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All stories subject to change before showtimeGUEST: Russell Holly, Mobile Editor for Geek.com
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JHWelcome to All About Android, Episode 157, recorded on Tuesday, April 15, 2014. 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 Gina Trapani!Times for segments

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This week, we'll be discussing how Heartbleed may affect your Android device, News0:05:00

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Google I/O registration now open, attendees to be randomly selectedhttp://mobilesyrup.com/2014/03/26/google-io-registration-begins-april-8th-attendees-to-be-randomly-selected/Hardware0:05:00

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JHMillions of Android Devices Vulnerable to Heartbleed Bug [1]http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2014-04-11/millions-of-android-devices-vulnerable-to-heartbleed-bug.htmlAD0:05:00

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re: Heartbleed and 4.1.1: Why do I care? I'm stuck on 4.1.1, my carrier tells me to contact the handset vendor and the handset vendor tells me to contact my carrier. No progress working with their CSRs.
-Doug Zimmerman
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GTGoogle Bulks Up Security for Android Phones [2]http://recode.net/2014/04/10/google-bulks-up-security-for-android/

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RRSonos adds Google Play Music, with Chromecast-style control on Android [3]http://www.cnet.com/news/sonos-adds-google-play-music-with-chromecast-style-control-on-android/

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JH5 things to know about today’s Google Glass sale [4]http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/15/5-things-to-know-about-todays-google-glass-sale/

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Google Glass update arrives hours before it goes on sale, removes video chathttp://www.geek.com/android/google-glass-update-arrives-hours-before-it-goes-on-sale-removes-video-chat-1591243/Russell's article

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GTGoogle targeting Project Ara modular phone for January 2015 [5]http://www.cnet.com/news/google-targeting-project-ara-phone-for-january-2015/

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Project Ara Developers Conference Day 1
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RRWhat to expect from an Amazon smartphone [6]http://www.geek.com/android/what-to-expect-from-an-amazon-smartphone-1591308/Russell's article

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JHGalaxy S5 review

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I completely agree about the janky Samsung design, although
the quality of the plastic is actually a lot better than it looks. The
flimsy backs are actually pretty indestructible. But here's the thing:
They have cheap removable batteries and external chargers, and they are
easily repairable with easily available and inexpensive parts. For my
needs, that makes them the only phones I can buy. (mountain bike tours that require repairability that HTC One doesn't have)

All this makes the phones so much more usable that design
becomes irrelevant. The HTC One may be gorgeous, but after five hours on
the trail it's just beautiful jewelry, and its reapairability is
somewhere around zero.

The Samsung software sucks, but there are workarounds. Everything else is a plus, and the build quality is actually excellent.
Obviously, everyone has different needs, but in my book real usability trumps design every time.
Thanks for such a great show, never miss it.

Tim, a Brit in Deutschland

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Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner thwarted by hackhttp://www.cnet.com/news/samsung-galaxy-5-fingerprint-scanner-thwarted-by-hack/

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Samsung Galaxy S5 Download Booster stripped from Verizon, Sprint, and AT&T modelshttp://www.geek.com/android/samsung-galaxy-s5-download-booster-stripped-from-verizon-sprint-and-att-models-1590988/

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Related: Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Zoom to be called the Galaxy K, launches April 29http://www.geek.com/android/samsungs-galaxy-s5-zoom-to-be-called-the-galaxy-k-launches-april-29-1591137/Russell's article

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GTHi,
I am a blind user depending on speech output to read anything
displayed in my use of technology. I also happen to be very into
technology... I want to thank you for bringing up the concern I was thinking of the entire time of
accessibility in the context of the design conversation. As visually
impared users we depend on our technology even more at times than
sighted people do. There is always more of a question mark hanging
over our heads as to, will we be able to use something. Will that
device or platform or app work for us?

Of course the thought of thinking outside the box in terms of design, ignoring standards makes
us shutter! Standards often can lead to a good result for us. Not
always, but they do have great potential to. The PocketCast app
mentioned actually is very accessible.

I was happy that Kevin talked
about an intention to give more attention to accessibility, but I
wanted to point out that his mention that another app probably has
some keyboard access way to navigate misses the mark. That is because most modern Android phones of course do not have a keyboard and we
depend on the touch screen and the accessibility gestures and explore
by touch with talkback to use apps as well. I appreciate his intention
and figure he probably hasn't looked into it much at all yet.

Jim [7]

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GTFacebook will turn off messaging in its mobile app, forcing you to download Messenger [8]http://www.theverge.com/2014/4/9/5598440/facebook-will-turn-off-messaging-in-its-mobile-app-forcing-you-to-download-messenger

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RRA home for lifehttps://blog.dropbox.com/2014/04/a-home-for-life/

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Dropbox launches Carousel photo app to organize every shot you ever takehttp://www.cnet.com/news/dropbox-launches-carousel-photo-app-to-organize-every-shot-you-ever-take/

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Dropbox launches Mailbox for Androidhttp://www.androidcentral.com/dropbox-launches-mailbox-android

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JHGoogle is testing new UI and features for Google Calendar [9]http://www.geek.com/android/google-is-testing-new-ui-and-features-for-google-calendar-1590615/Russell's article

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App icons also getting an upgradehttp://www.androidpolice.com/2014/04/14/rumor-googles-android-app-icons-to-get-a-moonshine-makeover/

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RRSurely you've seen this:

http://abcnews.go.com/Business/best-selling-app-found-bogus/story?id=23238866

The key take-away: "Apple's vetting process, they say, takes weeks. Google's can take 60 seconds."

