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

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik, are joined by associate editor Hayato Huseman to talk about the creepiness of Facebook, the upside of notches, and taptic engine performance on Android devices.

They also discuss the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 — the first Chrome OS tablet to hit the market. Plus, the crew takes a look at the triple threat Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, the Porsche Design Mate RS, and why software continues to be such a big problem for Samsung.

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Direct download: androidcentral376.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:16pm EDT

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand gather to discuss the very late arrival of Android Oreo on Galaxy Note 8 and use of emoji as an adjunct to written language.

From there, they do an incredibly detailed pixel peep of the Galaxy S9+ camera compared to Google’s Pixel 2 XL. They say podcasts are the theatre of the mind, but you’ll want to take a look at these photos for yourself: Galaxy S9+ vs. Pixel 2 XL: Which camera is best?

The gang also talk about OnePlus 6 and Huawei P20 rumors, the importance of brand loyalty, and Huawei’s loss of Best Buy as a retailer. Finally, they share how permissions are being leveraged to an abusive degree by the Facebook app on Android.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:29pm EDT

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly talk about President Trump blocking Broadcomm’s planned takeover of Qualcomm, and affect it may have on the still nascent 5G technology. They also pore over the Galaxy S9’s camera and other features.

Rising from the ashes of Android Wear, Wear OS is here! Similarly, Fitbit Versa has arrived and the crew talk about the current state of fitness tracking in the Android ecosystem. Finally, Google is bringing their Maps API to augmented reality game development. Pokéballium Leviosa!

***There are a few instances of adult language in this episode.***

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Direct download: androidcentral374.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:07pm EDT

Andrew Martonik and Alex Dobie ditch the rest of the crew and recover after a busy week of fish mongering and phone testing in Seattle. They talk all about the Samsung Galaxy S9, and the hot features coming in Android P. They also have the scoop on OnePlus 6, which includes a now familiar notch and glass back.

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Direct download: androidcentral373.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:44pm EDT

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, Michael Fisher, and Derek Kessler, spend their final evening in Barcelona sequestered in an apartment with drinks aplenty as they recount all the announcements from Mobile World Congress. It’s truly an Android news bender of epic proportions. Seriously, this episode is worth every moment of your time!

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Direct download: androidcentral372.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:09pm EDT

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