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All About Android (Audio)

All About Android delivers everything you want to know about Android each week--the biggest news, freshest hardware, best apps and geekiest how-tos--with Android enthusiasts Jason Howell, Ron Richards, and a variety of special guests along the way.Records live every Tuesday at 8:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm Pacific / 01:00 (Wed) UTC.

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AAA 550: Joe Shmoe's Android Adventure - Twitter Blue, Niantic Lightship, Nord 2 battery explosion, forced 2SV

Google says Pixel 6 fingerprint scanner is slow due to increased security. Google releases Fingerprint Calibration tool for the Pixel 6 to help with repairs. Some Google Pixel 6 units can apparently be unlocked with other people's fingerprints. These are the only Pixel 6 screen protectors Google recommends. Chromecast volume controls are disabled on Android 12 due to a 'legal issue'. Google is now requiring 2-Step Verification (2SV) for many more accounts. Google's Pixel foldable coming in 2022, cameras will be a step down from Pixel 6. OnePlus 'unveils' limited Nord 2 Pac-Man Edition. OnePlus Nord 2 Blast Causes Second Degree Burns in Victim, Company Reportedly Agrees to Refund and Pay For Medical Expenses. Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra leak reveals built-in S Pen and release date. Niantic launches platform to build 'real-world metaverse' apps. Twitter Blue arrives in the US, leaves a lot for Android users to desire. Bring back the Android 11 WiFi Quick Settings button: wifi_qs. How to Fix the Pixel 6's Awful Wi-Fi Toggle. Here's why unlocked Pixel 6 phones on Verizon aren't getting updates. How do I get rid of the Emergency Call button on my lock screen? How do I repair my contacts that imported incorrectly from my Samsung device? Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3C1rNWS Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit audible.com/allaboutandroid or text allaboutandroid to 500-500

1hr 19mins

10 Nov 2021

Rank #1

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AAA 549: Thumb Yoga - Android 12L, Pixel 6 review, Magic Eraser for all, Tasker saves the day, the next Tensor

Android 12 is so last week: Meet Android 12L, now in developer preview Android 12L is also coming to phones, Beta Program for Pixel coming later Google confirms Android 12L features will be 'coming soon' to the Galaxy Z Fold 3 Android's November patch leaves behind the Pixel 3, fixes Pixel 6 issues Google Tensor's 2nd-gen update is in the works, likely for Pixel 7 Ron's Pixel 6 review Royole FlexPai 3 leaked render shows a new design and a pop-selfie camera Android 12 users can restore power menu home controls with Tasker and Alexa Magic Eraser is no longer exclusive to the Pixel 6 Using Object Eraser on my Galaxy S21 Netflix games are coming to all members on Android, starting this week Stranger Things: 1984 Stranger Things 3: The Game Thumb reach on smartphones is a big problem. Chromecast with Google TV bundle with Netflix is a steal! A warning to Family plan subscribers interested in Pixel Pass. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3wiTGbO Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Huyen Tue Dao Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: udacity.com/TWiT code TWIT75

1hr 19mins

3 Nov 2021

Rank #2

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AAA 548: The Pixie Six - Pixel 6 Pro review, fence removal, Oculus Go unlocked, Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition

Jason reviews the Pixel 6 Pro. Tshaka's review of the Pixel 6 Pro. How important is Google's new Real Tone feature in the camera? Jason puts fence removal using the Magic Eraser to the test. Google defends the Android 12 'Internet' QS panel, details future Pixel Feature Drop tweak. Oculus Go is now free of Facebook's control with its final software update. Samsung Galaxy Z Flip3 Bespoke Edition brings back the magic of Moto Maker in 2021. Free YouTube Music tier going audio-only as video watching becomes Premium perk. Google lowers Play Store fees for subscriptions and music streaming apps. Microsoft now lets you test Android apps on Windows 11. How Jack fixed his Verizon Pixel 5a 5G. Why can't my Google Home dismiss an alarm today without canceling it altogether? Why don't phone reviews talk about signal strength? Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3vLOxZv Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Tshaka Armstrong Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: att.com/activearmor UserWay.org/twit

1hr 38mins

27 Oct 2021

Rank #3

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AAA 547: All About Pixels - Pixel 6 Pro hands-on, Real Tone, Assistant Voice Typing, Direct My Call, Pixel Pass

