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

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

 

#100

A Hawaiian special

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar and Nicholas Sutrich host a special Qualcomm episode with Alex Katouzian, SVP and GM of mobile, compute, and XR. From mobile to VR, the Android Central team asks burning questions about the future of Qualcomm.  Android Central Sponsors ExpressVPN: Visit ExpressVPN.com/Android to get an extra three months with a one-year package. Rocket Money: Visit RocketMoney.com/ACP to learn more about managing your subscriptions. ... Read more

20 Nov 2022

33 MINS

33:04

20 Nov 2022


#99

Can VR solve our problems?

On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss the potential for VR to solve real-world problems, terrible in-game ads, issues with the iPad Pro, the Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition, the Amazon Fire TV Cube, and so much more! Links:  <a class="in-cell-link" href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/nanome-meta-quest-pro" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/nanome-meta-quest-pro</a> <a class="in-cell-link" href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/i-told-google-about-an-app-with-the-most-disruptive-ads-ive-ever-seen-and-was-told-to-fix-it-myself" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/i-told-google-about-an-app-with-the-most-disruptive-ads-ive-ever-seen-and-was-told-to-fix-it-myself</a> <a class="in-cell-link" href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/tablets/why-im-done-with-ipad" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.androidcentral.com/tablets/why-im-done-with-ipad</a> <a class="in-cell-link" href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/mediatek-dimensity-9200-announced" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/mediatek-dimensity-9200-announced</a> <a class="in-cell-link" href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/fossil-gen-6-wellness-edition-review" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/fossil-gen-6-wellness-edition-review</a> <a class="in-cell-link" href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/streaming-tv/amazon-fire-tv-cube-2022-review" target="_blank" rel= "noopener">https://www.androidcentral.com/streaming-tv/amazon-fire-tv-cube-2022-review</a> 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. ... Read more

14 Nov 2022

1 HR 07 MINS

1:07:50

14 Nov 2022


#98

It's All About Health

Smartwatches monitor your activity when you are on the go. VR can let you go almost anywhere while actually going nowhere. This week, we dive into Fitbit, Meta Quest Pro, and more. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/apple-iphone-usb-c-confirmed"> Apple exec confirms move to USB-C for future iPhone | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/google-fit-fitbit-strategy"> Google needs to figure out what to do with Fitbit and Google Fit | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/when-it-comes-to-your-health-dont-place-too-much-trust-in-your-smartwatch"> When it comes to your health, don't place too much trust in your smartwatch | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/fitbit-versa-4-review">Fitbit Versa 4 review: Straying further from the path | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/meta-quest-pro-review"> Meta Quest Pro review: The Oculus Quest grew up (and got a job) | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/i-played-virtual-dandd-on-a-real-table-with-the-quest-pro-and-it-was-amazing"> I played virtual D&D on a real table with the Quest Pro and it was amazing | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

30 Oct 2022

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:49

30 Oct 2022


#97

Pixel's Pass

There's a LOT more to say about Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch now that we've had some more time with them. We also question whether or not Wear OS 3 has the potential to make the watch market more competitive. Finally, we examine life in the metaverse with Meta Quest Pro. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-7-review">Google Pixel 7 review: Let's face it, it's all about the cameras | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/google-pixel-watch-review"> Google Pixel Watch review: It's finally here, and it's good | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/fossil-wear-os-3-update">Fossil says Wear OS 3 update is coming very soon to Gen 6 smartwatches | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/pixel-watch-missing-from-pixel-pass"> Google's Pixel Pass should have included the Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/meta-quest-pro-hands-on"> Meta Quest Pro hands-on: The amazing VR headset that isn't made for you | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/the-next-generation-is-already-living-in-the-metaverse"> The next generation is already living in the metaverse | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

