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Phil, Jerry and Andrew are back to talk up the latest Nexus leaks, we've got the U.S. versions of the LG G2 in our hot little hands, new Chromebooks in our hearts — and what we really think about all this iPhone buzz.

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Android Central Podcast Ep. 150: Hearing voices in our heads


Caused samsung will be trashed talk old story

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We did two podcasts from IFA about the Note 3. (Ep. 149, and 149 supplemental.) On this podcast, I was the only one who has used the Note 3, whereas Jerry and Andrew each have G2s at the moment.

There's plenty of time for the Note 3 — and we'll talk about it much, much more.

I disagree with the disapproval of a permanent soft Menu key. I always want the menu key there, its essential. I hate the fact that there isn't one by default for stock Android. There are some apps that does not code for soft keys devices and without the soft menu key, there is no way to access to the menu. So I have to give LG kudos for putting it there. If manufacturers that have capacitive buttons started removing the Menu buttons, customers would be pissed off.

As the knock on feature, been doing that with custom kernel for a long time, or third party apps, but its nice to be default now, help prevents broken power buttons.

The point is that since android 4.0 there has been no need for a hard-coded menu button on the phone's side. Yes there are some apps that still don't specifically handle the soft keys by using an overflow menu key, but there is NEVER a situation on any phone or app where you just dont have a menu key. Phones will always offer a legacy menu key in the on-screen buttons, in a menu at the bottom of the screen, or via a long-press on one of the capacitive keys.

The point is that having the menu key doesnt help anything because there are plenty of other ways to access it even if they follow google guidelines for navigation. But having the menu key there does hurt usability because it obscures options and navigation to the user behind an extra hidden menu structure.

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Yesterday was my first time watching you guys' podcast live. It was pretty awesome ;D .....Best I've watched in a long time! Thumbs Up for the greatest android podcast in the world lol

Funny - I was listening to the podcast on my phone in the car and Phil's command to send a text to his wife didn't do anything but when Andrew(?) said the command to set an alarm at 8:00 it triggered my phone to set an alarm!

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