This Week On The TechCrunch Droidcast: Amazon Outs New Kindle Fires While Samsung Goes For The Gold

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What would a Wednesday afternoon be without the TechCrunch Droidcast? Don’t answer that.

Sadly, I couldn’t be around to take part in this glorious meeting of the minds (I was checking out startups here, in case you were curious) but our very own Matt Burns and Anthony Ha stepped up this time around and the results were… interesting. You should probably just listen for yourself.

In any case, we’ve got a doozy for you this week. Samsung outed a golden flagship smartphone just days after its rival did the same, and the company’s Galaxy Note 3 and Galaxy Gear smartwatch are finally stepping out into the real world. Meanwhile, Amazon pulled back the curtain on some surprisingly impressive new Kindle Fire HDX tablets overnight and our trio can’t help but dig into the finer points of Microsoft’s new Surface tablets and their favorite pies.

We invite you to enjoy weekly Android podcasts every Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Eastern and 2:30 p.m. Pacific, in addition to our weekly Gadgets podcast at 3 p.m. Eastern and noon Pacific on Fridays. Subscribe to the TechCrunch Droidcast in iTunes, too, if that’s your fancy.

Intro music by Kris Keyser.