Brian and I are going to be trying something somewhat new tomorrow evening. We find ourselves in a rare situation where both of us are at home with no immediate plans to fly anywhere for a press event or other meeting. Add in the fact that there's a lot to talk about and we've got a recipe for a pretty cool (and long overdue discussion).

Rather than doing a traditional podcast we're going to be trying something we sort of kicked off at IDF: a video show. We'll be using Google's Hangouts on Air to livestream the discussion. I'll do another post tomorrow with a video embed for anyone who wants to watch it live. On the topic list for tomorrow:

The iPad Air
Investigations into Apple's A7 and Cyclone CPU Architecture
ASUS Transformer Book T100 & Retail Bay Trail
A Discussion of 64-bit in Mobile
The Haswell MacBook Pros
HTC's One Max
Brian's Initial Thoughts on Google's Nexus 5

On at least a couple of these topics we'll be disclosing details for the first time before ever appearing in written content on the site. This is a new format for us, but if we can get enough support both from you all and potential sponsors it won't be the last.

While I expect the outline above to keep us pretty busy the entire time, if there's anything you guys want to see us touch on post about it in the comments and we'll see about including it. The show will begin tomorrow November 5th at 7PM ET. The show will post to our YouTube channel for those who miss the live stream.

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  • kibatronic - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link

    I would appreciate it if you would mention in your reviews what scaling the high-resolution androidphones and tablets use. For instance a old HTC One S with a 4.3" screen with a resolution of 540*960 has a scaling factor of 1.5. A new LG G2 with a 5.2" screen with a resolution of 1080*1920 has a scaling factor of 3. Both these devices show exactly the same amount of information since the effective resolution of both is 360*640. Buying a new high-resolution "phablet" is effectively buying a senior-citizen phone. It does not show anything more than the smaller screen phones, it's just bigger and the icons and text is easier to read. It would be nice if the manufacturers would give an option of setting the DPI scaling to the users.

    Off topic, I really like your podcasts and reviews. :)
  • Krysto - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link

    Why? Do you like cluttered phones with 100 icons on them? You can install Nova or some other launcher than, and set how many lines and columns of icons you want.
  • kibatronic - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link

    You totally missed the point. It's not about cramming icons to your launcher, it's about letting app's utilize the larger screen sizes. No launcher known to me let's you change the systems DPI setting.
  • gfieldew - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link

    Hi Anand & Brian! Can you please talk about the Nexus 5's camera software. Mine is slow to grab focus and take a picture. I'm getting some good results with patience but surely that latency isn't necessary? Can you also talk about the ISP in Snapdragon 800 please? Cheers, Geoff :)
  • HarryATX - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link

    Awesome! BTW could you guys push this to the podcast audio stream as well?
  • F1shbone - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link

    Another topic could be the new Lumias! Especially 2520.
  • Tanclearas - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link

    I would love to hear some thoughts about the number of CPU cores in phones. I find it interesting that people are questioning Apple's decision to go 64-bit but no one really questions quad-core phones any more. Which is the better approach? I suspect that faster, dual-core in a phone is a better choice than slower quad-core. It seems like there aren't many people that can take full advantage of a quad-core computer, let alone a quad-core phone. Are there ways in which those extra cores are being well utilized on phones?

    Before people respond saying how I am an iSheep, I actually am an Android user (Nexus 7 and just ordered the Nexus 5).
  • chrone - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link

    Couldn't agree more. Based my usage on N4 which it throttles a lot in tropical country such as Indonesia, I prefer dual-core offer quad-core for more responsiveness due to no throttling reaching peak frequency. :)

    When N4 is hot in daytime non-AC outdoor and using 3G connectivity, the transition animation micro-stutters like a lot which is kind of frustating. Hope N5 has better thermal dissipation and jank free at all. *finger crossed.
  • Saruji - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link much is Google paying you to do this? Just a joke, hangouts is a really cool idea and maybe this could be a use case where it is actually used.
  • ezorb - Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - link

    What about he nexus 8 is it 4x3???

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