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

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, and Derrek Lee review the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, the Galaxy S24 Plus finally coming into its own, Meta shifting from AR to VR, Google's Super Bowl ad highlighting a life-changing Pixel feature, the new Oura Ring 'Resilience' update that assesses your "ability to withstand physiological stress", and more!

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Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra initial review - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus initial review - Android Central

Meta said to be shifting from AR to VR - Android Central

Google highlights a life-changing Pixel feature in BTS video for Super Bowl ad - Android Central

Feeling stressed? New Oura Ring 'Resilience' update will help you pinpoint why - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss all the fallout from Samsung Unpacked, including getting hands-on with the Galaxy S24, Samsung's Galaxy Ring tease, how Samsung dropped the ball on Qi2, Samsung's plans to charge for certain Galaxy AI features, how ultra-bright displays are destroying our eyes, and more!

Links: 

Samsung Galaxy S24 hands-on - Android Central

Samsung just dropped a Galaxy Ring teaser as it sets its sights on the Oura Ring - Android Central

Samsung dropped the ball on Qi2 with the Galaxy S24 - Android Central

Samsung plans to charge for certain Galaxy AI features after two years - Android Central

I'm not buying the Galaxy S24, and Galaxy AI is to blame - Android Central

Exclusive: Ultra-bright displays are destroying our eyes, but the OnePlus 12 gets it right - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Andrew Myrick, and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss whether the Pixel could end up in Google's graveyard, problems with the Google Pixel 6, Google's empty promises, which Android phone could tempt iPhone users, and more!

Links: 

It only took two years for my Pixel 6 to become a complete dumpster fire - Android Central

If history repeats itself, the Google Pixel may end up in the graveyard - Android Central

Only one Android phone could tempt my partner to switch from an iPhone - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Derrek Lee, and Michael Hicks discuss the arrival of Google Gemini & why it's the future, Google bringing Gemini Nano to the Pixel 8 Pro, Google's December 2023 feature drop, the latest on Apple being forced to make iMessage cross-platform, updates to the Garmin Forerunner & Venu 3, Samsung's continued dominance in foldable phone sales, McDonald's working with Google for their 'Ask Pickles' AI chatbot, and more!

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Google Gemini is here to set the stage for AI models in 2024 and beyond - Android Central

Google brings Gemini Nano to the Pixel 8 Pro, releases December 2023 feature drop - Android Central

EU leans against forcing Apple to make iMessage cross-platform - Android Central

The latest Garmin Forerunner update is a boon to sleepy, stressed runners - Android Central

Beefy Garmin Venu 3 update adds skin temperature, glucose watch face, and more - Android Central

Samsung foldables continue to dominate, but other Android OEMs are eating away at its share - Android Central

McDonald's taps Google for 'Ask Pickles' AI chatbot to help fix ice cream machines - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Derrek Lee discuss doing chores in mixed reality, the Pixel 8 Pro's temperature sensor, testing the Pixel Watch 2's accuracy vs. the Fitbit Charge 6, the Pixel Watch 3 ditching it's crown, Google attempting to force Apple to adopt the RCS messaging standard, Google using earbuds to check your heart rate, and more!

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The Pixel 8 Pro temperature sensor is only good for one thing - Android Central

I tested the Pixel Watch 2 and Fitbit Charge 6 at Disneyland - Android Central

The Pixel Watch 3 could ditch its crown for this Galaxy Watch trick - Android Central

Google opts for a different approach to get iMessage to support RCS - Android Central

The Meta Quest 3 keeps me from crying in the kitchen - Android Central

How can Google use earbuds to check your heart rate? - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Nick Sutrich, Jerry Hildenbrand, Derrek Lee, and Michael Hicks discuss Apple & Samsung losing market share to Transsion, the Fitbit Charge 6, Google's Pixel Watch 2, Apple almost making the Apple Watch compatible with Android phones, T-Mobile abandoning their aggressive upgrade program, YouTube fighting back against ad blockers, and more!

Links: 

Fitbit Charge 6 review - Android Central

Google Pixel Watch 2 review - Android Central

Apple made the wrong decision not bringing the Apple Watch to Android - Android Central

Apple and Samsung lost market share to a phone brand you've never heard of - Android Central

T-Mobile decides it's a bad idea to anger its most loyal customers - Android Central

YouTube ramps up efforts to block you from blocking ads - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss Google being secretive about their Pixel 8 Pro display tech, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit including the announcement of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the Snapdragon X Elite & Qualcomm's ambitions for AI features, BOE revealing the 'X1' LTPO display for the OnePlus 12 and Ace 3, review the quality of the Google Pixel 8 Pro camera, debate Motorola's bending phone concept, and more!

