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All stories subject to change before showtimeGUEST: Liam Spradlin, Editor, Android Police
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JHWelcome to All About Android, Episode 214, recorded on Tuesday, May 19, 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 Liam.Intro0:05:00

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This week, we'll be discussing how designers (like Liam) Materialize apps, Google IO leaks, the newly announced ASUS ZenFone 2, Android Wear 5.1.1 rollout, Microsoft's awesome apps, and more!News0:05:00

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5:28News (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00Apps0:05:00

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RRIO leaks! [1]AD0:05:00

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Bloomberg: Google set to announce standalone photo service at I/O 2015http://9to5google.com/2015/05/19/bloomberg-google-photos-io-2015/Android Arena0:05:00

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Google to launch Kid-friendly Android App section at Google IO on May 28thhttp://phandroid.com/2015/05/14/kid-friendly-android-apps/

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JHGoogle’s YouTube Kids App Criticized for ‘Inappropriate Content’ [2]http://blogs.wsj.com/digits/2015/05/19/googles-youtube-kids-app-criticized-for-inappropriate-content/

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RRHigh profile internal move supports suggestions that Google has big plans for virtual reality [3]http://9to5google.com/2015/05/18/google-cardboard-big-future/

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5:28Material Design0:05:00

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Nova Launcher v4.0 Stable Is Now Available In The Play Store With A Full Material Overhaul [4]http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/05/13/nova-launcher-v4-0-stable-is-now-available-in-the-play-store-with-a-full-material-overhaul/

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MaterialLibrary: A library to bring Material Design UI to pre-Lollipop Android.http://rey5137.com/material/

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5:28Hardware (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:05:00

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JHAsus Makes The ZenFone 2 Official In North America, Ships May 19th Starting At $199 [5]http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/05/18/asus-makes-the-zenfone-2-official-in-north-america-ships-may-19th-starting-at-199/

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RRGoogle's Glass team is hiring, and it looks like they're working on a whole family of new products
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http://www.businessinsider.com/google-glass-job-listings-suggest-family-of-products-2015-5#ixzz3acTXrBQn

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Google Glass chief: “more things to come soon”http://www.mobileworldlive.com/google-glass-chief-things-come-soon

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JHGoogle announces Android Wear 5.1.1 rollout has begun [7]http://www.androidcentral.com/take-two-google-announces-android-wear-511-rollout-has-begun?utm_source=ac&utm_medium=dlvrit

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RRThis Is Google Maps For Android Wear Running On A Watch Urbane [8]http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/05/19/this-is-google-maps-for-android-wear-running-on-a-watch-urbane/

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You can now browse Google Play Music (somewhat) on Android Wear 5.1.1http://www.androidcentral.com/you-can-now-browse-google-play-music-somewhat-android-511

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Google Fit gets an Android widget and Android Wear watch face, now tracks your distance and calories burnedhttp://venturebeat.com/2015/05/13/google-fit-gets-an-android-widget-and-android-wear-watch-face-now-tracks-your-distance-and-calories-burned/

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5:28Apps (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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JHMicrosoft opens up Hyperlapse beta to more phones from Xiaomi, Sony, Motorola and morehttp://www.androidcentral.com/microsoft-opens-hyperlapse-beta-more-phones-xiaomi-sony-motorola-and-more

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Where Jason went for lunch todayhttps://plus.google.com/u/0/+JasonHowell/posts/H2UDTi9nmAi

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RRMicrosoft Office Suite for Android [9]https://plus.google.com/communities/115302484554583402046

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JHInstagram launches Layout for Android with a feature called "Structure" that is Android-first [10]http://www.theverge.com/2015/5/19/8625783/instagram-layout-android-structure

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Layout from Instagramhttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.instagram.layout

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RRI know you mentioned this a couple of weeks ago.  At the time, it had not occurred to me, but it hit me my Nexus 7 2013 last week.  I'm bringing it up again with you guys, as it has made USA Today (link included).

There are many discussions on XDA and others with people trying things.  Some strange suggestions that work for some, such as dropping the tablet and massaging the back.  Nothing has worked for me, including attempts to unlock and reload an older image. Google and ASUS's response is disappointing, given how large this issue has spread.  

