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All stories subject to change before showtimeGUEST: Daniel Bader, EIC, Mobile Syrup
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JHThis episode of All About Android is brought to you by…littleBits, the easy way to build electronics with modular building blocks.  Go to littlebits.com/android and you’ll receive $20 off your first kit, plus free shipping in the US.And by NatureBox. NatureBox ships tasty and guilt-free snacks right to your door. With over 100 flavors to choose from like Asiago & Cheddar Cheese Crisps, Pistachio Power Clusters and Big Island Pineapple, you’ll never get bored of snacking again. Try NatureBox at naturebox.com/twit. That’s naturebox.com/twit.And by Blue Apron.  Blue Apron will send you all of the
ingredients to cook fresh, delicious meals with simple step-by-step
instructions - right to your door.  See what’s on the menu this week and
get your first 2 meals free by going to blueapron.com/TWiT. That’s blueapron.com/TWiT.

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JHWelcome to All About Android, Episode 209, recorded on Tuesday, April 14, 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 Daniel!Intro0:05:00

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This week, we'll be discussing an updated Material Design spec, possible details of Google's MVNO project, News0:05:00

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Android Distribution Updated for April 2015 – Lollipop Jumps to 5.4%http://www.droid-life.com/2015/04/08/android-distribution-updated-for-april-2015-lollipop-jumps-to-5-4/Ready NewsHardware0:05:00

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JHGoogle updates Material Design guidelines with a host of new sections
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http://www.androidcentral.com/google-updates-material-design-guidelines-host-new-sections

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RRFunctional 'Trusted Voice' Smart Lock Option Rolling Out To Some Users [2]http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/04/12/functional-trusted-voice-smart-lock-option-rolling-out-to-some-users/AD0:05:00

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Android Arena0:05:00

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JH[Rumor] Google's Carrier Project Detailed In Leaked App - Pay-Per GB, Unused Data Refunds, In-App Service Activation, And More [3]http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/04/13/rumor-googles-carrier-project-detailed-in-leaked-app-pay-per-gb-unused-data-refunds-in-app-service-activation-and-more/

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RRHello Jason, Ron and featured guests,

I have figured out how to Chromecast an Amazon Prime movie from a Nexus 6 phone to a tv.

1.) Download Amazon App Store app
2.) Download Amazon Prime app from Amazon App Store
3.) Enable "Cast Screen" on N6 phone
4.) Click on Amazon Prime app
5.) Find your favorite tv show/movie
6.) Click on Play

I hope this helps.  If you need any other assistance please feel free to ask.

-- Paul "sailorlion" Gunton

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0:00This episode of All About Android is brought to you by … littleBits

If you haven’t heard of them yet, LittleBits is moving electronics design and creation from the hands of experts to everyone.

littleBits lets everyone use electronics as modular building blocks.

littleBits modules snap together with magnets so you can create circuits in seconds.

It’s perfect for: kids, parents, kids-at-heart, coders, hardware hackers, makers, artists, designers, engineers and students.

With littleBits you can get your dog to text or make a robotic snack server.
Why buy electronic toys or gadgets, when you can invent them.

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RRModules ranging from the very simple (power, sensors, LED) to the very complex (wireless, programmable)

Over 60 modules can be used in virtually limitless creative combinations
We live in a tech-driven world, but many people don’t know how electronics work.

litteBits makes it easy to understand the world around us.

Just imagine what you can make...and do it!

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HOST: Jason's been building something......

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For Kids littleBits is a great way to introduce kids to electronics and inspire creativity.
The Base and Deluxe Kits are the perfect way to get kids excited about learning and playing with electronics.
The Space Kit was developed in partnership with NASA and is a fun educational way to explore earth and space science.
The Arduino Coding Kit introduces kids to programming.

For the musician the Synth Kit is their modular analog synthesizer.
Novices and experts alike can easily create music using littleBits including oscillators, filter, envelope, keyboard, micro sequencer, and speakers.

So many kits to choose from!

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Offer/Call to Action:

Littlebits is offering new customers $20 off their first kit.

