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The Droid Life Show: Episode 2

Welcome to episode 2 of The Droid Life Show! The show starts promptly at 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern).

During tonight’s show, we are giving away three (3) Nexus 7 16GB tablets to lucky members of the DL community, all thanks to our friends at NVIDIA (follow them at @NVIDIATegra). In order to enter, all you have to do is watch the show and hang out in the chat. We’ll choose our three winners from those hanging out in the chat room towards the end.

Everyone ready?  


  • GLEN

    For those who have children to manage and other random intefernce during show time, I would like a clear link to watch the episode at a later time–even with the understanding no prize is avIlable. You seemed to have a better back link to the first week’s show. Searching for this week toom me through loops of referrences to both weeks with no clear path to watch the week 2 show. Maybe this is part of the issues you are considering after your problems with the second episode. As your interesting show grows, a landing spot with links to recet shows would be greatly appreceited.

  • Thomas

    Great job guys. Ron, I really enjoy your insight & thoughts when asked to comment on certain topics. Tim, stop trying to be funny bro..it’s not working for ya. When you make everything a joke, your comments become null & void. Not trying to be rude just give honest feedback.

  • Rich

    What is funny is that you have beats audio headphones… What a POS and a waste of money…

  • George

    Great show. All four of you guys are sharp and intelligent. I hope Google is paying attention to your site and show (they should hire all four of you for brainstorming alone). My last two phone purchases have been based on your articles. I’m not the smartest tech person and I try to keep with learning stuff on your site but I did not know how to go into chat to win one of the Nexus 7s.

  • Seth Schorr

    Why does Ron say that you can’t use the Nexus 7 in landscape? It works great in landscape! I do use it that way often.

    • JoshGroff

      Maybe the homescreen, but that was made rotatable with 4.1.2.

    • You can use it, but like JoshGroff said it was added in an update. I think the reason it was an option from the beginning is that the N7 doesn’t work well in landscape compared to a full 10 inch tablet because of the shape of the display.

  • giobotigi

    i missed the show.. watching now.. did they give the nexus’ away?

  • Spider210

    Darn couldn’t stay logged in

  • they should have just used this..

  • So were we supposed to be logged into IRC chat to be eligible? I was on Google+ AND droidlife.com. ???

  • Apologies for the technical difficulties tonight. Second show, learned a bunch of stuff. Overall, I thought the show went well, but the web client for the chat couldn’t keep up with the massive amounts of people we brought in for the contest.

    We will have more contests, potentially one next week. We will also find a more stable option for people to chat along.

    Again, apologies for the issues tonight, but we greatly appreciate you all coming and joining in on the fun. Come back next week!

    • 1bad69z28

      Hey Keelex it was a great show. A lot of us were commenting on the Hangouts comment section, so don’t know if you guys saw those comments or not.

      Hopefully you guys did see us there 🙂 Again, great saw man keep it coming guys

      Go Giants!!! Giving the Tigers a SF Beat Down

      • michael arazan

        Welcome back, my friends
        to the show that never ends.
        We’re so glad you could attend!
        Come inside! Come inside!
        There behind a glass
        stands a real blade of grass
        be careful as you pass.
        Move along! Move along!
        Come inside, the show’s about to start
        guaranteed to blow your head apart
        Rest assured you’ll get your money’s worth
        The greatest show it happens a hell-of-alot.

        You’ve got to see the show, it’s a dynamo.
        You’ve got to see the show, it’s rock and roll

    • My apologies to everyone about the terrible escapade in regards to the live event footage. My devices were not playing nice tonight. 🙁

  • Yitz

    I got on at 7:01 and stayed on until now (still on!) go figure…

  • contest is over, winners have been PM’d.

  • baldypal

    congrats to those who could stay on long enough to win

  • azturbomini

    Oh man. I can’t log in. 🙁

  • Thanks for a great show and a fun time. Grats to the winners and see you all next week!

  • bratliff

    They said they would change next time they are aware it didn’t work very well..

  • Jeff Ayers

    can you PM me again. jeffayers

  • They should Pick a winner from the comments. System keeps crashing.

  • Themanhere10

    i keep getting kicked off too!

  • droyd4life

    who wonn

  • Patrick

    how do you know if you won? what messages do you check?

    • Jeffrey Garcia

      thats what im wondering

  • Kicked booted butthurt

  • I guess I didn’t win because I got kicked at the end
    Was a good chat anyway, Will be turning in weekly.

  • Tim can you post who you chose if they didn’t answer you. Tons of us kept getting kicked off.

  • Mapekz

    For the record, IRC is fine; it’s been fine for decades and Freenode is a very powerful and tech-friendly high volume server.

    The issue is that web sockets are not nearly good enough compared to a native app with access to the TCP stack to handle the requests. Recommend an IRC client for the next shows and get moderators to help lead discussions and limit massive spam messages.

  • Sakebomber77

    Damn thing kicked me out

  • mustbepbs

    Why wouldn’t they just pick someone from the comments instead of trying to wrestle with the stupid IRC client?

