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

There's no such thing as a slow week in the Android world. And in the span of a single morning we've gotten both the nickname for Android N — Nougat — and a long-overdue unlocked version of the Samsung Galaxy S7 in the United States. 

Plus we weigh in on some recent stories that probably have been blown way out of proportion, and we answer some excellent questions via email. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:27am EDT

We're coming at you live from Google I/O 2016! It's Google's annual developer conference where we not only learn about upcoming consumer-facing products and services for things like Android and Chrome and VR — developers get to learn how to start using them! 

And because there's so much awesomeness going on this week, we're going to do TWO podcasts to recap it all. Part 1 covers the keynote address and all the major news from the first day of the event, like Allo and Duo, Google Home and Google Assistant, and Daydream, Google's new VR effort.

You can find all of our Google I/O 2016 coverage here!

Stay tuned for Part 2!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:57am EDT

After a few wild weeks on the road we're back with even more new hardware — the Huawei P9, for one, and the new Android Wear MODE bands for another. Plus the Nextbit Robin has received a major update and is better than ever, someone drops an F-bomb, and we see if podcasts on Google Play Music are anything to fuss over.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:40am EDT

You fine folks out there have been sending in your questions for weeks. And we're dedicating this entire podcast to answering them. We talk phones. We talk tablets. And, yes, we dive once more head-first into the world of adult subject and technology. You don't want to miss this one!!!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:44pm EDT

The HTC 10 is here! We've been waiting with bated breath for the newest phone from the Taiwanese manufacturer, as it's been some 14 months since the last flagship release. Expectations are high. Excitement has been building. And we've got a whole bunch of thoughts on the HTC 10. Enjoy.

Namaste.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 3:54pm EDT

281: Butts are still funny

We recruited three of the most attractive minds in mobile tech for an all-questions, all-answers episode. When they couldn't show up, we brought in Jerry, Phil and Russell to run things. This is nearly 90 minutes of your questions, and our answers — on so many Android topics. Strap. In.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:28pm EDT

This week on the Greatest Android Podcast in the world we take on Pornhub's arrival to 360-degree video and mobile VR. (For those of you who listen with kids around, that's not until the back half of the show, and there is good warning beforehand.) Plus, HTC's finally almost nearly ready to eventually show us its next flagship smartphone — and we answer more of your questions on air!

And coming up next week: We're planning an all-Q&A show. So record your question and send it to podcast at androidcentral dot com — or just do a traditional email if that's your thing.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

For the second week in a row we find ourselves together in the same room. Nothing good can come from that, right? RIGHT?

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:39pm EDT

We're expecting Mobile World Congress to be so crazy this year that we're starting our official preview a week early. This week we take a look at the latest Samsung Galaxy S7 leakage, take a look at what LG itself is already putting out about LG G5, and we answer more of your emails and voicemails live on air. (And we're happy to announce that we managed to not cause any divorces last week!)

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:23am EDT

When you think of love, relationships and marriage, you think of the Android Central Podcast. No? Fine. But we do our best this week to solve a frustrated listener's issue. (And you can ask your own relationship questions at podcast@androidcentral.com, of course!) Plus we take on SwiftKey's sale to Microsoft, the major Android Wear update, and answer more non-marital questions live on air!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 10:37am EDT

This week we round up the latest leaks and rumors regarding the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and HTC One M10 as we edge closer to Mobile World Congress in Spain. Plus we help Phil's tablet dilemma (or not) and answer more of your questions live on air. 

 

Remember to record your voicemail questions and send to podcast at androidcentral dot com!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:54pm EDT

On this very special episode of the Android Central Podcast we take a look at what it means to apply themes to your phone — and whether you'd want to do that in the first place. (Hint: Old Man Phil likes it old school.)

Plus, Phil takes a look at a couple newish travel tricks on a recent trip, and we answer your questions live on air. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 9:19am EDT

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. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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. 

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:21pm EDT

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.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:51pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

We've finally pushed out a Material Design update to our app, and to celebrate we've brought Google Developer Expert Mike Wolfson on the podcast to talk about what it's like to revamp an app the way we've done here. If you've ever wondered what it's like to be a coder, you'll want to check this out. (And then go download our updated app!)

And then we catch up on some stellar voicemails and dive head-first into the Q&A. Enjoy!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

Android 6.0 is now available on Nexus devices, and we've been getting deep inside the release builds to see what's what. And that means fun with runtime permissions! It also means fun with doze, and other fun things. So if you've got questions about what to expect in Android 6.0, you don't want to miss this podcast.

