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It's our last show before Christmas, and it's a good one. We get up-close and personal (again) with Google Glass, sort out all the Motorola updates, talk some smartwatches — and answer a bunch of your questions. Join us!

Thing 1: Smartwatches

Thing 2: Motorola's updates and wood

Thing 3: Google Glass update

Other stuff

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We're less than two weeks out from Christmas, and Google's updating everything. We've got two new Google Play edition devices. We've got a white Nexus 7. And just about every app Google makes has been updated — along with yet another update to the Android software itself. Strap in, folks. This is a big one.

Thing 1: New Google Play edition devices

Thing 2: Google updates all the things

Other odds and ends

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Phil and Andrew are joined by JR Raphael for more on the Android 4.4.1 update of the Nexus 5, we've got the LG G Flex in house, and a whole bunch of your questions.

Thing 1: Android 4.4.1 and the Nexus 5

Thing 2: The LG G Flex

Thing 3: The Qualcomm Toq

Other odds and ends

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We're taking the week off from the podcast to do this Thanksgiving thing. Or as the rest of the world calls it, Thursday and Friday.

Thanks for listening and being a part of Android Central, and we'll catch y'all on the flip side.

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We're getting the gang back together this afternoon for what we're told will be the 162nd edition of the Greatest Android Podcast in the World! On tap this week: Motorola is very quickly becoming the good-guy manufacturer, Android 4.4 KitKat updates are rolling out all over the place, and we'll field a bunch of your questions.

Thing 1: Mighty Moto

Thing 2: KitKat finally rolls out for Nexus devices

Thing 3: Other stuff

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We're back and we've got the Moto G in house. Plus KitKat updates to the Nexus line, what, excatly, is going on with all this search and launcher stuff, and a whole slew of your questions. Join us!

Thing 1: The Moto G

Thing 2: KitKat abounds

Thing 3: Other things

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It's all Nexus, all the time this week. OK, mostly Nexus. And Android 4.4 KitKat. And a few other things. But, really, just a whole lot of Nexus goin' on.

Thing 1: Still more on the Nexus 5

Thing 2: Still more on Android 4.4 KitKat

Thing 3: Anything that's not Nexus or KitKat

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Phil, Alex and Andrew spend an hour fielding questions from a live Q&A on the new Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat. No script. No prep time. We're working without a net. Join us!

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We've got the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat in our hot little hands, and we're gonna talk them to death this week. Plus, Phil finally gets Google Glass. Join us!

Thing 1: The Nexus 5

Thing 2: Android 4.4 KitKat

Thing 3: Yes, there's other stuff to talk about

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:52pm EST

Phil, Andrew and Alex are joined by Russell Holly of to see where we stand on the new Nexus stuff, the launch of BBM — Its really great user friendly and smooth! — and we take a slew of questions from the live Q&A. Join us!

Thing 1: Ready or not, here's BBM!

Thing 2: Nexus watch 2013

  • ... ... ...

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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

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Phil and Alex each has the HTC One Max, a massive phone with a not-quite-as-massive display, running Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5. Here we have our initial thoughts on the oversized phone.

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Samsung does all right with the Note 3 and new Note 10.1, but the Galaxy Gear leaves a bit to be desired. Plus, the state of HTC, we try to benchmark Jerry live on the air — and Google gives numbers on the great malware scare that isn't.

Thing 1: Samsung's trifecta

Thing 2: What's up with HTC?

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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Alex, Andrew and Jerry talk all things Note 3. IT'S HAPPENING!

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:17pm EST

Jerry and Andrew have been living and breathing the LG G2 for a few weeks now, and they tackling some of your burning questions about one of the hottest devices of the year.

The thing: The LG G2

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:57am EST

Phil, Jerry, Andrew and Alex talk up a week's worth of news, including the Nexus 7 controversy, CyanogenMod's rebirth as a real live corporation, more on the LG G2, and more of your e-mails. Join us!

Thing 1: New Nexus LTE hullabaloo

Thing 2: New devices

Other odds and ends

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:56pm EST

Phil, Jerry and Andrew are back to talk up the latest Nexus leaks, we've got the U.S. versions of the LG G2 in our hot little hands, new Chromebooks in our hearts — and what we really think about all this iPhone buzz.

Thing 1: New Nexus incoming?

Thing 2: The LG G2 is here!

Other odds and ends

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:09pm EST

We're wrapping up our week in Berlin with more on the Sony Z1 and QX cameras, more thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear and the Note 10.1 2014 Edition (that's a tablet, if the name didn't give it away), plus the LG G Pad 8.3, ASUS and other sundry items. 

