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

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Derrek Lee, and Michael Hicks discuss the arrival of Google Gemini & why it's the future, Google bringing Gemini Nano to the Pixel 8 Pro, Google's December 2023 feature drop, the latest on Apple being forced to make iMessage cross-platform, updates to the Garmin Forerunner & Venu 3, Samsung's continued dominance in foldable phone sales, McDonald's working with Google for their 'Ask Pickles' AI chatbot, and more!

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Google Gemini is here to set the stage for AI models in 2024 and beyond - Android Central

Google brings Gemini Nano to the Pixel 8 Pro, releases December 2023 feature drop - Android Central

EU leans against forcing Apple to make iMessage cross-platform - Android Central

The latest Garmin Forerunner update is a boon to sleepy, stressed runners - Android Central

Beefy Garmin Venu 3 update adds skin temperature, glucose watch face, and more - Android Central

Samsung foldables continue to dominate, but other Android OEMs are eating away at its share - Android Central

McDonald's taps Google for 'Ask Pickles' AI chatbot to help fix ice cream machines - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Derrek Lee discuss doing chores in mixed reality, the Pixel 8 Pro's temperature sensor, testing the Pixel Watch 2's accuracy vs. the Fitbit Charge 6, the Pixel Watch 3 ditching it's crown, Google attempting to force Apple to adopt the RCS messaging standard, Google using earbuds to check your heart rate, and more!

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The Pixel 8 Pro temperature sensor is only good for one thing - Android Central

I tested the Pixel Watch 2 and Fitbit Charge 6 at Disneyland - Android Central

The Pixel Watch 3 could ditch its crown for this Galaxy Watch trick - Android Central

Google opts for a different approach to get iMessage to support RCS - Android Central

The Meta Quest 3 keeps me from crying in the kitchen - Android Central

How can Google use earbuds to check your heart rate? - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Nick Sutrich, Jerry Hildenbrand, Derrek Lee, and Michael Hicks discuss Apple & Samsung losing market share to Transsion, the Fitbit Charge 6, Google's Pixel Watch 2, Apple almost making the Apple Watch compatible with Android phones, T-Mobile abandoning their aggressive upgrade program, YouTube fighting back against ad blockers, and more!

Links: 

Fitbit Charge 6 review - Android Central

Google Pixel Watch 2 review - Android Central

Apple made the wrong decision not bringing the Apple Watch to Android - Android Central

Apple and Samsung lost market share to a phone brand you've never heard of - Android Central

T-Mobile decides it's a bad idea to anger its most loyal customers - Android Central

YouTube ramps up efforts to block you from blocking ads - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss Google being secretive about their Pixel 8 Pro display tech, the Qualcomm Snapdragon Summit including the announcement of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, the Snapdragon X Elite & Qualcomm's ambitions for AI features, BOE revealing the 'X1' LTPO display for the OnePlus 12 and Ace 3, review the quality of the Google Pixel 8 Pro camera, debate Motorola's bending phone concept, and more!

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Qualcomm’s ambitious AI bets are reliant on device makers - Android Central

Qualcomm is betting its future on AI, and Google could benefit the most - Android Central

Google won't tell me why the Pixel 8 Pro doesn't make me sick - Android Central

BOE reveals the 'X1' LTPO display for the OnePlus 12 and Ace 3 - Android Central

I've taken 100,000 photos with smartphones. The Pixel 8 Pro is the best - Android Central

Motorola thinks you want to wear your next phone - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss the launch of the Pixel Watch 2 & what it means for first-gen products, and review a variety of foldable phones including the new Motorola Razr, the OnePlus Open, the OPPO Find N3 Flip, and more!

Links: 

The Pixel Watch 2 convinced me never to buy a first-gen product - Android Central

Motorola Razr (2023) review - Android Central

OnePlus Open review - Android Central

OPPO Find N3 Flip review - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss whether the Tensor G3 in the Pixel 8 is the best phone chip today, Google Home getting long-awaited upgrades, the Pixel 8's Face Unlock upgrade, if Google should release a Pixelbook 2, review the Meta Quest 3, and more!

