Engadget Podcast 343 - 05.10.13

Despite a plethora of major news from the mobile space this week, we somehow recorded one of our shortest podcasts in recent memory. We kick off with a recap of Google's "breakfast with Sundar Pichai" event, then Brian ponders what life would be like with a Chromecast -- he hasn't owned a TV in about a dozen years. Finally, we chat about Verizon's new Droids, and round out the show with observations from our Nokia Lumia 1020 and Samsung GS4 Mini reviews. Episode 353 of the Engadget podcast is ready to stream below.

Hosts: Dana Wollman, Brian Heater, Terrence O'Brien

Producer: Joe Pollicino

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01:41 - Expand NYC
06:07 - Google announces thinner, lighter Nexus 7 with higher-res screen, arrives July 30th for $230
09:06 - Android 4.3 Jelly Bean official: shipping with new Nexus 7, available OTA for select devices today
12:09 - Android 4.3 brings 1080p Netflix streaming
12:53 - Google introduces Chromecast, a $35 HDMI streaming solution for televisions (video)
18:01 - Netflix, Pandora confirmed as content partners for Chromecast streaming
19:29 - Google Play Games app launches today, provides a portal for tablet gamers (update: it's here)
20:52 - Google intros Play Textbooks for purchase and rent
22:00 - Verizon Droid Maxx, Droid Ultra & Droid Mini
23:43 - Nokia Lumia 1020 review
36:06 - Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini review: small in size, but not worth the mega price

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