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5:35TITLE: It's just a pixel!!!0:05:00

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All stories subject to change before showtimeGUEST: Jason Appelbaum
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JHWelcome to All About Android, Episode 88, recorded on Tuesday, December 4, 2012. 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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Introduce Jason AppelbaumIntro0:05:00

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This week, we'll be discussing the ASUS Qube, the Droid DNA, WebOS on your Android device, and much more.News0:05:00

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Ready NewsHardware0:05:00

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

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RRJelly Bean now on 6.7% of Android devices [1]http://www.androidcentral.com/jelly-bean-now-67-android-devicesAD0:05:00

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Android Arena0:05:00

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JHA new way to distribute your internal Android apps [2]http://googleenterprise.blogspot.com/2012/12/a-new-way-to-distribute-your-internal.html

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RRGoogle I/O 2013 set for May, a month earlier than last year [3]http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57557087-93/google-i-o-2013-set-for-may-a-month-earlier-than-last-year/

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5:50Email0:05:00

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JHHey folks!
For nearly two years I have tolerated a lousy LG Ally because none of Verizon's phones tickled my fancy. That changed with the release of the Note II, and despite being the pickiest nerd who ever lived, the Note II has exceeded every last one of my expectations. It is an incredible device.
But today I noticed a single broken pixel.

It is tiny. It is almost microscopic. But I cannot stop looking at it. I find myself forgetting what I'm doing because I fixate on that one teeny tiny black dot.

So I write to ask; should I suck it up and learn to deal with it, or is this grounds enough to return it to the Verizon store and get another? I think I would feel weird pointing at that one nano-scale blemish and demanding a brand new device because of it, but I find it impossible to ignore. What has been seen cannot be unseen.

Mark

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Ready Hardware

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5:55Hardware (3 top stories)LinksVIDEO0:10:00

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RRAsus Qube with Google TV Dongle unveiled, is it a Nexus Q upgraded version?http://www.androidauthority.com/asus-qube-google-tv-dongle-unveiled-nexus-q-upgraded-version-135615/

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JHDroid DNA review

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Related: Amazon has DNA for $149http://www.androidpolice.com/2012/12/04/deal-alert-combo-edition-amazon-drops-prices-on-droid-dna-one-x-xperia-tl-and-more/

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5" 1920x1080 display (440 ppi compared to: Google Nexus 4 (320ppi), the HTC One X (316ppi) and 8X (341ppi), and the Apple iPhone 5 (326ppi))
Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro 1.5GHz
2GB RAM
16GB internal storage
No SD card slot
8MP RFC,
NFC
Non-removable 2020 mAh battery
Energizer Qi wireless chargin
Beats audio
Jelly Bean 4.1.1

DNA ($200) vs Note II ($300)
Both have Quad core, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, 8MP camera, Jelly Bean
Note II has 5.5" screen at 720p
DNA has 5" screen at 1080p
Note II has removable 3100mAh battery
DNA has non-removable 2020mAh battery
Note II has SD card slot
DNA has no SD card slot
Note II has S-Pen
DNA has no pen

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6:05Email0:05:00

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JHFirst I want to say thanks for the podcast guys great job, this question is for Ron since he is the Google TV expert. I was looking to get a Google TV soon but don't know which to buy vizio co-star Logitech revue or the new Sony one. Which one would you recommend , price is not a huge concern all though I do like the price if the vizio . But the reviews are not great mainly because of software I believe. I have seen some revue on eBay for 99$. What do you think.ThanksĀ 

DavidĀ 
Las Vegas ,Nevada

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Ready Apps

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

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JHLatest Google Drive app update brings native spreadsheet editing, home screen shortcuts and more [4]http://www.androidcentral.com/latest-google-drive-app-update-brings-native-spreadsheet-editing-home-screen-shortcuts-and-more

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RRFacebook launches Messenger for Android app for non-Facebook users, allows sign ups with just a phone numberhttp://9to5google.com/2012/12/04/facebook-launches-messenger-for-android-app-for-non-facebook-users-allows-signs-ups-with-just-a-phone-number/

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JHAll About Ingress, starring Jason Appelbaum

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6:20Email0:05:00

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RRLast week, you guys briefly mentioned the Play Store's move to Google+ reviews. Nobody on the show had anything bad to say about it, but I think there was a missing perspective.