16 Oct 2022

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:44

16 Oct 2022


#96

Google - alive and dead

This week, we cover everything announced at Google's recent Pixel event and chat about the demise of Stadia. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google/google-pixel-event-2022-biggest-announcements"> Google's Pixel event 2022: The biggest announcements, from the Pixel 7 to Pixel Tablet | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-7-and-7-pro-hands-on"> Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Hands-on: The tock for last year's tick | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/wear-os/pixel-watch-hands-on-and-first-impressions"> Pixel Watch hands-on and first impressions: Google is officially in the smartwatch game | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google/made-by-google-event-was-boring-but-its-okay"> Why Google got away with such a boring Pixel Watch & Pixel 7 reveal | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-7-pro-face-unlock"> The Pixel 7 series finally gets Face Unlock, but the feature is limited to just that | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/tablets/google-pixel-tablet-more-details-charging-dock"> The Pixel Tablet will become a major part of your Nest smart home | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/google-will-never-recover-from-its-stadia-debacle"> Google will never recover from its Stadia debacle | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/forget-stadia-google-is-getting-back-into-vr-in-a-way-we-didnt-expect"> Forget Stadia, Google is getting back into VR in a way we didn't expect | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. --- [ExpressVPN] (https://www.expressvpn.com/android) : If you really want to go incognito and protect your privacy, secure yourself with the #1 rated VPN. Visit <a href= "https://www.expressvpn.com/android">expressvpn.com/android</a>, and get three extra months for free. ... Read more

10 Oct 2022

1 HR 13 MINS

1:13:21

10 Oct 2022


#95

Space Lasers

This week, we examine the new Space Race and rural connectivity. We also talk about why Apple doesn't try to compete with Android OEM's when it comes to wearables, Pixel 7 leaks, the Pico 4 VR headset, and more. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/apple-doesnt-try-to-compete-with-android-oems-and-thats-why-its-far-more-successful"> Apple doesn't try to compete with Android OEMs, and that's why it's far more successful | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/the-new-space-race">The new Space Race is all about your smartphone | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/carriers/t-mobile-starlink-partnership-connectivity-potential"> The T-Mobile and Starlink partnership has me hopeful for my rural connectivity issues | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/google-pixel-watch-design-video"> New Pixel Watch teaser video showcases design and new watch faces | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-7-leaked-us-prices-release-date"> Pixel 7 and 7 Pro prices leak, and we're pretty stoked | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/the-pico-4-is-better-than-the-oculus-quest-2-so-why-isnt-it-coming-to-the-us"> The Pico 4 is better than the Oculus Quest 2, so why isn't it coming to the U.S.? | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

25 Sep 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:49

25 Sep 2022


#94

Calling it now, it's gonna be iFold

This week, we look at Apple's recent product announcements through the lens of Android users. We talk about what they got right, what they got wrong, and why using an "old" chip isn't a big deal. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/dynamic-island-android-hole-punch-cameras-overhaul"> Dynamic Island is what Android should have done with hole-punch cameras years ago | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/iphone-14-dynamic-island-on-xiaomi-miui"> iPhone 14 Pro's Dynamic Island might soon see its Android version on Xiaomi phones | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/is-apple-waiting-too-long-to-make-a-foldable-phone"> Is Apple waiting too long to make a foldable phone? | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/apple-using-an-old-chip-in-the-iphone-is-a-good-thing-for-everyone"> Apple using an "old" chip in the iPhone is a good thing for everyone | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/google-and-apple-are-paving-the-way-with-digital-wallets-even-if-some-places-are-slow-to-catch-up"> Google and Apple are paving the way with digital wallets, even if some places are slow to catch up | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://twitter.com/PICOXR/status/1570356205461147654?s=20&t=b-PLFyrbk24MfbGRSoTXGw"> PICO XR on Twitter: "The moment you’ve been waiting for is here! We can’t wait to show you what we have in store for you. Stay tuned on 22nd September 2022, 14:00 GMT+2 #PICO https://t.co/KYD03VTeTE" / Twitter</a> Sponsors --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

