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

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

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Excellent content

By anzolace - Sep 26 2017
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And very well presented, high level on knowledge, always

The best.

By tora morigan - Jun 07 2016
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I just find irony I can subscribe to the podcast on an iPhone... but not get an AC app.

iTunes Ratings

132 Ratings
Average Ratings
107
12
7
1
5

Excellent content

By anzolace - Sep 26 2017
Read more
And very well presented, high level on knowledge, always

The best.

By tora morigan - Jun 07 2016
Read more
I just find irony I can subscribe to the podcast on an iPhone... but not get an AC app.
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Android Central Podcast

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

Rank #1: 380: Premium Hand Feel

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With Daniel Bader on a secret mission, Russell Holly steps in as guest host to chat about the week's news with Andrew Martonik and Jerry Hildenbrand. Motorola has sold over 70 million Moto G devices since 2013, and their phones are omnipresent in Brazil. Now they're looking to expand their growth around the globe.

The fun doesn't stop there! Development of eSIM technology has been halted because Verizon and AT&T can't get along. Amazon has announced the Echo Dot Kids Edition, and they want to deliver packages into the trunk of your car. Google is keeping pretty quiet about sales figures for Pixel 2, but it's clear their hardware focus is bigger than ever. Six months in, Google Lens is still lackluster but showing signs of improvement. The massive redesign of Gmail is now live, and Google Tasks has a dedicated app for Android and iOS.

In a final slurp of alphanumeric soup, LG G7 ThinQ is getter even closer to being real thanks to some new renders — and One Plus 6 will be announced on May 16 in London. Join us!

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Apr 27 2018
1 hour 39 mins
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Rank #2: 392: Punch and Pie

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Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly convene once again via a series of tubes to discuss lots of hot topics in Android news. First, Epic Games is bypassing the Google Play Store for the upcoming Android release of Fortnite — requiring users to side-load the game and pay for in-app purchases directly to Epic. Next, Android P finally has a name: Android 9 Pie! While not as catchy as 'petit four' or 'pumpkin spice latte', it's less controversial than the great 'New-git/New-gah' wars of 2016.

Samsung Galaxy Note 9? Never heard of it. But the Galaxy Tab S4 is here; with high end specs, build quality, and a price tag to match. A full review is still forthcoming, but comparisons to iPad and Chromebooks are plentiful.

In the home stretch, Moto Z3 is officially coming to Verizon on August 16th. It's the first "5G-upgradeable" smartphone thanks to a Moto Mod expected in 2019.

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Aug 06 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #4: 414: Into The Fold

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A septet of tech journalists have joined forces to share their thoughts on Samsung's Galaxy S10 phones in this live episode from Barcelona. On the eve of Mobile World Congress, Daniel Bader, Nirave Gondhia, Derek Kessler, Alex Dobie, Hayato Huseman, Michael Fisher, and Andrew Martonik look at the pros and cons of each model. Pre-orders have already begun, but take a listen and keep your eyes open for our MWC coverage so you can pick the one that's best for you!

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Feb 23 2019
1 hour 13 mins
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Rank #5: 393: A Game of Millimeters

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Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand unwrap all the details from "Samsung Unpacked 2018" event and discuss the flagship of the fleet: Galaxy Note 9! There were two other additions to the Galaxy product line as well — Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Home.

Galaxy Watch is mostly an evolution of the Samsung Gear smartwatches we're already familiar with, but Galaxy Home brings Bixby into the smart speaker market. Join us!

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Aug 13 2018
1 hour 7 mins
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Rank #6: 378: AI Intervention

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Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand dissect Samsung Galaxy S9 battery life and the claim that numerous Android OEMs have been lying about security patches. They also check out the new Sony Xperia XZ2 and XZ2 Compact, the latter of which is the new standard for small phones.

Android TV has been approved by the FCC, signaling an impending launch for Google's streaming dongle. Additionally, LG is trying to regroup with the G7 ThinQ and efforts to offer Oreo support and improved stability for the G6.