Go to littlebits.com/android, plus free shipping in the US. That’s littlebits.com/android

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Ready Hardware

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JHWhy you might have a hard time finding the curved Galaxy S6 in stores [4]http://bgr.com/2015/04/14/samsung-galaxy-s6-edge-sales/

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Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge Is More Expensive to Build Than Apple’s iPhoneshttp://recode.net/2015/04/14/galaxy-s6-edge-is-samsungss-most-expensive-phone-yet-to-build/

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RRUpdate to HTC One M9 drastically improves camera [PHOTOS] [5]http://phandroid.com/2015/04/09/htc-one-m9-camera-update-comparison

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JHLG G4 specs and design revealed in microsite, 5.5-inch ‘Quantum’ display with handcrafted leather backing [6]http://mobilesyrup.com/2015/04/11/lg-g4-revealed/

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RELATED: Judge smartphone companies by how they treat their old productshttp://mobilesyrup.com/2015/04/12/judge-smartphone-companies-by-how-they-treat-their-old-products/?utm_content=buffer1b8ea&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=bufferDaniel's article

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RRAndroid Wear: even more ways to wear what you want [7]http://officialandroid.blogspot.com/2015/04/android-wear-even-more-ways-to-wear.html

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Exclusive: Google is close to making Android Wear work on the iPhonehttp://www.theverge.com/2015/4/9/8375931/android-wear-iphone-google-apple-compatible

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Moto 360 drops to $165 on Google's storehttp://www.engadget.com/2015/04/13/moto-360-price-drop/

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0:00This episode is brought to you by NatureBox. Right now at NatureBox you can get a trial of their favorite snacks and just pay $2 for shipping.http://naturebox.com/twit0:05:00

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JH You know you’re going to snack. And when you do, you want it to be worth it. Something that is tasty and satisfying, but doesn’t make you feel guilty afterwards.

What you need are snacks from NatureBox.

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Choose from over 100 healthy and crave-worthy options to be delivered right to your door.

All their snacks are made with zero artificial flavors, colors or sweeteners, zero grams trans fats and no high fructose corn syrup.

And best of all, they taste amazing!

So good. And so much better for you than the other snack options out there. So next time you’re hungry, grab Jalapeno White Cheddar Popcorn, or Carrot Strawberry Fruit Chews, or Sea Salt Pop Pops and get smart about snacking.

I got myself a box for home and the snacks were gone in no time flat. My daughter LOVED the Lemon Tea Biscuits and Blueberry Almonds. I couldn't stop eating the Italian Bistro Pretzels.

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Offer/ Call to Action

Right now if you go to naturebox.com/twit, you can get a trial of their favorite snacks delivered to your door. What are you waiting for?

Go to naturebox.com/twit to start your trial today.

And we thank Nature Box for their support of All About Android.

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0:00Apps (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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RRGoogle’s Snapseed image editor is now one of the best [8]http://mobilesyrup.com/2015/04/14/googles-snapseed-image-editor-is-now-one-of-the-best/?utm_content=buffer4b516&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=bufferDaniel's article

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JHGoogle Calendar 5.2 Brings Back The Month View On Phones [9]http://www.androidpolice.com/2015/04/08/google-calendar-5-2-brings-back-the-month-view-on-phones-apk-download/

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JHGood Afternoon,

I was wondering if you have heard this.  It appears the official GitHub Android app is dead in the water.  I'm a developer and I was looking to contribute to the code on github at https://github.com/github/android. 

That's where I discovered that the application hasn't been released to the Google Play Store in over a year. It turns out the community has been in contact with Kevin Sawicki at GitHub, who confirmed that the company is instead focusing on mobile web instead of mobile applications. Here is the comment from Kevin:

The community is still happily developing the application, but there's no one at GitHub to publish the code to the Google Play store.  

Granted I'll admit that the current application doesn't provide anything a mobile web version couldn't.  Still, it's sad that GitHub doesn't see the value that could be added by a mobile application, such as notification support, and widgets.  And still sadder in their decision to let the app linger on unsupported, instead of putting it to rest with an official announcement.

Thanks
Alexander Hart
https://github.com/github/android/issues/682#issuecomment-70918107

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Gitskarios for Github
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.alorma.github

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0:00We all love to eat-- but it’s hard to find a meal that doesn’t compromise somewhere.

Good value? Quick to prepare? Healthy and delicious?
http://blueapron.com/twit0:05:00

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That’s where Blue Apron comes in. Blue Apron makes cooking delicious meals easy & fun by delivering fresh, ready to cook meals, right to your door.

For less than $10 per meal, Blue Apron sends you fresh ingredients, perfectly proportioned, with step-by-step recipe instructions, including beautifully printed pictures - making cooking healthy meals really easy and fun! No trips to the grocery store and no waste from unused ingredients.

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Blue Apron is perfect for date night, cooking with friends, and they even offer family plans-- with kid-friendly ingredients, so the whole family can eat well and have fun preparing the meals together.

Each balanced meal is 500-700 calories per serving (and so yummy you’d never know), cooking takes half an hour, shipping is free, and the menus are always new-- they won’t send the same meal twice.

They work around your schedule and dietary preferences, and Blue Apron’s experts source only the best seasonal ingredients for incredible meals like, Beef Dukbokki with Quick Kimchi & Sugar Snap Peas and Oven-Braised Tandoori Cauliflower with Garlic-Spinach Rice & Mint-Lime Sauce..

