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Verizon is dropping their media division. The EU is investigating Apple’s App Store. New York was immediately sued for their $15 Broadband legislation. The Z Fold 3 has been leaked. Let’s chat gaming on the Blackshark 4, and we have a winner for our RODE Microphone giveaway! Let’s get your tech week started right! Download … Continue reading "#SGGQ…
 
On this episode, we talk about announcements to expect at Google I/O 2021, massive corporate earnings, and a truckload of new devices. We also wonder what the world would be like if Apple's iMessage came to Android. Finally, we say goodbye to Russell Holly and Hayato Huseman as members of the team. Russell is moving on to become a Managing Editor f…
 
Emily Ratajkowsji is selling an NFT? Youtube is giving us more control on streaming quality! The FCC wants you to be able to text the Suicide Prevention Hotline! Apple put an M1 in an iPad! Samsung is producing a TV show on the Galaxy S21’s cameras! And let’s break down the results of my OnePlus … Continue reading "#SGGQA 203: Samsung’s Galaxy TV S…
 
In this episode, Hayato, Daniel, Ara, and Jerry check out the final Developer Preview of Android 12. They also talk about Sony's Xperia 1 III, the TCL Fold 'n Roll concept phone, and the Fitbit Luxe. Apple had their Spring Loaded event this week, so the gang take some time to view their announcements through the lens of Android users. Links: Androi…
 
XPERIA 1iii pricing in Russia has leaked! New York just passed a bill to lower broadband prices! Smartphone video editing apps might get a lot faster soon! NASA FLEW A HELICOPTER ON MARS! And it’s always worth chatting about smartphone cameras and how we review them! Let’s get your tech week started right! Download … Continue reading "#SGGQA 202: H…
 
Jerry, Ara, and Daniel are here with a mixture of news, rumors, opinions, and apologies as they Pixel Watch leaks, the OnePlus Watch, an upcoming Galaxy Unpacked event, Amazon Echo Buds, and more. Links: Alleged Pixel Watch leak shows us the Wear OS watch we've been waiting for | Android Central The Google Pixel Watch is not the magic bullet Wear O…
 
Logitech is shuttering the Harmony remote brand. Google has been found manipulating their own ad buying system. Apple is skipping a hearing on the App store, and Senators are mildly annoyed. A $700 Optimus Prime is arriving as a proper transforming robot. Google has shut down rumors on the Pixel 5a death. LG promises software … Continue reading "#S…
 
Michael Fisher, Hayato Huseman, Derrek Lee, and Daniel Bader deliver a poignant eulogy of LG's smartphones as they exit the business. The crew also talk about the return of Google I/O as a virtual event, Google silicon rumors, budget Samsung phones, and more. Links: It's official: LG is exiting the smartphone business | Android Central Goodbye to L…
 
It’s the end of an era. LG is pulling out of the smartphone business. What does that mean for LG customers? Where do we go from here? And we can share some fond memories of LG over the years. Also, Samsung caves to Russian pressure on pre-installed apps, T-Mobile is betting on Google services, and … Continue reading "#SGGQA 200: Samsung Caves to Ru…
 
This week on the show, Daniel, Ara, Jerry, and Harish examine LG's decision to pull out of the smartphone business. They also check out new phones from Xiaomi and POCO. There's Google news too, including our review of the 2nd Gen Nest Hub, rumors about 'Pixel Buds A', T-Mobile's commitment to Google phones and services, and more! Links: LG appears …
 
Dominion is suing Fox News over election fraud claims! Arizona state legislature quietly skipped the vote on the bill which would force Apple to open up the app store. Microsoft might buy Discord? And we HAVE to talk about my first weekend with the OnePlus 9 Pro! Let’s get your tech week started right! Download … Continue reading "#SGGQA 199: Micro…
 
It’s the calm before the storm of new gadgets coming out! Mozilla is throwing more weight behind Net Neutrality, while AT&T is trying to squash it in California. Huawei is looking to license 5G patents. OnePlus is showing off their new watch. The next Galaxy Note looks to be properly delayed or discontinued. And the … Continue reading "#SGGQA 198: …
 
Daniel, Ara, Jerry, and Harish are here with your fix of Android news! Samsung is launching a trio of A series phones, and the launch date of the Galaxy S21 FE has leaked. Android 12 Developer Preview 2 adds a variety of new features, and Google is giving devs a raise by dropping Play Store commissions to 15%. The team also discuss the 'Incognito' …
 
Germany might be banning loot boxes in games aimed at kids. There’s a proposal to invest $100 billion on broadband. Courts in the USA block the Xiaomi ban. Apple is cutting orders on iPhone 12 Mini. And are we seeing a heartbeat on WearOS smartwatches? Let’s get your tech week started right! Download this week’s … Continue reading "#SGGQA 197: iPho…
 