In a similar vein, the other day my weather app ominously announced that
it had detected a virus on my phone! Of course it was just a very
deceptive ad served through the ad network the app uses. Google needs to
police in-app ad networks as well as the apps themselves, better.

Great show--I watch every week and it's very informative and entertaining.

Kevin Hisel [10]
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/best-selling-app-found-bogus/story?id=23238866

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Last Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/156

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Russell - Huey (http://bit.ly/P3Tc2C) (Free)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockawaylabs.hueyhttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rockawaylabs.huey

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This Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/157

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[1] We spoke briefly about Heartbleed last week, the bug in OpenSSL encryption that's been in the news all week. It turns out that folks running version 4.1.1 of Android are not immune to the flaw.
[2] We talked about this change in security before it was official. Well, Google officially announced that its Verify Apps feature that checks for malware and security issues when an app is installed will now cover the apps on your device for as long as they are installed by continuously checking their validity. If an app displays bad behavior, a pop-up will alert the user of this. Few people choose to continue installing an application after receiving such a red flag (fewer than 0.18 percent, in the case of a warning from the “verify apps” feature), the company said.
[3] Sonos is updating its devices to offer support for Google Play Music. Functionality is integrated on devices by using the Cast icon from the app to send your music library to any Sonos device in your home. Sonos normally requires you use their own app for controlling their hardware but that isn't the case here.
[4] Some significant Glass news this week. First, if you want to buy Glass in the spur of the moment, you can RIGHT NOW. Be ready to drop $1500, and yes you can return it in the 30-day window if you just aren't sure if its a good idea or not. Second, that KitKat upgrade to Glass is now happening! Google says this means better battery life, easier update cycle, new SDK features for developers. Also: Photo bundles for easier navigation, Voice command sorting based on the frequency you actually use them, and this might be a big one: Video calls will be removed for now.
[5] Project Ara is getting real! At Ara's first developer's conference today that streamed in full online, team leader Paul Eremenko told attendees and watchers to expect its first phone, the "Gray Phone", to go on sale in January 2015 for around $50. It's called the Gray Phone to keep it drab and gray in an effort to get people to customize it as they prefer. Android doesn't currently support modular hardware, but he did say that being part of Google means that drivers are due in December. The Ara chassis that holds components together should last 5-6 years and components stay attached thanks to electro-permanent magnets. Another developers conference is scheduled for July, a third in September.
[6] Amazon Phone details! Thanks to Boy Genius, we have pictures of the phone, though what you see is not how the device will look when released. It's encased in a cover that makes it impossible to see the true design of the phone. 4.7" 720p display 4 IR cameras to track head movement for glasses free 3D experience An additional FFC for selfless, and a 13MP RFC Amazon's MayDay feature is on board. About 3D: Many of the homescreen and lockscreen elements will be 3D, plus many core apps will use it too (ie Maps.) Also while shopping, so the user can see different sides and perspectives of an object before purchase. Possible announcement in 2-3mos with launch late summer. Initially US only.
[7] Hi, I am a blind user depending on speech output to read anything displayed in my use of technology. I also happen to be very into technology. I use my android phone as well as my IPhone and my IPad and my PC running windows. Windows phone is completely inaccessible, but I don't feel like I am missing a lot. I want to thank you for bringing up the concern I was thinking of the entire time of accessibility in the context of the design conversation. As visually impared users we depend on our technology even more at times than sighted people do. There is always more of a question mark hanging over our heads as to, will we be able to use something. Will that device or platform or app work for us? Of course the thought of thinking outside the box in terms of design, ignoring standards makes us shutter! Standards often can lead to a good result for us. Not always, but they do have great potential to. The PocketCast app mentioned actually is very accessible. I was happy that Kevin talked about an intention to give more attention to accessibility, but I wanted to point out that his mention that another app probably has some keyboard access way to navigate misses the mark. That is because most modern Android phones of course do not have a keyboard and we depend on the touch screen and the accessibility gestures and explore by touch with talkback to use apps as well. I appreciate his intention and figure he probably hasn't looked into it much at all yet. Jim
[8] There are a few exceptions to the new rule: - lower-end Android devices with memory constraints - Windows Phone and tablet users will still see messages inside their Facebook apps. - messaging will remain, for now, inside Paper, the company's recently launched news app. As Facebook divorces Messenger from its primary experience, it will likely be able to add many more features, like free calling, which the company recently rolled out to Messenger. It might also mean that Facebook will shrink the size of its main app, making it work faster and at the very least clearing up a few MB's on your device. "Once the while process is complete, we expect the core apps to be faster," said the spokesperson.
[9] Russell was given a look by… someone…. at some of the new directions that apps like Google Calendar are going.
[10] What is the network effect when a viras app shoots to the top of the New Paid App section in the Play Store? Well, people see "Virus Shield" and its high ranking, and think they should install such a reputable app for their own protection. Turns out, Virus Shield is a scam app that literally does absolutely nothing. Android Police (true to their name) investigated the decompiled code to reveal that the app does nothing but turn the "X" on the shield to a "Checkmark." The app cost $3.99 and is a fraud. Google has since removed the app from the Play Store.