This past month has been insane thanks to many of our travel schedules. With things finally settling down I was able to get together with Brian and Vivek to record a mobile-update podcast going over all of the announcements we've been covering on the site lately. This is a long one, we go over all of the new Microsoft releases (Surface, Windows 8/RT, Windows Phone 8), the new Google releases (Chromebook, Nexus 4/10) and the new Apple releases (iPad mini, iPad 4, 13-inch rMBP), and more.

The AnandTech Podcast - Episode 9
featuring Anand Shimpi, Brian Klug, Vivek Gowri

RSS - mp3m4a
Direct Links - mp3m4a

Total Time: 2 hours 8 minutes

Outline - hh:mm

Windows R/RT - 00:00
Surface - 00:05
Samsung Ativ Smart PC - 00:10
Windows Phone 8 - 00:24
Windows Phone 8X by HTC -  00:39
New Chromebook - 00:42
Nexus 4/10 Performance - 00:49
Nexus 10 - 00:52
Nexus 4 - 1:01
Android 4.2 - 1:24
iPad mini - 1:29
iPad 4 - 1:41
13-inch rMBP - 1:47
Element Case - 1:53
Base Station Emulator -  2:00

As always, comments are welcome and appreciated. 

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  • jeffkibuule - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - link

    Android 4.2 may run on 600Mhz ARM11 CPUs, but not smoothly. There's good reason why Android 2.3 is still a huge chunk of the market, and it's not because phone vendors have a strong love of Gingerbread, but because ICS really raises the bar on what is asked of both the CPU and GPU.
  • usopen65667268 - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - link

    So glad you guys are back in business!!! Been missing your podcast! I have been feigning so badly I resorted to messaging Brian on Google Plus, and crying big tears in an email to your site! Really looking forward to hearing what Podcast 9 has to offer!! Keep up the great work guys, you are in a class of your own and the bar has been set incredibly high with your efforts!!!!
  • Krysto - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - link

    At 1:36 one guy says that iPad Mini has a higher PPI than the original Kindle Fire that was 1024x600.

    Except it DOESN'T. 1024x600, which is what the first 7" Android tablets used to have long ago, is actually slightly higher PPI than what iPad Mini has at 7.9" with 1024x768. It's 169 vs 162 PPI. Who knew right? Well, you guys should've known before making incorrect statements like that and having thousands of people hearing them and sending them elsewhere. If you had live chat during the podcasts it would be better to correct you in real time. You should hold Hangouts.
  • Zink - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - link

    Don't scare them out of doing more podcasts. I really like them just chatting which each other whenever they find time. Live would be pretty cool though I think it would restrict the length which is my favorite part. I like being able to have hours of awesome content on the go but not that many people wan't to take 2h out of their day to listen live. Once you have a definite time limit I think it might lead to interesting side stories getting left out. On the other hand a small number of people in chat might be an advantage to cut down on arguments and name calling that could make doing the podcast more stressful.
  • VivekGowri - Thursday, November 8, 2012 - link

    I went back and listened to it, and I think you're thinking when I said that the pixel density was higher than the original iPad display? I mentioned reading in the Kindle app a bit before then, but I don't think the Kindle Fire came up as a topic at all in this part of the conversation.
  • Zink - Friday, November 9, 2012 - link

    I also didn't hear it now that I'm done listening.
  • Death666Angel - Saturday, November 10, 2012 - link

    He only says pixel density on the Mini is higher than on the original iPad (obviously, both have the same resolution :D). He does not compare Kindle Fire with the Mini in terms of pixel density. :)
  • phillyry - Monday, November 12, 2012 - link


    They need to shoot from the hip half of the time and people will need to realise that this is podcast and sometimes some of the details of are incorrect. I wouldn't split hairs over minor details.
  • shabby - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - link

    When can we expect the nexus 4 review?
  • tempestglen - Wednesday, November 7, 2012 - link

    I guess anandtech preview on Nexus 4/10 on 1st Nov has been outdated.

    2nd Nov. google released 18.0.1025464 version chrome browser, this version support Nexus4/10 while anandtech's preview chrome (18.0.1025123?)NOT support.

    And the version difference will tell us why Nexus4/10 was so bad on sun spider/browsermark bench in preview.

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