Google I/O revelations, BlackBerry Live, and Nokia Lumia 928 (MobileTechRoundup show #296)

Summary:Google I/O was held last week and while no new hardware was announced, we did see many service launches and improvements that make Google a compelling choice.

Kevin went to his first Google I/O event and all the great things Google announced took up most of MobileTechRoundup show #296. Google I/O and other show topics include:

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  • All about Google I/O 2013:
    • Brilliant strategy to update Android without a new Android version
    • Kevin got to try Google Glass
    • Synchronized notfications
    • Google music subscription
    • Google Games service
    • Maps update (it's awesome on the Pixel)
    • Google+ update and Google Voice Search improvements (it understands pronouns for contextual discussions)
    • Google Edition Galaxy S 4
    • Hangouts app
  • BlackBerry Live: BBM for iOS / Android and the Q5 announced.
  • Nokia Lumia 928 from Verizon being tested by both of us.
  • Matt's on the way to CTIA

Running time: 65 minutes

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Topics: Mobility, BlackBerry, Google, Microsoft, Smartphones, Windows


Matthew Miller started using mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host, with ZDNet's Kevin Tofel, of the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned more than 2... Full Bio

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