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Strap in, folks. This one's gonna be a doozy. We were in Seattle this week for the launch of the Amazon Fire Phone and T-Mobile's latest "Uncarrier" events, and they both were big ones. Plus we give some last-minute thoughts on Google I/O before next week's developer conference. Join us!

Thing 1: Amazon Fire Phone

Thing 2: More T-Mobile Uncarrier craziness

Thing 3: Google I/O preview

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Thing 4: Other stuff

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Android Central 190: T-Mobile and Amazon on Fire; Google I/O preview


T-Mobile and their uncarrier craziness was awesome. I'm happy that I'm a part of their network.

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"We record live before a studio audience (erm, chat room) Friday afternoons around 4 p.m. Eastern/2 p.m. Pacific."

Someone at A.C. should fix this... 4 pm Eastern != 2 pm Pacific... I went back and looked at the last 4 podcast posts on here and they all say this.

Unless there is some crazy time warp technology that Jerry has stashed away in that beard or hat. In that case, share the wealth man!

John Legere is the best thing that has happened to T-Mobile, with his short time calling the shots T-Mobile has completely turned this company into one where many customers from the other Carriers are running to. I've been a very long time customer of T-Mobile who has always had a 2nd Carrier as back up, Verizon was my back up, ditched them over 8 months ago when their data speeds had dropped to under 5mb down in a suburb outside of Boston. T-Mobile is pushing blow out speeds in our area along with real unlimited data without throttling, I love it. Exciting times ahead from the nations best Carrier, Thank You T-Mobile.

You didn't mention the best thing coming up at I/O 2014, Romain Guy giving a talk. Guaranteed to be entertaining.

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only able to get mostly through the amazon part and now i have to go. but i have to take a minute and comment on it. that was quite possibly the best twenty minutes of just plain honest conversation i have ever seen on a podcast. kudos.
i cannot wait to get back and see the rest.


-Phil Nickinson

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you can buy a droid maxx outright. verizon will unlock. and you can take that phone on any (edit: gsm) network. so i don't get the 'ever' part. i dunno... either i am in the wrong ballpark on this or you completely forgot about the moto phones. and possibly others.

nm. it looks like verizon has messed that up. even though they have an agreement with the fcc to have unlocked phones (i know i said 'will unlock', but have learned more since looking at the verizon moto x on the t-mo network), they have somehow managed to keep things from working right.