Alex, Jerry, and Daniel are joined for a portion of the show by Myriam Joire as they review the Find X3 Pro from OPPO. The crew also check in on the latest rumors and leaks for the OnePlus 9 series of phones along with what to expect from Google's Pixel 5a and Pixel 6. And what would it take for a foldable Pixel to compete with Samsung and Microsof…
 
A CRAZY week of gadget news and it’s only Monday! The RedMagic 6 hopes to tame the Snapdragon 888! Google is changing their ad tracking policy. Senators are asking for a dramatic re-definition of broadband. RODE delivered some incredible new mics! I’m partnering with Qualcomm to chat about Audio! And what’s this I head about … Continue reading "#SG…
 
Harish Jonnalagadda has the scoop on OnePlus Nord 2, which is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1200. He, Daniel, Jerry, and Ara also check out Redmi's Note 10 Pro Max, the Huawei foldable Mate X2, and a ton of other phones. The first Pixel feature drop for 2021 is here, as are rumors of new Pixel Buds, and the possibility that the next Galaxy Watc…
 
Been a busy week at the FCC! A task force is being created to get more accurate measurements on broadband, and new subsidies are being drafted to help people struggling to pay for internet access. Twitter is looking to monetize your tweets with a new paywall service. Verizon helpfully suggests you disable 5G to save … Continue reading "#SGGQA 195: …
 
Former Android Central Grand Poobah Phil Nickinson is running the ship over at our sister site WhatToWatch.com these days. He joins Daniel, Jerry, and Ara for a survey of what's happening in the streaming video service world. The crew also have some follow up on Android 12 Developer Preview and the first Pixel 5a leaks. Links: Disney+ Star launches…
 
Joe, Jerry, Ara, and Daniel discuss the last bits of Android 12 rumors, leaks, and speculation just prior to the official announcement. Pretty much everything they say holds true to the legit info, so we hope you enjoy the conversation. They also chat about Nothing scraping up the remainders of Essential. Plus, there's news regarding Xiaomi, LastPa…
 
Daniel goes one-on-one with Juan Carlos Bagnell, aka SomeGadgetGuy! Tune in for their chat about new phones, upcoming phones, and the inner game of gadget reviews. They also discuss resisting the tendency to grade on a curve, WandaVision, and more! Links: OnePlus 9: Release Date, Price, Rumors, News, Leaks, and Specs! | Android Central Tech Reviewe…
 
As a supplement to last week's show all about the current state of 5G, Daniel and Jerry got to talk to Qualcomm's Ignacio Contreras about the new Snapdragon X65 modem RF system and the FUTURE of 5G. It's actually pretty exciting. Links: Snapdragon X65 modem will deliver insane 10 Gigabit 5G speeds to Android flagships | Android Central…
 
Daniel and Jerry explore the promise and reality of 5G with expert Sacha Segan. They also get on the line with David Jagneux to discuss the state of Google Stadia. Links: Benchmarking the global 5G experience | Opensignal Why Every US Carrier Is 'Winning' Fastest 5G Awards | PCMag Verizon Expands High-Speed 5G Mobile and Home Service | PCMag Sponso…
 
Hayato, Daniel, Joe, and Ara tackle the regular Galaxy S21 and 100% do not offer GameStop, GameSpot, or any other stock purchase advice. They also look at financial results from big tech companies, Sony’s new $2500 Xperia flagship, and Carl Pei’s venture into Nothing. Links: Samsung Galaxy S21 review: Less is less | Android Central The Motorola Edg…
 
The FCC has a new Acting Chairperson, Jessica Rosenworcel, and reviews are in for Samsung's Galaxy S21 Ultra. As well, Hayato, Jerry, Ara, and Daniel share some Chromebook news and discuss the disparate landscape of messaging apps. Links: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra review: Fixed focus | Android Central Samsung confirms it will 'gradually' remove the …
 
Alex Dobie, Hayato Huseman, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Daniel Bader dig deep into the Galaxy S21 series of phones. Daniel reviews the excellent Galaxy Buds Pro, and the crew are keeping tabs on the Galaxy SmartTag trackers. Links: Samsung Galaxy S21: Your complete buyer's guide to the new S21 series | Android Central Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro review: The…
 
Joe, Jerry, Daniel, and Ara discuss WhatsApp requiring its users to share data with Facebook. They also touch on Facebook's ban of President Trump before moving on to a massive preview of phones, Chromebooks, and other devices being announced at CES 2021. Links: WhatsApp now requires you to share data with Facebook — here's what you need to know | …
 
Captain Daniel Bader is joined by Joe Maring, Ara Wagoner, and Hayato Huseman for our final episode of 2020. The crew talk about the partnership between Google and Qualcomm to offer four years of Android updates, wear OS and the Fitbit acquisition, and continued antitrust woes. But the biggest topic this week is YOUR questions. So grab your favorit…
 
