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

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:03pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:24pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 2:05pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:44pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:34pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 11:46am EDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 3:13pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 12:12pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 6:33am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:25pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:23am EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:19pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:46pm EDT

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

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Category:general -- posted at: 2:19pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 4:22pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:04pm EDT

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 EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 8:11pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 5:21pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 3:31pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 1:13pm EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 10:30am EDT

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 EDT

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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Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EDT

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 EDT

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 EDT

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