Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
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Although their press event was cancelled by Hurricane Sandy, Google announced a price drop for the Nexus 7 Android tablet. The 16GB model now costs just $199, and the 32GB is now $249. That price drop makes the Nexus 7 extremely competitive against the $329 price of the iPad mini.
Gary bought an unlocked international Samsung Galaxy Note II and he can't use it for Verizon. Leo says that no, it's GSM and Verizon uses CDMA. The Note will work on AT&T since it only has HSDPA+ 3G. If he can return it, Leo recommends doing so because the good news is that Verizon will be offering the Note II on LTE soon. But if he can't, T-Mobile may be an option.
Leo says it's not in the US yet. Google decided to launch it in Europe first, but Leo has it and it's a much needed update. For some reason, Samsung has decided to wait. It may not be Samsung's fault, though. The carriers have a say in it as well and they may be contributing to why it's taking so long. Leo shares the frustration, but advises to wait instead of rooting the phone. It's coming.
Mike is wondering why Apple doesn't have this problem. It's because they just have the one phone, and one OS. They also have more clout and can get their way easier with the carriers.
Well, Leo's love affair with the iPhone 5 was very brief. He's just got the Samsung Galaxy Note 2. He says the screen is huge at 5 1/2 inches. The iPhone 5 was starting to annoy him because even though the screen is taller, the keyboard is essentially the same, and with his fingers, it's just not an enjoyable experience. But with the Galaxy Note 2, it's actually enjoyable to use.