Tagged with “android” (5)
Tor Norbye and Chet Haase are joined by Jeff Hamilton from the Google Play services team.
In this continuation of the mini-series with Tall Engineers Named Jeff (starting with episode #2 with Jeff Sharkey), this episode goes in-depth into the Google Play services library, which provides easier, Android-friendly access to various Google APIs, such as authentication and mapping.
Daniel and Manton talk Android on the desktop, consistency of programming languages, and various approaches to to-do list management.
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Microsoft kick-starts the smack-talk machine, which blows up in its face just as Nokia sells its own headquarters. The Lumia 822 gives us an excuse to launch a brand-new review format, while a Nexus 4 trade lets us take a post-review look at Google’s latest smartphone. The iPhone 5S breaks its cover -maybe- while the Nexus 10 gives everyone a reason to care about big Android tablets – again, maybe. Rumors of a new 1080p device from LG get the speculation bonfire going again, but a cool bucketful of Google Play-colored cold water got us back on track.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a podcast without some doom-and-gloom news from HTC.
All that, plus listener mail and Joe Levi’s inimitable insight, after the break. Plug in, kick back, and treat those beautiful ears of yours to episode 021 of the Pocketnow Weekly. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. And thanks for listening!
Dan and Marco discuss Instapaper’s new competitor, Readability, the effects of competing with a free product, trying to be original while implementing similar features, and the difficulties of choosing fonts for reading body text on screens.