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

This week, we're taking a break from phones to talk about cutting the cord, and saving money in the process. 

Phil Nickinson, former EIC of Android Central and recent recipient of award for Most Modern Dad, joins Daniel and Russell to chat about the current landscape of getting rid of cable, and what options are out there.

From the best streaming service — PS Vue, DirecTV Now, Sling and Tivo — to the best TVs, speakers, remotes and internet plans, this podcast covers it all.

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There was no shortage of big announcements from Mobile World Congress 2017!

From the BlackBerry KeyOne to the LG G6, Moto G5, Huawei P10 + P10 Plus, the Huawei Watch 2, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and new phones from Nokia, what's old is new again, and what's new is way less gimmicky than last year!

Join Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Derek Kessler, Michael Fisher (aka MrMobile), and Alex Dobie, with a special appearance by CrackBerry Kevin Michaluk as they go over all of the big news from MWC 2017!

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It's Mobile World Congress time, and Jerry, Flo and Russell have all the hot takes on what's coming from LG, Samsung, Sony and others! 

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Trade show podcasts are the best podcasts, particularly when it’s a show like CES and we get together people from across Mobile Nations. Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly and Derek Kessler lead you through this super-long episode with the help of Phil Nickinson and Michael Fisher.

We cover the news from just about every corner of CES, and have a few laughs along the way!

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This week, Andrew, Jerry and Daniel recall the year that was. From Android on Chrome to Note 7s on fire, 2016 was a pretty good — and interesting — year in the mobile space.

Thanks for joining us for another journey around the sun! See you in 2017.

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In this episode, Daniel, Jerry, Andrew and Alex debate whether wearables, and smartwatches in particular, are done for — or whether there's still a pulse... nope, not going to finish that one.

Meanwhile, RCS — Rich Communications Services — could be the iMessage alternative Android users have been waiting for, but it's probably going to disappoint.

Plus, favorite apps! The team goes over their best apps of the year.

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This week, Daniel, Jerry and Alex are joined by special guest Russell Holly to talk about Daydream and emerging trends in mobile VR!

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This week, Jerry returns to the AC Podcast rotation, along with Daniel, Andrew, and Alex, who jump right into Q&A — questions asked by you, the listener!

But that's not all: they talk about the Google Pixel's latest updates, and the excellent sales that have been reported. And the OnePlus 3T, Gear S3 and Google Tango are all now available, but do they live up to expectations?

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This week, Andrew, Daniel and Alex get the buying season started early with their favorite gear gifts at any price point.

Plus, the OnePlus 3T is now official, but why does it exist, and what does that mean for the popular and still-great OnePlus 3? And the Galaxy S7 is getting a beta version of Nougat in some countries, but when will it roll out to the rest of us?

Qualcomm unveiled the Snapdragon 835 alongside Quick Charge 4.0, too, and there's a lot of excitement around the new 10nm manufacturing process.

Finally, Samsung is selling the Galaxy Note 3 refurbished this Black Friday, but the team thinks this is a very bad idea.

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In this episode, Alex, Andrew, Jerry and Daniel talk about the post-Pixel releases of the year: Google Home, Chromecast Ultra, Daydream, and the new (and improved) Android Auto! There's so much to like, but many of the feature feel like half-measures. 

Also, Nougat is on the verge of getting released broadly, other than the Pixel and a couple recent phones you won't find it beyond beta.

Finally, the Mate 9 is coming soon, but did Huawei do enough to make EMUI usable? Oh, and the HTC Bolt — a Sprint exclusive, but also a good indication of HTC's carrier-focused future.

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This week, Alex, Daniel and special guest, MrMobile himself Michael Fisher, talk about Huawei's massive-in-a-few-ways new flagship, the Mate 9. 

How much will Huawei benefit from the Note 7's absence in the market, and will the Mate 9 come to the U.S.? (A lot, and probably!) 

Settle in, this is one you don't want to miss!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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This week, Alex, Andrew, and Daniel convene in New York City to discuss Nougat. It's a full hour of all the new features in Android 7.0, and why you're going to want it — now.

