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This week was all about Google I/O, so be sure to tune in as we sort through all of Google’s announcements and give our impressions. But that’s not all: Sprint is almost ready to launch 4G LTE, Adobe is saying goodbye to Flash on Jelly Bean, and HP is shunning Windows RT on its future Windows 8 tablets. You definitely don’t want to miss this exciting and information-packed episode of CrowdGadgets!
00:44 – Google I/O announcements
06:06 – Google Nexus 7 tablet
07:58 – Google Nexus Q social streaming device
11:12 – Google Glass discussion
17:05 – Apple gets ban on Samsung Galaxy Nexus sales in US
17:41 – Adobe is abandoning Flash starting with Jelly Bean
21:37 – Microsoft announces Windows 8 upgrades from XP, Vista, and 7
22:30 – Windows 8’s multi-monitor support takes one step forward, two steps back
24:06 – HP announces that it won’t produce Windows RT tablets
28:18 – RIM loses $518 million, cuts 5,000 jobs, and delays BlackBerry 10 to Q1 2013
30:24 – Sprint announces LTE network launch on July 15
31:33 – Virgin Mobile gets iPhone, HTC EVO V 4G; are prepaid plans worth it?
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.
Why did Calob have reservations about switching to a PC before last week? Will he really forgo buying a new Macbook Pro? How on earth did William cover the Windows Phone Summit for Pocketables armed only with his trusty Windows Phone? Speaking of Windows, do you think Microsoft was right to remove the Start Menu in Windows 8? What about the new Weather and Skydrive apps in Windows 8? And what’s up with Windows 8’s multi-monitor support?
Is the IPEVO Typi Folio Case with Wireless Keyboard for the iPad worth the price of admission? Or would you be better off saving $60 and opting for the FlipStands tablet stand, even without an included keyboard? Check out our reviews to find out! And if you’re wanting to try out some new Android apps, be sure to read our reviews of Fish Bowl, which is a new take on photo galleries, and Cross Me, an interesting puzzle game.
Good and EVO
While many EVO 3D users are still waiting for their ICS update, others are starting to give prepaid carriers a second look. But if you just signed a new contract for an EVO 4G LTE, you should be happy to know that the LTE network will launch on July 15, and developers have finally gotten true S-OFF. We’ve also got a great HQ camera mod that increases camera quality, so be sure to check it out.
You don’t need to look anywhere else for complete coverage of Google I/O. Make sure you take a look at our impressions of Jelly Bean, the Nexus 7, the Nexus Q, and Google Glass. But that’s not all Google announced: Android users are now enjoying updates for the Play Store on the web and Chrome for Android, along with Google Maps, YouTube, and Google+, not to mention a leaked developer preview for Jelly Bean.
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