  • Great job Droid Life team and big thanks to NVIDIA!

  • david weilacher

    Chat keeps on crashing… That sux

  • JWatson

    It’s a shame the chat stopped working. Great show either way guys!

  • Again i am razrboy12231 and for a brief time dominos….lol

  • I know you tried to contact me but this IRC thing is wack

  • Jeffrey Garcia

    Whoever won please show yourself!

  • wow sooo much for that ..

  • Jim McClain

    doubt they even knew we were trying

  • Who won? How do I go about finding the PM?

  • Zac

    I got booted the whole time they picked winners. server couldn’t load my captcha or whatever…dammit. nice show though guys

    • Me too, this is crazy.

  • Besnik

    No give away?

  • jofficus44

    how do we know if won? I’m in the chat, but locked …

  • Jeffrey Garcia

    C’mon Tim!

  • Jeffrey Garcia

    did i win?

  • I dont see my message?

  • Besnik

    Hope the giveaway will work!

    • Besnik

      Like hope it will go well.

  • Patrick

    hey will ther b a droid5

  • jloz10

    got disconnected before the winners announcement : /

  • Alex Instefjord

    got kicked off 5 times….

  • Jim McClain

    i cant even see my name in there

  • edgar cancela

    man i visit this site everyday since the og and had never leave a coment but tonite is the nigh

  • exactly chrome books are great concept but I dont think think the practicality is there.

  • Jim McClain

    just my life,when it free im lost lol

  • Jim McClain

    im lost too

  • jofficus44

    chat shows me, but I also seem dumped out …

    • Zach Armstrong

      Same here.

  • arthur


  • Trey

    I agree that its a disappointment about the loss of LTE in the new nexus

  • Bob G

    well ,chat just crashed for me 🙁

  • Yitz

    [22:01] == Disconnected from server: Connection to IRC server failed….

  • CK

    Alright just jumped in…

  • chrome book is too light (hardware) might as well get a tablet.

  • chey023

    Booted a million times but still cool

  • Roland Hodge

    been watching and still cant find the chat

  • cant get into the chat!

  • Yoderz


  • NOT AGAIN???????????///

  • They should pick the winners from these comments, not the chat…

    • Zach Armstrong

      That would make it more fair.

  • El Big CHRIS

    I can see RON!

  • prestone1

    Google wants to make everyone happy. That’s why they are trying to do a million things at once

    • Yitz

      and they want all the $ 🙂

    • CK

      And they do it right…also they give it for free …

  • chris125

    this chat is all over the place, keeps kicking people out myself included

  • Booted again….this is frigin redunkulous!

    • Yitz

      I gave up…not fair 🙁

  • I was kicked from IRC a while ago. still watching on G+ though

  • Nexus 7 only portrait on homepage. “There’s an app for that.”

  • just go to webchat.freenode.net/?nick=
    and use the #droidlife as the channel since the one on here keeps dropping people

  • Bennie Riley

    Ok, now I’m craving pizza!

  • tomn1ce

    I have used pocket….it’s pretty nice especially when it reads you the article 🙂

  • Whargarbl

  • anybody know the name of the IRC channel?

  • Jon Nexus

    Keeps kicking me out..wow

  • Ron, I agree with the Pocket app!!!! Saving stuff for later is awesome! Many ways of sending articles to myself!

  • video not working for me :- starts for 2 seconds and wont continue after that

  • Adam


  • droyd4life

    chat stopped working 🙁

  • Yitz

    talking apps, trello really rocks! Have not heard it mentioned here ever…

  • CK

    I think the chat got cut off again..

  • Wolfgang71

    It seemed like 1200 baud…

  • Wolfgang71

    Just went into a Tmobile store to play with the Note 2. It is awesome! Does anyone know the specs on the speed of which S beam is supposed to transfer between phones? I transferred a picture and it seemed to take a while. Just wondering the transfer rate…

    • It’s super fast on the s3… Transfered 2gb movie in about 3min

  • ace

    Where did you get the sweet braves hat?

  • androiddict

    f’n freenode won’t work!

  • Zach Armstrong

    What about us Incredible 2 owners.

    • Yitz

      If Incredible 4G doesnt get it…

      • Zach Armstrong

        I meant for the ICS update.

        • Yitz


  • what happened to the chat dam it?

  • Nexus 7 $199, ipad mini $320 don’t drink the kool-aid lemmings!

  • MGardnerDA1235

    Bionic update has been terrible! Can’t even send text messages longer than 40 characters.

    • I gave up and got the SGS3 cause I knew it wasnt coming any time soon

  • Yitz

    Why can’t my 4G LTE have Jelly Bean???

    • Yitz

      (Incredible 4G that is)

  • wheres the chat>?

  • iPad = meh…

  • Tom Landberg

    I love on screen buttons.

  • Jim McClain

    are they calling the big one a maxi pad? lol

  • Off topic game update. giants 5 tigers 0

  • I’m still excited about the Moto Razr HD…WANT!

  • Brittany n

    it sucks that i keep loosing connection in the chat room : (

    • Yitz

      at least 1 Nexus to the comments right here. VOTE ME UP!!!

