Engadget Podcast 221 - 12.11.2010

Google. Google, Google, Google, Google, Google!!! So precocious for an awkward tween. Fire up the Engadget Podcast Bingo site or iOS app and jump start your weekend with a hot tech injection full of a company that does much more than just search, these days, if you know what we mean.

Hosts: Joshua Topolsky, Paul Miller, Nilay Patel
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Paranoid Android

00:00:55 - Nexus S review
00:08:00 - Google's Nexus S official, coming December 16th to US, 20th to UK (update: $199 on contract, $529 unlocked)
00:17:07 - Google's big week: Nexus S, Honeycomb tablets, Chrome OS laptops, and eBooks to boot
00:22:00 - Google rolls out NFC-equipped Places business kits, muscles in on location-based territory in Portland
00:27:07 - LG invents imaginary 1GHz processor requirement to say Optimus One won't get Gingerbread
00:27:15 - LG pulls back, 'will evaluate' upgrading Optimus series to Gingerbread when specs and source code are public
00:27:45 - LG commits to upgrading Optimus Ones to Gingerbread, angry hordes abate
00:31:00 - Android 2.3 SDK revealed, Gingerbread improvements called out
00:31:30 - Android Honeycomb coming 'next year,' adds tablet support
00:32:30 - Google's Andy Rubin live from D: Dive Into Mobile
00:47:50 - Live from Google's Chrome event!
00:48:50 - Google Chrome OS gets detailed, first laptops from Acer and Samsung coming mid-2011
00:49:10 - Google unveils Cr-48, the first Chrome OS laptop
00:49:20 - Google Cr-48 Chrome laptop preview (update: in-depth impressions!)
00:49:30 - Google demos Chrome Web Store, rolling out later today to US (update: now live)
00:52:00 - Flash working poorly on your Google Cr-48? Adobe's working on it
00:55:55 - Google partners with Verizon for free 3G data allowance with every Chrome OS netbook
01:03:50 - Chrome Web Store, HTML5 and the iPad: symbiosis at its best
01:16:50 - Mike Lazaridis live at D: Dive Into Mobile (with the PlayBook!)
01:18:00 - RIM's Mike Lazaridis: QNX coming to BlackBerry phones when dual-core processors are ready
01:26:26 - The Engadget Show returns next Friday, December 17th with televisions, robots, giveaways, and more!

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