19 Sep 2022

1 HR 02 MINS

1:02:56

19 Sep 2022


#93

A Pro Move

We review the Galaxy Watch 5 Pro and check out three new Fitbit products. Lenovo has announced platform-agnostic AR glasses, Twitter has an edit button, and more. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/samsung-galaxy-watch-5-pro-review"> Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 Pro review: Heavy is the watch that wears the crown | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/fitbit-sense-2-versa-4-launch"> Fitbit Versa 4 and Sense 2 arrive with more advanced health tracking and Google apps | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/fitbit-inspire-3-launch">The Fitbit Inspire 3 launches as a fun motivational tracker with a color display | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/accessories/audio/earbuds/samsung-galaxy-buds-2-pro-review"> Samsung Galaxy Buds 2 Pro review: Fantastically comfortable | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/lenovo-glasses-t1-announcement"> Lenovo’s platform-agnostic AR glasses will make a virtual display for almost any device | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/twitter-edit-button-finally"> Twitter is finally launching an edit button — but there's a big caveat | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/twitter/whistleblower-calls-out-twitters-security-spambots"> Whistleblower calls out Twitter for spambots and mishandling user data | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [ExpressVPN] (https://www.expressvpn.com/android) : If you really want to go incognito and protect your privacy, secure yourself with the #1 rated VPN. Visit <a href= "https://www.expressvpn.com/android">expressvpn.com/android</a>, and get three extra months for free. ... Read more

05 Sep 2022

1 HR 16 MINS

1:16:35

05 Sep 2022


#92

Your Data for a Tripod

We've got lots to catch up on in this episode. Tune in for our coverage of the camera system on Galaxy Z Fold 4, a new Motorola Edge, Samsung's deal with Meta, PSP games on Oculus Quest 2, and more. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/samsung-wont-fool-me-galaxy-watch-5"> Samsung won't fool me a third time with the Galaxy Watch 5 | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/heres-how-much-better-the-galaxy-z-fold-4-cameras-are"> Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 camera review: They really are better! | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/android-13-stable-release-for-google-pixel-phones"> Android 13 is now rolling out to Google Pixel phones | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/google-pixel-android-13-update-error-offers-android-12"> Google clarifies confusing Android 12 update amid Android 13 rollout | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/motorola-edge-2022-hands-on-impressions"> Motorola Edge (2022) hands-on: Lessons learned from past mistakes | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/someone-is-porting-psp-games-to-the-oculus-quest-2-and-they-look-amazing"> Someone is porting PSP games to the Oculus Quest 2 and they look amazing | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/samsung-meta-partnership-privacy-data-concerns"> Samsung's new partnership with Meta is a deal with the devil | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

30 Aug 2022

1 HR 10 MINS

1:10:32

30 Aug 2022


#91

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: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/news/live/samsung-galaxy-unpacked-2022-everything-you-need-to-know"> Samsung Galaxy Unpacked 2022 live blog: Z Fold 4, Flip 4, Watch 5 are here and we have all the info | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/samsung-galaxy-z-flip-4-hands-on-impressions"> Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 hands-on: Flippin' gorgeous | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/samsung-galaxy-z-fold-4-hands-on-impressions"> Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 hands-on: The fun-size foldable | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/samsung-galaxy-watch-5-hands-on-impressions"> Samsung Galaxy Watch 5 hands-on: Should you go Pro? | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/why-im-trading-samsung-galaxy-watch-4-classic-for-galaxy-watch-5-pro"> Why I'm trading the Galaxy Watch 4 Classic for the Watch 5 Pro | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/what-to-buy-instead-of-new-samsung-devices"> Here's what you can buy instead of Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 4, Watch 5 Pro, and Galaxy Buds 2 Pro | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/dear-companies-stop-removing-fan-favorite-features"> Dear companies: Stop removing features people actually like | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/google-get-the-message-campaign"> Google pressures Apple to stop being stubborn and adopt RCS — and you can join in | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/right-to-be-forgotten-but-the-internet-is-forever"> You have the right to be forgotten, but the internet really is forever | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [ExpressVPN] (https://www.expressvpn.com/android) : If you really want to go incognito and protect your privacy, secure yourself with the #1 rated VPN. Visit <a href= "https://www.expressvpn.com/android">expressvpn.com/android</a>, and get three extra months for free. --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

