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Join us this week as we talk about Amazon’s new Cloud Drive desktop app, Samsung’s Galaxy S III announcement, and Blackberry 10. You can also hear John’s impressions of Sense 4.0 on the HTC One S, as well as the hosts’ take on data caps versus data throttling. Good things certainly come in small packages, and this week’s short but sweet episode is no different.
00:25 – Amazon Cloud Drive launches
04:15 – Barnes & Noble and Microsoft form partnership
08:06 – Samsung Galaxy S III announcement
10:47 – BlackBerry 10 announced, RIM gives developers Dev Alpha device and $10,000
12:54 – John’s Sense 4.0 impressions
17:23 – Data caps: throttling versus overages
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 4.8-inch Galaxy S III has finally been revealed, featuring a 1.4GHz processor, up to 64GB of internal memory, NFC, and a Siri clone called S Voice. RIM also made headlines by giving developers free BlackBerry 10 handsets. Meanwhile, Windows Phone developers will most likely get a glimpse at this fall’s major update, codenamed Apollo, during the Developer Summit that is scheduled for June 20-21 in San Francisco.
Barnes & Noble has announced that it is ending its long patent dispute with Microsoft by spinning off its NOOK business into a new company tentatively (and unimaginatively) known as “Newco.” Surprisingly, Microsoft has invested $300 million into Newco for a 17.6% stake. Big changes are also afoot at Windows Live, which is undergoing a brand change in conjunction with Windows 8. Finally, Amazon has updated the Kindle Fire with a suite of parental controls.
Good and EVO
We are giving away a Seidio ACTIVE case for your HTC EVO Design 4G, so make sure you get your name in the drawing now, before it’s too late! And while you’re there, you may want to check out our up-to-date list of fully functional ICS ROMs for the EVO 3D, as well as what you can expect in Sense 4.0 on the much anticipated EVO 4G LTE. Also, our latest ROM Pick takes a closer look at ODJDub HD Express for the original HTC EVO 4G.
Nothing But Tablets
Are you new to Android and having trouble managing your apps? Then take a look at our latest Android screencast to help get you started. But if you’re still looking for that perfect new Android tablet, then you’ll definitely want to check out our in-depth review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 . Finally, if you’re searching for a better e-book reading app, why not give the very customizable FBReader at try?
The new Samsung Galaxy S III comes with some really cool pieces of software. But as it turns out, they aren’t exclusive to the new hardware, so join us as we take a look at how to get Pop Up Play and Smart Alerts on your older Android device. We’re also pretty impressed with the HTC One S, so check out our take on Sense 4.0 (including the updated keyboard), WiFi calling, and much more.