - Minuum Keyboard ($3.99)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whirlscape.minuumkeyboardhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.whirlscape.minuumkeyboard

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Ron A. - Floating Widget ($1.49)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.milone.floatwidgethttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.milone.floatwidget

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This Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/124

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Ready End Music

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6:55Signoff

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Ron - plug

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Ron - plug

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Jason - plug

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JHThat's it for this week!

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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] Last week we discussed the early development of AllCast, an app developed by Koushik Dutta that allows anyone to throw any media to a Chromecast whether its been enabled in the app of choice or not. How do he do this? Koush basically reverse engineered the code on Chromecast to pull this off, and it's important to note that the API is as of yet unpublished, so Koush totally went rogue in doing this, bypassing the whitelist and using an undocumented API. Then an update to the Chromecast happened and in the process, effectively killed the ability to do what AllCast was doing. Now, Koush took to G+ where he is very active, to say "The policy seems to be a heavy handed approach, where only approved content will be played through the device. The Chromecast will probably not be indie developer friendly." Basically, Koush says that Google broke this capability intentionally. Google responded to the Verge's request for comment stating "We’re excited to bring more content to Chromecast and would like to support all types of apps, including those for local content. It's still early days for the Google Cast SDK, which we just released in developer preview for early development and testing only. We expect that the SDK will continue to change before we launch out of developer preview, and want to provide a great experience for users and developers before making the SDK and additional apps more broadly available."
[2] These changes go into effect on the Play Store in 30 days for existing apps, which is September 23rd, 2013, and immediately for new apps published today forward. Notable inclusions: AirPush and other notification advertisements are now dead Apps that impersonate other apps / services / entities are getting cracked down on Full screen ads now must provide an obvious way to close them, without opening the ad.
[3] If you're looking for help, maybe Google Helpouts is just what you need. Once it's live, the service will connect people seeking help in topics like home and garden, education, cooking, computers, electronics… with experts in those fields for either a per-session/per-minute fee, or even for free. Leveraging Google Hangout+ in a new (and lucrative) way. And for the record, there will be an Android app
[4] Sony's September 4 event during the IFA conference in Berlin will likely be the place where we'll finally get a glimpse at the oft-rumored followup to the Sony Xperia Z phone, codenamed Honami. Rumored specs include a 20MP camera. There's also been plenty of talk about "lens cameras" that can attach to Android phones turning them into high-end point and shoots.
[5] Samsung Executive VP of Mobile Lee Young-Hee teased the upcoming Unpacked event scheduled for September 4, also at IFA in Berlin. Here's what she had to say to The Korea Times: "We will be introducing a new wearable concept device called Galaxy Gear at our own event in Berlin on Sept. 4... The Gear won’t have a flexible display. The new device will enhance and enrich the current smart mobile experience in many ways. It will lead a new trend in smart mobile communications. We are confident that the Gear will add meaningful momentum to the mobile industry." She also confirmed that the Galaxy Note III would debut at the event. And industry insider sources told The Korea Economic Daily that the new Note 3 might feature 4K video recording (3840x2160) as well as hi-def music playback at 24-bit/192KHz.
[6] In other news, Sammy just announced the kid-friendly Galaxy Tab 3 Kids. Comes pre-loaded with "top ranked" kid's apps and it's own curated Kids Store. Also includes Time management software. A kid-friendly grip and C-Pen stylus for drawing will also be available at launch, sometime after September. No pricing yet.
[7] And since everybody seems to be teasing their hardware right now, LG is proving to be no exception. A new YouTube Video teasing LG's first tablet in 2+ years, the G Pad 8.3. Of course, all you really get are a bunch of people on the street talking about what they don't like about current tablets and what they want out of a new one. Again, its looking pretty likely that LG will unveil more during IFA in September.
[8] We mentioned a few issues with the new Nexus 7 a few weeks back. Google is pushing out an update that fixes those issues. So if your screen was plagued with touchscreen errors, and GPS signal loss, this update should save the day.
[9] Save image results to your phone, On going reminders by selecting "remind me" for things like books/music/TV shows, new date/time pickers like those in the new Calendar app, Loyalty programs, hand pick calendars for "next appointment", Snooze on reminders, possible Custom Hotwords in the near future, and finally, hints at the possibility of using a voice hotword at any time after a search to continue searching without having to always go back.
[10] Two types of reminders: Time-based and Location-based.
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