(A quick warning: there is one curse word in the episode. Sorry, Jeff!)

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Andrew, Alex, Daniel and Jerry (and Jerry's neighbor's tractor) give you a generous helping of the Honor 8, which is a pretty great inexpensive phone coming to the U.S. and Europe this month.

And we're coming up to the official release of Nougat, which means.... new Nexus phones! The team talks about potential features and designs of the two rumored HTC-built Nexuses.

Plus: is Google Duo a good thing, or a good waste? And Twitter Q&A!

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Why the heck is LG releasing the V20, and why does it appear to look like a larger, more boxy G5? Andrew, Russell and Daniel explore the potential reasons for LG's latest flagship, and whether its new design will appeal to anyone beyond the Android audience looking for speeds and feeds.

Plus: Russell got a Moto Z and likes it — a lot! And an IFA primer, including a discussion of the Gear S3 and Moto 360 3rd generation.

Plus, plus: Twitter Q&A! 

 

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The Android Central Podcast has reached a special milestone — 300 episodes! Thanks for joining us through the years!

This week, it's all about the Galaxy Note 7. Alex, Andrew, Jerry, and Daniel chat about Samsung's latest big phone, and how it stacks up to the competition.

And there's also a new Android version coming out soon — Nougat. But will its release look a bit different than in previous years? 

 

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This week on a very special Android Central Podcast ... Phil's got some big plans, we answer a bunch of your emails and voicemails, and someone curses a few times. 

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Three weeks of Moto Z in a row? It's almost as if someone was dragging out the release of this phone for more coverage. But we go where the news takes us. And this week we've got our official review of the Moto Z and Moto Z Force (plus more on when it's actually available), the end of PokeCivilization as we know it, and we tackle more of your emails and voicemails. 

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We're on the road this week, with Phil and MrMobile himself — the one and only Michael Fisher — attending Verizon's Moto Z Droid event. We've got a few new nuggets out of that one, and a few things we have to wait a little longer for.

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Pokémon Go is everywhere. It brings together a part of our childhoods and smashes is right into The Future, thanks to our smartphones. There's a pretty good chance that you could step out onto any public street in America and find someone playing it. And the rest of the world is coming soon.

So we took a half-hour to catch up on what all the fuss is about. There's a LOT going on here. If you're trying to figure out what Pokémon Go is, or whether it's something you'll want to play, you don't want to miss this. 

You can catch up on all of our Pokémon Go stories here!

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We kick things off this week with a look at how our gadgets are playing an important in the political process — both bad, and good. And in a 180-degree turn, Russell catches us up on on why Pokemon Go is so damned popular. 

Plus, we catch up on some really good emails. (Send yours to podcast at androidcentral dot com!)

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What's it like to run Android on a Chromebook? Phil and Jerry have all the answers to be had so far, as we take a look at the first developer build. 

Plus the Samsung Gear 360 has been put through its paces. It's pretty darn good, but still has some room for improvement. 

Plus we catch up on the latest batch of emails. Send yours to podcast at androidcentral dot com!

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We've done podcasts in all sorts of conditions, but this is the first that's been interrupted by a tornado. Find out if Jerry survived! (He did.) See if he woke up in Oz wearing a pair of ruby slippers! (Wouldn't be the first time.)

But more important, we catch up on a whole lot of YOUR questions about all things recent goings on of Android. This is a must-listen show!!!

 

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We're back with a special supplemental podcast — the OnePlus 3 is upon us! You can check out our full review and find everything you need to know here.

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We're coming at you live this week from San Francisco, where we were on hand for the launch of the brand-new Moto Z and Moto Mods, as well as the first consumer-ready Tango phone from Lenovo and Google! This is 90 minutes of cutting-edge stuff, folks!

Next week: We're loading up on the Q&A, so email your questions and voicemails to podcast at androidcentral dot com!