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Google Home is set to pick up a ton of long-awaited upgrades - Android Central

Why the Pixel 8's Face Unlock upgrade is a big deal - Android Central

The Tensor G3 in the Pixel 8 is the best phone chip today - Android Central

Hear me out (again): Google should release a Pixelbook 2 - Android Central

Meta Quest 3 review: The best VR headset you can buy - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss all the fallout from the fall Pixel event including the Google Pixel 8 & Google Pixel Watch 2, Google bringing Bard to Google Assistant, the Pixel 8 getting updates until 2030, hands-on with the Meta Quest 3, and more!

Links: 

Everything announced at the Made by Google event - Android Central

Made by Google event 2023 live blog - Android Central

Google Pixel 8 hands-on: The AI powerhouse phone - Android Central

Google Pixel Watch 2 hands-on: Finally fit to replace Fitbit - Android Central

Google Assistant is finally getting the Bard upgrade we've been wanting - Android Central

Pixel 8 and 8 Pro will get Android OS updates until 2030 — that's a game-changer - Android Central

Meta Quest 3 review: The best VR headset you can buy - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Michael Hicks, and Nick Sutrich discuss Fitbit teasing it's next device, the upcoming Xiaomi Watch 2 Pro, what the Google trial is about & why you should care, Android smartwatches vs. the Apple Watch, why the Apple Watch upgrade makes the Galaxy Watch 6 look worse, Apple's new accessibility features, and more!

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Fitbit teases its next device, and it launches very soon - Android Central

A major Android brand is making its first Wear OS 3 watch - Android Central

Here’s what the Google trial is about and why you should care - Android Central

Android smartwatches still suck, so I’m sticking with the Apple Watch - Android Central

This Apple Watch Series 9 upgrade only makes the Galaxy Watch 6 look worse - Android Central

It took Apple to make accessibility features look cool - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss the iPhone accessory the Google Pixel 8 should steal, what USB-C on the iPhone 15 could look like, the alternative to buying your kids an iPhone, protecting privacy as schools go back, Google teasing the Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2, and more!

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This iPhone accessory makes me wish the Pixel 8 would steal this useful feature - Android Central

USB-C on the iPhone 15 might not be what you think - Android Central

Here's a phone you should get your kid instead of the iPhone - Android Central

Protect your privacy as you head back to school - Android Central

Google shows off the Pixel 8 and Pixel Watch 2 in new teaser videos - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss the pros & cons of dark mode on phones, the Google Pixel Tablet vs. the Google Nest Hub Max, the leak of Nothing's first wearable & what it means for smartwatches, review the Galaxy Z Fold 5, preview the Fairphone 5, debate Tecno's Phantom Ultimate rollable phone concept, and more!

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Dark mode is a lie - Android Central

I tested the Pixel Tablet and Nest Hub Max - Android Central

Nothing's first wearable - Android Central

I spent a week with the Z Fold 5 - Android Central

The Fairphone 5 goes official - Android Central

Tecno is the latest brand to unfurl a rollable phone concept - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Michael Hicks discuss their love/hate relationship with the Google Pixel Fold, look into the pros & cons of the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 & Watch 6 Classic, review the Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra, rave about the Garmin Forerunner 965, debate whether it's time for Android to finally get satellite connectivity, and more!

Links: 

Samsung Galaxy Watch 6 & Watch 6 Classic review: If it ain't broke... - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9 Ultra review: More than just a tablet - Android Central

It's time for Android to finally get satellite connectivity - Android Central

Garmin Forerunner 965 review: Better than the best - Android Central

I spent a week with the Google Pixel Fold - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Derrek Lee and Nick Sutrich discuss their hands-on experiences of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 & Flip 5, Facebook Messenger dropping SMS integration, someone using VR to walk across Skyrim, why we shouldn't have to keep buying new cases, and more!

Links: 

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 review - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 review - Android Central

I'm tired of buying new cases, and you should be too - Android Central

Facebook Messenger is breaking up with SMS - Android Central

Someone actually walked across all of Skyrim - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss all the fallout from Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023, the anticlimactic nature of annual events, review the Galaxy Z Fold 5 & it's issues with pulse width modulation, discuss Andrew's nightmare attempting to get his Galaxy Z Fold 4 repaired, and more!