Plus, we've got some more great voicemails to answer. 

And if you haven't entered our Opera Max contest yet, you've got until Oct. 13 to do so. Click here to enter!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

Strap in, folks. We're going way long this week as we wrap up our trip to the West Coast for the Nexus 5X, Nexus 6P, Pixel C and a couple new Chromecasts. Then we head east to New York City for the LG V10 and Watch Urbane LTE. Plus we've got the Samsung Gear S2 in hand, and we answer more of your questions live.

This podcast is a BIG one. So full of awesomeness, we can hardly believe it. Consider yourselves warned!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:49pm EDT

We're back with a super extended podcast — more than 90 minutes! — with some hot new hardware. If you're interested in the new Moto X or the Huawei Watch, we've got you covered. Plus, a preview of our Hauawei Mate S review, and we enlist your help in fixing what ails us about Android. And we answer more of your questions live!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We're back from Berlin and the IFA conference, just in time for the rollout of Android Pay, the greatest Apple event EVER, and a HUGE backlog of your questions longing to be answered! Can Russell and Phil hold down the fort while everyone else recovers? Only the Shadow knows!

 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:40pm EDT

Is it really possible to fend of a rampaging horde of smartphone nerds with a simple stylus? Is Samsung's latest next big thing doomed because of the missteps of absent-minded users? And what is a Wileyfox, anyway? Answers to these burning questions — and a whole lot more — on this week's Android Central Podcast!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

The sky is falling! Or is it? We're going to have to dive back into the world of malware and security and see if this is really the beginning of the end for Android — or if folks are just a little more aware of it this week.

Plus, we're catching up on voicemails (for real this week!) and answering more of your questions live.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

This is a must-listen for you nerd parents out there! We're shaking things up a bit this week as Russell and Jerry continue the discussion about virtual reality, bringing in "techie pediatrician" Dr. Joe Cohen of Austin, Texas, to help answer some burning questions about VR and our children. Is it safe? How much is too much? And what's the right age to let a child try VR?

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

This week we dive deep into the Matrix and discuss the state of virtual reality and Android, and where things stand going forward. And that includes Russell's interview and Google Cardboard demo with the one and only Bill Nye The Science Guy!

Plus: Motorola and OnePlus have launches on the horizon, and we answer more of your questions live! 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

On this week's podcast: We've got new rumors of a Huawei Nexus, and the M Developer Preview gets an update. Plus, we'll answer more of your questions live, and we've got a few reader voicemails on tap.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:20pm EDT

On this week's podcast: We talk tablets, and how we're finally ready to recommend the Nexus 9. Plus BlackBerry's prepping an Android slider (really?!?!?!) — and we answer your questions live on air.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:54pm EDT

Here we go again! Coming up on this week's show: We're taking a look at some unlocked phones that'll work in North America — and that you won't be ashamed to use. Plus, we watch people do some really dumb things with their phone's battery, see what's up with streaming music and how Taylor Swift can save us all, and we'll answer your questions live on air!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:19pm EDT

Coming up on this week's show — we break down the Great Samsung Keyboard Exploit Of 2015 That You Probably Don't Really Need To Worry About, check in on Jerry's time with the, erm, Pebble Time, weigh in on the awfully named Dell Venue 10 7000 Series, and we answer more of your questions live on air!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

240: Private Ayes

On this week's podcast: We dive into Apple's "privacy" campaign and discuss if it's really that much better (or different) than Google and Android. Plus we've reviewed a $9,000 smartphone, have some new hardware in-house, and we answer your questions live on air!

If you want to get in on the action, send an email — or record a question using your voice, or someone else's voice — and send it to podcast at androidcentral dawt com!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:41pm EDT

Now that we've digested Google I/O and Computex, it's time to take another look at the new Google Photos and what it means for our privacy and our love for things long since past. Plus we catch up on the latest with Android M, Andrew walks us through NVIDIA Shield TV, Phil breaks things, and we answer more of your questions live on air.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:09pm EDT

Google I/O 2015 recap!

Android M Developer Preview

Google Photos

NVIDIA Shield and Android TV

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:27am EDT

This week on the Greatest Android Podcast in the World™: Samsung goes all Iron Man on the GS6 edge, the GS6 Active appears, Microsoft's Hyperlapse hits Android in beta, Verizon buys AOL — and we'll answer more of your questions live!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:51pm EDT

We're back at it this week with the latest on the Android 5.1.1 rollouts, more details on Google's Project Fi, continued thoughts on the LG G4, and we'll answer more of your questions live on air!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

We've got a ton going on today, starting with anything and everything about the new LG G4, fresh off its unveiling in New York City. We're very much linking this phone, folks, and we'll walk you through why.