      • justin

        haha, you got 12 votes so far!

    • Tom Landberg

      That must mean it’s a really popular show. But ya it still sucks.

  • Jim McClain

    even cnet cut the mini down

  • Jim McClain

    only thing better is the rear camera

  • freshnezzz

    yet we won’t win nexus lol

  • Bobby A

    can’t chat…

  • Why can’t Samsung and HTC take a page from Motorola and make droid-life I mean battery life more important?

  • Yitz

    It’s amazing how many people will buy the mini that really does not come near the Nexus…

  • Jim McClain

    he never mentioned the minis old processor

  • freshnezzz

    mini is a joke

  • Jim McClain

    mini is a joke

  • Yitz

    yup – marketing all the way! If Verizon could they would make phones without SD slots, and make 3 version of each one!

  • Yoderz

    Chats are for girls anyways

  • If the chat is broken how could you just post?

  • Jim McClain

    every phone should have that maxx battery

  • Bennie Riley

    Yes I completely agree! Just one RAZR phone!

  • Nexus 7 Please.

  • won’t get it.

  • Kenneth Kewatt

    I’m guessing they realize the Chat is broken

  • Anyone else’s chat die?

  • Jim McClain

    who would want the regular razr

  • #droidlife forever

  • This is how you run an Android show

  • Michael Quinlan

    I love these live shows 🙂

    • Kenneth Kewatt


  • huge

  • B W

    seems a little big

  • Yay!!

  • B W

    whoo whooo nexus 7

  • sounds good

  • The chat keeps crashing!

  • CK

    Tablet time…Yeah!!!!

  • Zach Armstrong

    The Chat is not working.

  • Ok im razrboy12231 and i just want you guys to KNOW!!! now NExus 7 so i can complain about the 32GB that will be comming out.lol

  • CK

    The event video looks awesome…

  • I can’t chat and watch the broadcast from my phone at the same time

  • Yitz

    maybe if I was chatting on a Nexus 7 it would be working 🙂

  • Nish R

    The chat isn’t reliable. It keeps kicking me out and says the nickname is taken and won’t let me back in.

    Even though I enjoy the show, I’ll have to say that I am not going to win a tablet today until they come up with something better than IRC

  • I think something is coming before Christmas

  • Adam


    • so what do we do?

  • not excited

  • Yitz

    chat is broken, I keep trying, press event looks cool….

  • yes

  • Im not seein whats breaking

  • The chat broke again.

  • hfoster52

    Chat keeps breaking……

  • I would have preferred a Moto or HTC Nexus

  • is this not the chat?

  • Yitz

    I hope they give us a chance at the tablets when they see we all can’t chat….

    • Big_EZ

      I was finally able to log in and chat, then it went down again 🙁

  • Nexus 4

  • Taylor Levesque

    Chat is broken

  • EricCPC

    I just want to hear about that Moto Nexus 🙁 Dream phone

    • Can’t wait for that

  • Yitz

    I keep getting knocked off of chat and I’m desperate for a Nexus 7!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m suffering with a Zenithink C71 🙁

  • gkinsella2

    There we go…in like Flynn!

  • Nexus allows me to wait from the sidelines.

  • I finally seem to have things working correctly

  • JustTrollin69

    I want my Nexus 7 =[

  • Joshua Patrick

    Hit me up for the nexus, In chat but the channels cant handle the amount that have shown up!!!!

  • 299.00 is what i expect to pay for a top phone

  • JustTrollin69

    My chat feed keeps freezing, I had to refresh 5 times and choose a new nick name everytime

  • cheezer88

    What’s up

  • We need a good violent, action movie type Droid commercial.

  • gkinsella2

    how did you get the chat feed to work?

  • NexusMan

    Ok…after technical difficulties for the past 10 minutes, I can finally see the feed! Still can’t view on Google+, but its at least working on this site…what did I miss?

  • I think they’ve lost a bit edge.

  • bena

    how do you chat

    • Big_EZ

      It won’t let me do anything either

  • Andy Foard


  • DNA anybody?

  • Yay, it’s working!

  • Michael Gillenwalters

    Good evening!

  • gp126904

    Anyone else just seeing a repeat of the same video? Also how do I comment in the feed?

  • bena

    how do you connect to chat

  • donthateme13

    This feed working for anyone else?

  • Alex Instefjord

    anyone else only seeing a video of the first 56 seconds??? where’s the live feed?

  • Its not doing anything for me all of a sudden.

  • chiahead52


  • donthateme13

    Hope they discus the potential motorola nexus

  • jabomb93

    Aweeh yeahhhh love this show

  • donthateme13

    Hope they discuss that motorola nexus!

  • JustTrollin69

    That Nexus 7 is MINE

    • Diablo81588

      Just for that, you’re guarenteed to not win 😛

    • Jeffrey Garcia

      Actually, it’s mine.

    • JoshGroff

      It’s actua… Wait, I already have one.


  • cant type ……wtf

  • EvanTheGamer

    READY this time.