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5:25TITLE: The Lacka LollipopThe Lacka Lollipop0:05:00

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All stories subject to change before showtimeGUEST: Gina Trapani
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JHThis episode of All About Android is brought to you by SmartThings lets you monitor, control and automate your home from wherever you are using your smartphone. Right now, SmartThings is offering All About Android listeners 10% off any Home Security or Solution Kits AND get free shipping in the US when you go to smartthings.com/twit and use the offer code TWIT at checkout.And by Gazelle, the fast and simple way to sell your used gadgets!  Find out what your used HTC and other Android devices are worth at gazelle.com.And by Prosper. Prosper is a peer-to-peer lending marketplace which connects people who are looking to borrow money with those who have money to lend. Visit prosper.com/twit and receive a $50 VISA Gift Card when you get a loan!

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JHWelcome to All About Android, Episode 204, recorded on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Your weekly source for the latest news, hardware and apps for the Android faithful.

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I'm Jason Howell --- and I'm Ron RichardsTimes for segments

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Introduce Gina and Aaron!Intro0:05:00

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This week, we'll be discussing Android 5.1 and how it finally exists for reals, NVIDIA's Shield Android TV box, customizing your Moto 360 on Moto Maker, and more!News0:05:00

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5:25News (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00Apps0:05:00

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GTGoogle Officially Announces Android 5.1, Rollout Starts Today - Dual SIM Support, HD Voice, And Device Protection [1]http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/03/09/google-officially-announces-android-5-1-rollout-starts-today-dual-sim-support-hd-voice-and-device-protection/AD0:05:00

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What's new in Android 5.1? Some big and small changes in the updated Lollipop releasehttp://www.androidcentral.com/whats-new-android-51-some-big-and-small-changes-updated-lollipop-releaseAndroid Arena0:05:00

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RRGoogle is reportedly working on a virtual-reality version of Android [2]http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/6/8164543/google-is-reportedly-working-on-a-virtual-reality-version-of-android

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JHGoogle's planned MVNO will reportedly only work with the Nexus 6 [3]http://www.androidcentral.com/googles-planned-mvno-will-reportedly-only-work-nexus-6

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5:25Email0:05:00

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ANHey guys, you all were crying that it was bad that BBS's are not around any more and how you miss them. They are still around, they are on the internet too and are called forums.You can find ones to cover almost any subject you can dream of.

Doug from Kentucky

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5:25Let me tell you about CNET’s highest rated smart home system. It’s called SmartThings. SmartThings allows you to monitor, control and automate your home from anywhere using your smartphone.0:05:00

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JH Now your lights, locks, thermostats and home security are all connected through a single app - you don’t need a different app for every product.
Intuitive controls allow you to set the rules on your smarthome through their free iOS, Android and Windows Phone apps
With SmartThings, you can customize the way your smart devices talk to each other. So now you can tap “Goodnight” on your phone and the lights will turn off, the thermostat will adjust and the doors will lock.
Set your lamps to brighten each morning at sunrise or when you want to wake up.
Even keep your home protected with SmartThings with home security, motion detection, water detection and more.
Enable your speakers to broadcast dogs barking if there’s motion outside the house!
Set a camera to take a series of photos when unwanted motion or entry is detected
Have your doors recognize when you are close and unlock themselves as you walk up.
There are so many ways to customize your SmartThings home.

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Awards:
SmartThings was named CES 2015 editors' choice award!
http://time.com/3657940/ces-smart-home-innovation/?xid=IFT-Section

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To get you started setting-up your smarthome right now, SmartThings is offering All About Android listeners 10% off any Home Security or Solution Kits AND get free shipping in the US when you go to smartthings.com/twit and use the offer code TWIT at checkout.

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5:25Hardware (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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GTSamsung receives record pre-orders for S6, Edge [4]http://www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/tech/2015/03/133_174831.html

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Samsung’s Novel Smartwatch Strategy: Don’t Release Anythinghttp://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/03/01/samsungs-novel-smartwatch-strategy-dont-release-anything/

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RRHTC's Vive made me believe in VR
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http://www.engadget.com/2015/03/04/htc-vive-hands-on/TWIT Bit

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ANShield: NVIDIA's $200 gaming-focused Android TV set-top boxhttp://www.engadget.com/2015/03/03/shield-set-top-box/

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NVIDIA Gridhttp://www.anandtech.com/show/9046/nvidia-grid-game-streaming-service-to-become-commercial-service

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Ready HardWEAR

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5:25HardWEAR (1-2-3)VIDEO0:05:00

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JHCustomize your Moto 360 smartwatch with Moto Maker, now live [6]http://www.cnet.com/news/customize-your-moto-360-smartwatch-with-moto-maker-now-live/

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Android Wear will get Wi-Fi support, gesture control in next software release http://www.theverge.com/2015/3/10/8181069/android-wear-update-wi-fi-support-gesture-control

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New Wear adhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMB2LbpHVxkVIDEO

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5:25This episode of All About Android is brought to you by… Gazelle
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Visit gazelle.com to see what devices are available from Gazelle in certified pre-owned condition.
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RRBenefits of buying certified pre-owned form Gazelle:
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5:25Apps (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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Drive 2.2 Prepares To Replace Google+ For Photo Backup And Introduce Chromecast Support For Audio And Video [7]http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/03/06/apk-teardown-drive-2-2-prepares-to-replace-google-for-photo-backup-and-introduce-chromecast-support-for-audio-and-video/

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ANGoogle Releases Standalone PDF Viewer App Primarily Aimed At Android For Work [8]http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/03/04/google-releases-standalone-pdf-viewer-app-primarily-aimed-at-android-for-work/

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GTPocket Casts material design V.5 launched today [9]http://blog.shiftyjelly.com/2015/03/05/its-finally-here/

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5:25Email0:05:00

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JHAAA Crew,
I have been using a third party text messaging app (won't mention the name of it, don't want to promote them) for a while now.  However, do to recent updates to the app, they have changed some of the things that I loved about the app and now I hate the app.  Which I changed from another app that made changes that I hated.  I hate when a simple app changes and the developer adds unnecessary things.

