CrowdGadgets Episode 45: Sprint’s 4G LTE is finally here

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Sprint 4G LTE is finally here, along with a software update for the HTC EVO 4G LTE that restores Google Wallet functionality. Microsoft is also gearing up to release Windows 8 by October, which means the Surface – and Halo 4 on the Surface – will be here before we know it. So be sure to tune in to this week’s episode for our thoughts on all this and more.

00:46 – Jelly Bean is starting to roll out to Nexus devices
01:52 – Sprint rolls out LTE to Kansas City
03:03 – HTC EVO 4G LTE gets an update
08:03 – Sprint voices its opinion on the patent wars
10:40 – Amazon adds Game Circle to its apps
14:52 – Dropbox Pro accounts get more storage
16:28 – Microsoft Windows 8 will be released in October
18:41 – Halo 4 does not have exclusive connectivity to the Microsoft Surface

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: Anythingbutipad, Anythingbutiphone, Anythingbutipod, Good and EVO, Pocketables, and Zune Boards. Read the latest news from the network below.


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We’ve continued our series on customizing Android by diving even deeper into shortcuts and icons, and even if you’re an Android expert, you still may learn something. But we didn’t stop there: we’ve also been spending a lot of time with Windows 8! And HTC fans, there’s still time to enter to win a Seidio Desktop Charging Cradle Kit for your HTC EVO 4G LTE, One X, or One S, so get your entry in now!


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Looking to try out a new app on your iPad? Check out Architizer, which showcases different examples of unique architecture from around the world. Even if you’re not a graphic designer or architect yourself, you’re bound to find something interesting. But in case you prefer Android instead, you may want to take a look at Switcher, a free app that improves multitasking on Android with iPad-like gestures.

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The HTC EVO 4G LTE was just updated to 1.22.651.3, which also means that Google Wallet is finally working properly! But this update also patches the LazyPanda S-OFF exploit, so in case you haven’t gotten S-OFF quite yet, you may want to wait before updating. Sunday, July 15, was also a big day at Sprint due to the release of the EVO 4G LTE in white, along with the official launch of 4G LTE.


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If you’re a Dropbox user, you should be pleased to know that Dropbox Pro increased its storage space to stay competitive, along with adding a new pricing tier. Amazon is also upgrading its Android Appstore with social gaming features like achievements, leaderboards, and game save synchronization. The service, known as Amazon GameCircle, aims to bring Xbox LIVE-like features to Android.

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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.

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