So it is been a pair weeks given that we closing chatted. Thank the chilly rains in London and the allergens in Florida for that, I feel. However right here we’re, again once more. And issues are about to get loopy.
I am on my solution to San Francisco lately for the inaugural Samsung Builders Convention. Android Primary is the official community partner for the event. And seeing as how Samsung’s doing something new (by throwing this little party in the first place), we figured we’d step up our game as well.
So you’ll be getting live coverage from us Monday and Tuesday. That includes not only liveblogging the keynote — but we’ll be streaming it online as well. Plus, we’ll have three hours of live video coverage on top of that. We’ll be doing a couple live podcasts, and interviews from the conference.
So join myself and Android Martonik. This is gonna be fun. It’s all going down at www.androidcentral.com/sdc13.
A few other thoughts runnin’ through my head …
- Nexus 5 (and Nexus 10) and KitKat Watch — Day 363. (Halloween is looking good, BTW.)
- No inside info or anything, but I’m betting on seeing devices ship in a day or two after the announcement.
- I’m really curious to see if the Nexus 5 will break me from the Moto X. It’ll probably come down to the camera.
- I suppose it shouldn’t be surprising, given our audience, but most of the folks installing the Android Central App these days are running Android 4.3.
- Speaking of the AC app, we’re starting work on another update. No ETAs or anything, but, yes, we’ve got things in store.
- Aviate is really nice, but I still think I can predict what I want on my home screens better than an app. That’s why I set up my home screens the way I did, after all.
- But I’m also curious to try Cover.
- I feel one of the vital extra telling issues about BBM launching on iOS and Android — and it most definitely used to be a messy launch — is how troublesome it may be to correctly preserve hundreds of thousands of customers global in context. Greater than 5 million downloads in two days, other people. 10 million through the tip of the week. Consider that ahead of you say “no one’s the use of it.”
- That mentioned, I am now not the usage of it.
- And BlackBerry has finished a gorgeous crappy job of convincing me that I want to use it.
- Nonetheless seeing so many tales that confuse what Android in truth is. It is no longer a “inventory” launcher or pores and skin. It is no longer Google apps. It is no longer a consumer interface. It can be an working machine (or as Jerry says, 5 million traces of code) that allows you to have all of these issues.
OK, other people. The seatbelt signal is on. Capture y’all from San Francisco this week!