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The Droid Life Show: Episode 3

The Droid Life Show returns tonight for episode 3. We normally do our business on Wednesday nights, but since this Wednesday is a holiday, and Google took it upon themselves to blow our minds this morning with Android announcements, we thought a special edition of the show was in store.

We’ll be live at 6:00PM Pacific (9:00PM Eastern).


*Note – We are working at getting a more stable chat client, but if you’d like to really get into this IRC thing, feel free to check out XChat, Colloquy (Mac), or mIRC. There are also Android IRC clients, such as AndroIRC.

  • Jason Brown

    great show this week! thanks for covering everything today from the explosion of nexus related stuff that happened. i’m looking forward to v4.2. I’m kind of bummed there’s no lte in the nexus 4. you guys hit the spot when you said that “apple is going to have a field day” that google’s “flagship” (more like a hybrid) this year has no lte. they should have just went with the same lte chip that’s in the s3. i like how the new nexus 4 has been designed to have a better fit in your hand. would have been nice to see them keep the curved display. when i first got my gnex, i didnt know what the “hoopla” was surrounding the curved display until i made my first phone call and liked how the phone felt comfortable while using it. it’s also nice when the gnex is in my pocket. and lastly, headphone jack on the bottom was the best. i dont know why they switched it. /end rant.

    • It’s hard to sit in the same chair for 13 hours. Excuuuse me lol

  • Damian

    I feel like the show needs a super cool opening, maybe sing a song?

  • Thomas

    Gentleman great job again tonight !!! Tim the bed looked great bro ;). Ron you shaved ? If anybody needs to shave it’s Eric…he looks like a mini Bruce Falange. Seriously guys I’m really liking the show more & more each week. *thumbs up* Keep it comin’.

  • Liderc

    Honestly, I’m really not impressed with any of the new Nexus line. The thing that interested me the most was actually the wireless charging unit – which is very nice because it’ll be very usable due to its design/angle.

    The Nexus 10, okay, It’s decent. But overall I’m not like WOW it’s amazing, it’s simply another Android tablet, which is well priced with good specs. But I’m not a huge tablet fan anyways, so I don’t want to harp on what could be a very nice device.

    As for the Nexus 4, I cannot even put into words the let down that is the lack of LTE.

    I understand their reasoning (not their bullsh*t reasoning they said about keeping price down/battery/not enough companies expanding LTE ect…) but the actual reason, which is this will allow the phone to be more open to updates and wireless providers. The problem is Verizon is the largest wireless company in the US, both in 3g and LTE – so that logic doesn’t exactly fly there either.

    I think Google has made an enormous mistake by not making at least an alternative LTE device, they did it with the Gnexus, there’s zero reason not to have done it this time. I can’t imagine why they thought this was the best idea, they have nothing to lose by releasing an LTE version, but they lose all of the potential sales from Verizon (and new google play customers), which potentially is the largest piece of the pie.

    I hope they realize that Verizon is highly important to US cell phone users, it’s the most reliable network in the US and they are so far ahead in LTE coverage that it’s not even a race any longer – other companies LTE coverage has become a laughing stock in comparison and everyone acknowledges it.

    • sgtguthrie

      There’s a good chance that Verizon said no to it as well. Verizon is picky about what they allow on their network. They don’t like unlockable bootloaders, and that’s what a Nexus is and will be. Look at what they did with the Galaxy S3 and Note 2. First Sammy devices to ever get locked! I think they just decided they didn’t want another Nexus device on their network. Their loss actually. With T-Mobile’s truly unlimited data now vs VZW’s Share-your-first-born-CHILD-to-pay-for-data Plans I see no reason to stick with VZW. The network is nice, but it’s not worth the hassle or expense of it. T-Mobile has me covered 90% of where I’d go anyway…

      Just riding out the contract…or waiting for my phone to break. Whichever comes first 🙂

    • NexusMan

      Well, I have a Verizon G Nex, and I can say that while I love my G Nex, my friend’s experience is considerably better on his T Mobile Galaxy Nexus. He doesn’t have the battery issues or restart issues that I and others have on the Verizon version.

  • George

    Another great show. Maybe I missed it but I would liked to have heard more on the tv mirroring with 4.2 and lack of storage and nonremovable batteries with new devices these days. I’m definitely getting the 32GB Nexus 7 next month. Happy Halloween.

  • have they discussed what devices 4.2 will hit?

  • Yes Eric, I am indeed miffed that I bought the 8gb.

  • Iron_Catastrofe

    Nexus 10 seems like something I would probably pick up, still content with my N7 for now. Not too pleased with the whole ordeal of the Nexus 4. I’ve been looking and weighing all of my options and have come to the conclusion that I’ll probably pick up the Razr HD.

  • Murphy

    Why has no one exclaimed how hot Kellex is?

    • Justin W

      Because we’re not creeps.

      • John

        ..& most of us are males

  • eric looks like a gap troll

  • No LTE or CDMA support = no buy…….explain to me this…

    How is it that apple can update their OS on CDMA networks without delays….Google is too big to be allowed to be bullied by carriers….really dissapointed

  • Drummer62

    total crap that we don’t have LTE, No Verizon version, and this lame storage amounts!! Boooooo!!

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  • Bob G

    Chat’s working good today only because the other 10,000 people aren’t trying to get into chat just for a contest.

    • Good to know that it held up better. For contests, we likely won’t relate them to chat again, so hopefully this option will work for a while as a chat client.

  • ChatZilla is also a decent IRC client. It’s a Firefox add-on.