Links: 

Qualcomm’s ambitious AI bets are reliant on device makers - Android Central

Qualcomm is betting its future on AI, and Google could benefit the most - Android Central

Google won't tell me why the Pixel 8 Pro doesn't make me sick - Android Central

BOE reveals the 'X1' LTPO display for the OnePlus 12 and Ace 3 - Android Central

I've taken 100,000 photos with smartphones. The Pixel 8 Pro is the best - Android Central

Motorola thinks you want to wear your next phone - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss the launch of the Pixel Watch 2 & what it means for first-gen products, and review a variety of foldable phones including the new Motorola Razr, the OnePlus Open, the OPPO Find N3 Flip, and more!

Links: 

The Pixel Watch 2 convinced me never to buy a first-gen product - Android Central

Motorola Razr (2023) review - Android Central

OnePlus Open review - Android Central

OPPO Find N3 Flip review - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss whether the Tensor G3 in the Pixel 8 is the best phone chip today, Google Home getting long-awaited upgrades, the Pixel 8's Face Unlock upgrade, if Google should release a Pixelbook 2, review the Meta Quest 3, and more!

Links: 

Google Home is set to pick up a ton of long-awaited upgrades - Android Central

Why the Pixel 8's Face Unlock upgrade is a big deal - Android Central

The Tensor G3 in the Pixel 8 is the best phone chip today - Android Central

Hear me out (again): Google should release a Pixelbook 2 - Android Central

Meta Quest 3 review: The best VR headset you can buy - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss all the fallout from the fall Pixel event including the Google Pixel 8 & Google Pixel Watch 2, Google bringing Bard to Google Assistant, the Pixel 8 getting updates until 2030, hands-on with the Meta Quest 3, and more!

Links: 

Everything announced at the Made by Google event - Android Central

Made by Google event 2023 live blog - Android Central

Google Pixel 8 hands-on: The AI powerhouse phone - Android Central

Google Pixel Watch 2 hands-on: Finally fit to replace Fitbit - Android Central

Google Assistant is finally getting the Bard upgrade we've been wanting - Android Central

Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will get Android OS updates until 2030 — that's a game-changer - Android Central

Meta Quest 3 review: The best VR headset you can buy - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Michael Hicks, and Nick Sutrich discuss Fitbit teasing it's next device, the upcoming Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro, what the Google trial is about & why you should care, Android smartwatches vs. the Apple Watch, why the Apple Watch upgrade makes the Galaxy Watch 6 look worse, Apple's new accessibility features, and more!

Links: 

Fitbit teases its next device, and it launches very soon - Android Central

A major Android brand is making its first Wear OS 3 watch - Android Central

Here’s what the Google trial is about and why you should care - Android Central

Android smartwatches still suck, so I’m sticking with the Apple Watch - Android Central

This Apple Watch Series 9 upgrade only makes the Galaxy Watch 6 look worse - Android Central

It took Apple to make accessibility features look cool - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss the iPhone accessory the Google Pixel 8 should steal, what USB-C on the iPhone 15 could look like, the alternative to buying your kids an iPhone, protecting privacy as schools go back, Google teasing the Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2, and more!

Links: 

This iPhone accessory makes me wish the Pixel 8 would steal this useful feature - Android Central

USB-C on the iPhone 15 might not be what you think - Android Central

Here's a phone you should get your kid instead of the iPhone - Android Central

Protect your privacy as you head back to school - Android Central

Google shows off the Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2 in new teaser videos - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss the pros & cons of dark mode on phones, the Google Pixel Tablet vs. the Google Nest Hub Max, the leak of Nothing's first wearable & what it means for smartwatches, review the Galaxy Z Fold 5, preview the Fairphone 5, debate Tecno's Phantom Ultimate rollable phone concept, and more!

Links: 

Dark mode is a lie - Android Central

I tested the Pixel Tablet and Nest Hub Max - Android Central

Nothing's first wearable - Android Central

I spent a week with the Z Fold 5 - Android Central

The Fairphone 5 goes official - Android Central

Tecno is the latest brand to unfurl a rollable phone concept - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Michael Hicks discuss their love/hate relationship with the Google Pixel Fold, look into the pros & cons of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 & Watch 6 Classic, review the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, rave about the Garmin Forerunner 965, debate whether it's time for Android to finally get satellite connectivity, and more!

Links: 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 & Watch 6 Classic review: If it ain't broke... - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra review: More than just a tablet - Android Central

It's time for Android to finally get satellite connectivity - Android Central

Garmin Forerunner 965 review: Better than the best - Android Central

I spent a week with the Google Pixel Fold - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Derrek Lee and Nick Sutrich discuss their hands-on experiences of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 & Flip 5, Facebook Messenger dropping SMS integration, someone using VR to walk across Skyrim, why we shouldn't have to keep buying new cases, and more!

