Sun, 31 May 2020
Daniel Bader is joined by analyst Anshel Sag and our own Android Central writer, Nick Sutrich, for a special episode examining the current state of VR gaming and applications. They also look ahead towards the future as consumers continue to embrace affordable, portable VR devices.
Direct download: androidcentral476.mp3
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Sun, 24 May 2020
Ara Wagoner swings by to talk with Daniel and Jerry about the rise of Chromebooks as they become increasingly popular in this era of learning and working from home. The team have a spirited discussion about what's great and what can be improved. Plus, they offer tips on what to look for in terms of specs if you want to buy one.
Pixel 4a isn't due until July (or maybe even later). Does that affect the relevance of the phone, and how might that impact the eventual launch of Pixel 5.
Last up, Huawei is in trouble. Again and still.
Direct download: androidcentral475.mp3
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Sun, 17 May 2020
With two key leaders behind the Pixel phones gone from Google, what does the future hold for the product line? Will it continue as the industry-leading smartphone camera, and/or serve as a developer reference device? Will the price go down How likely is it that Google is even interested in making a push for the phone at retail to compete with market share leaders? Daniel, Andrew, and Jerry read the tea leaves and discuss this turning point for the Pixel.
Direct download: androidcentral474.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:06pm EDT
Sun, 10 May 2020
Marton Barcza is here to talk about his new app, Crrowd. It's a community for crowd-sourced tech reviews and questions you might have about a gadget. He also chats with Daniel and Jerry about the best selling Android phones and why they aren't necessarily the ones that get the most press coverage.
They discuss what it will take for MediaTek to rise up as a true competitor to Qualcomm, a delay of the next Android 11 public beta, and the viability of LG's Velvet smartphone.
Direct download: androidcentral473.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:03pm EDT
Sun, 3 May 2020
Daniel and Jerry are joined by Lory Gil of iMore for a chat about global smartphone shipments tumbling. Apple's move to put their flagship processor into a budget phone is a shot across the bow of Qualcomm and all other device manufacturers.
They have an in-depth conversation about contract tracing and the technology behind Apple and Google's joint COVID-19 exposure notification API. They make it easier to understand what it does and how it protects your privacy while helping make the world a safer place.
Direct download: androidcentral472.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:47pm EDT