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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

The AC gang kick off the Holiday weekend in the United States with everything we know so far about Qualcomm's new Snapdragon processors and Arm v9 mobile architecture. They also talk about a revision to USB-C and Power Delivery that adds 240W charging.

Additionally, Fuchsia OS finally goes public, Amazon buys MGM for a whole lot of cookies, and introduces a new range of Chromebooks.

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This week, we check out all of the announcements from Google I/O 2021. There's more news on Android 12, a new design language call Material You, the emergence of Wear, and much more.

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Some leaks from reliable sources give us a look at the upcoming Pixel 6 lineup. Alex, Ara, Jerry, and Daniel check out the renders along with Galaxy Watch 4 rumors, MediaTek Dimensity 900 vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G, and loads more phone and gadget news.

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There's only a smattering of device news this week, but a whole lot to discuss regarding Google services and their strategies. Daniel, Ara, and Jerry also offer their take on Apple vs. Epic and what it could mean for other platforms.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:58pm EST

On this episode, we talk about announcements to expect at Google I/O 2021, massive corporate earnings, and a truckload of new devices. We also wonder what the world would be like if Apple's iMessage came to Android.

Finally, we say goodbye to Russell Holly and Hayato Huseman as members of the team. Russell is moving on to become a Managing Editor for CNET, and Hayato will be joining the crew over at MKBHD's YouTube empire as a video producer. Maybe we can start calling him HHUHD? Good luck to you both, gentlemen. We will miss you so much!

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In this episode, Hayato, Daniel, Ara, and Jerry check out the final Developer Preview of Android 12. They also talk about Sony's Xperia 1 III, the TCL Fold 'n Roll concept phone, and the Fitbit Luxe.

Apple had their Spring Loaded event this week, so the gang take some time to view their announcements through the lens of Android users.

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Jerry, Ara, and Daniel are here with a mixture of news, rumors, opinions, and apologies as they Pixel Watch leaks, the OnePlus Watch, an upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, Amazon Echo Buds, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:18am EST

Michael Fisher, Hayato Huseman, Derrek Lee, and Daniel Bader deliver a poignant eulogy of LG's smartphones as they exit the business. The crew also talk about the return of Google I/O as a virtual event, Google silicon rumors, budget Samsung phones, and more.

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This week on the show, Daniel, Ara, Jerry, and Harish examine LG's decision to pull out of the smartphone business. They also check out new phones from Xiaomi and POCO. There's Google news too, including our review of the 2nd Gen Nest Hub, rumors about 'Pixel Buds A', T-Mobile's commitment to Google phones and services, and more!

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Hayato, Alex, and Daniel are here with their reviews of the brand new OnePlus 9 and OnePlus 9 Pro.

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Category:general -- posted at: 11:09am EST

Daniel, Ara, Jerry, and Harish are here with your fix of Android news! Samsung is launching a trio of A series phones, and the launch date of the Galaxy S21 FE has leaked. Android 12 Developer Preview 2 adds a variety of new features, and Google is giving devs a raise by dropping Play Store commissions to 15%.

The team also discuss the 'Incognito' mode lawsuit, Soli radar in Google Nest Hub, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 8:28pm EST

Alex, Jerry, and Daniel are joined for a portion of the show by Myriam Joire as they review the Find X3 Pro from OPPO. The crew also check in on the latest rumors and leaks for the OnePlus 9 series of phones along with what to expect from Google's Pixel 5a and Pixel 6. And what would it take for a foldable Pixel to compete with Samsung and Microsoft's Surface Duo?

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:12pm EST

Harish Jonnalagadda has the scoop on OnePlus Nord 2, which is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200. He, Daniel, Jerry, and Ara also check out Redmi's Note 10 Pro Max, the Huawei foldable Mate X2, and a ton of other phones.

The first Pixel feature drop for 2021 is here, as are rumors of new Pixel Buds, and the possibility that the next Galaxy Watch will run Wear OS.

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:37pm EST

Former Android Central Grand Poobah Phil Nickinson is running the ship over at our sister site WhatToWatch.com these days. He joins Daniel, Jerry, and Ara for a survey of what's happening in the streaming video service world. The crew also have some follow up on Android 12 Developer Preview and the first Pixel 5a leaks.

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:15pm EST

Joe, Jerry, Ara, and Daniel discuss the last bits of Android 12 rumors, leaks, and speculation just prior to the official announcement. Pretty much everything they say holds true to the legit info, so we hope you enjoy the conversation.

They also chat about Nothing scraping up the remainders of Essential. Plus, there's news regarding Xiaomi, LastPass, Sonos, and more.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:15pm EST

Daniel goes one-on-one with Juan Carlos Bagnell, aka SomeGadgetGuy! Tune in for their chat about new phones, upcoming phones, and the inner game of gadget reviews. They also discuss resisting the tendency to grade on a curve, WandaVision, and more!

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Category:general -- posted at: 1:33pm EST

As a supplement to last week's show all about the current state of 5G, Daniel and Jerry got to talk to Qualcomm's Ignacio Contreras about the new Snapdragon X65 modem RF system and the FUTURE of 5G. It's actually pretty exciting.

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Daniel and Jerry explore the promise and reality of 5G with expert Sacha Segan. They also get on the line with David Jagneux to discuss the state of Google Stadia.

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:27pm EST

Hayato, Daniel, Joe, and Ara tackle the regular Galaxy S21 and 100% do not offer GameStop, GameSpot, or any other stock purchase advice.

They also look at financial results from big tech companies, Sony’s new $2500 Xperia flagship, and Carl Pei’s venture into Nothing.

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Category:general -- posted at: 12:47pm EST

The FCC has a new Acting Chairperson, Jessica Rosenworcel, and reviews are in for Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra. As well, Hayato, Jerry, Ara, and Daniel share some Chromebook news and discuss the disparate landscape of messaging apps.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:23pm EST

Alex Dobie, Hayato Huseman, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Daniel Bader dig deep into the Galaxy S21 series of phones. Daniel reviews the excellent Galaxy Buds Pro, and the crew are keeping tabs on the Galaxy SmartTag trackers.

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm EST

Joe, Jerry, Daniel, and Ara discuss WhatsApp requiring its users to share data with Facebook. They also touch on Facebook's ban of President Trump before moving on to a massive preview of phones, Chromebooks, and other devices being announced at CES 2021.

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Category:general -- posted at: 4:00pm EST

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