There’s nothing like a heaping helping of leaks to make it through hump day, and there are plenty of them to dissect on this week’s edition of the TechCrunch Droidcast. Some of them are more surprising than others — who didn’t know that HTC was working on a plus-size version of the One with a fingerprint scanner on its back — but co-host Darrell Etherington and I are always more than happy to get in there and start tearing things apart.
Naturally, HTC isn’t alone in its inability to keep secrets. New details about LG’s new Nexus smartphone made the rounds thanks to a whopper of a service manual, and @evleaks blew Samsung’s Galaxy Round surprise just hours ahead of the official reveal. Throw in some ruminations about the Platonic ideal of an Android tablet and you’ve got the new Droidcast in a nutshell. Enjoy.
P.S. Darrell and I have this nasty, nasty habit of running the show off the rails to talk about Pokemon. In fact, that’s exactly how we started the show today — jump a minute or so in to skip all that if you’d rather not deal with it.
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