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This week, Andrew, Russell and Daniel talk about the biggest announcement of the week — of the month! — Android Wear 2.0 and the new LG Watch Sport and Watch Style.

Android Wear 2.0 is a pretty massive update for the nascent wearable platform, but is it good enough to convince people to take the smartwatch plunge? And why is the LG Watch Style so lacking in actual features? And have you seen my keys? 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 9:50pm EDT

This week, Jerry, Daniel, Andrew and special guest Phil Nickinson (aka Modern Dad) start talking about the Google Pixel and end up arguing about BlackBerry. Is this 2011 all over again?

With the Pixel getting an update to Android 7.1.2, it seems that Google is ending updates for the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9, two devices released back in 2014. 

And we learn what Phil's been up to since leaving AC to start his own thing.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 2:46pm EDT

This week, Daniel, Flo and Jerry talk about the biggest upcoming launches of the year: the Galaxy S8, the LG G6. Can LG get a leg up in 2017 by releasing its phone a month before Samsung?

And we now know that Google I/O will be returning to Mountain View's Shoreline Amphitheater, but did you know that was where the Grateful Dead got its start?

Oh, and Jerry tells a story about an electric condom that you just can't miss. Trust us.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 8:20pm EDT

This week, Jerry, Russell and Daniel catch up on everything that happened after CES 2017 (plus a bit that happened during CES), including the HTC U Ultra and U Play announcements, the Huawei Mate 9, Android Wear 2.0, and the NVIDIA Shield update!

 

Plus, Nintendo! How does the Switch fit into a mobile-first gaming world? And does Nintendo's next Android game, Fire Emblem Heroes, hold the same influence as Super Mario Run?

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:19pm EDT

Trade show podcasts are the best podcasts, particularly when it’s a show like CES and we get together people from across Mobile Nations. Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly and Derek Kessler lead you through this super-long episode with the help of Phil Nickinson and Michael Fisher.

We cover the news from just about every corner of CES, and have a few laughs along the way!

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:12pm EDT

This week, Andrew, Jerry and Daniel recall the year that was. From Android on Chrome to Note 7s on fire, 2016 was a pretty good — and interesting — year in the mobile space.

Thanks for joining us for another journey around the sun! See you in 2017.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:10am EDT

In this episode, Daniel, Jerry, Andrew and Alex debate whether wearables, and smartwatches in particular, are done for — or whether there's still a pulse... nope, not going to finish that one.

Meanwhile, RCS — Rich Communications Services — could be the iMessage alternative Android users have been waiting for, but it's probably going to disappoint.

Plus, favorite apps! The team goes over their best apps of the year.

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:39pm EDT

This week, Daniel, Jerry and Alex are joined by special guest Russell Holly to talk about Daydream and emerging trends in mobile VR!

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

This week, Jerry returns to the AC Podcast rotation, along with Daniel, Andrew, and Alex, who jump right into Q&A — questions asked by you, the listener!

But that's not all: they talk about the Google Pixel's latest updates, and the excellent sales that have been reported. And the OnePlus 3T, Gear S3 and Google Tango are all now available, but do they live up to expectations?

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:21am EDT

This week, Andrew, Daniel and Alex get the buying season started early with their favorite gear gifts at any price point.

Plus, the OnePlus 3T is now official, but why does it exist, and what does that mean for the popular and still-great OnePlus 3? And the Galaxy S7 is getting a beta version of Nougat in some countries, but when will it roll out to the rest of us?

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 835 alongside Quick Charge 4.0, too, and there's a lot of excitement around the new 10nm manufacturing process.

Finally, Samsung is selling the Galaxy Note 3 refurbished this Black Friday, but the team thinks this is a very bad idea.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:31pm EDT