16 Aug 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:31

16 Aug 2022


#90

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: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-6a-review">Google Pixel 6a review: Look ma, a small phone! | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/pixel-6a-proof-you-dont-need-expensive-camera-parts-in-your-next-phone"> The Pixel 6a is further proof that you don't need expensive camera parts in your next phone | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-6a-fingerprint-sensor-problems"> Early Pixel 6a users report big security issue with the fingerprint sensor | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/meta-increases-price-of-the-oculus-quest-2-by-dollar100"> Meta increases price of the Oculus Quest 2 by $100 | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/meta-q2-2022-earnings"> Meta Q2 revenue goes down as it raises Quest 2 prices, deals with VR lawsuit | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/samsung-galaxy-unpacked-august-2022-reservations-poll-responses"> Samsung's $200 credit isn't enough to get some fans to reserve its next Galaxy devices | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/readers-most-excited-about-galaxy-z-fold-4"> The Galaxy Z Fold 4 could be the next exciting foldable, but our readers are pretty meh | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

01 Aug 2022

57 MINS

57:54

01 Aug 2022


#89

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: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/accessories/smart-home/amazon-giving-ring-data-to-police-without-warrant-inexcusable-but-allowed-per-its-own-policies"> Amazon giving Ring data to police without a warrant is inexcusable, but allowed per its own policies | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/if-samsung-launches-a-galaxy-s22-fe-it-should-do-it-sooner-rather-than-later"> If Samsung launches a Galaxy S22 FE, it should do it sooner rather than later | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/rumors-suggest-samsung-chose-galaxy-s22-ultra-over-fe"> Rumors point to Samsung killing the Galaxy S22 FE in favor of the S22 Ultra | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/im-stupid-excited-for-wear-os-thanks-to-qualcomms-new-snapdragon-w5-gen-1"> I'm stupid excited for the future of Wear OS thanks to the new Snapdragon W5 Plus Gen 1 | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/tiktoks-warning-labels-wont-ease-parental-concerns-over-app-content"> TikTok's warning labels won't ease parental concerns over the app — and they shouldn't | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

25 Jul 2022

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:54

25 Jul 2022


#88

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: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/nothing-phone-1-hands-on-preview-impressions"> Nothing phone (1) hands-on: A basic phone that gets the basics right | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/nothing-phone-1-value-software-design"> Nothing phone (1) needs more than a great design to succeed | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/nothing-phone-1-appearance-on-the-us-store-hints-at-a-potential-release"> Nothing phone (1) appearance on the US store hints at a potential release? | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/gen-z-search-using-tiktok-and-instagram-instead-of-google"> Google could lose Gen Z to TikTok and Instagram someday — here's why | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/galaxy-watch-5-and-buds-2-pro-appear-in-samsungs-wearable-app"> Galaxy Watch 5 and Buds 2 Pro appear in Samsung's Wearable App | Android Central</a> Sponsors --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

18 Jul 2022

1 HR 04 MINS

1:04:56

18 Jul 2022


#87

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: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/you-dont-need-to-buy-a-new-phone-next-year-2023"> You probably don't need to buy a new phone next year | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/streaming-tv/amazon/scams-and-fraud-ignorance-wont-stop-prime-day-shoppers"> Scams and fraud ignorance won’t stop Prime Day shoppers | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/whatsapp-may-let-you-hide-your-online-status"> WhatsApp is working on a new privacy feature it should have had years ago | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/android-users-care-about-updates-responses"> Android users actually do care about OS updates | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/meta-finally-kills-the-oculus-quest-2-facebook-account-requirement"> Meta finally kills the Oculus Quest 2 Facebook account requirement | Android Central</a> ... Read more

11 Jul 2022

50 MINS

50:59

11 Jul 2022


#86

The Simplest AI

This week, we cover AI sentience, midrange smartphones, our thoughts on Prime Day, and more. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/google-assistant/can-googles-lamda-chatbot-actually-be-sentient"> Can Google's LaMDA chatbot actually be sentient? | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/tcl-stylus-5g-review">TCL Stylus 5G Review: Not the Note you're looking for | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/moto-g-stylus-5g-2022-review"> Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) review: Finally, a Motorola phone I can recommend | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/is-samsung-galaxy-s22-fe-canceled"> The Galaxy S22 FE might be canceled, signaling possible end of Fan Edition phones | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/chromebooks-laptops/prime-day-dates-confirmed-heres-when-the-summer-sale-begins"> Prime Day dates confirmed: here's when the summer sale begins | Android Central</a> Sponsors: --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

