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MobileViews Podcast 239: Google audiobooks, Google Files Go, smart speaker marketshare, jeans w/pockets big enough for an iPhone X in a case

Jon Westfall and I discuss the following in this podcast.

  1. Google Play now includes audio books
  2. Google Files Go three new features which are mostly useless.
    SD cards support – new phones generally don’t have a slot. Including Google’s Pixel
    Tablet support – Android tablets is a failed platform
    Opening files with other apps – well, this only took 10 years to figure out
  3. Amazon/Google smart speaker market share. Amazon 69%. Google 31%. How much of this will Apple’s HomePod taken with its $349 price tag?
  4. Strava Blog: Heat Map
  5. Strava Oahu activity heat map
  6. Lee Big & Tall Carpenter Jeans have a side pocket big enough for a iPhone X and BookBook Case (Couldn’t fit the iPhone 7+ & BookBook previously). Small wins for technology. Jon’s Public Service announcement to bigger guys stuck in early 2000s fashion.
  7. Think Geek Con Survival Bag back in stock. For $34.99 not a bad little bag, with velcro on the front for patches and geeky stuff. Fits 2 tablets and assorted gear nicely.

Available via Google Music Podcasts and Apple iTunes.