After two episodes that revolved around the iPhone last week it’s certainly nice to spend some time talking about delectable frozen treats…wait, is that Chaim saying that Android releases are named by desserts in ascending alphabetical order?
This week we discuss the new features Android has to offer and trends in mobile operating system development. Chaim feels pushed towards a hardware upgrade, but will he drop his current Droid for a Galaxy far, far away? Do you think he’ll ever get face recognition unlocking to work? What do desserts have to do with robots and galaxies? Listen to find out.
With all the new cloud players out there, which one will have the advantage. I think I have a plus for google music.
Running a mac, with an android phone, and an ever growing music library, I have yet to find the perfect solution. The iphone was the perfect solution except for the fact that Android does more of what I need, and music isn’t super high up there. While play counts, and playlists are, other functionality won out.
Converting from PC to Mac to a Windows Home Server, my iTunes.itl file is the holy grail for me. It is one of the few things that I have backed up just about everywhere. When you have reconverted your audio in ever increasing (and now FLAC) quality, you lose space. Lots of space. With an 8gig nano in your car, you have to choose your music wisely.
So what am I complaining about ? Simply, how can you use a cloud service to store all your music and update your play count. I think I found it.
Before I start, I think this graph is ultra biased. 1000+ days ago was 2008. Facebook was released in parts first to college, then to high school, then to entities. Twitter was created in 2006, to the still lingering question, “What do I do with this.” Google being the number 1 search engine by a huge margin, has been creating rumors about their social network. When it finally came out, of course EVERYONE wanted to try it. Now the question is, “Which one of these services is going to suffer?”
UPDATE: Just had a long talk with @justinfreid, about this.
I’m rushing this post out, but I’m really impressed by what I see. What I’m talking about is google+. Google’s answer to social networking, and I think that google not only hit it out of the park, but hit it out of the stratosphere. Being so nascent, hidden features will come, but this is what I see:
First, how did I get an invite. If google planned this, then it was genius. They gave invites to the celebrities. This is standard operating procedure. Then they opened up the floodgates, but allowing invites. Not just 10 invites, but an unlimited number (I must have invited 30+ people without it blinking). This allowed the people who wanted in to be in, and invite those who they thought were useful to join. Immediately after, Lifehacker.com posts invites, and everyone joined. In 20 minutes, I had four friends, already posting, +1″ing,” adding photos, and commenting. Within the hour, I was “hanging out.”