Android Central Podcast
The Android podcast for everyone. A weekly show about Android, Google, and the best of mobile technology. Hosted by Daniel Bader.

Sometimes life gets in the way, even for us. Hope every had a good holiday week, and we'll be back with a regular show this week. Promise. Probably.

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It's that time of year in which Google tends to dump a bunch of year-end updates on us. Some good. Some ... could use a little more time in the oven. We take a look at some of the bigger changes of the past couple weeks — including the major Android Wear 5.0.1 update — and see what's worked out, and what needs more work.

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Only four more shows left this year! This week we've gotten our hands on the new YotaPhone 2 and whether gimmicks can be a good thing, some fixes with Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, our take on the Nexus 9 Keyboard Folio, and of course more of your questions answered live.

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It's Thanksgiving week for us here in the U.S., so we're doing things a tad different. Phil sits down (or stands up, really) with iMore.com editor-in-chief Rene Ritchie to chat up where we stand with anything and everything iOS and Android. 

Hope everyone had a good holiday, and we'll be back with our regular show on Dec. 5

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It's been a bit of a big week as Android 5.0 Lollipop updates start hitting devices of those who might not have hopped on board first thing. And that's caused a bit of a problem for some folks. We'll discuss what's going on, and what you can do about it. Plus, our Galaxy Note Edge review, the latest Android Wear watches, and we answer your questions live on air!

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We're back from a week at the Samsung Developer Conference in San Francisco, so we'll recap all the awesome openy (yes, really) madness that took place. Plus, we'll see where we stand on all the Nexus madness now that the reviews have landed and Android 5.0 Lollipop updates are upon us. Plus, we answer more of your questions live!

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OK, folks. Here we go again. Coming up this week, way more on the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, we wrap up the Motorola Droid Turbo, Android 5.0 Lollipop is sort of available, and we answer more of your questions live on air.

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We're back from yet another week on the road, this time for Verizon's Motorola Droid Turbo event, as well as Google's Lollipop open house. (Be sure to check out our hands-ons with the Nexus 9, as well as the Nexus 6.)

Plus, we answer a whole bunch of your questions live on air. Join us!

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This week: We've gone hands-on with the HTC Nexus 9, we've spent some quality time with the updated Android 5.0 Lollipop preview, we recap the Verizon Sony Xperia Z3v and the latest Android Wear update — and of course we'll answer your questions live!

Thing 1: Nexus 9 and more Lollipop

Thing 2: A couple reviews

Thing 3: Other things

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Let's just cut to the chase. We've got the new Nexus 6, Nexus 9 and Nexus Player upon us, as well as Android 5.0 Lollipop. And we've only got an hour or so to talk about it. Let's do this!

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We're back after a crazy week on the road. Phil was in New York City for the HTC Desire EYE and RE camera, and Alex and Richard did Lenovo in London. Plus we weigh in on the major Google Play Store update, and we answer a bunch of your questions live!

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Thing 1: HTC and Sony events

Thing 2: More Nexus 6 leakage

Thing 3: Other things

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Thing 1: Nexus 6/Nexus X/Shamu

Thing 2: Rounding up the reviews

Thing 3: Other things

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We've got most of the game back together to round up our reviews of the best of Motorola's new lineup. Plus what we're expecting in the weeks ahead, and we answer a slew of your questions live on air.

Thing 1: Reviews!

Thing 2: Other stuff

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We've got our pals JR Raphael and Russell Holly on hand this week as we continue our journey into the Moto X and Moto 360. Plus more on Samsung's newest lineup, where things stand with the new Google Hangouts and Google Voice integration, we nail down what Apple's latest means for Android — and we answer more of your questions live!

Thing 1: Hangouts, Google Voice and you ...

Thing 2: More Moto!

Thing 3: Yes, we'll talk about Apple

Thing 4: Other things

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Join us, friends, as we do something we've yet to attempt in our 200-show history. With Phil and Andrew at Samsung and Motorola in New York City and Chicago, and Alex and Richard in Berlin for IFA, we're bringing you this Intercontinental Ballistic Podcast for the new Galaxy Note phones, a little virtual reality, the new Moto X, Moto G and Moto 360 — and Alex pretty much loses it on Sony.

ASUS

Samsung

Motorola

Sony

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The next couple weeks are going to be crazy, between IFA at large, Samsung specifically, and more, finally, from Motorola. On this, our 200th official episode, we preview all the things.

Thing 1: Samsung  preview

Thing 2: The LG G Watch R 

Thing 3: IFA preview

Thing 4: Other stuff

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The HTC One M8 is now running Windows Phone, Uber's API may see it come to all the apps, we break down the latest FUD of the week, and we edge ever close to the release of the Moto 360, and Motorola's next smartphones. Plus, where we stand with the next Nexus, and we answer your questions live!

