This past month has been insane thanks to many of our travel schedules. With things finally settling down I was able to get together with Brian and Vivek to record a mobile-update podcast going over all of the announcements we've been covering on the site lately. This is a long one, we go over all of the new Microsoft releases (Surface, Windows 8/RT, Windows Phone 8), the new Google releases (Chromebook, Nexus 4/10) and the new Apple releases (iPad mini, iPad 4, 13-inch rMBP), and more.

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 9
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug, Vivek Gowri

RSS - mp3m4a
Direct Links - mp3m4a

Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

Outline - hh:mm

Windows R/RT - 00:00
Surface - 00:05
Samsung Ativ Smart PC - 00:10
Windows Phone 8 - 00:24
Windows Phone 8X by HTC -  00:39
New Chromebook - 00:42
Nexus 4/10 Performance - 00:49
Nexus 10 - 00:52
Nexus 4 - 1:01
Android 4.2 - 1:24
iPad mini - 1:29
iPad 4 - 1:41
13-inch rMBP - 1:47
Element Case - 1:53
Base Station Emulator -  2:00

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. 



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  • phillyry - Monday, November 12, 2012 - link

    They're talking about the lack of a well-integrated messenger program that could meet to the needs of a lot of protocols (or something). For, say, sending a full-res photo in a text like fashion, without the need to go into email. Not sure which other restrictions there were but that doesn't dismiss the other pluses.

    It's valid to say that they should have spoken about the Skype integration plus-side (I'll have to take your word for its usefulness since I have no first-hand experience with it and, as you pointed out, they didn't make it an emphasis).

    But again, this is a separate feature and does not dismiss the messenger feature that is left wanting. You should have both and shouldn't need to compensate for one with the other. They should be complimentary.
  • Zink - Friday, November 09, 2012 - link

    Brian likes to go on an on, half of it I don't really get but the other half is completely amazing or funny so I think this format is perfect. Reply
  • phillyry - Monday, November 12, 2012 - link

    Ya. The informal tone and structure is what makes it enjoyable to listen to. Reply
  • tzhu07 - Friday, November 09, 2012 - link

    I thought you guys may have canceled the podcast. Good to see it's still here. Reply
  • ImSpartacus - Friday, November 09, 2012 - link

    Nobody thought the offgas thing was cool?

    I can hear about new phones and laptops anywhere, but there's only one source for goofy engineering quips. Klug is the man.
  • Kevin G - Sunday, November 11, 2012 - link

    When they were talking about that, I was thinking of various consumer electronics farting. In a round about way, that isn't too far off. Reply
  • phillyry - Monday, November 12, 2012 - link

    Quirky and interesting but part of me was like, "Okay... we're not gonna miss all the content for this are we?" . Reply
  • phillyry - Saturday, November 10, 2012 - link

    Been waiting excitedly for almost a month.

    Thanks guys!
  • andyd - Sunday, November 18, 2012 - link

    Hi Team-AnandTech, can you guys please post your review of Lumia 920? I am eagerly awaiting your views on the phone. The phone sounds so fascinating but is it really worth its salt? Reply

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