Fri, 30 September 2016
This week, Alex, Jerry, Daniel, and Flo talk about the Google event happening on October 4, and how Google's Pixel phones need something truly special to make a mark on the industry in ways the Nexuses never could.
And BlackBerry is no longer making its own phones. Is that a big deal when the company pledged years ago to be a software company first?
Finally, Android Wear 2.0 has been delayed. Boo! But its scope is much bigger than when it first debuted earlier this year, so when smartwatches finally are released with it, we'll actually have some pretty cool new stuff to look forward to.
Direct download: androidcentral308.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:06pm EDT
Fri, 23 September 2016
In episode 307, Andrew, Jerry, and Daniel chat about Allo, Google's smart, AI-powered messaging app. After so much hype, does it live up to our lofty expectations, and how does Google capitalize on its ambitious bot strategy?
Plus, replacement Note 7s are here, and with it the "safe" green battery icon. But will it make a difference to Samsung's battered reputation?
And the new Xperia X Compact is one of the best small phones on the market, but what's with its $499 price? Come on, Sony.
Finally, Jerry walks us through the things to look for when buying a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Direct download: androidcentral307.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm EDT
Sun, 18 September 2016
Andrew, Alex, Jerry and Flo (two appearances in a row!) talk about returning exploding Note 7s, how Samsung has handled another week of the ordeal and just who's at fault for the poor return rates up to this point.
With the expected upcoming Google event, we break down the latest Pixel phone leaks, and talk about the future of Android software with Nougat and beyond. Also, what the heck is going on with Android Wear right now? It kind of feels like it's in a holding pattern.
The group also talks about Sony's recent uptick in mind share since IFA, and how that relates to HTC's current dismal state of affairs.
Thanks to this week's sponsor, Harrys, for supporting the show!
Direct download: androidcentral306.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:45pm EDT
Sat, 10 September 2016
This week, Daniel, Andrew, Jerry and Flo chat about — what else? — the Galaxy Note 7 recall. What Samsung and carriers have done well, and how they've let us down. Trust us, there's a bunch of both.
Plus, the LG V20 is a great big phone, but will it be a great big success for LG when the company really needs one?
And there was another "courageous" phone announcement this week. The team dives into things.
Direct download: androidcentral305.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:45am EDT
Thu, 1 September 2016
A very special crossover episode with the Windows Central team live from IFA 2016 in Berlin.
Dive into all the news from the week, including big announcements from Samsung, Huawei, Sony, Motorola, Lenovo, Acer, Asus and more!
A quick warning: There is some swearing in this live episode. Sorry again, Jeff!
Direct download: ac304-128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:22pm EDT