You’ll cook incredible meals, and be blown away by the quality and freshness.

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Offer/ Call to Action

Blue Apron. It’s a better way to cook.

Check out this week’s menu and get your first 2 meals free by going to BlueApron.com slash TWiT.

That’s right - two free meals just for going to blueapron.com slash TWiT.

And we thank Blue Apron for their support of All About Android

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Ready Arena

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Last Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/208

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This week's face-off:

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Ron - WiMAN Free Wifi (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.wiman.androidApphttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=me.wiman.androidApp

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Daniel - Fyuse (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fyusion.fyuse&hl=enhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fyusion.fyuse&hl=en

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Jason - Do Button by IFTTT (FREE)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ifttt.dobuttonhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ifttt.dobutton

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This Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/209

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Next week:

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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!

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TWiT BIT:
[1] Google continues to try and keep developers in the know on how to make their apps more modern and in line with the Material Design spec. Google release an updated spec highlighting additional components for developers to pay attention to: Presenting data sets and tables, a description of the various units of measurement used throughout the spec, more insight into how to structure an app in regards to top level navigation, motion design tools meant to make working with After Effects for apps a bit more streamlined, a section devoted to the all too familiar Floating action buttons including what its good for an tips on transitions, and updates to Typography, Cards, Dialogs, Tabs and Scrolling to fit Material Design's style. Developers are more and more having to also be designers. Is this a lot to ask? Or just par for the course?
[2] We've heard rumors and seen screenshots, and now it appears Trusted Voice is rolling out to some Lollipop users. Trusted Voice enables the user to simply say "OK Google" at the lock screen in order to successfully unlock the device, given the voice print matches the user's voice model. Google does say that this is less secure than other methods like PIN, password or pattern unlock.
[3] A firmware image for Nexus 6 that surfaced online a week ago reveals what could be the companion app for Google's rumored upcoming MVNO. And Android Police was there to do an exhaustive look at the treasure. An APK found on the image called Tycho.apk reveals a service to be called Project Fi, complete with a launcher icon and Logo. Whether fi refers to Fiber or WiFi is anyones guess as either could work in this case. Users could request a new number, and transfer a number from inside the app. Also, a ton of code posted on Android Police shows the scope of Project Fi: Customers charged for what they use, and credited for anything unused at the end of a month, Calls/text to US is free with International at low rate similar to Voice/Hangouts, support for data-only service, easy switching of phones with a button, Confirmation that Sprint and T-Mobile would be partners but nothing conclusive about how it would switch between networks. No hints on launch, or signup restrictions when it does launch (like Nexus 6 requirement). Possibly hear more at IO in 1 month.
[4] That little startup known as Samsung might finally have a hit on their hands. TOTALLY JOKING about the finally. But man, people are taken by the S6 and the S6 Edge. So much so that demand for the Edge has outstripped supply, according to an industry official. A Samung official said that Samsung "failed to make a precise prediction of the S6 demand" and shortages may continue for the next month as a result. Edge supposedly accounts for 50% of sales. The Edge is also the most costly flagship in Samsung's stable to build, coming in at around $290 per unit. That's $34 higher than the S5 was, and still higher than the cost to build the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
[5] On big complaint of the HTC One M9 is its poor camera performance. HTC announced a software update that appears to have tackled camera performance in a positive way. Phandroid did a short for shot comparison of before and after the update and the picture quality is definitely improved.
[6] LG may have spilled the beans on the G4, a device its expected to unveil at its media event on April 28th. It prematurely launched a microsite for the device. Whether that was a planned move or not is unknown. The timing of the microsite leak versus sales of the S6/Edge and One M9 is pretty convenient. Specs on the microsite are for the previous G3, but the photos appear to represent a new version of their flagship device. But Daniel posted an important article about smartphone updates that might help to inform you as to which phone to buy at this abundant time of year.
[7] Three bits of Wear news: 1. Google unveiled a number of new watch band options from E3 Supply, Worn & Wound, and Clockwork Synergy. 2. Big surprise: Google is supposedly working on a companion app that would enable Wear devices to work with iPhone. Included would be support for notifications, Google Now cards, voice search and voice actions. That is, of course, if Apple will allow for it! 3. If you want a Moto 360, now's a great time as Moto dropped the price by $85 to $165. Could be that a sequel is coming soon. Metal banded Moto 360 can now be had for $229.
[8] After two dormant years, Google updated Snapseed to version 2.0 with an all new Material Design (of course). Formerly premium features are now free as well.
[9] Google updated the Calendar app and HOORAY! Month view is back.