This week on the podcast, Wired's Dylan Tweney and Brian X. Chen visit the PCWorld podcast studio for some verbal jousting over Google's Android operating system and Apple's iPad.

This week, Verizon is updating the Motorola Droid to the Android 2.1 operating system. The Droid joins the Google Nexus One as the only smartphones to run the latest version of the Android mobile OS.

Are the various versons of Android too confusing for the common consumer? The gang discusses whether Android appeals only to male nerds, the pros and cons of mobile OS version options, and the differences between Google and Apple.

On the other side of the ideological fence, Apple's iPad is available for preorder and rapidly approaching its early-April launch date. On this week's podcast, the group discusses who the iPad is for, how it will be used, and how much it may cost for the device to fulfill its true potential.

Plus: the BeerRobot!

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