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

We're live from Berlin, Germany, and the annual IFA conference, where we've got the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Plus, Sony rolled out the new Xperia Z1 and the Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 camera systems. And if that's not enough, we weigh in on Android 4.4 Kit Kat, and HTC's new wares. Join us!

Thing 1: Microsoft, Nokia and HTC, plus Android 4.4 Kit Kat

The Sony Xperia Z1 and Cyber Shot QX series

The Samsung Galaxy Gear, Note 3 and Note 10.1 (2014 edition)

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Phil, Alex, Andrew and Richard preview next week's IFA conference in Berlin. Plus, more on the LG G2, a wee bit on the Moto X, who among us has spent the most money on Asphalt 8 — and a few of your e-mails. Join us!

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No show this week. But we'll catch y'all on the flip side!

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Thing 1: More Moto X

Thing 2: More LG G2

Thing 3: Big IFA devices leak

Other things that might've happened:

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Phil and Jerry are joined by special guest Russell Holly of to talk up this week's LG G2 event from New York City, more on the Moto X now that we've got a solid week's worth of use out of it, the latest Nexus 7 drama — and more of your e-mails. Join us!

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:42pm EST

We're live from New York City, hot off the Moto X event and with the phone of the hour in our hot little hands. Join us for an all-Moto X podcast special!

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It's time for an emergency podcast prodcast as we wrap up Google's "Breakfast with Sundar" in San Francisco. We're joined live from the event by Andrew Martonik as we get Android 4.3, a new Nexus 7 — and the exciting $35 Chromecast!

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

Just a little bit of news this week. Nexus 7, Android 4.3 — and we break the news of the Moto X event live on air. So, ya know, slow podcast and all that. Plus, frown at the U.S. carriers' idea of a good deal, and we take some more of your questions. Join us!

Thing 1: What Google's up to

Thing 2: Verizon and the Droid Ultra; Moto X is nigh

Thing 3: HTC One Mini is here

Thing 4: Really bad ideas?

Direct download: acpc143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:47pm EST

Phil, Jerry, Alex and Andrew are back for Episode CXLII of the Greatest Android Podcast in the World! We're back on Google Hangouts and have the latest on Google Maps, all these Moto X leaks, the big moves in the land of U.S. carriers, and a wee bit on how good we look using phones in pools with bikinis. Plus, is your phone out to get you? (Hint: Probably not.)

Thing 1: The new Google Maps is here (sort of)

Thing 2: U.S. carrier news the rest of the world doesn't care about

Thing 3: Other stuff

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:29pm EST

Jerry and Phil sit down (via Skype) with Falcon Pro developer Joaquim Verges to get the lowdown on Falcon Pro. Find out where the app came from, its quick rise to becoming one of the top Android Twitter apps — and, yes, how it became one of the first to hit (hard) against the new Twitter API rules that limit the number of users an app can have.

Mad props to Joaquim for hanging out with us. You can download Falcon Pro at, and find more info in Joaquim's announcement on Google+.

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We're back, and we've got the Google Play edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 in our hot little hands! Plus, Android 4.3 leaks, NVIDIA Shield is delayed -- and we're doing it all over Google Hangouts! 

Thing 1: Google Play experience devices

Other things ...

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Thing 1: Samsung's summer gala

Thing 2: Facebook announces InstaVine

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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Thing 1: Samsung still making things

Thing 2: The agony over iOS 7

Thing 3: Google Music update is a good thing

Thing 4: The Android Central app and Talk Mobile

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We've got the gang back together for our first proper podcast in a few weeks, so that means it's time to take on all these newfangled "Nexus User Experience" devices. Plus, we've got a white Nexus 4, the Moto X, and more laughs than four Android nerds should be allowed to have in less than an hour. Join us!

Thing 1: The Google Experience

Thing 2: New stuff and more new stuff

Thing 3: Talk Mobile

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We're live from CTIA in Las Vegas. It's been a relatively slow show, but we managed to eke out a little bit of hardware news, Jennifer Lopez launches her own smartphone service (sort of), and we await the appearance of Ashton Kutcher. No, really.

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We're back for the second day of the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, with more of the new services and features for Android that are rapidly changing the game for our fair mobile operating system.

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Jerry and Phil catch up on the first day of news from Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco!

Android and Google Play


Google Maps

Google Music



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Thing 1: The new Android Central app!

Thing 2: Google I/O preview

  • Our prediections.

Thing 3: Hardware and software

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Thing 1: The Galaxy S4

Thing 2: LG Optimus G Pro

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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We've published our Samsung Galaxy S4 review, and Alex and Phil are together in New York City to talk about it some more. Join us for a further rundown of the hardware, software and special features of the Samsung Galaxy S4.