Links: 

Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 LIVE updates - Android Central

Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2023 was bigger, better, and boringer - Android Central

The Galaxy Z Fold 5's display makes me want to curl up into a ball and die - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 5 camera review - Android Central

The Galaxy Z Flip 5's large cover screen still has room to grow - Android Central

My Galaxy Z Fold 4 nightmare - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Michael Hicks discuss Google's 'Genesis' AI tool, what to expect from Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023, the rumoured Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 design improvements, the Galaxy Tab S9, the rumoured 'Galaxy Ring', review Vivo's X Flip, and more!

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Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2023 - Android Central

Samsung teases Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Fold 5 design improvements - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy Tab S9: Everything we know and hope to see - Android Central

Google starts testing 'Genesis' - Android Central

The rumored 'Galaxy Ring' could challenge the Galaxy Watch 6 - Android Central

Vivo X Flip review - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss the new Nothing phone dropping on Amazon Prime Day, Carl Pei dismissing the idea of a Nothing foldable, the explosion of Threads & what it means for social media, Mark Lucovsky's comments after resigning from Google, human trainers' frustrations with Google Bard, and more!

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Carl Pei talks down a Nothing foldable - Android Central

Nothing Phone initial review - Android Central

Threads by Instagram surpass 100 million sign-ups - Android Central

A Google exec resigns with a damning note about its XR ambitions - Android Central

Google Bard's human trainers claim they are frustrated with 'convoluted' tasks - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss Google cancelling Pixel Fold preorders, Waze job cuts, Google cancelling it's AR glasses, Google Pixel 8 vs. Samsung DeX, reports of Pixel Fold displays already breaking, the OnePlus V Fold, when kids are ready for the internet, and more!

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Google is apparently canceling Pixel Fold preorders - Android Central

Job cuts hit Waze - Android Central

Looks like Google might have canceled its new AR glasses - Android Central

With Pixel 8, Google may finally have an answer to Samsung DeX - Android Central

Some Pixel Fold owners are already reporting broken displays - Android Central

The OnePlus V Fold could steal Samsung's foldable phone thunder - Android Central

When are kids ready for the internet? - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, Derrek Lee, and Nick Sutrich review the Google Pixel Tablet, the Google Pixel Fold, the Motorola Razr Plus, and more!

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Google Pixel Tablet review - Android Central

Google Pixel Fold review - Android Central

Motorola Razr Plus review - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss what Android 15 needs to steal from iOS 17, what iOS 17 needs to learn from Google, the Samsung Galaxy Watch & Google Pixel Watch's new health features, review the Moto G Stylus 5G, rave about the Amazon Fire Max 11, and more!

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iOS 17 is a big nothing-burger - Android Central

4 things Android 15 needs to steal from iOS 17 - Android Central

Amazon Fire Max 11 review - Android Central

Samsung details availability of important Galaxy Watch health feature - Android Central

The Google Pixel Watch's SpO2 monitoring finally becomes operational - Android Central

Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) review - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Derrek Lee, Michael Hicks, and Nick Sutrich discuss all the fallout from WWDC and why Android users should care about Apple's Vision Pro, problems with the Google Pixel watch, review the Motorola Razr Plus, and more!

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Apple’s Vision Pro is proof that Meta’s Quest was right - Android Central

Games on Apple Vision Pro will be great - Android Central

The Apple Vision Pro is a rare opportunity for Google, Samsung, and the Quest 3 - Android Central

Motorola Razr Plus hands-on - Android Central

Google Pixel Watch's back is falling off - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss Netflix cracking down on password-sharing Microsoft Copilot, the problem with the Pixel Tablet, Google paying $40m for location tracking, the Huawei Watch 4's unusual health feature, review the TicWatch Pro 5, and more!

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Microsoft Copilot is what Google Assistant on ChromeOS should have been - Android Central

The Pixel Tablet isn't going to fix what's wrong with Android tablets - Android Central

Netflix's controversial password-sharing crackdown - Android Central

Google agrees to pay Washington state $40 million - Android Central

TicWatch Pro 5 review - Android Central

The Huawei Watch 4 has an unusual health feature - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss Montana's TikTok ban, the Google Pixel Fold & why it isn't a Pixel Flip, whether the Pixel Tablet is a Nest Hub replacement, review the Samsung Galaxy A54 5G, preview upcoming PSVR 2 games, and more!

