Android Central Podcast
The Android podcast for everyone. A weekly show about the Android world and Google’s influence in it.

We're sneaking in one final podcast before the end of the year, and before we head to Las Vegas for CES. That means it's time to announce your Readers' Choice awards for 2015 — the best of the best as decided by you fine folks! 

(Oh, and we just might talk Star Wars a little bit.)

Thanks for a great 2015, everyone. See ya'll in the new year.

And thanks to this week's sponsor:

  • Casper Mattresses: Save $50 on any purchase on a surprisingly comfortable mattress by using coupon code AC.
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We've got the curious Pixel C tablet in our hot little hands, and it's time to climb all over this not-so-little wonder. Plus the guys get grilled on their top picks of 2015, and we answer more of your questions live on air. 

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

  • Canary: Smart home security in a single device. (Use promo code android for free shipping.)
  • Braintree: A single payments API for developers.
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Our first Android History Project podcast (you can listen to it here) was such a hit, we decided to do another. And instead of listening to us gab for an hour we wrangled three top Android developers and have the honor of hearing their history of Android.

Huge thanks to Koushik Dutta (Vysor, ClockworkMod), Chris Lacy (Action Launcher) and Joe Braidwood (SwiftKey) for taking a few minutes out of their day to chat with us. 

And be sure to check out our entire Android History Project at HistoryOfAndroid.com.

Thanks to this week's sponsors!

  • Braintree: A single, simple payments integration for developers.
  • Canary: A complete home security system in a single device. Use promo code android.
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265: 21st Century Virtual Boy

We're back for another live show this week. We'll discuss Android Central's ZOMG shocking revelation from earlier in the week, we've got everything you need to know about Samsung's new Gear VR virtual reality system, and we've got a backlog of really good voicemails to get through. 

 

Thanks to this week's sponsors!

  • Canary: Start protecting your home today for just $199. Use promo code android.
  • Braintree: A simple payments SDK solution for developers. 
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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.

Read the entire series at HistoryOfAndroid.com.

Thanks to this week's sponsors:

  • Thursday Boot Company: Durable, sophisticated and versatile boots, perfect for work or play.
  • Canary: A complete home security system in a single package. Use promo code ANDROID.
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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.

Thanks to this week's sponsors!

  • Braintree: A single, simple mobile payments API.
  • Thursday Boots: Durable, sophisticated and versatile boots, perfect for work and play.
  • TransferWise: International money transfers made easy.
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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.

Thanks to this week's sponsors!

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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.

Thanks to this week's sponsors!

  • Red Hat: See what managed open-source enterprise software can do for you.
  • Harry's: Save $5 on your first order with coupon code AC.
  • Braintree: The easiest way to add payments to your app
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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.

Thanks to this week's sponsors!

Red Hat: See what managed open-source enterprise software can do for you.

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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!) 

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