Links: 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 review - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review - Android Central

I'm tired of buying new cases, and you should be too - Android Central

Facebook Messenger is breaking up with SMS - Android Central

Someone actually walked across all of Skyrim - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss all the fallout from Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023, the anticlimactic nature of annual events, review the Galaxy Z Fold 5 & it's issues with pulse width modulation, discuss Andrew's nightmare attempting to get his Galaxy Z Fold 4 repaired, and more!

Links: 

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 LIVE updates - Android Central

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2023 was bigger, better, and boringer - Android Central

The Galaxy Z Fold 5's display makes me want to curl up into a ball and die - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 camera review - Android Central

The Galaxy Z Flip 5's large cover screen still has room to grow - Android Central

My Galaxy Z Fold 4 nightmare - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Michael Hicks discuss Google's 'Genesis' AI tool, what to expect from Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023, the rumoured Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 design improvements, the Galaxy Tab S9, the rumoured 'Galaxy Ring', review Vivo's X Flip, and more!

Links: 

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 - Android Central

Samsung teases Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 design improvements - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9: Everything we know and hope to see - Android Central

Google starts testing 'Genesis' - Android Central

The rumored 'Galaxy Ring' could challenge the Galaxy Watch 6 - Android Central

Vivo X Flip review - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss the new Nothing phone dropping on Amazon Prime Day, Carl Pei dismissing the idea of a Nothing foldable, the explosion of Threads & what it means for social media, Mark Lucovsky's comments after resigning from Google, human trainers' frustrations with Google Bard, and more!

Links: 

Carl Pei talks down a Nothing foldable - Android Central

Nothing Phone initial review - Android Central

Threads by Instagram surpass 100 million sign-ups - Android Central

A Google exec resigns with a damning note about its XR ambitions - Android Central

Google Bard's human trainers claim they are frustrated with 'convoluted' tasks - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss Google cancelling Pixel Fold preorders, Waze job cuts, Google cancelling it's AR glasses, Google Pixel 8 vs. Samsung DeX, reports of Pixel Fold displays already breaking, the OnePlus V Fold, when kids are ready for the internet, and more!

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Google is apparently canceling Pixel Fold preorders - Android Central

Job cuts hit Waze - Android Central

Looks like Google might have canceled its new AR glasses - Android Central

With Pixel 8, Google may finally have an answer to Samsung DeX - Android Central

Some Pixel Fold owners are already reporting broken displays - Android Central

The OnePlus V Fold could steal Samsung's foldable phone thunder - Android Central

When are kids ready for the internet? - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, Derrek Lee, and Nick Sutrich review the Google Pixel Tablet, the Google Pixel Fold, the Motorola Razr Plus, and more!

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Google Pixel Tablet review - Android Central

Google Pixel Fold review - Android Central

Motorola Razr Plus review - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss what Android 15 needs to steal from iOS 17, what iOS 17 needs to learn from Google, the Samsung Galaxy Watch & Google Pixel Watch's new health features, review the Moto G Stylus 5G, rave about the Amazon Fire Max 11, and more!

Links: 

iOS 17 is a big nothing-burger - Android Central

4 things Android 15 needs to steal from iOS 17 - Android Central

Amazon Fire Max 11 review - Android Central

Samsung details availability of important Galaxy Watch health feature - Android Central

The Google Pixel Watch's SpO2 monitoring finally becomes operational - Android Central

Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) review - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Derrek Lee, Michael Hicks, and Nick Sutrich discuss all the fallout from WWDC and why Android users should care about Apple's Vision Pro, problems with the Google Pixel watch, review the Motorola Razr Plus, and more!

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Apple’s Vision Pro is proof that Meta’s Quest was right - Android Central

Games on Apple Vision Pro will be great - Android Central

The Apple Vision Pro is a rare opportunity for Google, Samsung, and the Quest 3 - Android Central

Motorola Razr Plus hands-on - Android Central

Google Pixel Watch's back is falling off - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss Netflix cracking down on password-sharing Microsoft Copilot, the problem with the Pixel Tablet, Google paying $40m for location tracking, the Huawei Watch 4's unusual health feature, review the TicWatch Pro 5, and more!

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Microsoft Copilot is what Google Assistant on ChromeOS should have been - Android Central

The Pixel Tablet isn't going to fix what's wrong with Android tablets - Android Central

Netflix's controversial password-sharing crackdown - Android Central

Google agrees to pay Washington state $40 million - Android Central

TicWatch Pro 5 review - Android Central

The Huawei Watch 4 has an unusual health feature - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss Montana's TikTok ban, the Google Pixel Fold & why it isn't a Pixel Flip, whether the Pixel Tablet is a Nest Hub replacement, review the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, preview upcoming PSVR 2 games, and more!

