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

Harish Jonnalagadda and Alex Dobie join Daniel Bader for a conversation about Huawei's P40 series of phones. They also talk about the rise of OPPO, its position as a leader in India, their sister companies, and the brand new OPPO Find X2 Pro.

Specs have leaked for OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro, and the team provide preview the Redmi Note 9 Pro.

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Daniel and Jerry are joined by Joe Maring for a look at some of the new features found in Android 11 Developer Preview 2. LG V60 was launched in this week in the US starting at $799. Finishing up with some gaming news, more details about PlayStation 5 have been revealed. The next-generation console wars are ramping up as the team chat about which systems they prefer.

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COVID-19 continues to dominate tech news and international headlines. Daniel, Jerry, and Ara discuss the impact of the virus so far and offer suggestions on what to do if you're spending more time than usual at home. Getting back to gadgets, they review Samsung's Galaxy S20 and S20 Plus. There's also a leaked video to discuss of Pixel 4a!

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Google I/O 2020 has been canceled due to COVID-19 concerns, but presentations will still be held digitally. As developments moves forward, new features are available to Google Pixel users. Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand details what's good and not so good. They also touch on the popular photography app, Moment, being removed from the Google Play Store. As they explain, it's a fragmentation and compatibility issue that could have been avoided.

There are fresh leaks and rumors about OnePlus 8 Pro — It will allegedly support 30W wireless charging and is set to be announced next month.

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Andrew 'Android' Martonik settles in with Daniel Bader for a detailed conversation about the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, its smaller siblings, and the current state of 5G coverage. They also touch on what could potentially be a more affordable flagship alternative — the recently announced LG V60.

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Daniel and Jerry go one-on-one for a conversation about Z Flip's 'Ultra Thin Glass' display that is actually covered by an integrated plastic screen protector. They also look at images from the Galaxy S20 Ultra's camera array.

In the second half of the show, they go over new features found in the first developer release of Android 11.

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Galaxy Unpacked took place this week in New York City, marking the official unveiling of the Galaxy S20 series phones and the Galaxy Z Flip. Mobile World Conference 202 has been cancelled due to health and travel concerns related to Covid-19. It's a massive blow to exhibitors, attendees, and the host city, Barcelona.

The battle between Huawei and the United States continues, and it's possible the government was aware of backdoors as long ago as 2009. Finally, an alleged Pixel 5 render has leaked and it's pretty ugly.

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Android Central writer Joe Maring swings by for a report on the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power after attending a recent event showcasing the phones in Chicago. He, Daniel Bader, and Jerry Hildenbrand also talk about the viability of Motorola RAZR. The flip phone reincarnate is not off to a good start.

The team eulogize BlackBerry devices after TCL announced sales of smartphones bearing the licensed brand name will cease in August. The BlackBerry influence on mobile technology was immeasurable. Pour one out as they ride off into the Canadian Sunset.

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Samsung's Galaxy S20 will be officially announced soon, but there are plenty of rumors and leaks to whet our appetite. A Huawei exec claimed the company will 'never' go back to using Google apps on its phones. The company has since walked back that statement, but it raises an excellent question: Does Google need phone manufacturers more than phone makers need them?

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It's a precarious balance between security, privacy, and convenience. A report from Reuters that Apple dropped plans for end-to-end encryption of iCloud backups after the FBI complained helps frame a conversation between Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Martonik, and Daniel Bader about the differences in approach between iOS and Android backup strategies. High value hacking targets such as Jeff Bezos also highlight security vulnerabilities.

The crew also discuss backlash against Sonos regarding use of legacy products along side newer devices. Finally, they look at a leak of Android's competitor to AirDrop: Nearby Sharing.

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Ara Wagoner, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Daniel Bader are here with a deluge of Galaxy S20 and more Pixel 4 mid-range model rumors. They also chat about the OnePlus Concept One phone and its invisible camera.

The EU is considering legislation that would mandate the inclusion of USB-C ports on all smartphones. Finally, the gang discuss official support for Steam on Chromebooks.

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We're coming to you live from CES 2020 in Las Vegas! Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly, Hayato Huseman, and Michael Fisher crack open a cold one (or three) and talk about their favorite, and least favorite, products from the show.

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