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Big Thumbs and Discount Keanu Reeves

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. Links: Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 live blog: Z Fold 4, Flip 4, Watch 5 are here and we have all the info | Android Central Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 hands-on: Flippin' gorgeous | Android Central Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 hands-on: The fun-size foldable | Android Central Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 hands-on: Should you go Pro? | Android Central Why I'm trading the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic for the Watch 5 Pro | Android Central Here's what you can buy instead of Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 4, Watch 5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro | Android Central Dear companies: Stop removing features people actually like | Android Central Google pressures Apple to stop being stubborn and adopt RCS — and you can join in | Android Central You have the right to be forgotten, but the internet really is forever | Android Central Sponsors ExpressVPN: If you really want to go incognito and protect your privacy, secure yourself with the #1 rated VPN. Visit expressvpn.com/android, and get three extra months for free. Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.

1hr 4mins

16 Aug 2022

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An Expensive Quest

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. Links: Google Pixel 6a review: Look ma, a small phone! | Android Central The Pixel 6a is further proof that you don't need expensive camera parts in your next phone | Android Central Early Pixel 6a users report big security issue with the fingerprint sensor | Android Central Meta increases price of the Oculus Quest 2 by $100 | Android Central Meta Q2 revenue goes down as it raises Quest 2 prices, deals with VR lawsuit | Android Central Samsung's $200 credit isn't enough to get some fans to reserve its next Galaxy devices | Android Central The Galaxy Z Fold 4 could be the next exciting foldable, but our readers are pretty meh | Android Central Sponsors Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.

57mins

1 Aug 2022

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It's MON BLANC, not Mount Blanc

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. Links: Amazon giving Ring data to police without a warrant is inexcusable, but allowed per its own policies | Android Central If Samsung launches a Galaxy S22 FE, it should do it sooner rather than later | Android Central Rumors point to Samsung killing the Galaxy S22 FE in favor of the S22 Ultra | Android Central I'm stupid excited for the future of Wear OS thanks to the new Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1 | Android Central TikTok's warning labels won't ease parental concerns over the app — and they shouldn't | Android Central Sponsors Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.

1hr 11mins

25 Jul 2022

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TikTok nail salons

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. Links: Nothing phone (1) hands-on: A basic phone that gets the basics right | Android Central Nothing phone (1) needs more than a great design to succeed | Android Central Nothing phone (1) appearance on the US store hints at a potential release? | Android Central Google could lose Gen Z to TikTok and Instagram someday — here's why | Android Central Galaxy Watch 5 and Buds 2 Pro appear in Samsung's Wearable App | Android Central Sponsors Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.

1hr 4mins

18 Jul 2022

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Save your money, don't buy a new phone

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. Links: You probably don't need to buy a new phone next year | Android Central Scams and fraud ignorance won’t stop Prime Day shoppers | Android Central WhatsApp is working on a new privacy feature it should have had years ago | Android Central Android users actually do care about OS updates | Android Central Meta finally kills the Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account requirement | Android Central

50mins

11 Jul 2022

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The Simplest AI

This week, we cover AI sentience, midrange smartphones, our thoughts on Prime Day, and more. Links: Can Google's LaMDA chatbot actually be sentient? | Android Central TCL Stylus 5G Review: Not the Note you're looking for | Android Central Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) review: Finally, a Motorola phone I can recommend | Android Central The Galaxy S22 FE might be canceled, signaling possible end of Fan Edition phones | Android Central Prime Day dates confirmed: here's when the summer sale begins | Android Central Sponsors: Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.

54mins

20 Jun 2022

Rank #6

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The Mainframe Era of AR

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. Links: 10 things iOS 16 'stole' from Android | Android Central AR isn't ready for the real world yet, and Apple's WWDC conference proved it | Android Central iPadOS 16 and Stage Manager aim to narrow the gap between the iPad and Samsung DeX on Galaxy Tablets | Android Central Sponsors: Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.

59mins

13 Jun 2022

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In conversation with Nothing’s Carl Pei

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. Links: Nothing phone (1) launch date officially confirmed — RSVP now for the big reveal | Android Central Sponsors: Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.

50mins

8 Jun 2022

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Google's chance at making more money

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. Links: Huawei and ZTE are now banned in Canada over cybersecurity concerns | Android Central Nothing phone (1) preview highlights internal components, unified design | Android Central Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 could make me ditch Apple for good | Android Central The Pixel Watch sounds like a powerhouse despite its aging chipset | Android Central Wear OS 3 was absent at Google I/O 2022, but that’s just fine | Android Central Wear OS companion app opens up beta program, could be a sign of things to come | Android Central Sponsors: Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. Truebill: Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/acp. It could save you THOUSANDS a year.

1hr 3mins

29 May 2022

Rank #9

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The Beautiful Chaos of Android

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! Links: The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 pushes flagship Android smartphones to new heights | Android Central The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 arrives to bring a new era of powerful mid-range Android phones | Android Central Sponsors: Manscaped: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ACP at Manscaped.com.

1hr 14mins

20 May 2022

Rank #10