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

This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie are joined by Russell Holly for an epic roundtable of new phone goodness. The crew starts off with the LG V30. Is it living up to Daniel’s initial impressions? T-Mobile is including Netflix subscriptions with their ONE plans.

 

Also, reviews are out for the Galaxy Note 8 and S8 Active. In the rumor mill, Google may buy HTC, and the Pixel 2 is taking form. All that, plus an update on what’s happening with ARCore!

 

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Direct download: androidcentral351.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

International nerds of mystery, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Phil Nickinson, have traveled all the way to Berlin, Germany for IFA 2017 to bring you the latest announcements in the Android universe. They do a deep dive into the LG V30, Moto X4, plus new wearables from Samsung, connected speakers, and more!

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Direct download: androidcentral350.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:15pm EST

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Michael Fisher sequester in a New York City hotel to talk about the newly released Essential Phone—and after months of rumors, leaks, and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here!


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Direct download: androidcentral349.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:00pm EST

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand follow up on Andrew’s second opinion article about the Moto Z2 Force. They also talk about Bluetooth 5, the LG V30, and the installed base of Nougat, which is now at 13.5% of all Android devices. This brings up a great question: Is it better to buy a slightly older “flagship” phone, or a brand new mid-range device?

 

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Direct download: androidcentral348.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:28pm EST

This week, Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by VR expert Russell Holly to talk about Moto Z2 Force reviews and several other newly announced Moto phones. Thanks to some recent leaks, we know even more about the Galaxy Note 8 and upcoming LG V30.

A major topic this week is the ASUS ZenFone AR. Russell guides us through the device and where Asus along with Tango fit into the Augmented Reality world. Also discussed is Apple’s ARKit, and how hot does your phone get in a heavy duty case?

 
Show Notes and Links:

Direct download: androidcentral347.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EST

This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by Mr. Mobile himself, Michael Fisher, to talk about Samsung’s dominance in the Android phone market, a hypothetical Galaxy Note Pro, and LG’s most recent earnings.

In addition, the crew dives deep into the newly announced Moto Z2 Force by analyzing its place within the Moto product range and upper echelon of smartphones. All that, plus Android O Dev Preview 4, the Emperor’s new gadget, and more!

 

Show Notes and Links

Samsung:

Moto Z2 Force:

Sponsor: Thrifter

Android O:

 

Direct download: androidcentral346.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EST


This week, Andrew Martonik and Jerry Hildenbrand discuss a universe of Android news, including ‘Andromeda’, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Bixby Voice, Bluetooth fixes, and more!

Show Notes and Links:

Galaxy Note 8 is coming

Direct download: androidcentral345.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54pm EST

This week, we invited our homebody friends, Mikah Sargent and Phil Nickinson, to chat about smart homes and how they're changing the way we live.

Should you buy a Google Home or an Echo or, if you're into Apple, should you wait for the HomePod, which is hatching later this year? And what about ecosystems and standards? What *is* a Zigbee, anyway? All of these questions are answered — or at least acknowledged — and more!

Direct download: androidcentral344.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:52pm EST

This week, Daniel, Flo, Alex and Jerry discuss the latest Pixel 2 rumors — will it be made by HTC, LG or both? — and what that means for the future of the Pixel program.

Also discussed:

- HTC did good with the U11

- Apple's WWDC announcements: Is the iPad the best Google tablet around?

- Bixby sucks. When will it be good?

- The OnePlus 5 is coming, but is it a lot of hot air?

- Locked phones will be banned in Canada this year. How does that change things, and how does it compare to other countries like the U.S. and the UK?

Direct download: androidcentral340.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST

We're quickly nearing a new release of Android, and Daniel, Andrew, and Jerry are excited af! Well, maybe not af but definitely a bunch!

Along with a new release of the Android O developer preview, we learned that the new version will be version 8.0 — but the number was not the only new thing! The guys dig deep into the new release.

And in addition to talking about their reviews of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Moto Z2 Play, the guys dig into all the latest juicy rumors of the OnePlus 5, which has an official unveiling date.

Direct download: androidcentral339.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11am EST