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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30pm EST

We got the band back together for some proper video, a backlog of voicemails, some really good e-mails -- oh, and just the latest and greatest in Android news from the last week. We've got Facebook, the HTC One, more on the Galaxy S4, and every in between. Join us!

Thing 1: New devices and reviews

Thing 2: Software and updates

Thing 3: Random stuff to cool to miss

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:19pm EST

We're freshly back from the Facebook Home event in California, so naturally we start things off talking about the HTC One. Oh, sure, there's plenty of talk about Facebook Home and the HTC First and forking and stock this and that, but really you're here to hear us drone on about the same phone we've been talking about for weeks, right? No? Fine. Lots and lots of Facebook phone discussion, too. Join us! (Note: Audio only again this week.)

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:49pm EST

We're back for one of those rare daytime podcasts, which always seems to put us in a funny mood. On tap this week: A redesigned Nexus 4, a wee bit of HTC One and Galaxy S4, T-Mobile's new "UnCarrier plans," and a few e-mails from you fine folks out there. Join us!

Thing 1: Games and Apps

Thing 2: Wrapping up the HTC One

Thing 3: Odds and Ends

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:55pm EST

Things get a little heated as Phil, Jerry and Alex catch up on the Galaxy S4, HTC One and all the changes Google's making us go through. And like with any growing pains, things get a little testy. In happier news, we're finally catching up on e-mails and voicemails. Join us!

Thing 1: Galaxy S4 catch-up

Thing 2: Lordy, another HTC One story?

Thing 3: Google's been busy

Thing 4: Other odds and ends

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:51pm EST

We're back from the Samsug Unpacked event at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, where the Galaxy S4 was just announced. We've gotten to play with the phone a bit, and now it's time to share our initial thoughts. Join Phil Nickinson with a couple special guests for this special-edition podcast!

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We're sneaking in a quick podcast on the eve of the Samsung Galaxy S4 event, with plenty of talk on the Sony Xperia Z, the HTC One, LG Optimus G Pro and, yes, what we think Samsung will drop on Thursday night. Join us!

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It's as though we just dropped an entire podcast on you two days ago. But that's the way the news is this week. We're fresh off the HTC One events in London and New York, so we'll recap those in addition to looking ahead to Mobile World Congress early next week from Barcelona, Spain. Plus we take on Ubuntu Touch, now available in developer preview for Nexus devices, and the new Chromebook Pixel.

Thing 1: The HTC One

Thing 2: Mobile World Congress preview

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

Direct download: acpc126.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EST

Phil and Alex walk through the HTC One, with the all new BlinkFeed, BoomSound, Ultrapixels and Zoes. There's a lot to cover, so we break it down for you.

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Phil, Jerry and special guest Android Martonik break down Android 4.2.2, preview next week's HTC event, fawn all over DashClock Widget and take some excellent reader voicemails. Welcome to the Android Central Podcast.

Thing 1: Android 4.2.2 is here

Thing 2: HTC's big event

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:28pm EST

Never mind that the Nexus 4 is finally back on sale, or that HTC's scheduled a bi-continental event for Feb. 29, or that, hell, we've go the Internet's only preview of the Carbon Twitter app. No, this week's big news is that we're finally podcasting via Google Hangout.

Oh, and the news.

Thing 1: The Nexus 4 is back in stock

Thing 2: This week's awesome apps

Thing 3: Other stuff

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:40pm EST

Thing 1: Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0

Thing 2: State of the Nexus

Thing 3: HTC and Sense 5?

Thing 4: Other stuff

Direct download: acpc123.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:37pm EST

Phil and Alex are back from CES in Las Vegas and get grilled incessantly by by Jerry about Sony, NVIDIA and bodies buried in the desert. Plus, Carbon for Android may be back, and we get catch up on some excellent voicemails. Welcome to the Android Central Podcast!

Thing 1: CES postmortum

Thing 2: Nexus news

Thing 3: Other things

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:08pm EST

That's it, folks. NVIDIA dares you to top it this CES. Having thrown Tegra 4, the NVIDIA Grid and Project Shield our way tonight at the Palms in Las Vegas, we're more than a little excited about the processing power that promises to propel phones in 2013 and beyond. Alliterations aside (whoops), here comes our first podcast of the week, with yours truly, Simon Sage and Alex Dobie breaking down what we saw tonight -- and what it promises for the future.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:44am EST

Jerry, Alex and Phil catch up from the holiday break, preview what we're expecting from CES next week in Las Vegas, and take a ride on the Ubuntu train. Join us!

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:26pm EST