Google Nexus 5 and KitKat, iPad Air, Pebble, and LG G Pad 8.3 (MobileTechRoundup show #309)

Google Nexus 5 and KitKat, iPad Air, Pebble, and LG G Pad 8.3 (MobileTechRoundup show #309)

Summary: As we approach the end of the year, there continue to be new mobile device announcements. Kevin and I have been using a few new devices and enjoyed chatting about them on the show.


Google revealed the Nexus 5 since our last podcast and so we started off MobileTechRoundup show 309 talking about the device and Android 4.4 KitKat. Show topics include:

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  • Nexus 5 and KitKat 4.4 impressions.

  • First look at Amazon’s Kindle Fire 8.9 HDX

  • iPad Air (Kevin sold his Nexus 7 for this. WHAT?!?)

  • Matt made another couple purchases, how long with they stay around?

  • Thoughts on iPad keyboards: Targus and Zagg units in hand.

  • Pebble announces iOS 7 support and SDK 2.0

  • LG G Pad 8.3 hands-on

Running time: 84 minutes

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Topics: Mobility, Android, Google, iPad

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  • I bought a Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 a few months ago

    and now I am experiencing the absurdity of Android updates. They're an absolute joke. Samsung provides no information as to if, or when, the update might occur. Android and Samsung have a LOT to learn from Apple and iOS about how to effectively update an OS!
    • Agree with Standardised

      Being an Android user, I have to agree with Standardised. It was always the same when I had a Nokia phone. Nokia release firmware update, wait months for manufacturer and then the carrier to test it and add their cr4p. It's the same now with Android. This is one thing that Apple got right, taking control of the update cycle. This is one reason I went with the Nexus 7 when I was choosing a tablet. It now appears that Google only provide updates to specific devices for 18 months!