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Xooming the Jelly Bean

So, as you may be aware, I'm a bit of a player with shiny things kind of person. This means that I'm a little impatient when it comes to OS updates.

Needless to say that since Google announced jelly bean at io12 I have been chomping at the bit to get my hands on the new beast.

Well thanks to the EOS crew I now have a highly experimental custom built jelly bean ROM on my Xoom.

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Google TV - The enfrustratening continues

Okay not happy.

I've just updated the Logitech Revue #googletv  device to 3.2 (this by the way is going to be the last update the Revue gets, Logitech has stated explicitly that they won't be updating the Revue to ICS).

One of the features that I was looking forward to was an update to the Youtube App which would allow me to actually watch the Google Movies that I wanted to rent (Google Movies being the only option I have right now unless I want to go the Apple route).

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Not happy Google/Logitech

For those of you playing at home I have a GoogleTV based Logitech Revue. It is a thing of beauty, being snappy, well integrated and with added App goodness.

However, over the past few days I have been less than pleased with it.

Why? I hear you ask?

Mainly it relates to the recent move by Google to bring all their Market type stuff into one brand: "Google Play". This meant of course, that all Android Market apps needed to be updated to reflect the new branding and the new, integrated services.

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Logitech CEO Slams GoogleTV - Or does he?

Hrmm, interesting.

The media has been all over the Logitech "slamming GoogleTV" angle from the recent phone conference. However if you read the actual Call Transcript:

http://seekingalpha.com/article/306966-logitech-ceo-hosts-analyst-amp-investor-day-conference-call-transcript

You'll find that what the Logitech CEO was railing against was the Logitech implementation and the content blocking by the Cable and FTA channels in the US.

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Angry Birds in Chrome all HTML 5 all the time! Except not

So one of the big announcements at this years Google IO was the release of Angry Birds for Chrome. For those of you not in the know, Angry Birds is a game that started out on the iPhone and has come to represent the sort of simple, yet addictive game that has been so successful on mobile devices. Using a catapult you launch a series of birds with different talents at constructions filled with green pigs who have stolen the birds eggs.

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It's a little bit cranky

I'm a little cranky so I thought I'd get it off my chest:

Let's start with Google shall we?

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Heading to Frisco

Come the 7th of November I'm going to taking my second international trip of the year with a trip to San Francisco to attend the Wave Summit at Googles' San Fran Office.

The Summit is going to be a meeting of the minds between the Google developers still working on Wave (and doing a bang up job of getting the Wave In A Box project up and running) and the small but slowly growing community of external developers, testers and associated bods (of which I am one) that want to see the Wave idea continue to grow.

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Planning Alerts Android App - Version 0.4

Okay, here's version 0.4 of planningalertsau, the android app I'm building based on the Planning Alerts API.

In this version I've fixed the following:

Map crashes when there are 0 alerts

Planning Alerts Android App - Version 0.3

I finally had enough time to sit down and have another crack at the Android App I'm building based on the very cool planning alerts api.

This new release has added basic google maps integration. Once you have successfully returned a list of alerts you can hit the menu button and select Map to view the various alerts.

How to use it:

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