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We're coming at you live this week all the way from Taiwan, where we've spent the week at the RIDICULOUS trade show known as Computex! We've got the new ASUS ZenFone 3 line, the cute little Zenbo robot, and so much more! You can check out all of our Computex coverage here

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We take one last spin around Google I/O with an actual developer — Mike Wolfson, the coder behind the Android Central App (among other things). Plus we get more insight from a couple folks who were able to stay out of the Silicon Valley sun.

ICYMI: Episodes 288 and 289 were our LIVE Google I/O editions. Don't miss 'em!

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We warned you. And it's come true. This year's Google I/O was so big, it demanded a two-part podcast! And this here is Part 2!

For the next 90 minutes (yep) we'll wrap up more on Google's VR play (called Daydream), Android apps running on Chrome OS, more on Android Auto — and, yes, what worked (and what didn't) on the first Google I/O at Shoreline Amphitheater.

And you can find all of our Google I/O 2016 coverage here!

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We're headed to Google I/O this week, and so it's time to preview everything we know we'll see, everything we think we'll see, and everything we hope to see from the annual developer conference. You can follow all of our coverage here

Please leave a review! Need a quick favor from y'all! When you have a free minute, please leave a review on our podcast in iTunes! (Here's the link.) Thanks, folks!

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It's a special Cinco de Mayo podcast! By which we mean we're recording on May 5th. First up — we check in on a number of excellent voicemail questions, including what's up with Android Auto these days, more on adoptable storage back backing up your data, and whether the Nexus 9 should best be forgotten at this point.

Plus we dive into the latest scary (or not) story about Google, Android and hacking, and catch up on the latest in Chromebooks.

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Phil, Jerry, Andrew and Russell gather 'round the fire to discuss anything and everything LG G5. The good. The not-so-good. And whether you should actually consider buying this phone.

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It's one of those weird times in which we're completely excited to be playing with things that aren't quite ready for prime time (OK, aren't at ALL ready for prime time), but have to remember that pre-production is still pre-production. So this week we catch up on where things stand with the Android N Developer Preview, we've got an early LG G5 in house, and we'll answer more of your questions live on air. 

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This is a big one, folks. Google has dropped the Android N Developer Preview on us a good month and a half ahead of the Google I/O developer conference. Some important things to know:

And so much more. You can keep up with all of it at our Android N page.

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There's no easy way to say it: This is a two-hour podcast. This is a two-hour podcast live from Barcelona, Spain, rounding up everything you need to know from Mobile World Congress 2016. It's the Samsung Galaxy S7. It's the LG G5. It's Windows 10. It's ... other stuff.

This is a big, fat, hairy podcast, as only we can do, live from La Rambla in Barcelona. 

Namaste.

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The Samsung Galaxy S7 is officially official! We're at Mobile World Congress for the grand unveiling, but Phil and Andrew managed to get an early look at the latest Android smartphone from Samsung. There are two phones, actually, and the boys just couldn't wait to share their thoughts on the new GS7 and GS7 edge. 

We'll have more thoughts on the Galaxy S7 in another podcast later this week from the entire crew in Barcelona.

And be sure to check out our complete coverage of the Galaxy S7 here, as well as all our coverage of Mobile World Congress!

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We're on our way to Mobile World Congress this week for a whole mess 'o news, so we've got a bit of a different podcast for you. The first half is Phil's interview Daniel Bader, formerly of Canadian blogging powerhouse Mobile Syrup — and now a member of the Mobile Nations Team!

Part 2 is Phil, Jerry and Andrew jump right into the latest on the encryption debate now that Apple and the FBI are getting into it.

For everything coming atcha from Mobile World Congress, click here!

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We're joined by Google Developer Expert Mike Wolfson — who's also been working on the Android Central App — to talk about the Ubiquity Dev Summit, Brillo, Weave, the Internet of Things, and what any of that actually means. Plus we postmortem CES and answer more of your questions live. Don't miss it!

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We're coming at you live from beautiful Las Vegas Nevada for CES 2016. And because this is such a big show we're doing a joint podcast with our pals from Windows Central, and there's a little BlackBerry news tossed in for good measure. 

And as this is a live, on the road and very late at night, it's a little rougher than most of our shows. We prefer to call that "flavor," if you will. 