Plus, the LG Watch Urbane is shipping with its new version of Android Wear, and we'll answer more of your questions live, on air.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

On today's podcast: Google serves up a double dose of T-Mobile and Sprint service with its new Project Fi. Plus, the LG Watch Urbane and LG G4 smartphone are nigh, and Alex is going to lose his stuff on Sony. Again.

Plus, we answer more of your questions live!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:33pm EDT

We're back with some new hardware this week after the London launch event for the Huawei P8. Plus, the latest on the upcoming LG G4 after another flurry of leaks and official teasers, more on the Samsung Galaxy S6, and we'll answer even more of your questions live on air!

And, yes, MOAR STAR WARS!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

It's pretty crazy out there today. The Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 are in stores, and folks have tons of questions. We'll see what we can answer. (And, yes, we'll touch on this "new" M9 software update that is and isn't new.) Plus, we're buying Star Wars. Again. Only this time on Google Play.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

Our journey through the new crop of Android phones — specifically the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 — continues today, now that devices are shipping. Plus, you can now (relatively) easily run Android apps in Chrome thanks to ARC Welder, we're about to unleash Jerry and Russell on Washington, D.C., for the Big Android Meat and Greet, and we'll answer more of your questions live!

And our thanks to this week's sponsors:

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:14pm EDT

If you've got questions about the latest major Android releases — that'd be the Galaxy S6 and GS6 edge, and the HTC One M9 — we're going to have answers for you on this show. Plus, Aaron Kasten joins us to talk about the Big Android Meat and Greet. And we'll be answering more of your questions live!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:10pm EDT

Strap in, folks. This week is gonna be fun. Perhaps most exciting is that Android Auto has been released — and we're taking it for a test drive! If you've got questions, we'll have some answers.

Plus, Peter Chou is out as HTC's CEO — we'll talk about what that means as we get ready for the release of the HTC One M9. And, yes, we'll talk a tad about the damned Snapdragon 810. Is it hype? Or overheating? 

Plus, more on the Galaxy S6, and we answer more of your questions live!

Also: Enter our Huawei Friendly User Testing Contest at androidcentral.com/huawei.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

It's Friday the 13th, which for some folks is a day of doom and gloom. But we have so many days like that we figured with turn things on their head and break down the latest with the release of Android 5.1 Lollipop, rap a bit about the new devices we've still got coming our way, Russell nerds out on some 3D printing — and, yes, we'll devote precisely 270 seconds to the damned Apple Watch.

OK, maybe a little more than that. Enjoy!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

We're back from Mobile World Congress! So let's talk more about Mobile World Congress! Specifically we'll get takes on the Galaxy S6, HTC One M9, the HTC Vive virtual reality stuff, and tons more — from the guys back and home who weren't bogged down in the mix. This should be a fun perspective!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

We're coming at you live this week — and, yes, earlier than usual — from Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain! We're fresh off the announcements (and some serious hands-on time) with the all-new Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, the HTC One M9, and more! Join us!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:24am EDT

Android Auto and Apple's CarPlay are going to be game-changers for many of us. But that doesn't mean we don't still have questions. So we brought in analyst (and engineer and former PR rep for a major manufacturer) Sam Abuelsamid for a fascinating discussion about what's going to change for us in the cockpit. Of our 2005 Honda Civic.

You can find more on the auto industry from Sam at Navigant Research, on Google+ and at his personal blog.

And in the second part of this two-parter, Phil has some hard questions for iMore.com's Rene Ritchie as the Apple Watch gets closer to its debut, and epsecially as we've started to get more and better looking options from Android Wear.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

We're back with our last live recording before we head off to Mobile World Congress. On tap: We'll see if this Lenovo "Superfish" means anything for us on Android. We'll get Alex's initial thoughts on the LG G Flex 2. And we'll definitely preview what to expect from MWC in just one more short week.

