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We're back, and we've got the Google Play edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 in our hot little hands! Plus, Android 4.3 leaks, NVIDIA Shield is delayed -- and we're doing it all over Google Hangouts! 

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There are 13 comments

jnrbshp says:

Definitely prefer this to using Skype...instant ac podcast uploads are always a good thing..and a lot less lag..

still1 says:

skype sucks and blocked in most work place so hangouts rules.

I'm with ya. Main thing is we lose audio quality, which to me is a bigger deal on the audio-only recording. (And that's still the bulk of our listeners.)

There' s no quick and easy away, afaik, to use Audio Hijack Pro on Hangouts, which is what we were doing on Skype.

Jonneh says:

Yes, I love the .003% of times they use Hangouts. :)

Thank you guys for uploading the audio so fast!

As you guys said much of the software updates, will come through Google Play Services, from G I/O onward, though more JB 4.3 buttery smoothness is always welcome, disagree that Snapdragon Pro and Snapdragon 800 are nearly the same, big graphics improvements have been made, like Tegra 4. Also minor micro architecture improvements, from a compromise between A9 and A15, like the new budget A12 chips, to a fuller A15, frequency upgrade and 1080p screens, as well as LTE Advanced. But Nex 4 and 7, still represent excellent price performance.

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thinhsonys says:

Snapdragon 800 processor, this is the most powerful processor of Qualcomm mobile device market today. And Galaxy S4 is the first commercial, the Xperia Z Ultra also uses Snapdragon 800 has not officially been sold. We've got some information that Snapdragon 800 outclasses with other chips in the leaked benchmark results and the ability to get phone, tablet might 4K video ... some of this information will be tested soon to share with you.

gksmithlcw says:

I sure do wish I could get the Google experience on my Sprint HTC One.

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lightyear420 says:

why can't you? unlock your bootloader and install it lol It's not like the google editions are anything different. They are the exact same hardware as you get if you buy a developer's edition.

bambuco says:

another great podcast greatly enhanced via Google Hangout for sure!

ACADM says:

I've downloaded the podcast using the AC app on my N4 and can't find where it was stored to? It's not in the downloads, podcasts or music folder.


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We're going to address that in a future update.

ACADM says:

Cheers, thought I was missing some thing really obvious.