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

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

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 EST

In this episode, Alex, Andrew, Jerry and Daniel talk about the post-Pixel releases of the year: Google Home, Chromecast Ultra, Daydream, and the new (and improved) Android Auto! There's so much to like, but many of the feature feel like half-measures. 

Also, Nougat is on the verge of getting released broadly, other than the Pixel and a couple recent phones you won't find it beyond beta.

Finally, the Mate 9 is coming soon, but did Huawei do enough to make EMUI usable? Oh, and the HTC Bolt — a Sprint exclusive, but also a good indication of HTC's carrier-focused future.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:51am EST

This week, Alex, Daniel and special guest, MrMobile himself Michael Fisher, talk about Huawei's massive-in-a-few-ways new flagship, the Mate 9. 

How much will Huawei benefit from the Note 7's absence in the market, and will the Mate 9 come to the U.S.? (A lot, and probably!) 

Settle in, this is one you don't want to miss!

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:37pm EST

This week, Jerry, Daniel and Andrew dive deeper into the Pixel and Pixel XL, discussing the phones' best and worst features after two weeks of use. It's also good news on the earnings front as Google pulled its most profitable quarter ever while LG and Samsung get hit hard.

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Category:technology -- posted at: 11:35am EST