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#7: Alphabet Soup

August 13th, 2015 · 56 minutes

A is for Android. G is for Google. W is for WTF. This week our hosts try to dissect the news that Google is rebranding parts of itself under the 'Alphabet' umbrella. What does it all mean? Will there still be free burritos? All this and our hosts still manage to pack in a few listener questions. It's like a gift to you, on your birthday. Happy birthday! Yes you, yes we know, it's your birthday! Google told us so.

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Best Nexus Phone of All Time
- Nexus 5
- Nexus S

What do we think about Android TV
- Android TV
- Roku
- Chromecast

What about Chromebooks?
- Chromebooks
- HP Stream 11 - Affordable Windows-based PC

Favorite Android Twitter App
- Falcon Pro 3, twitter client for Android
- Plume, twitter client for Android

Discussion
- Falcon developer joins the Twitter team and confirms Falcon will be staying with him
- Fenix, twitter client for Android
- Tweetings, twitter client for Android

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