WPCentral Podcast 132 + Video

We're back for another action packed podcast, this time we have video not only working but in higher quality to boot (you can watch that after the break, if you so wish). Lots of hardware news, some piracy controversy, Carrier IQ, Jay gets a Nokia Lumia 800 and more all coming up!

Full show notes and video after the jump!





  • Rainbow Rapture receives massive Mango update, ringtones and wallpaper
  • geoDefense is the Deal of the Week. Ghostscape and Shuffle Party are the new Xbox LIVE titles.
  • Mini Squadron escapes from the Bermuda Triangle, coming to Xbox Live soon
  • Dance Central 2




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Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • If I were to search for this podcast on my Windows Phone marketplace, what do I search by? Couldn't find it last night.
  • WPCentral Pocast. But understand, once we publish it takes a few hours for Zune to catch up--it's not instant. Ep 132 though is certainly listed there now.
  • Hey Dan.. I've got 210 on Shuffle party :P
  • Pssssh...whatever! :-P
  • I feel like this should be a WPCentral wide contest...
  • Great podcast boys. Biscut hehheh.
    I don't see it listed on your show notes, but the story about developers wanting native-code access in WP7 was the most interesting to me. In the story you state native-code access was not included due to "revolve around OS-stability and security. Now, Microsoft seems to be seriously considering opening up some native code to developers."
    Do you think Microsoft made the right decision? It's annoying to me that Apple seems to give developers the access they need to make great games, while Microsoft doesn't. But then again I've read reports that Infinity Blade is causing the iPhone4  to crash.
    Do you know if Windows8 ARM tablets will have this same problem going against the iPad2/iPad3. Or is that a totally different situation?
    Thanks :D
    WP7 native-code access story: http://www.wpcentral.com/native-code-access-radar-windows-phone-developers
    Infity Blade causes crashes http://www.theverge.com/2011/12/2/2605958/infinity-blade-2-crash-ipad-ipod-touch