20 Jun 2022

54 MINS

54:14

20 Jun 2022


#85

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: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/ios-16-features-android"> 10 things iOS 16 'stole' from Android | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/why-apple-ar-vr-isnt-ready"> AR isn't ready for the real world yet, and Apple's WWDC conference proved it | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/tablets/ipados-16-stage-manager">iPadOS 16 and Stage Manager aim to narrow the gap between the iPad and Samsung DeX on Galaxy Tablets | Android Central</a> Sponsors: --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

13 Jun 2022

59 MINS

59:45

13 Jun 2022


#84

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: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/nothing-phone-1-save-the-date"> Nothing phone (1) launch date officially confirmed — RSVP now for the big reveal | Android Central</a> Sponsors: --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

08 Jun 2022

50 MINS

50:32

08 Jun 2022


#83

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: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/huawei-canada-trade-ban">Huawei and ZTE are now banned in Canada over cybersecurity concerns | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/nothing-phone-1-design-interview"> Nothing phone (1) preview highlights internal components, unified design | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/pixel-7-pixel-watch-ecosystem"> Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 could make me ditch Apple for good | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/google-pixel-watch-ram-storage-charging-rumors"> The Pixel Watch sounds like a powerhouse despite its aging chipset | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/wear-os-3-google-io">Wear OS 3 was absent at Google I/O 2022, but that’s just fine | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/wear-os-app-beta">Wear OS companion app opens up beta program, could be a sign of things to come | Android Central</a> Sponsors: --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. --- [Truebill] (https://truebill.com/acp) : Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at <a href= "https://truebill.com/acp">truebill.com/acp</a>. It could save you THOUSANDS a year. ... Read more

29 May 2022

1 HR 03 MINS

1:03:58

29 May 2022


#82

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: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/snapdragon-8-plus-gen-1-launch"> The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 pushes flagship Android smartphones to new heights | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/snapdragon-7-gen-1-launch">The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 arrives to bring a new era of powerful mid-range Android phones | Android Central</a> Sponsors: --- [Manscaped] (https://www.manscaped.com/) : Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ACP at <a href= "https://www.manscaped.com/">Manscaped.com</a>. ... Read more

20 May 2022

1 HR 14 MINS

1:14:27

20 May 2022


#81

Googley, Googles, Googler, Google I/O

Google I/O 2022 has come and gone, and we have SOOOO much to discuss. We chime in on all the software and hardware announcements. We end the episode by paying tribute to our friend and co-worker, Babu Mohan, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. He will be greatly missed as a member of the Android Central family. Links: ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/tag/google-io-2022">Google IO 2022 | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/google-io-2022-biggest-announcements-keynote"> Google I/O 2022: Biggest announcements from the keynote | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/google-wallet-rebranding-confusing-google-pay"> The Google Wallet / Google Pay split is messy but might just work | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/google-smart-glasses-google-io-2022"> Google teases smart AR glasses that put Google Translate on your face | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/google-makes-it-easier-to-remove-search-results-about-yourself-and-control-your-ads"> Google makes it easier to remove search results about yourself and control your ads | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/galaxy-watch-4-google-assistant-not-yet-but-soon"> The Galaxy Watch 4 isn't getting Google Assistant just yet, but it's close | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-family-looking-good"> After 10 years of Google’s messy hardware strategy, it looks like they finally got it right | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/why-pixel-fold-awol-at-io">Google I/O ignored the Pixel Fold, but don't lose hope | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/google-pixel-7-7-pro-official"> Here's your first look at the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, coming later this fall | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/accessories/google-pixel-buds-pro-announced"> Google's Pixel Buds Pro are coming in July and bringing ANC with them | Android Central</a> ---<a href= "https://techcrunch.com/2022/05/10/the-ipod-is-dead/?tpcc=tcplustwitter&guccounter=1"> The iPod is dead | TechCrunch</a> ---<a href= "https://www.androidcentral.com/samsung-needs-bring-back-its-ipod-competitor"> Samsung needs to bring back its iPod competitor | Android Central</a> Sponsors: --- [Indeed] (http://www.indeed.com/acp) : 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 <a href= "http://www.indeed.com/acp">indeed.com/acp</a>. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ... Read more

16 May 2022

1 HR 11 MINS

1:11:50

16 May 2022