On this week’s Gadget Lab podcast, the crew talks shop about Google’s recent Android updates, a new Nokia phone and, of course, the obligatory week in Apple news and rumors.
First up, staff writer Mike Isaac and product reviews editor Michael Calore kick off the show with tasty news about Ice Cream Sandwich, the latest version of the Android mobile platform. We recently played with the new Android OS running on Samsung’s Galaxy Nexus smartphone, and can tell you it’s the best Android version yet.
Next, the two Mikes discuss another smartphone, the obscure yet playfully adorned Nokia’s N9. While the N9 itself is easy on the eyes, its Meego operating system is just this close to obsolescence.
Finally, staff writer Christina Bonnington stops by to chat about Apple. The company has announced an unlikely fourth U.S. carrier for the iPhone, and it’s not T-Mobile, but rather C-Spire Wireless, which provides coverage to a number of Southern states. Perhaps Apple is trying to hone in on territories that aren’t covered well by AT&T, Verizon and Sprint. Or maybe Apple just likes the South.
Christina finishes the show off by debunking rumors of an imminent smaller, 7-inch iPad. A mini iPad is unlikely for a number of reasons, she says, including complete disinterest on the part of Steve Jobs himself.
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