We’re sure glad the weekly TechCrunch Droidcast falls on a Wednesday, because this was a big one for Android. Samsung and Sony both had events at IFA in Berlin and revealed new hardware, and we’re joined by none other than 9to5Google‘s Seth Weintraub as a special guest this week to break it all down.
The Galaxy Gear smartwatch is probably the most buzzed about news of the week, and the announcement held a few surprises despite early leaks. Samsung also revealed the Galaxy Note 3, with a bigger screen yet smaller footprint, and Sony showed off camera lens accessories for smartphones that make your pocket camera a pro shooter, along with a brand new flagship smartphone.
We also get into Google’s captivating decision to partner with Kit Kat (yes, the candy brand) to secure licensing rights for the name of the next version of Android (4.4), and everyone comes away hungrier than they were before.
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Intro music by Kris Keyser.