And click here for all our news from CES 2016!

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We're sneaking in one final podcast before the end of the year, and before we head to Las Vegas for CES. That means it's time to announce your Readers' Choice awards for 2015 — the best of the best as decided by you fine folks! 

(Oh, and we just might talk Star Wars a little bit.)

Thanks for a great 2015, everyone. See ya'll in the new year.

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We're on the cusp of having a couple new Nexus phones, possibly a new Chromecast and maybe even some sort of surprise up Google's sleeve. So let's preview what's coming up at the Sept. 29 event! Plus we weigh in on the Moto X Pure Edition, and we answer a slew of your questions live.

And as a bonus this week we've got our interview with the Nextbit leads, along with Aaron from IDEEAA. It's a must-listen!

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We're coming at you live from the IFA 2015 conference in Berlin, Germany, where we've got the latest on the Samsung Gear S2 smartwatch, the Sony Xperia Z5 family, plus new products from ASUS, Alcatel, Lenovo and more! 

Danke fürs Zuhören!

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It's a milestone podcast! Well, insofar as it's one more since last week. We've got CrackBerry.com editor-in-chief Chris Parsons with us to talk the latest on the BlackBerry Venice leaks. Plus we dive deep into Android 6.0 Marshmallow, the new Android Wear update, what's wrong with the Galaxy Note 5 (ZOMG!) — and we answer more of your questions live!

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We're back from the Samsung events in New York and London, so we'll wrap up everything Galaxy Note 5 and GS6 edge+. And Samsung Pay. And that weird keyboard thing. Plus we've got the OnePlus 2 in our hot little hands, we'll check in on the latest with the Stagefright saga, and we answer more of your questions live!

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How much can we cram into one 60-minute podcast? How about some serious Android security scares — we'll tell you exactly how much you need to worry about this Stagefright thing. And how about our first look at the new OnePlus 2 — spoiler: You'll have to settle a little. And we've got our hands on the new Moto G, and we've taken a look at the Moto X Style (Pure Edition) — it's big!

Plus we answer a whole bunch of your questions live without a net! You don't want to miss this one, folks.

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The time has arrived. Or, rather, it'll arrive May 28-29. In San Francisco. For that is when the 2015 edition of the Google I/O developer conference is upon us. Or, rather, we're upon it. And so in this week's podcast we preview the things that shall come in the week hence. Or the things we think we'll see. Maybe. Hopefully.

If you at all care about Google and Chrome and Android and the Internet of Stuff/Things/Whatever, you don't want to skip this podcast.

And be sure to check out all our Google I/O coverage here!

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Welcome back to the Greatest Android Podcast in the World! Coming up today we'll have the latest on these supposed HTC One M9 leaks, the Google MVNO rumor that refuses to die, a little site-specific inside baseball, and we answer your questions live on air!

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It's Thanksgiving week for us here in the U.S., so we're doing things a tad different. Phil sits down (or stands up, really) with iMore.com editor-in-chief Rene Ritchie to chat up where we stand with anything and everything iOS and Android. 

Hope everyone had a good holiday, and we'll be back with our regular show on Dec. 5

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OK, folks. Here we go again. Coming up this week, way more on the Nexus 9 and Nexus Player, we wrap up the Motorola Droid Turbo, Android 5.0 Lollipop is sort of available, and we answer more of your questions live on air.

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Thing 1: HTC and Sony events

Thing 2: More Nexus 6 leakage

Thing 3: Other things

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We've got most of the game back together to round up our reviews of the best of Motorola's new lineup. Plus what we're expecting in the weeks ahead, and we answer a slew of your questions live on air.

Thing 1: Reviews!

Thing 2: Other stuff

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Thing 1: Facebook Messenger app FUD

Thing 2: Device limits hit Google Play music again

Thing 3: New Android L dev release

Thing 4: Other stuff

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Andrew is dodging the Blue Angels as they get ready for Seafair in Seattle, and we're podcasting in the Danger Zone anyway, going a day early and without any real preparation. So you know this one's going to be fun! Join us for more on Android Wear, where Motorola's at these days, Android L and the rumored "Shamu" Nexus device, HTC and Windows Phone 8 (yes, really), and loads more of your questions!