I'm a small time developer. We live on reviews. Very few people download an app with no reviews, or even a handful. For developers that have not yet made a name for ourselves, getting that good review count up is essential. I have a 5 star app on the market. It has 963 downloads at the time of this writing, and 3 ratings, 2 of them with reviews. That's a paltry 0.3% of users who leave a rating. Sadly, outside of the technology enthusiast sphere, Google+ is rarely used. Would my app have a single review on it, if users were forced to have a g+ profile? Coming from an app/website developers perspective, throwing a sign up form when the user didn't ask for it is a huge turn away.

Eric L [5]
(full email in notes)

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6:25Android Arena!Market LinkVIDEO0:20:00

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Last Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/87

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This week's face-off: TKTKTKTKTK

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Ron - Falcon Pro ($1.03)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jv.falcon.prohttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.jv.falcon.pro

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Jason Appelbaum - Geocaching ($9.99)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.groundspeak.geocachinghttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.groundspeak.geocaching

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Jason - Jet Set Radio ($4.99)https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.jetsetradiohttp://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.jetsetradio

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This Week's Pollhttp://aaapoll.com/88

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ANNOUNCE NEXT WEEK: Michael Wolfson, Droid of the Day, author of the upcoming book "Android Developer Tools"

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Ready End Music

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6:45Signoff

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Guest - plug

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Ron - plug

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Chad - plug

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Jason - plug

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JHThat's it for this week!

Voicemail at 347-SHOW-AAA
Email AND videomail at AAA@TWIT.TV
Twitter @androidshow
Shownotes at TWIT.TV/AAA
Past episodes on our site, as well as iTunes and YouTube

And you can catch us live every Tuesday starting at 5pm Pacific at LIVE.TWIT.TV. Have a great week!
[1] JB jumped from 4-7% in the past month. ICS totals 27.5%. GB reigns supreme at 51%.
[2] Google Apps customers are now able to distribute apps via the newly announced Google Play Private Channel. Employees who login with their Google Apps account credentials should see them within the Play Store app. This is, of course, once the company loads the internal apps into the Developer Console for distribution.
[3] Google I/O is set to happen in SF at Moscone Center West from May 15-17, 2013. Registration details to be announced sometime in February 2013.
[4] Also, Copy to clipboard in the share menu
[5] Last week, you guys briefly mentioned the Play Store's move to Google+ reviews. Nobody on the show had anything bad to say about it, but I think there was a missing perspective. This email may sound like I hate G+. I don't, it's my most used social network (not that I use any that much) and I really do like it. I'm a small time developer. We live on reviews. Very few people download an app with no reviews, or even a handful. For developers that have not yet made a name for ourselves, getting that good review count up is essential. I have a 5 star app on the market. It has 963 downloads at the time of this writing, and 3 ratings, 2 of them with reviews. That's a paltry 0.3% of users who leave a rating. Sadly, outside of the technology enthusiast sphere, Google+ is rarely used. Would my app have a single review on it, if users were forced to have a g+ profile? Coming from an app/website developers perspective, throwing a sign up form when the user didn't ask for it is a huge turn away. This might be me worrying over nothing, but I've already seen an alarming amount of comments in android enthusiast blogs saying that they would no longer be leaving reviews. How does that translate to the average person? One good thing about this move is communication. It will let developers communicate with users who leave misguided/poor reviews. Except, they were already working on an alternate method that didn't require G+. Also, if a review isn't left due to a lack of a G+ profile, you can't respond to help, leaving an unhappy user to spread bad word of mouth about your app. The only other plus that I can see by moving to G+ is accountability. Unfortunately, I don't know how many trolls will feel accountable to their (probably fake) google+ profile. Will that really help? I hope this does not turn out to be the case, but I'm afraid the next 6+ months will be hard for the little developer. Sorry for the long email, but I felt this topic is a lot more important than a lot of people seem to think.