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Attack of the Tablets

We wish everyone recovering from Hurricane Sandy well, and episode 65 of inThirty goes out to the team at PSE&G for getting power back to Chaim, Harry, and Justin in time to talk about tablets. Google didn’t fair as well and their scheduled Android event was moved from IRL to online. Chaim managed to collect all of the sweet details about the dot 2 update to Jelly Bean and the hardware that’ll accompany it before he was knocked off the grid but Harry is not impressed. We pit the new Android tablets and the Kindle Fire against the recently announced iPad Mini and discuss price point, features, design, and determine along the way that this holiday season Amazon, Google, and Apple will duke it out in in the less than ten inch category. Chaim and Justin were introduced to a new contender in the ring, the Microsoft Surface, at Microtropolis (go on, Google it), while Harry went undercover at a Microsoft Store to try it. Harry likes its kickstand, Chaim says it’s revolutionary, Justin says it’s mutant disaster of a device. Take some aspirin (that’s a really subtle tablet pun), put on your headphones, and listen up.
Episode 65 Hangout: http://youtu.be/Ik1g2gbYPXg
Show Notes
Nexus 4, Nexus 7 32GB HSPA+, and Nexus 10 All Land On Google Play” | Droid Life
Google Boasts 700K Apps In Google Play, Nearly Matching Apple’s iTunes Offering” | Droid Life
Slow lane: why Google’s new Nexus 4 doesn’t have LTE” | The Verge
iPhone 4S review” | The Verge
Microsoft Surface: It just works… or not” | The Loop
Webcast: Windows 8 and Microsoft Surface Launch Events | Microsoft
The Microtropolis | Microsoft