Android 4.4 will be named "Kit-Kat". Google has been naming all of their Android operating systems after desserts, like "Cupcake," "Donut," "Froyo," etc. It's all been generic dessert names, though, until now. There also will be a new Google Nexus phone that Leo guesses will be out in the new few weeks.
Boris sold his iPad in preparation for the next iPad coming out in September. Leo says there's no guarantee that a new iPad will be out in September, though. It's unclear. Leo says that Boris looking at the Google Nexus 7 is a good idea. It has a better screen, and is only $229. But what about his apps? Leo says that most of the apps available on the iPad have counterparts on Google Play, and it wouldn't cost much to replace them.
Leon is blind and would like to use his Android phone with voice commands. Leo says that TalkBack is a great screenreader for Android. Google Voice's dictation is quite good too. Android has really caught up in the realm of accessibility and users like Leon can take advantage of smartphones just as well.
Julian got the Google Nexus 4 pure Android smartphone, and he's ready for a new phone. Leo says that the HTC One is a better option, but it doesn't have removable batteries. He can tweak it for better battery life, though. The Samsung Galaxy SIV has removable batteries, but Leo's not much of a fan of the additional junk Samsung put on it, and the terrible camera.
Securing your smartphone is simple, quick, and very important in the event that it gets left behind somewhere or stolen.
The first thing you can do is put a friend or spouse’s phone number on the lock screen of your Android or iOS device. Create an image with a simple message such as “If lost, please return to Me (212)-555-1212.” Then set that image as the lock screen. If your phone lands in the hands of a good samaritan, this will help them get the phone back to you.
Securing an iOS device
Julien is blind and he uses an Android phone. It's gotten to the point where it does just as good of a job with accessibility as the iPhone. He recommends a pure Google phone because overlays from companies like HTC get in the way of it. The Nexus phone is the best one for those needing accessibility. Leo also says the Moto-X would be good for that reason as well.
Julien is a trainer for visually impaired people using smartphones, and his website is TechJV.com.
Ed is visually impaired and wants to know if the new Motorola Moto-X has voice activated features. Leo says absolutely! In fact, just about any new Android phone can do this, thanks to the new 'Google Now' technology. It also has voice-over features which will read him what's on the screen.
Adi is calling Leo via Skype and the Samsung Galaxy SIV Mini. He says that Skype in Europe is great. He also says that Samsung has a new backup app called Samsung Smart Switch which allows him to transfer apps, data and settings to a new phone. This works through the computer, so it can transfer data from any phone.