Pixel 6 Hands-on. Pixel 6 Pro Hands-on. Google says Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro stick with 3 years of major OS updates, 5 years of security. It's not just you, the Google Store is struggling amid Pixel 6 launch, Google working on a fix. Real Tone is Google's attempt at a more inclusive Android camera. Google's Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro finally bring new camera hardware in addition to software. Say hello to better phone calls. New 'Assistant voice typing' in Gboard lets you dictate, edit text hands-free. Pixel 6 can 'Live Translate' your messages, images, and transcribed audio locally. Snapchat says the Pixel 6 is 'the fastest phone to make a Snap'. Android 12 is now available for Pixel phones. Android 12 Beta Program will continue with unspecified updates starting in December. Google launches the new Pixel Stand. Google's 30W charger for Pixel 6 is a $25 add-on, Pixel Stand sequel is delayed. Pixel Pass bundles smartphone upgrades w/ protection, YT Premium, more from $45/month. HP X2 11 Chromebook review. The Catch 22 for Foldables and supported apps. A video review of Beeper. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/2Za4oVC Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Duncan Jaffrey Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: audible.com/allaboutandroid or text allaboutandroid to 500-500

1hr 37mins

20 Oct 2021

Rank #4

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AAA 546: Pixel Pass Preview - RCS on iPhone? New Google TV features, goodbye "Hey Google" (sort of)

Google TV receives multi-user profile support, glanceable cards in ambient mode, and more 'Pixel Pass' is Google's rumored response to Apple One SVP of Android offers an open invitation to help Apple put RCS texting on the iPhone Nokia T20 Android tablet launches under $250 w/ 3 years of updates promised Pixel 6 marketing site confirms 30W charging, '80% faster performance' from Tensor Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro press renders leak to reveal new At a Glance, face unlock, more Google says Pixel 6 camera captures '150% more light,' shows 'Magic Eraser' on leaked marketing site Pixel 6 leaks: Five years of security updates, ~$749 and $1,049 price tags Google's Pixel Fold, Watch, and some Nest speakers to join the Pixel 6 event The first Google TV streaming stick since Chromecast will launch on October 13 Chrome's RSS follow button is now available to all Android users You can now use the Google Assistant without the 'Hey Google' hotword Ron's Nest Hub is not listening to him! Google Search has a handy new built-in, cross-platform guitar tuner "HP X2 Chromebook is my tablet." "I purchased a Lenovo Tab P11 Pro too!" "Have in-display fingerprint sensors improved since the OnePlus 6T?" Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3v8qTpJ Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Chiu-Ki Chan Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: UserWay.org/twit udacity.com/TWiT code TWIT75

1hr 29mins

13 Oct 2021

Rank #5

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AAA 545: Material You University - Android 12 released, Pixel 6 event, Fairphone 4, BlueStacks X

Android 12 released, Pixel 6 event, Fairphone 4, BlueStacks X Android 12 releases today, but the update for Pixel phones comes later. Google working on 'finishing touches' for its Android 12 update with 'Pixel-exclusive' features. Google just announced its Pixel 6 event on October 19th. Google Pay's disastrous year continues, promised bank account feature is dead. Fairphone 4 has an incredible 5-year warranty, aims for 6 years of updates. Lenovo Legion Play leaked: Handheld game console running Android. USB-C cables and devices will soon show how fast they can charge. This app brings back the more useful power menu from Android 11 on Android 12 devices. Personal Safety app now lets Pixel owners automatically record a video during an emergency. BlueStacks X is a new and free way to play Android games in your browser. A pessimistic view of the Epic v Apple lawsuit. Another DeX success story. An idea for "Email of the Week" Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3Aanjw1 Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Stacy Devino Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: att.com/activearmor

1hr 33mins

6 Oct 2021

Rank #6

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AAA 544: No One Wins the Streaming Wars - Android 12.1, USB-C for all, Wyze Buds Pro review, Galaxy S22 Ultra

Hands-on with Android 12.1: First look at the update for foldable phones! Everything we know about Android 12.1: Foldables, fixes, dynamic colors, and more. Google Brings More Pixel-Exclusive Features to All Android Phones. Android adds facial gesture controls and handwriting recognition accessibility features. EU proposes mandatory USB-C on all devices, including iPhones. Microsoft's new Surface Duo 2 has all the features that were missing the first time around. The original Surface Duo will get Android 11 by the end of this year. Wyze Buds Pro review. Exclusive: Here are the new and upcoming camera features of the Google Pixel 6 Pro. The Galaxy Note is back, it's just going to be called the "Galaxy S22 Ultra". NBC warns that its channels could be removed from YouTube TV over a contract dispute. NBC Tried to Force Peacock on YouTube TV. Google boldly decides not to introduce all-new messaging solution, brings Chat to Calendar instead. Why did Google move Device Controls in Android 12? How I use a lapdock with DeX. An Android tablet conspiracy theory. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/2XZeEPz Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Guest: Mishaal Rahman Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

