Doug wants to talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note III. Leo has it, and he's a true fan. It has a gorgeous high resolution screen. Leo says that while it's nice looking, the faux leather back is kind of odd. That's Samsung in a nutshell - it does strange things to differentiate itself. Leo also likes the stylus of the Note 3. It's ideal for the multi pressure screen. Doug is frustrated though because nobody is offering a 64GB version in the US, it's only overseas. Leo says it's not uncommon, but he doesn't understand it.
Ben has noticed that his Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 is slowing down. Leo says that reports are that the flash memory in it was cheap and it just slows down in time. It's called "garbage collection." Google fixed it with Android 4.3 (JellyBean), but most tablets don't have it yet. He could root the tablet and put a 4.3 ROM on it. Then he can use LagFix (ftrim) to fix it.
Douglas is annoyed because the smartphone he uses, the LG Optimus P509, uses too much storage for stuff he doesn't want or use. He can't even put what he really does want on it! Leo says the problem with older phones is that they usually use an Android OS that doesn't support saving apps to a microSD card.
Robert is a geek and is looking for a smartphone. Leo says there is no "best phone" out there, and it really depends on how he plans to use it. Leo says that the Nokia 1020 has the best camera with 41mp, but it's a fairly entry level smartphone in terms of the operating system. Since Robert is into Linux, the Android platform may be more attractive, particularly the Google Nexus 4, which he can root and put different flavors of Android on it.
Mike wants to go with a "pay as you go" carrier like Ting, and is wondering about the phones available. Not all of them are running the latest version of Android, and one he's looking at in particular is running Gingerbread. Is it OK to get a phone with an older operating system?
Robert had an HTC Incredible, which someone rooted for him and installed Cyanogen 10. Leo says that's a great way to keep an old phone alive. Now Robert wants to do the same thing with his DroidX, but the person that did the other one isn't there to help him.
Jason has an old HTC EVO 3D phone and would like to mod it with Cyanogen Mod CM. Leo says that's a good idea as HTC doens't update it's phones very often and it'll breathe new life into it.
Matt is a truck driver and he recently bought the Motorola Razr. He's been having a problem with his signal going from "blue to white". When it's blue, he says, he can do everything, and white means he can only make phone calls. Matt says he'll notice that it says "4G" in blue, but when he tries to use it, it turns white, and he can't use data. He's been to Verizon several times and nothing has worked to fix it. He's even tried rooting it.