CrowdGadgets 31 | Releases and Rumors

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Tune in to the latest episode of the CrowdGadgets podcast to hear Calob, John, and William’s thoughts on Sprint and HTC’s upcoming joint event on April 4, family data plans, Android fragmentation, and more. We also discuss the current state of the Windows 8 Consumer Preview—including the announcement that it will support ultra-high resolution displays—and how syncing save states across multiple platforms will soon become a reality.

00:42 – Sprint and HTC to hold joint event on April 4th
02:09 – Verizon’s family data plan calculator leaked
07:24 – Windows 8 will support ultra-high-res displays
16:56 – Android fragmentation is starting to scare developers away
19:13 – Angry Birds Space released on Android, iOS
21:25 – Windows Phone 7 released in China, Brazil
22:08 – Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode 2 to bring cross-platform syncing for Windows Phone, Xbox
26:15 – Mobile ads are killing battery life

Hosts: Calob Horton, John Freml, and William Devereux
Podcast Editor: Calob Horton
Newsletter Editor: William Devereux

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CrowdGadgets is the official podcast of the CrowdGather Gadget Network, which includes Anythingbutiphone, Anythingbutipod, Good and EVO, Nothing But Tablets, Pocketables, StreakSmart, and Zune Boards. Read the latest news from the network below.

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AT&T has announced that ten more devices—including the Samsung GALAXY Note–will be updated to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, but the timeframe is currently unknown. The HTC Vivid, on the other hand, already has an ICS update ready for download. On the gaming side, Angry Birds Space is now available and the promise of cross-platform save games will soon become a reality. Finally, Windows Phone has been launched in China and Brazil.

Good and EVO

Those of you still sporting an EVO 4G should check out Good and EVO’s latest Sense 1.0 mods. If you prefer vanilla Android, a new release of CyanogenMod is now available for download via both a torrent and traditional methods. But if you’re most interested in the latest and greatest (and as-of-yet unannounced) EVO, you probably won’t have to wait much longer. In the meantime, why not try your hand at Angry Birds Space?

Nothing But Tablets

If you watch your tablet’s battery like a hawk, make sure that ad-supported apps are not draining your charge. NBT also took a look at how some mobile games are becoming increasingly expensive and whether it is worth buying the pricier titles. We also released a second review of one of our favorite apps, Splashtop, which has continued to improve over the last year. Finally, a new app lets you record videos of your iPad.


Android phones are great, but they typically don’t have as many accessories as the iPhone. Fortunately, Android does have one thing that iOS doesn’t: developers who can dig deeper into system settings. Headset Droid lets you use those “iPhone-specific” headphone controls any way you’d like. And if you prefer to listen to music while surfing two webpages at once, try the SPBrowser web browser for your Sony Tablet P, which features unique split-screen functionality.


The Dell Streak 7 has been discontinued for a while now, but there are still a few devices floating around the market just waiting to be sold. Fry’s Electronics is selling an unlocked Dell Streak 7 with T-Mobile 4G bands for just $249. Unfortunately, the sale only applies in-store, and some readers have reported that their local Fry’s is out of stock, despite a limit of one device per customer.

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CrowdGadgets is the official podcast of the CrowdGather Gadget Network. It brings together the latest news and tech updates from Anythingbutipad, Anythingbutiphone, Anythingbutipod, Good and EVO, Nothing But Tablets, Pocketables, StreakSmart, and Zune Boards. In September 2012, it became the official newsletter of Pocketables.