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Thing 1: MOAR NEW PHONES

Thing 2: Awesome Apps of the Week!

Thing 3: Other stuff

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We've had a ridiculous amount of HTC One M8 news this week, and for good reason — it's finally official! Plus, we check in from the GPU Developer Conference in San Jose, and answer a whole bunch of your questions live. Join us!

Thing 1: The all-new HTC One M8

Thing 2: The GPU Developer Conference

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Google has announced Android Wear — it's software platform for wearables — and along with it we saw a couple new smartwatches announced. So Phil from Android Central, Adam from SmartwatchFans.com, CrackBerry Kevin and Mobile Nations Design Director David Lundblad got together to hash it all out.

(Warning: There's a little bit of NSFW language in this one.)

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We're just about finished here at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, so the guys all get together to hash out what we saw, what we didn't see — and what we wish we'd never laid eyes on.

Join us!

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We're in Barcelona, Spain, for Mobile World Congress, where Samsung just announced the Galaxy S5, Galaxy Gear 2 and Gear 2 Neo, and the Gear Fit. Join Alex Dobie and Phil Nickinson as they break down this latest round of announcements.

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We're back with a hodgepodge of Android news from the past week, including an expansion for Chromecast, a red Nexus 5, more of what we expect from Mobile World Congress — plus we answer your questions, live!

Thing 1: Devices, devices everywhere

Thing 2: More things

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We survived the Great Google Outage of 2014 and the Great Florida Ice Storm of, erm, also 2014 and have made our triumphant return for the 169th edition of the Android Central Podcast! Good thing, too, because there was that little thing where Google sold Motorola off to Lenovo this week. Plus we chat up some of the more rumoriffic stories of the week, and answer a few your your questions. Join us!

Thing 1: Google sells Motorola to Lenovo, plays nice with Samsung

Thing 2: Rumors we haven't bothered with

  • Google gets Samsung to tone down custom software?
  • Google to wind down the Nexus line after 2014?

Thing 3: Other stuff

Download all the Mobile Nations Android apps!

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What post-CES lull? Google bought Nest and its excellent connected-home products for $3.2 billion. Plus Richard Devine checks in from Europe's Moto X launch. You still probably shouldn't drive with Google Glass, and we answer more of your questions, live!

Thing 1: Google Buys Nest for $3.2 billion

Thing 2: Moto X in Europe, Moto G GPe in the U.S.

Thing 3: Other stuff

The new suite of Mobile Nations Android apps

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We're live from the Las Vegas Convention Center for CESlive and CES 2014, where wearables is the name of the game. Well, that and new Android phones and tablets. And processors. And lots of wearables. And we're bringing it all to you, live from the floor.

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No scripts. No nets. Just three Android nerds, your questions and an hour to kill before we pack up and head to Las Vegas for CES. Enjoy!

And be sure to swing by our CESlive coverage page!

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It's our last show before Christmas, and it's a good one. We get up-close and personal (again) with Google Glass, sort out all the Motorola updates, talk some smartwatches — and answer a bunch of your questions. Join us!

Thing 1: Smartwatches

Thing 2: Motorola's updates and wood

Thing 3: Google Glass update

Other stuff

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We're less than two weeks out from Christmas, and Google's updating everything. We've got two new Google Play edition devices. We've got a white Nexus 7. And just about every app Google makes has been updated — along with yet another update to the Android software itself. Strap in, folks. This is a big one.

Thing 1: New Google Play edition devices

Thing 2: Google updates all the things

Other odds and ends

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Phil and Andrew are joined by JR Raphael for more on the Android 4.4.1 update of the Nexus 5, we've got the LG G Flex in house, and a whole bunch of your questions.

Thing 1: Android 4.4.1 and the Nexus 5

Thing 2: The LG G Flex

Thing 3: The Qualcomm Toq

Other odds and ends

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We're taking the week off from the podcast to do this Thanksgiving thing. Or as the rest of the world calls it, Thursday and Friday.