Links: 

3 ways the Pixel Fold falls short - Android Central

Google launched the Pixel Fold instead of a Pixel Flip - Android Central

Google says Pixel Tablet is NOT a Nest Hub replacement - Android Central

TikTok statewide ban signed into law by Montana governor - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G review - Android Central

Upcoming PSVR 2 games - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Michael Hicks, and Nick Sutrich discuss all the fallout from Google I/O 2023 including all the big announcements, the Wear OS 4 tease, Google's Pixel 7a, the arrival of the Google Pixel Fold (although not everywhere), the Google Pixel Tablet, and more!

Links: 

Google I/O 2023: All of the biggest announcements - Android Central

Google announces Wear OS 4 - Android Central

Google Pixel 7a Review - Android Central

Google Pixel Fold - Android Central

The Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet aren't launching in India - Android Central

Google Pixel Tablet Hands-On - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss PWM sensitivity making people sick, the 'Godfather of AI' quitting Google, Google & Apple tackling the AirTag problem, Samsung banning staff from using ChatGPT, Motorola getting their mojo back, what they want to see at Google I/O 2023, and more!

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My phone is making me sick - Android Central

The 'Godfather of AI' quits Google - Android Central

Google and Apple come together to tackle the AirTag problem - Android Central

Samsung bans staff from using ChatGPT - Android Central

Motorola finally remembered how to make good phones again - Android Central

Google I/O 2023: What to expect - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Derrek Lee, and Nick Sutrich discuss the Google I/O 2023 program, Fairphone's sustainability model, review Motorola's Rizr & ThinkPhone, debate whether they'd ditch Android for $10,000, and more!

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Google I/O 2023 program teases big reveals - Android Central

ThinkPhone Review - Android Central

Motorola Rizr Review - Android Central

Fairphone does what tech giants refuse to do - Android Central

Would You Ditch Android For $10,000? - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar is joined by Nick Sutrich, Andrew Myrick, Derrek Lee, Jerry Hildenbrand, Michael Hicks, Harish Jonnalagadda and Namerah Saud Fatmi to celebrate the Android Central Podcast's milestone and discuss the next generation of smart watches, the lack of support for Android by certain manufacturers, whether foldable phones are the future, how Chinese manufacturers have improved, the future of VR, and more!

 

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Andrew Myrick, and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss Google TV adding hundreds of free channels, whether Google Photos is the best image editor, YouTube Music's quirks, Samsung's issues with fast charging, review the Amazfit GTR Mini, and more!

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Google TV Is Adding A Ton Of Free Channels - Android Central

Google Photos Is The Best Image Editor - Android Central

YouTube Music's Most Annoying Quirk - Android Central

The Galaxy Note 7 Is Still Haunting Samsung - Android Central

Amazfit GTR Mini Review - Android Central

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Direct download: Android_Central_Podcast_EDIT_1404.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:16pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Andrew Myrick, and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss VR replacing traditional gaming, a YouTube Shorts glow-up, the Samsung 'Fan Edition', the Galaxy Z Fold 5 going on a diet, why it's better to spend $1,000 on a Chromebook rather than a tablet, and more!

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VR Will Never Replace Traditional Gaming - Android Central

Time For YouTube Shorts To Have A Major Glow-Up - Android Central

What Does 'Fan Edition' Even Mean? - Android Central

Samsung Putting The Galaxy Z Fold 5 'On A Diet' - Android Central

Why I’d Rather Spend $1,000 On A Chromebook Than A Tablet - Android Central

Google Pixel Fold: Everything We Know - Android Central

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:31am EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and Michael Hicks dive into the biggest problem with wearable charging, announcements from GDC, their uncertain feelings on mixed reality headsets, PlayStation's curious launch of the PS VR2, and so much more!

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The Quest 2 and PSVR 2 are rivals with a symbiotic relationship | Android Central

My rabbit just ate my Pixel Watch charging cord, exposing a huge wearable problem | Android Central

Sony PSVR 2 review: Worth the high price | Android Central

Is Sony self-sabotaging the PSVR 2? | Android Central

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Direct download: ep_597.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Derrek Lee, and Andrew Myrick, discuss the launch of Google's Bard AI chatbot, a potential TikTok ban, whether Microsoft should put Bing with ChatGPT on Wear OS, debate flat or curved displays on smartphones, and more!

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Google's Bard AI Chatbot - Android Central

Microsoft Should Put Bing With ChatGPT On Wear OS - Android Central

It's Impossible To Review Security Cameras - Android Central

Flat Or Curved Smartphone Displays POLL - Android Central

A TikTok Ban Isn't About Privacy, It's About Politics - Android Central

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Direct download: Android_Central_Podcast_Mixdown_270323_EDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nick Sutrich and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss the Galaxy S23 Ultra moon controversy, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, Google Pixel 6's March Updates, more Meta layoffs, Galaxy S23 Series rumours, and more!

