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Can you tell there's a holiday coming up? Google's cranking out update after update after update -- and it's got some big ones this week. Plus we recap where things stand with the Nexus 4 (hint: Better for a lot of people). Also, SwiftKey Flow is out in beta, Windows Phone tried to make a funny (and failed) -- and we've got Ashley Esqueda here to help us sort it all out.
(Note: We lost some of the video this week, but you can hear the whole show with the audio player or links below.)
Thing 1: Google's been busy
- Google Search update brings new features to Google Now, including post to Google+
- Google Voice, Authenticator, and Translate also updated today
- Testing the Google Now 'what's this song' feature
- Google's music ID service doesn't play well with HTC Sense
- Google Play Services brings two great new APIs to the table: Photo Sphere viewing and vector-based maps
- Google announces Google+ communities; G+ now at 235m active users
- Snapseed for Android now available
- Google Play Private Channel will host internal apps for your business
- Google I/O 2013 set for May 15-17
- Jelly Bean now on 6.7% of Android devices
- Gmail 4.2 update now available for non-Nexus devices
Thing 2: The best Android phone you can get Internationally
Thing 3: Other odds and ends
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