Thing 1: The HTC One M8 now runs Windows Phone

Thing 2: Last week's FUD scare

Thing 3: Uber in all the things

Thing 4: Other stuff

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Motorola finally gets things going by announcing a Sept. 4 event. Plus Samsung rolls out the Galaxy Alpha, OnePlus does another something silly, and we answer more of your questions live on air. 

Thing 1: Finally, Motorola

Thing 2: Samsung Galaxy Alpha

Other things:

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Thing 1: Facebook Messenger app FUD

Thing 2: Device limits hit Google Play music again

Thing 3: New Android L dev release

Thing 4: Other stuff

Thanks to this week's sponsors!

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Andrew is dodging the Blue Angels as they get ready for Seafair in Seattle, and we're podcasting in the Danger Zone anyway, going a day early and without any real preparation. So you know this one's going to be fun! Join us for more on Android Wear, where Motorola's at these days, Android L and the rumored "Shamu" Nexus device, HTC and Windows Phone 8 (yes, really), and loads more of your questions!

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Thing 1: The Amazon Fire Phone

Thing 2: NVIDIA Shield Tablet

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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So much great stuff this week, we're just going to leave you with a few general links. Click through if you'd like more. Or just listen to us. Which is why you're really here, right?

<h2>The LG G3 hits the U.S., finally</h2>

<ul><li><a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/lg-g3">Everything on the LG G3</a></li>

<li><a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/android-wear>Everything on Android Wear</a></li>

<li><a href="http://www.androidcentral.com/htc-one-e8-hands>Hands-on with the HTC One E8</a></li></ul>

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We step a little off the reservation for a few minutes this week, discussing the controversial "right to be forgotten" law that's got Google removing search results — and setting a dangerous precedent in the process. Plus, plenty more on Android Wear and the launch of the LG G3. Join us!

Thing 1: Even more on Android Wear

Thing 2: The LG G3, finally

Thing 3: Chromecast and other Google apps updates

Thing 4: Other odds and ends

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We take up nearly this entire episode with Android Wear. What is it? Why would you want it? What is the smartwatch you have to have? Plus we answer your questions, live on air. Join us for the smartwatch revolution!

Thing 1: Android Wear

Thing 2: Google I/O follow-up

Thing 3: Other stuff

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We're live from Google I/O 2014 in San Francisco, where we've gotten so much Android news we almost had to ... well, do something. But before we did anything drastic, we decided to podcast.

For all of our Google I/O coverage, visit our Google I/O hub here.

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Strap in, folks. This one's gonna be a doozy. We were in Seattle this week for the launch of the Amazon Fire Phone and T-Mobile's latest "Uncarrier" events, and they both were big ones. Plus we give some last-minute thoughts on Google I/O before next week's developer conference. Join us!

Thing 1: Amazon Fire Phone

Thing 2: More T-Mobile Uncarrier craziness

Thing 3: Google I/O preview

  • Things we think we think.

Thing 4: Other stuff

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Strap in, folks. This one's gonna be big. We've got the lowdown on the all new Samsung Galaxy S Tab tablets — both of them — from Thursday event in New York City.

Plus we talk with SwiftKey's chief marketing officer about the popular keyboard going free, adding emjoi and serving up a theme store.

And finally we chat with the design director of Mobile Nations about our shiny new header! If you wondered why we did what we did, here's your chance to find out!

Plus, we answer more of your questions live on air.

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We've got our full reviews of the LG G3 — so ... many pixels ... — and the OnePlus One out the door. Plus we've go the Samsung Galaxy S5 Active here for some fun, we'll give our take on Apple's latest innovations, and we'll answer your questions live. Come join us!

Thing 1: Android 4.4.3

Thing 2: It's a major review!

Thing 3: Other schtuff

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Well, well, well. It's another edition of the Greatest Android Podcast in the World. And once again we've got some new toys. Alex has the LG G3 and is bringing it for show and tell. Plus Android has the latest (and last before release) software for the OnePlus One.

Thing 1: The LG G3 is official

Thing 2: The Samsung Chromebook 2

Other stuff

Q&A

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Folks get all up in arms about something that's not going to happen, Jerry gets all up in arms over something that happened previously, we answer your questions live on air. It's the Android Central Podcast!

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Thing 1: MOAR NEW PHONES

Thing 2: Awesome Apps of the Week!

Thing 3: Other stuff

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We've got the new Huawei Ascend P7 in the house. Andrew's still giving the OnePlus One the what-for. And we're chomping at the bit to see new stuff from LG and, eventually, Motorola.

Thing 1: New Nexus inbound

Thing 2: Google Play Services gives a peek at what's ahead

Thing 3: Huawei in Paris

Other stuff

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Thing 1: OnePlus One

Thing 2: HTC stuff ...