Thanks for listening and being a part of Android Central, and we'll catch y'all on the flip side.

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We're getting the gang back together this afternoon for what we're told will be the 162nd edition of the Greatest Android Podcast in the World! On tap this week: Motorola is very quickly becoming the good-guy manufacturer, Android 4.4 KitKat updates are rolling out all over the place, and we'll field a bunch of your questions.

Thing 1: Mighty Moto

Thing 2: KitKat finally rolls out for Nexus devices

Thing 3: Other stuff

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We're back and we've got the Moto G in house. Plus KitKat updates to the Nexus line, what, excatly, is going on with all this search and launcher stuff, and a whole slew of your questions. Join us!

Thing 1: The Moto G

Thing 2: KitKat abounds

Thing 3: Other things

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It's all Nexus, all the time this week. OK, mostly Nexus. And Android 4.4 KitKat. And a few other things. But, really, just a whole lot of Nexus goin' on.

Thing 1: Still more on the Nexus 5

Thing 2: Still more on Android 4.4 KitKat

Thing 3: Anything that's not Nexus or KitKat

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Phil, Alex and Andrew spend an hour fielding questions from a live Q&A on the new Nexus 5 and Android 4.4 KitKat. No script. No prep time. We're working without a net. Join us!

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We've got the Nexus 5 with Android 4.4 KitKat in our hot little hands, and we're gonna talk them to death this week. Plus, Phil finally gets Google Glass. Join us!

Thing 1: The Nexus 5

Thing 2: Android 4.4 KitKat

Thing 3: Yes, there's other stuff to talk about

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Phil, Andrew and Alex are joined by Russell Holly of Geek.com to see where we stand on the new Nexus stuff, the launch of BBM — Its really great user friendly and smooth! — and we take a slew of questions from the live Q&A. Join us!

Thing 1: Ready or not, here's BBM!

Thing 2: Nexus watch 2013

  • ... ... ...

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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Phil and Alex each has the HTC One Max, a massive phone with a not-quite-as-massive display, running Android 4.3 and Sense 5.5. Here we have our initial thoughts on the oversized phone.

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Samsung does all right with the Note 3 and new Note 10.1, but the Galaxy Gear leaves a bit to be desired. Plus, the state of HTC, we try to benchmark Jerry live on the air — and Google gives numbers on the great malware scare that isn't.

Thing 1: Samsung's trifecta

Thing 2: What's up with HTC?

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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Alex, Andrew and Jerry talk all things Note 3. IT'S HAPPENING!

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Jerry and Andrew have been living and breathing the LG G2 for a few weeks now, and they tackling some of your burning questions about one of the hottest devices of the year.

The thing: The LG G2

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Phil, Jerry, Andrew and Alex talk up a week's worth of news, including the Nexus 7 controversy, CyanogenMod's rebirth as a real live corporation, more on the LG G2, and more of your e-mails. Join us!

Thing 1: New Nexus LTE hullabaloo

Thing 2: New devices

Other odds and ends

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Phil, Jerry and Andrew are back to talk up the latest Nexus leaks, we've got the U.S. versions of the LG G2 in our hot little hands, new Chromebooks in our hearts — and what we really think about all this iPhone buzz.

Thing 1: New Nexus incoming?

Thing 2: The LG G2 is here!

Other odds and ends

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We're wrapping up our week in Berlin with more on the Sony Z1 and QX cameras, more thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear and the Note 10.1 2014 Edition (that's a tablet, if the name didn't give it away), plus the LG G Pad 8.3, ASUS and other sundry items. 

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We're live from Berlin, Germany, and the annual IFA conference, where we've got the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition. Plus, Sony rolled out the new Xperia Z1 and the Cyber-shot QX10 and QX100 camera systems. And if that's not enough, we weigh in on Android 4.4 Kit Kat, and HTC's new wares. Join us!