And someone sings some Chris Isaak. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

Come in from the cold and spend an hour with us as we wrap up the week that was in Android, including more Samsung devices getting Lollipop (for better or worse, judging by our inbox), Xiaomi's San Francisco meetup, Google "only" selling 750,000 Android Wear devices in the first six months, and we answer more of your questions live.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:16pm EDT

This is the one in which Phil accidentally invites the entire world to be on the podcast. We also talk about the Amazon Echo, all the Android 5.0 Lollipop updates we're finally starting to see, and we answer a bunch of your questions live. You're not going to want to miss this one. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:52pm EDT

This week we discuss what it does (and especially what it  doesn't mean) for Microsoft to have invested in Cyanogen, more folks have gotten Android 5.0 Lollipop on the HTC One M8, we've got new pictures of what the upcoming M9 might look like, we've got a Samsung Tizen phone in house, we wrap up our Nest series and launch into Android antivirus stuff — and we answer more of your questions live, without a net.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

We're rested and recovered after a successful CES 2015 in Las Vegas. On tap for this week's podcast: HTC is first out the gate for Mobile World Congress teasing, we get to the bottom of this WebView security non-scandal, and we answer your questions live on air. Join us!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:08pm EDT

We're coming at you this like live from the Mobile Nations/GeekBeat/Purch stage in South Hall at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Which we mentioned because that's why it's crazy and loud and awesome and really just a heck of a lot of fun this week.

We wrap up the best of what we've seen here at CES 2015, brining along Phil, Alex, Andrew, Myriam Joire and Russell Holly.

For our complete CES coverage, hit up this monster live page!

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

We've arrived at our first show of a new year. So it's a good time to take a quick look back at the best of 2014 — and what we really think is important might surprise you — and look ahead to 2015, including CES in Las Vegas.

For all of our CES coverage, visit AndroidCentral.com/ces2015.

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:23pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:00pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:13pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:32pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:17pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:11pm EDT

Thing 1: Nexus 6/Nexus X/Shamu

Thing 2: Rounding up the reviews

Thing 3: Other things

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:47pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:11pm EDT

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

Direct download: acpc200.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:56pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:44pm EDT

Thing 1: The Amazon Fire Phone

Thing 2: NVIDIA Shield Tablet

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:04pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:58pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

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

This week's sponsors

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:48pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:56am EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

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

Direct download: acpc188.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:00pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:38pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:59pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:50pm EDT

Thing 1: OnePlus One

Thing 2: HTC stuff ...

Thing 3: LG G3 all over the place

Other stuff

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:43pm EDT

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

Thing 2: The OnePlus One is official

Thing 3: Other stuff

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:30pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:45pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:20pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:27pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 8:27am EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 7:55pm EDT

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

Direct download: acpc174.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:51pm EDT

Thing 1: Journey to the Samsung Galaxy

Thing 2: Great things not made by Samsung

Thing 3: Even more stuff

Download all the Mobile Nations Android apps!

Direct download: acpc173.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:27pm EDT

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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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 5:49pm EDT

The gang's all here, and we're taking Nexus rumors and leaks, giant phones, and $3000 goats. 

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:31pm EDT

Google purchases Motorola Mobility for $12.5 billion

Google's purchase of Motorola - a Q&A

Motorola won't have exclusive on Nexus devices, Andy Rubin says

OEM partners supportive of Motorola Mobility acquisition, praise Google's defense of Android

Motorola Mobility Holdings (MMI) opens up more than 50 percent

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 6:54pm EDT

Thing 1 - HTC's 'marriage' to Beats Entertainment

Thing 2 - Ice Cream Sandwich leak

Thing 3 - Farewell, Google App Inventor

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:10am EDT

Top o' the news

Hardware news

Software news

OS update news

Site news

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Category:podcasts -- posted at: 12:53am EDT

More rumors than we can shake a stick at.

Top o' the news - Gingerbread, Honeycomb and rumors - oh, my!

Hardware news

Tablet news

Software news

Other OS updates

Community

Direct download: acpc36.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 2:33am EDT

Top o' the news

Hardware news

Software news

Android OS news

Voicemails and e-mails

  • Hunter's voicemails
  • Javier's voicemail
  • Ken's Voicemail
Direct download: acpc35.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:55am EDT

 

Top o' the news - New logo, naming contest, and Phil goes back to Windows Phone

Hardware news

Software news

OS Updates

Google News

 

Direct download: acpc34.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 4:28pm EDT

Android Central Podcast Episode 33

 

Whole mess 'o phones at CTIA

Hardware news

Software news

Operating system news

Community

  • Christopher's voicemail
  • Matt's voicemail
  • Robert's voicemail
  • Pat's voicemail
  • Robert's voicemail

 

Direct download: acpc33.mp3
Category:podcasts -- posted at: 1:46am EDT