Finally, a new Gmail new is launching soon for desktop. How will this trickle down to mobile platforms, and is Google heading towards a one app future?

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Apr 16 2018
1 hour 31 mins
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Rank #7: 384: Killing it, not "Killin' it"

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Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly host the backdoor pilot for AC Foodcast as they talk about the GDPR Hall of Shame, OnePlus 6, and its $69 companion Bluetooth earbuds, Bullets Wireless.

Essential Phone 2 is reportedly canceled, and founder Andy Rubin is considering selling the company. Some people have gotten hands-on time with RED Hydrogen One, but release of the product is still a little ways off. In addition, BlackBerry is teasing the KEY2, which will have dual rear cameras. Rounding out the new phone chat, HTC U12+ is a beautiful device that can only be purchased directly from HTC — No carriers, no retailers.

Lastly, and most importantly: You put sweet on savory, NOT sweet on sweet.

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May 27 2018
1 hour 29 mins
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Rank #8: 373: You, me and Android P

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Andrew Martonik and Alex Dobie ditch the rest of the crew and recover after a busy week of fish mongering and phone testing in Seattle. They talk all about the Samsung Galaxy S9, and the hot features coming in Android P. They also have the scoop on OnePlus 6, which includes a now familiar notch and glass back.

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Mar 10 2018
1 hour 14 mins
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Rank #9: 388: The Island of Misfit Phones

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The prog rockers of Android expertise: Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand, discuss app permissions that allow developers to read your emails. More importantly, they provide information on how to prevent it from happening.

LG G7 ThinQ is a good phone that will appeal to relatively few people — and a big reason for that is lack of availability and carrier support. The crew also talk about Android P Beta 3. New features have been added as the OS marches closer to release.

In other news, ZTE is being temporarily operate in the U.S. until August 1st, although it's likely they'll reach a longer term agreement with the government before then. Plus, OxygenOS Open Beta brings Project Treble and an all-new UI to the OnePlus 5/5T. Additionally, the gang go hands-on with Moto Z3 Play, an affordable mid-range flagship most people will unfortunately ignore.

In the final act of this episode, Galaxy Note 9 is being teased for an August unveiling, while Galaxy 10 and Galaxy X rumored for 2019. So crack open an ice cold LaCriox and settle in for another packed show!

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Jul 08 2018
1 hour 30 mins
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Rank #10: 413: Death by 5G

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Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik are joined this week by Android Police managing editor David Ruddock! They discuss Amazon's acquisition of mesh Wi-Fi company, Eero, and why David thinks 5G might be the death of some smartphone companies.

They also look at Samsung's 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S5e and rumors about several new Galaxy wearables. There are also rumors about Pixel Watch from Google and some not-so-great realities when it comes to the current state of Wear OS.

Rounding things out, the crew discuss the harm caused by clickbait tech sites that publish bad/fake rumors alongside "aggregated" articles from legitimate sources.

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Feb 16 2019
1 hour 46 mins
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Rank #11: Do Better

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The reviews for the Galaxy S10 series phones are in, but Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand still have thoughts and feelings. For one thing, the value proposition of S10e muscles out the middle child S10. Further, Samsung wins at pretty much everything — except the camera.

The team also share details on the Android Q public beta. It's available now for Pixel phones and they highlight some of the cool new features.

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Mar 17 2019
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #12: 372: Pepino's Popper Podcast

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Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, Michael Fisher, and Derek Kessler, spend their final evening in Barcelona sequestered in an apartment with drinks aplenty as they recount all the announcements from Mobile World Congress. It’s truly an Android news bender of epic proportions. Seriously, this episode is worth every moment of your time!

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Mar 01 2018
2 hours 17 mins
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Rank #13: 396: Opportunistic Charging

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Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Google's Pixel 3 event, which is officially set for October 9th. We have good idea of what to expect from the phones, but will there be additional product announcements during the presentation?

They also dig into the Galaxy Watch review along with comparisons to Samsung Gear Sport.