Thing 3: LG G3 all over the place

Other stuff

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Thing 1: Comings and goings ... Well, mostly goings ...

Thing 2: The OnePlus One is official

Thing 3: Other stuff

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OK, folks. Our Galaxy S5 review is out the door, and it's time to end the week with a little fun. Google's released a compelling new camera application. Chrome Remote Desktop means more working from home. And, of course, we answer your questions, live, on the air, in living color.

 

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Oh, what a tangled week we weave. We — and a lot of you folks out there — now have the Samsung Galaxy S5 in hand. Plus we're getting in deep with Amazon Fire TV. Plus we're answering a lot of your questions this week.

And there might even be some singing. Just a little bit of singing, though, because Phil runs a tight ship. Or something.

Join us!

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Phil, Jerry, Andrew and Alex are back to wrap up the week that was, including the Amazon Fire TV and HTC One M8 Google Play edition. Plus we answer a whole bunch of reader questions. Come join us!

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We've had a ridiculous amount of HTC One M8 news this week, and for good reason — it's finally official! Plus, we check in from the GPU Developer Conference in San Jose, and answer a whole bunch of your questions live. Join us!

Thing 1: The all-new HTC One M8

Thing 2: The GPU Developer Conference

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After becomming the most-leaked phone in the history of unreleased phones, the new HTC One — also known by its codename, the M8 — is officially official. We've had a good week's worth of use with it, and Phil and Alex sit down to discuss what should be one of the top phones of 2014.

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Phil takes a well-deserved day off, but the rest of the gang is here to talk about all the great Android goodies that should soon be hitting the shelves

Thing 1: All things Android Wear

Thing 2: Phones we all want but can't buy yet

Thing 3: Other stuff

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Google has announced Android Wear — it's software platform for wearables — and along with it we saw a couple new smartwatches announced. So Phil from Android Central, Adam from SmartwatchFans.com, CrackBerry Kevin and Mobile Nations Design Director David Lundblad got together to hash it all out.

(Warning: There's a little bit of NSFW language in this one.)

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We've got the full crew here, back on the proper YouTube channel, and ready to break down the week that was — including the to-do over KitKat and SD cards, all the latest leakage on the new HTC One, plus more of your questions, answered live! Join us!

Thing 1: All the news that's fit to leak

Thing 2: Google updates all the things

Thing 3: Other stuff

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Thing 1: Journey to the Samsung Galaxy

Thing 2: Great things not made by Samsung

Thing 3: Even more stuff

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We're just about finished here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, so the guys all get together to hash out what we saw, what we didn't see — and what we wish we'd never laid eyes on.

Join us!

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We're in Barcelona, Spain, for Mobile World Congress, where Samsung just announced the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, and the Gear Fit. Join Alex Dobie and Phil Nickinson as they break down this latest round of announcements.

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We're on our way to Barcelona, Spain, today for Mobile World Congress, so no podcast this week. See you from MWC!

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Four of us are headed to Barcelona next week for Mobile World Congress, and we preview what's ahead from one of Europe's biggest mobile tech events! Plus, what's up with Motorola now that its CEO is headed elsewhere, and our Brits finally get their hands on the Moto X.

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We're back with a hodgepodge of Android news from the past week, including an expansion for Chromecast, a red Nexus 5, more of what we expect from Mobile World Congress — plus we answer your questions, live!

Thing 1: Devices, devices everywhere

Thing 2: More things

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We survived the Great Google Outage of 2014 and the Great Florida Ice Storm of, erm, also 2014 and have made our triumphant return for the 169th edition of the Android Central Podcast! Good thing, too, because there was that little thing where Google sold Motorola off to Lenovo this week. Plus we chat up some of the more rumoriffic stories of the week, and answer a few your your questions. Join us!

Thing 1: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo, plays nice with Samsung

Thing 2: Rumors we haven't bothered with

  • Google gets Samsung to tone down custom software?
  • Google to wind down the Nexus line after 2014?

Thing 3: Other stuff

Download all the Mobile Nations Android apps!

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What post-CES lull? Google bought Nest and its excellent connected-home products for $3.2 billion. Plus Richard Devine checks in from Europe's Moto X launch. You still probably shouldn't drive with Google Glass, and we answer more of your questions, live!

Thing 1: Google Buys Nest for $3.2 billion

Thing 2: Moto X in Europe, Moto G GPe in the U.S.

Thing 3: Other stuff

The new suite of Mobile Nations Android apps

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We're live from the Las Vegas Convention Center for CESlive and CES 2014, where wearables is the name of the game. Well, that and new Android phones and tablets. And processors. And lots of wearables. And we're bringing it all to you, live from the floor.

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No scripts. No nets. Just three Android nerds, your questions and an hour to kill before we pack up and head to Las Vegas for CES. Enjoy!

And be sure to swing by our CESlive coverage page!

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