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3 ways the Pixel Fold falls short - Android Central

Google launched the Pixel Fold instead of a Pixel Flip - Android Central

Google says Pixel Tablet is NOT a Nest Hub replacement - Android Central

TikTok statewide ban signed into law by Montana governor - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy A54 5G review - Android Central

Upcoming PSVR 2 games - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Michael Hicks, and Nick Sutrich discuss all the fallout from Google I/O 2023 including all the big announcements, the Wear OS 4 tease, Google's Pixel 7a, the arrival of the Google Pixel Fold (although not everywhere), the Google Pixel Tablet, and more!

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Google I/O 2023: All of the biggest announcements - Android Central

Google announces Wear OS 4 - Android Central

Google Pixel 7a Review - Android Central

Google Pixel Fold - Android Central

The Pixel Fold and Pixel Tablet aren't launching in India - Android Central

Google Pixel Tablet Hands-On - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Nick Sutrich discuss PWM sensitivity making people sick, the 'Godfather of AI' quitting Google, Google & Apple tackling the AirTag problem, Samsung banning staff from using ChatGPT, Motorola getting their mojo back, what they want to see at Google I/O 2023, and more!

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My phone is making me sick - Android Central

The 'Godfather of AI' quits Google - Android Central

Google and Apple come together to tackle the AirTag problem - Android Central

Samsung bans staff from using ChatGPT - Android Central

Motorola finally remembered how to make good phones again - Android Central

Google I/O 2023: What to expect - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Derrek Lee, and Nick Sutrich discuss the Google I/O 2023 program, Fairphone's sustainability model, review Motorola's Rizr & ThinkPhone, debate whether they'd ditch Android for $10,000, and more!

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Google I/O 2023 program teases big reveals - Android Central

ThinkPhone Review - Android Central

Motorola Rizr Review - Android Central

Fairphone does what tech giants refuse to do - Android Central

Would You Ditch Android For $10,000? - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar is joined by Nick Sutrich, Andrew Myrick, Derrek Lee, Jerry Hildenbrand, Michael Hicks, Harish Jonnalagadda and Namerah Saud Fatmi to celebrate the Android Central Podcast's milestone and discuss the next generation of smart watches, the lack of support for Android by certain manufacturers, whether foldable phones are the future, how Chinese manufacturers have improved, the future of VR, and more!

 

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Andrew Myrick, and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss Google TV adding hundreds of free channels, whether Google Photos is the best image editor, YouTube Music's quirks, Samsung's issues with fast charging, review the Amazfit GTR Mini, and more!

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Google TV Is Adding A Ton Of Free Channels - Android Central

Google Photos Is The Best Image Editor - Android Central

YouTube Music's Most Annoying Quirk - Android Central

The Galaxy Note 7 Is Still Haunting Samsung - Android Central

Amazfit GTR Mini Review - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Andrew Myrick, and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss VR replacing traditional gaming, a YouTube Shorts glow-up, the Samsung 'Fan Edition', the Galaxy Z Fold 5 going on a diet, why it's better to spend $1,000 on a Chromebook rather than a tablet, and more!

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VR Will Never Replace Traditional Gaming - Android Central

Time For YouTube Shorts To Have A Major Glow-Up - Android Central

What Does 'Fan Edition' Even Mean? - Android Central

Samsung Putting The Galaxy Z Fold 5 'On A Diet' - Android Central

Why I’d Rather Spend $1,000 On A Chromebook Than A Tablet - Android Central

Google Pixel Fold: Everything We Know - Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and Michael Hicks dive into the biggest problem with wearable charging, announcements from GDC, their uncertain feelings on mixed reality headsets, PlayStation's curious launch of the PS VR2, and so much more!

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The Quest 2 and PSVR 2 are rivals with a symbiotic relationship | Android Central

My rabbit just ate my Pixel Watch charging cord, exposing a huge wearable problem | Android Central

Sony PSVR 2 review: Worth the high price | Android Central

Is Sony self-sabotaging the PSVR 2? | Android Central

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On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Derrek Lee, and Andrew Myrick, discuss the launch of Google's Bard AI chatbot, a potential TikTok ban, whether Microsoft should put Bing with ChatGPT on Wear OS, debate flat or curved displays on smartphones, and more!