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Your Galaxy S23 Ultra Isn't Actually Taking Pictures Of The Moon - Android Central

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 - Android Central

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Pixel 6's March 2023 Update - Android Central

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Direct download: Android_Central_Podcast_Mixdown.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Derrek Lee, and Nick Sutrich discuss the rumours around the unreleased Pixel Fold being spotted on an NYC train, Ring's controversial policy change, Spotify's revamp, review the Samsung Galaxy S23, and more!

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The Pixel Fold may have just been spotted - Android Central

Ring is ruining its products - Android Central

Spotify just got a major TikTok-style revamp - Android Central

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Direct download: Android_Central_Podcast_mixdownWITHADEDIT.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03am EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Derrek Lee, Shruti Shekar, and Michael Hicks dive into our review of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, impressions of the PS VR2, unwanted changes to the FitBit experience, what's new with One UI 5.1, and so much more!

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Sony PS VR2 review: Worth the high price | Android Central

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review: Understated grandeur | Android Central

What's new in One UI 5.1? | Android Central

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Direct download: Ep_593.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and guest Derrek Lee dive into some hardware problems with the Google Pixel 7 Pro, impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, WhatsApp spam, Netflix's concerning new password policy, and so much more!

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: Six things we want to see | Android Central

The Galaxy S23 stands out because it doesn't | Android Central

WhatsApp spam is getting out of control in India | Android Central

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra camera review: More megapixels isn't always better | Android Central

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Direct download: EP_592.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and guest Michael Hicks dive into the details surrounding Samsung's latest event, Meta earnings and the questions surrounding the pivot to VR, Apple entering the search engine race, and so much more!

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Samsung Galaxy S23: I just can't | Android Central

The Galaxy S23 is the easiest phone I've ever set up | Android Central

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is making my wife regret going to iPhone | Android Central

Why the Galaxy S23 could be the best gaming phone of 2023 | Android Central 

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Direct download: Ep_591.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Nicholas Sutrich share their opinions on the current problems surrounding Wear OS, Microsoft's push to compete with ChatGPT, our AI-driven search future, the frustrations surrounding digital video game ownership, and so much more! 

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ChatGPT could help Google more than Microsoft, ironically | Android Central

I won't buy another digital PS5 game and you shouldn't either | Android Central

Wear OS 3 finally fixes the problems Android watches have had for years | Android Central

Apple search would be Google's 'get out of jail free' card | Android Central

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Direct download: Ep_590.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and Andrew Myrick answer burning questions like "who are tablets actually for?" and "why don't more games get delayed?", share their thoughts on wireless charging, discuss the current state of foldable displays, breakdown the Nothing Phone 1, and so much more!

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Carriers ruined my ability to switch between phones, not Apple | Android Central

Tablets suck but the Fold 4 doesn't | Android Central

Poll: Should phone makers switch to eSIM-only phones? | Android Central

The Nothing Phone 1 grabs another Android 13 beta with tons of new features | Android Central

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Direct download: EP_589.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and Andrew Myrick discuss 2022's disappointing output for tech, how Android can potentially improve in 2023, the highlights from CES, the striking design of the OnePlus 11, and wireless charging improvements, and much more!
 
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Direct download: EP_588.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and Chris Wedel discuss an array of high-profile security concerns involving popular camera apps, the problems surrounding some ad networks, Elon Musk's phone plan, the tragic death of a skunk, and so much more!

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https://www.androidcentral.com/accessories/smart-home/never-ever-put-a-camera-inside-your-home

https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/privacy-firm-reveals-that-many-shopping-apps-give-ad-networks-access-to-your-phone

https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/500-million-whatsapp-numbers-being-sold-on-the-dark-web

https://www.androidcentral.com/accessories/smart-home/what-android-central-staff-bought-for-cyber-monday-2022

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Direct download: EP_587.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar and Nicholas Sutrich host a special Qualcomm episode with Alex Katouzian, SVP and GM of mobile, compute, and XR. From mobile to VR, the Android Central team asks burning questions about the future of Qualcomm. 

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss the potential for VR to solve real-world problems, terrible in-game ads, issues with the iPad Pro, the Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition, the Amazon Fire TV Cube, and so much more!

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https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/i-told-google-about-an-app-with-the-most-disruptive-ads-ive-ever-seen-and-was-told-to-fix-it-myself

https://www.androidcentral.com/tablets/why-im-done-with-ipad

https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/mediatek-dimensity-9200-announced

https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/fossil-gen-6-wellness-edition-review

https://www.androidcentral.com/streaming-tv/amazon-fire-tv-cube-2022-review

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Direct download: EP_585.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26pm EST

Smartwatches monitor your activity when you are on the go. VR can let you go almost anywhere while actually going nowhere. This week, we dive into Fitbit, Meta Quest Pro, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:36pm EST

There's a LOT more to say about Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch now that we've had some more time with them. We also question whether or not Wear OS 3 has the potential to make the watch market more competitive. Finally, we examine life in the metaverse with Meta Quest Pro.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:10pm EST

This week, we cover everything announced at Google's recent Pixel event and chat about the demise of Stadia.

