Breaking Android Episode 004

BreakingModern — Welcome to latest episode of Breaking Android. I’m your host, Mat Lee. This time on the show, I’m talking about Google’s quiet refresh of its Nexus update policy, how to add a wireless charging receiver to your Android smartphone and other Android news. Check out the show below and scroll below the fold for show notes.

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Nexus Updates

All the major sites are reporting Google has quietly refreshed its Nexus update policy for Nexus devices and Google Play Edition devices. Google used to say you would receive updates in two weeks. Now it’s at least two weeks, depending on your carrier. Thanks Google! The new policy includes the line, “Based on your carrier, it may take longer than two weeks to receive the update.”

Android Wireless Charging

Want to add wireless charging to your Android smartphone? Android and Me is reporting you can get the DigiYes microUSB Wireless Charging Receiver Module on Amazon for under $10. Of course, if you don’t have the base charger you’ll also have to buy one of those. But this is a quick-and-easy way to add QI wireless charging capability to your device on the cheap.


Phandroid is reporting some good news for those of you who have access to Sprint. The company will cut your bill in half, supposedly, if you switch from AT&T or Verizon. Sprint says that a family of four on Verizon is paying 140 bucks per month for 10 GB of shared data. With Sprint you’ll get that plus unlimited talk and text for $70 a month. The promotion began on Dec. 5.

That’s going to do it for this episode of Breaking Android. Follow me on your favorite social network and say hello. Also make sure to check out our weekly Android long-form podcast over at

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Mat Lee

Author: Mat Lee

Based in Kalispell, MT, Mat Lee is a senior contributor at He writes hip hop, makes podcasts, and dabbles in gaming in his spare time. Follow Mat Lee on Twitter, Google+, and Facebook.

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