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Google's Bard AI Chatbot - Android Central

Microsoft Should Put Bing With ChatGPT On Wear OS - Android Central

It's Impossible To Review Security Cameras - Android Central

Flat Or Curved Smartphone Displays POLL - Android Central

A TikTok Ban Isn't About Privacy, It's About Politics - Android Central

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Category:general -- posted at: 6:38pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nick Sutrich and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss the Galaxy S23 Ultra moon controversy, the Samsung Galaxy Watch 6, Google Pixel 6's March Updates, more Meta layoffs, Galaxy S23 Series rumours, and more!

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Your Galaxy S23 Ultra Isn't Actually Taking Pictures Of The Moon - Android Central

Samsung's Galaxy Watch 6 - Android Central

Galaxy S23 Series Rumors - Android Central

Pixel 6's March 2023 Update - Android Central

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:15pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Derrek Lee, and Nick Sutrich discuss the rumours around the unreleased Pixel Fold being spotted on an NYC train, Ring's controversial policy change, Spotify's revamp, review the Samsung Galaxy S23, and more!

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The Pixel Fold may have just been spotted - Android Central

Ring is ruining its products - Android Central

Spotify just got a major TikTok-style revamp - Android Central

Samsung Galaxy S23 Review - Android Central

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Category:general -- posted at: 7:03am EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Derrek Lee, Shruti Shekar, and Michael Hicks dive into our review of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, impressions of the PS VR2, unwanted changes to the FitBit experience, what's new with One UI 5.1, and so much more!

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Sony PS VR2 review: Worth the high price | Android Central

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra review: Understated grandeur | Android Central

What's new in One UI 5.1? | Android Central

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Direct download: Ep_593.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:00am EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and guest Derrek Lee dive into some hardware problems with the Google Pixel 7 Pro, impressions of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra, WhatsApp spam, Netflix's concerning new password policy, and so much more!

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Samsung Galaxy Watch 6: Six things we want to see | Android Central

The Galaxy S23 stands out because it doesn't | Android Central

WhatsApp spam is getting out of control in India | Android Central

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra camera review: More megapixels isn't always better | Android Central

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Direct download: EP_592.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:50pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and guest Michael Hicks dive into the details surrounding Samsung's latest event, Meta earnings and the questions surrounding the pivot to VR, Apple entering the search engine race, and so much more!

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Samsung Galaxy S23: I just can't | Android Central

The Galaxy S23 is the easiest phone I've ever set up | Android Central

The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is making my wife regret going to iPhone | Android Central

Why the Galaxy S23 could be the best gaming phone of 2023 | Android Central 

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Direct download: Ep_591.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Nicholas Sutrich share their opinions on the current problems surrounding Wear OS, Microsoft's push to compete with ChatGPT, our AI-driven search future, the frustrations surrounding digital video game ownership, and so much more! 

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ChatGPT could help Google more than Microsoft, ironically | Android Central

I won't buy another digital PS5 game and you shouldn't either | Android Central

Wear OS 3 finally fixes the problems Android watches have had for years | Android Central

Apple search would be Google's 'get out of jail free' card | Android Central

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Direct download: Ep_590.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:08pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and Andrew Myrick answer burning questions like "who are tablets actually for?" and "why don't more games get delayed?", share their thoughts on wireless charging, discuss the current state of foldable displays, breakdown the Nothing Phone 1, and so much more!

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Carriers ruined my ability to switch between phones, not Apple | Android Central

Tablets suck but the Fold 4 doesn't | Android Central

Poll: Should phone makers switch to eSIM-only phones? | Android Central

The Nothing Phone 1 grabs another Android 13 beta with tons of new features | Android Central

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Direct download: EP_589.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:23pm EST

On this week's episode of the Android Central podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and Andrew Myrick discuss 2022's disappointing output for tech, how Android can potentially improve in 2023, the highlights from CES, the striking design of the OnePlus 11, and wireless charging improvements, and much more!
 
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Direct download: EP_588.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16pm EST

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