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Direct download: androidcentral582.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:41pm EST

This week, we examine the new Space Race and rural connectivity. We also talk about why Apple doesn't try to compete with Android OEM's when it comes to wearables, Pixel 7 leaks, the Pico 4 VR headset, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral581.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:32pm EST

This week, we look at Apple's recent product announcements through the lens of Android users. We talk about what they got right, what they got wrong, and why using an "old" chip isn't a big deal.

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Direct download: androidcentral580.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm EST

We review the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro and check out three new Fitbit products. Lenovo has announced platform-agnostic AR glasses, Twitter has an edit button, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral579.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EST

We've got lots to catch up on in this episode. Tune in for our coverage of the camera system on Galaxy Z Fold 4, a new Motorola Edge, Samsung's deal with Meta, PSP games on Oculus Quest 2, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral578.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EST

It's a universe of unpacking! We check out the new Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4, Z Flip 4, and Galaxy Watch 5. Google has also turned out the heat on Apple in their efforts to increase adoption of the RCS messaging standard. RCS is really cool, but not perfect. We explain the pros and cons.

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Direct download: androidcentral577.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am EST

The Pixel 6a is here! We review it on the show this week and talk about a price increase for Oculus Quest 2, Samsung's $200 credit, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral576.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

This week, we talk about Amazon's policy that provides access to Ring user data without a warrant. The gang also discuss the potential Galaxy S22 FE, a new Snapdragon chip for Wear OS devices, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral575.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EST

Nick's review of the Nothing phone (1) is on our site! The podcast crew interrogate him further and try to better understand the phone's role in the market. They also talk about Gen Z's affinity for TikTok and Instagram, new wearables rumors, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral_574.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EST

You probably don't need a new phone every year. But where's the fun in that? The gang weigh the benefits of frequent upgrades and talk about protecting yourself from scammers during the Prime Day frenzy. They also chat about the importance of OS updates, lifting of the Facebook account requirement for Oculus Quest 2 users, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral573.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EST

This week, we cover AI sentience, midrange smartphones, our thoughts on Prime Day, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral572.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EST

In the wake of Apple's WWDC 2022, we have many thoughts and questions as Android users. We also ponder what's going on in the AR space with Google, Apple, and others.

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Direct download: androidcentral571.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EST

Shruti Shekar and Nick Sutrich sit down with Carl Pei to discuss his journey from OnePlus to Nothing, creating meaningful products, and everything in between.

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Direct download: androidcentral570.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:33am EST

Huawei and ZTE are banned in Canada. It's a move that's mostly political, and based moreso on their networking hardware than phones. The gang chime in on that, plus a preview of Nothing phone components, Pixel Watch, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral569.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EST

Shruti and Nick sit down with Qualcomm General Manager of Handsets, Chris Patrick, to discuss the chip manufacturer's latest announcements and talk about where the industry is headed. Then, Jerry and Alex join in to share their thoughts on how new processors will benefit the most important people—You!

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Direct download: androidcentral568.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am EST

Google I/O 2022 has come and gone, and we have SOOOO much to discuss. We chime in on all the software and hardware announcements. We end the episode by paying tribute to our friend and co-worker, Babu Mohan, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. He will be greatly missed as a member of the Android Central family.

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Direct download: androidcentral567.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm EST

We talk about our exclusive leaked images that seem to show Google's first smartwatch. Accident or intentionally left behind? The gang also offer their take on the Nothing Launcher, trouble at Netflix, and Nick's review of the OnePlus Nord N20 5G. Rounding things out, each of our hosts have $44 billion to spend. What do they buy with their hypothetical money?

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Direct download: androidcentral566.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EST

This week, we talk about killing in VR, sideloading apps, Carl Pei, Galaxy Watch 4, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral565.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EST

Rumor has it that the Samsung Galaxy S23 and S22 FE might use MediaTek chips for the first time. The team also discuss privacy and safety issues when it comes to smartphone photography and trackers like Apple AirTags. They also survey the current VR landscape, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral564.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EST

The gang praise the OnePlus 10 Pro, especially as an alternative to Google and Samsung hardware. We also hear more about Nothing, Andrew's S22 Ultra frustrations, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral563.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EST

This week, we take on Samsung's Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, Google's data collection practices, and why Galaxy Watch 4 was a flop. We also speculate about Nothing as their first Android smartphone is set to arrive this summer.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:16pm EST

Nick and Shruti are joined this week by Chris Wedel and Derrek Lee to talk about Galaxy S22 throttling, the validity of benchmarks, Apple's M1 compared to other processors, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral561.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm EST

