inThirty 80 – Not So Special Announcements

What happens when announcements don’t have that wow factor?  Even big companies suffer from boring announcements or botched product launches.  In this week’s episode  we talk about two announcements that should have been larger than life, but fell on pretty much deaf ears.

[Editor’s Note] – Sorry for the delay.  We will try to be more proactive about getting episodes out on time.

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Show Notes

Sony announces the PlayStation 4, launching at the end of 2013” | The Verge
Sony confirms that the PlayStation 4 won’t play PS3 games natively” | The Verge
Sony adds instant ‘remote play’ of PlayStation 4 games on PS Vita” | The Verge
Sony’s PlayStation 4 will use Gaikai game streaming technology” | The Verge
Sony PlayStation 4 games can be played while they are downloading” | The Verge
Chromebook Pixel | Google Play Store
HTC One unveiled” | Engadget
Retina MacBook Pro |
Apple’s Transition to Intel Processors | Wikipedia

Android Orphans

Please sir, can I have some more over the air updates? Not if you’re using the majority of Android phones. As a follow up to yesterday’s show, we’re lucky to have the creator of the chart that puts the Dickensian state of upgrade support across Android phones on display, Michael Degusta, with us on inThirty. We get to the bottom of how and why he took on this topic and find out what version of Android those big laser-shooting-Transformer-type-things from the Droid commercials run.

Fragmentation Threshold

Ice Cream Sandwich hasn’t even had time to melt and someone out there on the internet has the nerve to create a chart showing just how infrequently all those Android devices actually get the latest version of the mobile OS.
Michael DeGusta, the man who laid out the sad state of Google’s hardware support in red, orange, yellow, and green joins the inThirty crew and our guest host Kelly Guimont to discuss whether Android is a stop or a go and how the carriers, manufacturers and Google factor in to this traffic jam.

Tomorrow we’ll post an interview with Michael that covers why he created the chart, how he found the data, and whether or not he was inspired by the bygone days of the color coded terror alert system.

Show Notes
Android Orphans: Visualizing a Sad History of Support |

My View on Android Fragmentation |