1hr 30mins

29 Sep 2021

Rank #7

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AAA 543: It's Pixel Season - Pixel foldables, Pixel 6 Pro and Tensor leaks, Note 22 Ultra, Android 6 permissions

OnePlus Spills the Details on What Its Merger With Oppo Will Look Like. ColorOS vs OxygenOS. Android 6 and up will start stripping unused apps' permissions. Google Play Services now lets you delete your advertising ID when you opt out of ad personalization. Google's foldable phone plans include two devices, Android 12.1 release. Android 12.1 will improve the foldable phone experience likely in preparation for the Pixel Fold. Galaxy Fold-style Pixel foldable, 'Jumbojack,' spotted in Android 12.1. Real-life Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are in the window of NYC Google Store. Pixel 6 and 6 Pro hit FCC with Wi-Fi 6E support. Exclusive: Here's everything we learned about the Pixel 6 Pro from the actual phone. Exclusive: Here are the likely specs of the Google Tensor chip in the Pixel 6 Tech News Weekly Episode 201. Samsung Note 22 Ultra design spotted, Note line may still be released. Google Calendar widgets finally get a button to quickly add events. Google Drive's Material You redesign adds that quirky, bulbous X-shaped widget. Google Keep's Material You update is here with new widgets as well. Google app readying that Material You Weather widget found in Pixel 6 ads. DeX and lapdocks like the NexDock. A positive review of Assistant Driving Mode. A tip for playing your YouTube Music uploaded library. Read our show notes: https://bit.ly/3nRUUIN Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: hover.com/twit

1hr 14mins

22 Sep 2021

Rank #8

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AAA 542: Android Tablet Two-fer - Tab P11 Pro and Galaxy Tab S7 FE reviews, Android 12 Beta 5, Driving Mode

Android 12 Beta 5 update, the official release is next!. Here's everything new in Android 12 Beta 5 [Gallery]. Android 12 Beta 5: Easter egg expands with Dynamic Color home screen widget. Android 12 appears to be set for October 4 launch. Exclusive: Here's everything we learned about the Pixel 6 Pro from the actual phone. Google brings Nexus back from the dead... to tease Pixel 6 moments after iPhone 13 event. With Android 12 around the corner, the year-old Microsoft Surface Duo is still on Android 10. Lenovo Tab P11 Pro review. Samsung's Giant New Tablet Is Too Good to Be True. Download: Google Calculator 8.0 and Google Clock 7.0 bring - Material You redesigns. Google Phone rolls out Material You redesign in beta. Google rolling out Material You for Calendar, Drive, Docs, and other Workspace apps [Gallery]. Here's the new Google Weather widget with Android 12-inspired design [Gallery]. Here's an early look at YouTube Music's upcoming Material You widget [Gallery]. Assistant Driving Mode updated with home screen promised at Google I/O 2019. Google Is Phasing Out the Android Auto App, but the Alternative Is Pretty Good. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/2YZGL1O Hosts: Jason Howell, Florence Ion, and Ron Richards Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: udacity.com/TWiT code TWIT75

1hr 37mins

15 Sep 2021

Rank #9

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AAA 541: Samsung Hardware Showdown - Notification ads, RCS failures, YouTube Music Search, Lenovo Duet

Notification ads, RCS failures, YouTube Music Search, Lenovo Duet Reminder: Cheap Android Tablets Come With a Bloatware Tax Lenovo Tips application advertising paid services via notifications In case you consider buying: my @lenovo tablet was remotely modified... RCS functionality in Google's Messages app seems to be randomly breaking Google Messages and RCS weren't ready for the complications of Hurricane Ida Google reportedly optimistic about Pixel 6 sales, increases production by 50% Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 hands-on Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 hands-on Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Classic hands-on The future of the S Pen. How Magisk saved the Moto Z2 Force. Why is YouTube Music search so bad? All About Samsung's display replacement program. Viewer review of the Lenovo Duet. Nexus 5 was the original MagSafe device. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/38N2bRl Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit

1hr 17mins

8 Sep 2021

Rank #10