Richard recently bought a Google Nexus 7 and he's having trouble with the touch screen. Leo says that Google has acknowledged the problem and is working to push an update to Android that will solve the issue. He can also just return it and get one that doesn't have the issue. He shouldn't have to wait for an update and it could be a hardware problem. No software patch can fix that.
Mike is also vision impaired and likes to use his tablet as a phone, but often the high-resolution screen makes it hard to read. Leo suggests going into the accessibility options in Android to change the font size. However, a poorly programmed app won't support it. So if it doesn't, then he should try a different app. There's also magification in the settings he could use as well.
Peter is looking at the Motorola Moto X but is wondering whether or not to wait for the Samsung Galaxy Note III? Leo says it largely depends on if he wants a huge screen or not. The Motorola Moto X has only a 4.7" screen, but the Note III is an inch bigger.
Graham has a Samsung Fascinate and is looking to upgrade, but the latest Android phones are just too big to use with one hand. Leo says that his current favorite phone is the Motorola Moto-X. It's great for one-handed cellphone operation, has a gorgeous 4.7" screen, and doesn't come with bloatware since it's a Google phone.
A new report indicates that Google may actually have access to Wi-Fi passwords used by every Android user. Whenever a user signs into a new Android device, they enter their Google credentials. Then, Google can find your Wi-Fi network and join it automatically. This can only be done if your Wi-Fi password had been uploaded to Google. Leo says it's convenient, but after all of the news about the NSA surveillance, this is a bit scary too.
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.
Ryan has a car stereo that has bluetooth capability. He'd like to replace it with an Android tablet that can do the same thing. Leo says it's easy to do and he's seen it with an iPad. It does require some mofication of his dash, however. It also has to have the capability to route audio out of the USB port.
Tom has been syncing podcasts to his iPod Touch. But now that he has the SIV, he's been syncing the podcast, but DoubleTwist can't remember the position of the podcast. Leo says that Doubletwist player doesn't remember because it thinks it's a song. Leo recommends DogCatcher for Android, and use DoubleTwist to sync it. In fact, Leo says to subscribe to the podcast through Dogcatcher and it'll get it.
Sam has a mobile phone and wants to download ringtones. Leo says that ringtones are a huge business and people are buying ringtones of songs they already have. 1/3 of all music revenue was from ringtones. He shouldn't have to pay again just for the ringtone. It's really easy to create a ring tone from a song he already has. It's just a music file stored in a special directory.
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.