This week, we examine Ukraine's role in the tech industry and how Big Tech is responding to Russia's invasion of the country. We also talk about Qualcomm partnering with ByteDance in the VR space. The Nothing phone could be coming in April, Pixel Watch vs. Galaxy Watch 4, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral560.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Jerry, Michael, and Nick are joined by Tom Meyer as they hold a wake for the not-dead-but-not-very-lively Google Stadia. They also check in on some different VR tech, the value of the new Motorola Edge+, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral559.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EST

Shruti Shekar and Michael Hicks have entered the chat! Please welcome them into the fold along with Nick Sutrich and Jerry Hildenbrand. This week, we offer up a podcast review of the Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus and Ultra models.

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Direct download: androidcentral558.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm EST

This week, we deliver a special edition of the show as Jerry, Nick, Ara, and Michael Fisher share their thoughts on everything released at Samsung's latest Galaxy Unpacked event.

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Direct download: androidcentral557.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EST

Smartphone season is nearly upon us, which means we have a metric boatload of leaks and rumors to share. Tune in and learn what's coming this year along with other news for Google and Android fans.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EST

The January 2022 update is available now for Pixel 6 phones. It brings some quality of life improvements for their users. But the the news isn't so good for NVIDIA Shield TV after an Android 11 update. However, NVIDIA says fixes for Plex, Kodi, and more are on the way. The crew also dig into a lot of other news, such as why Airlines have such a bee in their bonnet about 5G, YouTube Premium discounts, scaling back on original content, and lousy trade-in values from Apple for Android phones.

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Direct download: androidcentral555.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EST

This week, Ara, Nick, Jeramy, and Chris Wedel survey the smartwatch landscape and offer suggestions on the best ones for fitness. They also talk about Samsung's blown Exynos 2200 launch schedule, Spotify's blown lossless streaming, and how a judge has dealt a blow to Meta regarding an FTC lawsuit.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:17pm EST

We're back! Ara, Nick, and Jeramy check out the first two new phones of 2022: Samsung's Galaxy S21 FE, and the OnePlus 10 Pro. There's also a ton of smartwatch news to explore from CES 2022, plus Chromebook and VR goodness.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:08pm EST

Harish, Nick, Jerry, and Ara check in on the announcements from the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit. Pixel Watch inches closer to reality, and OPPO is sent to release their first foldable phone.

The gang also investigate a week's worth of outages and bugs, including AWS downtime and the inability to dial emergency services.

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Direct download: androidcentral552.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48pm EST

Nick and Jerry spend the episode chatting with fellow Android Central-ites Chris Wedel and Andrew Myrick. Chris shares his unpleasant experience with the Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro, plus the gang discuss Motorola's rise to number three smartphone vendor in the U.S. And that's just the tip of the iceberg of everything they cover — check it out!

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:47pm EST

Android Central alumni Russell Holly and Daniel Bader join Ara, Jerry, and Michael Fisher for an epic gab session! They chat about Google's Pixel 6 messaging, Meta and the changing shape of the open web, and some of their favorite new tech in 2021.

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:02pm EST

Facebook has changed their corporate name to 'Meta', and we have thoughts! The gang chat about this and its impact on Oculus.They also check out some Samsung rumors, One UI 4 beta, and some lingering issues with Pixel 6.

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Direct download: androidcentral549.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:24am EST

Ara, Nick, and Jerry each have a Pixel 6 to pinky prop in their hot little hands. Tune in as they share what they love about the phone, and what could potentially be improved.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:02pm EST

In addition to looking ahead at what's certain to be a massive week of tech news, Ara, Alex, and Nick, discuss OPPO's ColorOS 12, a new Pixel Stand, 'Pixel Pass' rumors, new Acer Chromebooks, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:22pm EST

Android 12 is out of beta and will hopefully be rolling out to Pixel phones soon. Nick, Jerry, and Ara dig into that along with the second beta Samsung One UI 4. They also talk about what to expect during the Pixel 6 launch event, Facebook's massive outage, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral546.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:25pm EST

Our own Jeramy Johnson joins Ara, Nick, and Jerry for an avalanche of Amazon product announcements. The crew also check out the latest news on Pixel 6, YouTube's ban on vaccine misinformation, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral545.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:20pm EST

EU legislators are giving Apple some serious side-eye as they propose the standardization of USB-C charging for all phones. But would the law even make sense?

