CrowdGadgets 37 | More Exclusive EVO Coverage
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This week on the show, we talk about unlimited data and streaming video services, the HTC One X and EVO 4G LTE, Apple TV, the Smoked by Windows Phone controversy, and much more. Plus, what could be better than beer and kangaroos? You’ll just have to listen to find out.
00:24 – We need standard standards
04:02 – John’s impressions of the HTC EVO 4G LTE, One X
07:20 – New phone announcements
08:11 – Siri thinks the Nokia Lumia 900 is better than the iPhone
09:27 – Smoked by Windows Phone controversy
12:07 – Apple might be dropping Google Maps in iOS 6
15:22 – T-Mobile might buy MetroPCS
16:57 – Google and Mozilla are blaming Microsoft for anti-competitive practices in Windows 8
23:00 – T-Mobile to provide a data plan-less television streaming channel
27:49 – Unlimited data and beer
30:20 – Stuart bought an Apple TV
37:54 – KANGAROOS!
Hosts: Calob Horton, John Freml, Stuart Cope, and William Devereux
Podcast Editor: Calob Horton
Newsletter Editor: John Freml
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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.
News from around the CrowdGather Gadget Network
Samsung’s been on a roll lately, announcing numerous handsets and device updates: it’s added two additional devices to its lineup (AT&T’s Samsung Focus 2 and Europe’s Samsung Omnia M), and the Galaxy Note has started to receive the Android 4.0 update, as well. And is Windows Phone really better than the competition? Microsoft says yes, and in a rather humorous turn of events, Apple’s own Siri seems to agree.
HP CEO Meg Whitman has announced that her company is in the tablet business again, although this time they will run Microsoft’s Windows 8 instead of HP’s previously defunct and now open source webOS. Toshiba, on the other hand, continues to sell Android-based tablets, including the recently-released Toshiba Excite 10, which retails for $450-650. And could WiFi-only tablets be on the way out? AT&T’s Glenn Lurie seems to think so.
Good and EVO
Thanks to our friends at HTC, we were able to get our hands on the HTC EVO 4G LTE before its upcoming release on May 18, so be sure to check out our exclusive video unboxing, along with our answers to all of your questions about the device. You can also take part in our latest EVO poll, and then take a look at our most recent ROM Pick: Nocturnal Xi36 for the EVO 3D.
Nothing But Tablets
Sick of gaming on a tablet with a touchscreen? Then take a look at our guide on how to use gaming controllers with Android. And while you’re not gaming, find out how to stream video files directly from your desktop with our latest tip. Also, if you long for the Metro UI on your iPad, Track 8 might be just what you’re looking for. Finally, if Android’s media scanner is interrupting your video games and movie watching, learn how to shut it down.
Switching phones should be easy, if only we had standard standards. So if you’re planning on getting a new phone, look at carrier options first so you don’t have to worry about these differing standards. And if you’re switching from an iPhone to Android, check out our simple guide on how to save some money, and don’t worry too much about the camera: it turns out that software is the key differentiator.