For me, I am done with Nexus tablets.  Difficult to trust it, after an experience like this.  Fortunately, it was not an expensive device, and my purchase was 2 years ago.  This makes for a good excuse to purchase something new.  It looks like there are some good tablet options out there, and even more interesting ones to be released soon.

My question to you is: what is the best thing to do with a bricked device?  I never had the chance to wipe it, before it went black.  That makes me a little uncomfortable just sending it to some electronic recycling site.  Any suggestions?

Todd
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/personal/2015/05/17/lollipop-nexus/27375011

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5:28Android Arena!Play Store LinkVIDEO0:20:00

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Last Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/213

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This week's face-off:

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Jason - Cinema FV-5 ($2.49 at 50% off)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flavionet.android.cinema.prohttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flavionet.android.cinema.pro

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Guest - Weather Timeline ($.99)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samruston.weather&hl=enhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.samruston.weather&hl=en

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Ron - Flynx (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flynxhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.flynx

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This Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/214

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TWiT BIT:
[1] Bloomberg says that we should expect a standalone photo service to be announced at this year's Google IO. And Google is readying the unveiling of a family friendly component to the play Store. The Designed for Families program is prompting developers to submit their apps for the new section with a deadline of May 28, the first day of IO. We should hear more about this during the keynote.
[2] Speaking of Kids content, Google finds itself in an uncomfortable situation now that the Campaign for a Commercia-Free Childhood and Center for Digital Democracy have submitted a letter to the FTC criticizing Google for it's new YouTube Kids app. The groups note that content not suitable for children has in fact been found inside the supposedly child-friendly app including sexual content, drug use, tasting battery acid, a beer commercial, and more. Eek. The groups submitted a video containing numerous clips recorded directly from the app and yeah, I wouldn't want my kids watching that. A Google spokesperson said "We work to make the videos in YouTube Kids as family-friendly as possible and take feedback very seriously,” Google also said that while they work hard to remove inappropriate content, it is "nearly impossible to have 100% accuracy."
[3] Google Search lead designer Jon Wiley has become the lead designer of Google Cardboard. That's a pretty big hint that Google is invested in taking VR to the next level within the company.
[4] Liam is the designer of Nova Launcher, and Today Calendar. Is designing for Material Design a niche or a necessity at this point? What are the challenges that make updating an app like Nova to Material Design difficult? Has Google done a good job making Material Design achievable for pre-Lollipop OS? What about libraries like MaterialLibrary which was created by Rey Pham to be an open source library that facilitates this… should Google be doing this?
[5] ASUS began selling the newly announced ASUS ZenFone 2 today. ASUS partnered with Intel for the new device: 5.5" IPS LCD (1920x1080), Quad core 1.8GHz or 2.3GHz Z3580 Atom processor, 2/4GB RAM, 13MP RFC, 16/64GB storage, microSD, dual SIM, black/white/red/gray/gold 1.8GHz: $199 2.3GHz: $299
[6] Google Glass hirings are underway as Google has posted numerous job postings related to "smart eyewear and other related products in line with Google's ambitious and visionary objectives." And Nest Labs CEO Tony Fadell who now oversees Google Glass told Financial Times “We’ve decided to go and look at every detail, have no sacred cows and figure out the way forward. I have a really engaged team, they’re really excited about the future and expect more things to come soon.”
[7] 1. Wear 5.1 roll out is underway. Features: - Always on screen, always on apps - Launcher and wrist gestures - Emoji drawing - Heads-up notifications - Support for multiple wearables at once - Font size adjustments - Lock screen - Wi-Fi support (Urbane, Moto 360, Sony Smartwatch 3, Samsung Gear Live)
[8] And some Wear apps updates: Google Maps for Wear brings maps to that tiny screen with zoom in/out buttons, compass, and nearby places. Play Music can now browse your library from your watch. And Google Fit update brings a new Fit watchface!
[9] Microsoft today unveiled new standalone versions of it's Office apps: Word, Excel and Powerpoint. You have to join the Google+ community, opt in to become a tester and then install from the links presented there in order to test out the apps while they are in Beta.
[10] Instagram launches haven't always been super happy times for Android users. Instagram came well after iOS. Instagram still hasn't released it's Hyperlapse for Android citing hardware issues. And last year, it launched Layout for iOS and not Android. Well, this week Instagram finally released Layout for Android and get this Ron, it has a new feature that isn't on iOS called Structure that highlights texture and detail in photos.