Plus, special shoutout to new dad, Daniel Bader, as he begins a journey of diaper changing and sleepless nights. Congratulations, Daniel!

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Sep 09 2018
1 hour 8 mins
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Rank #14: 382: Finger Pecker People

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Let those in glass boxes cast the hottest of takes! Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Russell Holly are joined by special guest Igor Bonifacic of MobileSyrup.com. No stone or announcement from Google I/O 2018 goes unturned in this analysis of Google Duplex, Android P, and everything else in between. Second Burger King to the right, and straight on 'til morning!

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May 11 2018
1 hour 24 mins
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Rank #15: 379: Enemies of the State

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The power trio of Daniel Bader, Russell Holly, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about ZTE being banned from using U.S.-based hardware or software in their products as a consequence of selling products into North Korea and Iran. Could this put an end to their smartphone business? Also, Google is set to announce 'Chat', a messaging client intended to unify chat across all Android devices and eliminate the need for SMS in most situations.

But wait, there's more! The gang also discuss rumors that LG's G7 will have a dedicated Google Assistant button, Huawei punts on the U.S. market, Xiaomi gets on the analog stick with a gaming-focused phone in China. Plus, Moto continues to lead the way with some new, cheap phones.

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Apr 23 2018
1 hour 21 mins
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Rank #16: 411: A Heated Agreement

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Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand have all the leaks about Samsung's Galaxy S10 phones. 2019 is poised to be an exciting year when it comes to phone design — hole punches and foldables are coming in a big way. They also cover Galaxy X, Xiaomi, Honor 20 View, LG G8, and a throwback redo of the Motorola Razr.

And if you think you miss your headphone jack, be on the lookout for Vivo Apex 2019 and the Meizu Zero. Meizu Zero has no charging ports, and the Vivo Apex 2019 has no ports at all. It even does away with buttons in the process.

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Jan 25 2019
1 hour 25 mins
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Rank #17: 397: Jerry's Bacon

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Russell Holly, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand are here with tons of information to share about the new Snapdragon Wear 3100 chip and Wear OS. Even with the battery improvements being promised by Qualcomm, the world is not without some watch envy when it comes to Apple Watch Series 4.

Apple may have had their moment in the spotlight this week, but there are still many Android devices yet to come in 2018. The team dig into what we know so far about the LG V40, OnePlus 6T, and the throughly spoiled Pixel 3.

All that, and Russell raves about June. It's a smart oven with sensors out the wazoo, machine learning, and OTA updates that add more cooking features. It's a high steaks episode!

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Sep 14 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #18: Creak, Shake, Rattle

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With another week of experience using the OnePlus 7 Pro under their belt, Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik have more to say about the sub-$700 flagship. They also talk about Samsung's intended design changes for the Galaxy Fold.

Additionally, ASUS is previewing ZenFone 6 and some wild design concepts they explored. 5G is a little more real (but still not worth buying into), and President Trump has signed an order to protect the U.S. network infrastructure from 'foreign adversaries'.

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May 18 2019
1 hour 19 mins
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Rank #19: 395: Meatball Coaster

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We're live from Berlin, Germany! Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Michael Fisher (aka Mr. Mobile) are here to bring you all best announcements from IFA 2018, including an all-new Wear OS interface with some very interesting smartwatches from Casio, Skagen Falster, and Diesel.

From there, it's a slew of new phones — BlackBerry KEY2 LE makes its debut at only $399, while the Sony Xperia XZ3 goes the opposite direction as a high-end device. And that's just the tip of the iceberg! To wrap things up, the gang talk about Lenovo's Yoga Chromebook. It's a whole lot of laptop for $599.

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Sep 03 2018
1 hour 11 mins
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Rank #20: 404: 2018 Report Card

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Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by Marton Barcza of TechAltar to grade the performance of just about every player in the smartphone market you can think of. It's an evaluation of not only the quality of the devices, but the direction in which the companies are heading and whether or not they are successful in reaching their intended audiences. It's epic and worth every second spent vibrating your ear drum.

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Dec 03 2018
2 hours 3 mins
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