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We're taking this entire holiday podcast to talk about our History of Android project, an eight-part series that takes a look back at Android's meager beginnings through its rise to total world domination from some of the folks who actually made it happen.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EST

263: Encry8%#@5Nq2

This is going to get weird. Google's doing a major revamp of Google+, the LG Watch Urbane 2 has been canceled, and Jerry is going to re-enact the first Thanksgiving in iambic pentameter. Plus, we take a look at all the encryption talk in the news lately, and we answer more of your questions live on air.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

We have got a LOT to catch up on this week! Phil's back from his time with Huawei in China. We've got new Android Wear with Marshmallow. We've got even MORE thoughts on the Nexus 6P and the BlackBerry Priv. And we've got a lot of your questions and voicemails to catch up on.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06pm EST

Russell and Jerry are joined by Bla1ze from CrackBerry, Richard from everywhere and the one and only Kevin Michaluk to talk everything BlackBerry Priv. It's new, it's exciting and just may be what BlackBerry needs to turn things around. We talk keyboards, software and hubs — then we tackle your questions from the live Q&A.

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Direct download: acpc261.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm EST

Whoa, nelly. This week we've got our first look at Samsung's freaking 18-inch family-sized tablet. Plus we've reviewed the LG V10 and HTC One A9 — and we'll tell you what you need to know about this Chrome merging with Android thing.

And perhaps more important is that we answer our backlog of voicemails and quite possibly save a budding marriage in the process. Or scuttle it. One of those things might or might not have happened.

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Direct download: acpc260.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51pm EST

With some of us at the Big Android BBQ in Texas and others of us knee-deep in devices, we've brought on our pal JR Raphael to help hold down the fort this week. On tap we've got more time with the new Nexus phones, the new HTC One A9, and we hit the Q&A hard and heavy. (Voicemails will return next week!) 

Direct download: acpc259.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

We've finally pushed out a Material Design update to our app, and to celebrate we've brought Google Developer Expert Mike Wolfson on the podcast to talk about what it's like to revamp an app the way we've done here. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a coder, you'll want to check this out. (And then go download our updated app!)

And then we catch up on some stellar voicemails and dive head-first into the Q&A. Enjoy!

Direct download: acpc258.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm EST

Android 6.0 is now available on Nexus devices, and we've been getting deep inside the release builds to see what's what. And that means fun with runtime permissions! It also means fun with doze, and other fun things. So if you've got questions about what to expect in Android 6.0, you don't want to miss this podcast.

Plus, we've got some more great voicemails to answer. 

And if you haven't entered our Opera Max contest yet, you've got until Oct. 13 to do so. Click here to enter!

Direct download: acpc257.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm EST

Strap in, folks. We're going way long this week as we wrap up our trip to the West Coast for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C and a couple new Chromecasts. Then we head east to New York City for the LG V10 and Watch Urbane LTE. Plus we've got the Samsung Gear S2 in hand, and we answer more of your questions live.

This podcast is a BIG one. So full of awesomeness, we can hardly believe it. Consider yourselves warned!

Direct download: acpc256.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:49pm EST

We're on the cusp of having a couple new Nexus phones, possibly a new Chromecast and maybe even some sort of surprise up Google's sleeve. So let's preview what's coming up at the Sept. 29 event! Plus we weigh in on the Moto X Pure Edition, and we answer a slew of your questions live.

And as a bonus this week we've got our interview with the Nextbit leads, along with Aaron from IDEEAA. It's a must-listen!

Direct download: acpc255.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:54pm EST