Long story long.  I have used Hangouts in the past and want to use it again.  However, I'm trying to figure out how to shut off notifications for certain contacts.  Example, I have Twitter send my tweets from certain people I follow.  As texts come in I get the notifications, which then I go into the settings and turn off.  But when I delete the thread the next text that comes in has the notifications back on again, which some days really sucks because my phone is constantly buzzing.  Twitter is the biggest one I'm wanting to stop the notifications for, I don't want to keep the thread going with read messages.  I really don't save my text messages.

So am I missing something in the settings of Hangouts?  Really the only thing I would like to see is a icon saying I have a new unread message.

Thanks for any help,
SeanMadison, WI
Go to hangout/SMS with person, Menu>People & Options>Change options to taste

Done with thread? Archive it. The next time that person messages you, the thread will reappear with the old settings in tact.

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JH Prosper’s online marketplace connects people who need money with those who want to invest… in you.
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5:25Android Arena!Play Store LinkVIDEO0:20:00

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Last Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/203

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This week's face-off:

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Jason - Snapi (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyesight.app.camerahttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.eyesight.app.camera

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Aaron - Video Live Wallpaper (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paijwar.videolivewallpaperhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.paijwar.videolivewallpaper

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Gina - Bounce (FREE / IAP - $1.99 to remove ads)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ketchapp.bouncehttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ketchapp.bounce

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Ron - Corgi for Feedly (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.swipe.android&hl=enhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.swipe.android&hl=en

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This Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/204

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Ready End Music

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5:25Signoff

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Next week:

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Ron - plug

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Bryan - plug

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Jason - plughttp://www.eventbrite.com/e/buzz-out-loud-10-years-later-tickets-16075511287

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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!

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Edit Notes: LOwer third for Video Live Wallpaper was missing.

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TWiT BIT:
[1] Android 5.1 is rolling out to Nexus devices and posted to AOSP for flashing parties worldwide. New features confirmed directly from Google itself: Multi-SIM Card support Device Protection for lost/stolen devices that requires Google sign-in, even after reboot and even after Factory Settings reset. HD Voice Calling for compatible devices and carriers. Other minor updates with 5.1: Fixes to system volume/ringer settings - No "mute", but there's icon clarity as to what icon matches what mode. Also, access ringer/system volume settings while media is playing back by tapping the Bell icon. Probably fix to memory leak issue.
[2] The Wall Street Journal cites a few sources that Google is working on a version of Android targeted at Virtual Reality support. A group of engineers are currently working on the project, but GOogle didn't comment publicly about the effort. Clay Bavor from the Cardboard team is supposedly heading the effort.
[3] We discussed last week that Google is interested in becoming an MVNO to provide cellular coverage to users in a way that splits its coverage between T-Mobile, Sprint and Wifi. The Wall Street Journal (yet again) had a report that says the MVNO will target Nexus 6 devices only at first, and could launch as soon as this week (though that seems highly doubtful especially since Pichai merely teased the effort very briefly last week at MWC.) The service will not work with older Nexus devices.
[4] After last week's announcement of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge, Samsung has said that its received record orders for the devices. "20million reorders in total, 15 million for the S6 and 5million for the Edge." As for wearables, Samsung announced no new wearables at MWC. It seems the company is slowing down its approach to wearables. Young hee Lee, Samsung's Executive VP of mobile marketing said "We’ve been introducing more devices than anybody else,” she says matter-of-factly. “It’s time for us to pause.”
[5] Since last week's Mobile World Congress, one thing we've heard and read about repeatedly is how HTC came out of nowhere with a Virtual Reality platform that practically floored those who had the chance to use it. The HTC Vive is not like the Gear Live in the sense that its a standalone platform, plugged into a computer. It doesn't run with an HTC phone dropped into the goggles. It's a true competitor to Oculus Rift, and journalist seem taken by the experience.
[6] 1. Moto 360 is now part of Moto Maker so you can tailor yourself a watch that's as unique as you. 2. The next version of Lollipop for Wear, according to sources, will include Wi-Fi support (most watches support wifi but currently Wear does not), gesture control (flick wrist to scan thru notifications), and easier access to installed apps. 3. Google yesterday, timed with a certain fruity announcement, released a new ad for Android Wear along with a totally tubular soundtrack, and radical dancemoves. Ya dig?
[7] New Drive update lays the groundwork for something that everyone has wanted for some time: Photos integration inside Drive, and decoupling Photos from Google+. The two are already considered separate products, and now its only a matter of time before that functionality is unleashed inside Drive. Drive will likely be responsible for the automatic backup of photos as is done inside the G+ app at the moment. Also expected soon thanks to a number of new strings in the code is Chromecast support for Google Drive.
[8] Speaking of Google Drive, that app has support for PDF viewing but its not always ideal. Google released a standalone PDF Viewer app to the Play Store last week that supposedly improves on that experience. It's intended for Android for Work but is open to all.
[9] The long awaited Pocket Casts material design update is live as of today!