Thing 1: Microsoft, Nokia and HTC, plus Android 4.4 Kit Kat

The Sony Xperia Z1 and Cyber Shot QX series

The Samsung Galaxy Gear, Note 3 and Note 10.1 (2014 edition)

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Phil, Alex, Andrew and Richard preview next week's IFA conference in Berlin. Plus, more on the LG G2, a wee bit on the Moto X, who among us has spent the most money on Asphalt 8 — and a few of your e-mails. Join us!

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No show this week. But we'll catch y'all on the flip side!

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Thing 1: More Moto X

Thing 2: More LG G2

Thing 3: Big IFA devices leak

Other things that might've happened:

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Phil and Jerry are joined by special guest Russell Holly of Geek.com to talk up this week's LG G2 event from New York City, more on the Moto X now that we've got a solid week's worth of use out of it, the latest Nexus 7 drama — and more of your e-mails. Join us!

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We're live from New York City, hot off the Moto X event and with the phone of the hour in our hot little hands. Join us for an all-Moto X podcast special!

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It's time for an emergency podcast prodcast as we wrap up Google's "Breakfast with Sundar" in San Francisco. We're joined live from the event by Andrew Martonik as we get Android 4.3, a new Nexus 7 — and the exciting $35 Chromecast!

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Just a little bit of news this week. Nexus 7, Android 4.3 — and we break the news of the Moto X event live on air. So, ya know, slow podcast and all that. Plus, frown at the U.S. carriers' idea of a good deal, and we take some more of your questions. Join us!

Thing 1: What Google's up to

Thing 2: Verizon and the Droid Ultra; Moto X is nigh

Thing 3: HTC One Mini is here

Thing 4: Really bad ideas?

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Phil, Jerry, Alex and Andrew are back for Episode CXLII of the Greatest Android Podcast in the World! We're back on Google Hangouts and have the latest on Google Maps, all these Moto X leaks, the big moves in the land of U.S. carriers, and a wee bit on how good we look using phones in pools with bikinis. Plus, is your phone out to get you? (Hint: Probably not.)

Thing 1: The new Google Maps is here (sort of)

Thing 2: U.S. carrier news the rest of the world doesn't care about

Thing 3: Other stuff

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Jerry and Phil sit down (via Skype) with Falcon Pro developer Joaquim Verges to get the lowdown on Falcon Pro. Find out where the app came from, its quick rise to becoming one of the top Android Twitter apps — and, yes, how it became one of the first to hit (hard) against the new Twitter API rules that limit the number of users an app can have.

Mad props to Joaquim for hanging out with us. You can download Falcon Pro at getfalcon.pro, and find more info in Joaquim's announcement on Google+.

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We're back, and we've got the Google Play edition HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 in our hot little hands! Plus, Android 4.3 leaks, NVIDIA Shield is delayed -- and we're doing it all over Google Hangouts! 

Thing 1: Google Play experience devices

Other things ...

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Thing 1: Samsung's summer gala

Thing 2: Facebook announces InstaVine

Thing 3: Other odds and ends

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Thing 1: Samsung still making things

Thing 2: The agony over iOS 7

Thing 3: Google Music update is a good thing

Thing 4: The Android Central app and Talk Mobile

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We've got the gang back together for our first proper podcast in a few weeks, so that means it's time to take on all these newfangled "Nexus User Experience" devices. Plus, we've got a white Nexus 4, the Moto X, and more laughs than four Android nerds should be allowed to have in less than an hour. Join us!

Thing 1: The Google Experience

Thing 2: New stuff and more new stuff

Thing 3: Talk Mobile

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We're live from CTIA in Las Vegas. It's been a relatively slow show, but we managed to eke out a little bit of hardware news, Jennifer Lopez launches her own smartphone service (sort of), and we await the appearance of Ashton Kutcher. No, really.

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We're back for the second day of the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, with more of the new services and features for Android that are rapidly changing the game for our fair mobile operating system.

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Jerry and Phil catch up on the first day of news from Google I/O 2013 in San Francisco!

Android and Google Play

Google+

Google Maps

Google Music

Chrome

Search

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