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Engadget Podcast 233 - 02.21.2011

Trent Wolbe
February 21, 2011

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Our program today is XXXXXL heavy in a lot of different ways, and most of those ways lie under a big robotic green umbrella. Get it? It was a weather-related Android allusion; please forgive us. It's the Engadget Podcast, wedged firmly between the past and the future, unsure of what to feel about either one, but trying to exist really completely in the now.

Hosts: Joshua Topolsky, Nilay Patel, Paul Miller
Producer: Trent Wolbe
Music: Love Will Tear Us Apart

00:05:30 - Samsung Galaxy S II official: dual-core 1GHz CPU, 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Plus, coming this month (hands-on with video)
00:05:50 - HTC Incredible S, Desire S, and Wildfire S video hands-on
00:06:00 - Samsung Galaxy S WiFi 5.0 preview (video)
00:16:22 - Qualcomm promises Netflix streaming support on 'future Android devices' with Snapdragon
00:16:43 - Android-powered LG Revolution caught streaming Netflix at MWC (video)
00:23:02 - Next version of Android will combine Gingerbread and Honeycomb, arrive on a six-month cycle
00:23:58 - The Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (update: video and full spec sheet!)
00:24:25 - Sony Ericsson touts Xperia Play multiplayer gaming, promises 50 titles at launch
00:24:40 - Sony Ericsson Xperia Play available in March, on Verizon in 'early spring'
00:35:26 - LG Optimus 3D hands-on
00:44:48 - HTC's Facebook-worshipping phones headed to AT&T later this year
00:46:20 - HTC Salsa and Chacha bring the dedicated Facebook button to Android (update: eyes-on)
00:51:30 - Motorola Xoom vs. Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 vs. LG G-Slate -- battle of the Tegra 2 Honeycomb tablets
00:52:08 - Motorola Xoom price official: $799 unsubsidized on Verizon, $600 for WiFi-only
00:53:00 - Motorola's Sanjay Jha on Xoom: 'Our ability to deliver 4G justifies the $799 price point'
00:59:10 - HTC launches 1.5GHz, 7-inch Android 2.4 Flyer into the tablet wars (update: hands-on video!)
00:59:48 - HTC Flyer tablet hits for 669 euros
00:59:55 - The stylus isn't dead: more pen-based tablets and apps coming this year
01:05:01 - Exclusive: Sony 'S1' PlayStation tablet (updated)
01:06:02 - Nokia: 'Our first priority is beating Android'
01:06:20 - Eric Schmidt: 'We certainly tried' to get Nokia to use Android
01:06:40 - HTC CEO Peter Chou on Microsoft / Nokia partnership: 'it'll make the ecosystem stronger'
01:07:00 - The Engadget Interview: Microsoft's Aaron Woodman talks Windows Phone 7 and Nokia
01:07:30 - Windows Phone 7's multitasking uses zoomed-out cards to check on your apps
01:08:50 - Microsoft Rally Ball demo shows Windows Phone 7, Kinect, Xbox Live living in perfect harmony (video)
01:09:10 - Microsoft shows off WP7's future with multitasking, Twitter integration, and IE9, all coming this year
01:12:40 - Nokia's marginalization of MeeGo came as a surprise to Intel
01:13:58 - Intel's Otellini insists company is committed to MeeGo, says he 'understood' why Nokia moved to Microsoft
01:14:25 - Editorial: Intel keeps pushing MeeGo, but why?
01:14:50 - Intel shows off more of its MeeGo Tablet UI, still needs lots of work
01:27:50 - Motorola Atrix 4G review

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