Your Android Central pals also talk about upcoming new Android features, Pixel 6 leaks, the Surface Duo 2 announcement, and more. Be sure you listen all the way to the end of the episode this week!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:01pm EST

Lisa Gade of MobileTechReview is our special guest this week! She hangs out with Jerry, Daniel, and Ara to discuss the Epic court ruling and check out Apple's recent announcements in relation to what they mean for Android users. Plus, the gang offer early impressions of Samsung's One UI 4 Beta, Pixel 6, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:42pm EST

Nick, Ara, Michael Fisher, and Daniel ponder the Ray-Ban Stories, a collaboration with Facebook that includes cameras in a form barely different from a regular pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarer frames. Ara reports on the Lenovo Chromebook Duet 5 detachable, and the Fossil Get 6 is the first Wear OS smartwatch with Qualcomm's Snapdragon Wear 4100+.

Michael tells the tale of TCL's canceled "Chicago" foldable, Android 12 hits beta 5 but is still buggy as hell, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral542.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:05pm EST

Marton Barcza of TechAltar and crrowd joins Daniel and Nick for a conversation about the proliferation of earbuds and Qualcomm's announcement of a lossless Bluetooth audio codec.

The trio also cover some wearables news, speculation about Microsoft's upcoming Surface event, a new camera sensor from Samsung, and Google is rumored to be developing custom ARM silicon to be used in Chromebooks starting in 2023.

Finally, China is limiting online gameplay for children, and Apple will be making some changes to App Store policies as a result of an investigation by the Japan Fair Trade Commission.

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Direct download: androidcentral541.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:43pm EST

The AC team check out the boot loop and other bug fixes found within Android 12 Beta 4.1 and go hands on with the new Motorola Edge. Nick continues his exploration of the Z Flip 3, Dan reviews the OnePlus Buds Pro, Google teams up with the United States government for purely altruistic reasons, and more!

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Direct download: androidcentral540.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:34pm EST

This week, we review the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Pixel 5a. Plus, Motorola Edge (2021) offers impressive specs and a promise of software updates at a reasonable price. The team also talk about T-Mobile's data breach, Pixel 6 charging capability, and lots more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:07pm EST

After months of leaks and rumors, Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 are here along with Galaxy Watch 4 and Watch 4 Classic. Michael Fisher hangs with Nick, Ara, and Daniel to share their impressions of Samsung's latest gadgets.

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Direct download: androidcentral538.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:02am EST

Pixel 6 has been announced and will be available this Fall. We don't know all the details just yet, but we go deep on what we do know — including the Google Tensor SoC and some very cool color options.

Nick, Daniel, Jerry, and Ara also cover some Nest product announcements and a cargo ship full of rumors about upcoming Samsung devices.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:21pm EST

Our review is in for the Nothing ear (1) $99 Bluetooth earbuds! Intel and Qualcomm have formed a partnership that has Intel building chips for its quasi-competitor. Additionally, MediaTek is coming on strong with the Kompanio 1300T chip for tablets and Chromebooks, Surface Duo 2 alleged leaks show a big ass camera hump, a new S Pen for Galaxy Z Fold 3, and tons more.

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Direct download: androidcentral536.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:21pm EST

Harish, Alex, Jerry, and Ara check out the OnePlus Nord 2 and evaluate continued rumors of a foldable Pixel. They also chat about carrier adoption of the RCS messaging standard and companies like Apple who remain holdouts in favor of their own technology. They finish out with the whys and hows of buggy software releases, including a UK vaccine passport app that caused a giant bag of hurt.

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Direct download: androidcentral535.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:36pm EST

The team are joined by Nick Sutrich and check out Android 12 Beta 3, fresh rumors about Pixel 6, Z Fold 3, OnePlus Nord 3, Google fines in France, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:43pm EST

Alex Dobie joins Daniel and Ara to help make sense of the Qualcomm/ASUS partnership to create the $1,500 Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders. A big batch of Samsung leaks have also com to light, yet another Google lawsuit, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:52pm EST

Nick Sutrich has joined Android Central full-time, so he helps the crew blast into the long weekend with all the news about Wear OS that came out of MWC 2021. He, Daniel, Ara, and Jerry also talk about some new phones, Galaxy Buds 2, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 Plus, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:26am EST

Zac Bowden of Windows Central joins the gang for a conversation about Microsoft's Windows 11 announcement, its ability to run Android apps, thought on Surface Duo 2, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral531.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EST

We've got a roundup of new Bluetooth earbuds this week, followed by more thoughts about the latest Android 12 beta. The gang also talk about Wear OS support, Google's new retail store, and more.

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Direct download: androidcentral530.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:25pm EST

This week, Daniel and Ara welcome iMore's Joe Keller and Android Developer Chris Lacy of Action Launcher and SwirlWalls fame onto the show. They have an in-depth conversation about Apple's announcements at WWDC 2021 and the latest Android 12 beta from Google.

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Direct download: androidcentral529.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:28pm EST

In this episode, Ara, Jerry, and Dan are joined by Adam Molina. He's the producer of Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast and a freelance journalist. They nerd out over Bluetooth headphones, lossless music streaming, upcoming Android phones, Led Zeppelin, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EST

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