Hayato, Ara, Daniel, and Jerry embark on a journey into the FTC lawsuit against Facebook, Google's AI ethics controversy and ridiculous handling of a personnel situation. In phone news, they check out Google's latest Pixel feature drop, Galaxy S21 leaks, and the Samsung One UI 3.0 update. The crew also consider AirPods Max—and why anyone other than…
 
On this week’s show, Daniel and Jerry sit down with Ziad Asghar, who manages Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Roadmap and Application Processor division, to discuss the new Snapdragon 888. They start the conversation going through the various improvements the Snapdragon 888 makes over last year’s Snapdragon 865, and then jump into the broader industry and how…
 
Ara Wagoner and Jerry Hildenbrand commandeer the Android Central virtual podcast studio for a chat about Android updates, emoji, Chromebooks, and pretty much anything else they feel like! Links: Nokia's failure is the final nail in the coffin for Android One | Android Central An ARM-powered Chromebook with a Surface-style kickstand seems set for a …
 
If rumors are to be believed, the Galaxy Note series may have run its course. Hayato, Ara, Joe, and Daniel talk about the possibility of life after Note for the S Pen, Google Stadia, and a limited edition Pixel 4a. There's also a new incarnation of Google Pay, a faster version of Chrome, and the crew try to understand the appeal of the new Twitter …
 
The ghosts of Android Central past, present, and future descend upon the 500th episode of the podcast! Daniel Bader is joined by Hayato Huseman, Jerry Hildenbrand, Ara Wagoner, Alex Dobie, Joe Maring, Phil Nickinson, Harish Jonnalagadda, Russel Holly, and Andrew Martonik to share their favorite phones and features of 2020. They also examine how tec…
 
It was a pretty good year overall for Google on the hardware front, although Daniel, Jerry, and Joe weigh in on the Pixel 5 display gap and latest iteration of Nest Thermostat. Samsung is rumored to be working on Galaxy Buds Beyond, plus Daniel reviews the Elite 85t earbuds from Jabra. T-Mobile is making good on paying back $200 million in debt to …
 
Pixel 5 is now available! Jerry makes the case for why it's a good thing that Google is no longer playing the flagship game. He, Dan, and Ara also check out the budget-minded OnePlus Nord N10 5G and N100. The gang rail against new icons, say goodbye to Google Play Music, and compare Google's subscription bundle options to Apple One. Chromebooks pow…
 
Daniel and Hayato welcome special guest Raymond Wong of Input for an in-depth conversation about iPhone 12 and his direct comparison to the Google Pixel camera system. There's also a segment about OnePlus. The underdog has historically placed customers and value first, but some of their decisions have made us wonder if they are losing their way. Fo…
 
Google's Pixel 5 is their best model yet, but it's not the best phone available. Daniel Bader, Hayato Huseman, and Joe Maring are here with a full review! They also discuss the OnePlus 8T, which has proven to be an extremely well-balanced phone. Apple announced their lineup of iPhone 12 models. Joe is particularly a fan of the iPhone 12 mini as he …
 
Daniel, Jerry, and Ara bring you fresh reviews of Chromecast with Google TV, Nest Audio, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, and the LG Wing. They also chat about a huge update to Google Assistant for Android and discuss the current state of antitrust allegations against Google and other companies in the tech sector. Links: Chromecast with Google TV: Everything…
 
It was Google's time to shine as they officially unveiled Pixel 5, Nest Audio, and Chromecast with Google TV. Daniel Bader, Hayato Huseman, Art Wagoner, and Joe Maring convene for a discussion about these new gadgets as we roll full stream ahead into Techtober. Links: The Pixel 5 is Google's answer to the iPhone 12, and it looks really great Here's…
 
Daniel Bader is joined by Nick Sutrich and Jeramy Johnson to sift through the deluge of product announcements from Amazon. They also examine upcoming Google product leaks, including the Pixel 5. Oculus Quest 2 is on the way from Facebook. It's not without controversy, but it could end up being a solid Holiday gift choice this December. Links: Amazo…
 
Daniel and Jerry are joined by Alex Dobie and Joe Maring to make sense of the impending (at the time of recording) TikTok and WeChat bans in the U.S. The crew also preview the LG Wing and discuss Apple's recent Watch and iPad announcements in comparison to Android-compatible watches and the Galaxy Tab S7. Alex also reports on the rumored Pixel 5s. …
 
The reviews are in for Galaxy Fold 2 and Surface Duo. But there's another entry into the dual screen phone market — the LG Wing is coming soon! Russell Holly helps Daniel and Hayato navigate pricing and differences between the two next-gen Xbox consoles, Game Pass, and Google's Stadia service. Links: Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2 review: The future isn't…
 
Daniel, Hayato, Jerry, and Harish convene for a look at the OnePlus 8T and the entry-level OnePlus Clover. The government in India sucks the fun out of smartphones with a ban on PUBG Mobile (along with Alipay and Baidu). The crew also talk about the TikTok situation and a fresh roadblock over algorithms. Hayato reports on his first impressions of t…
 
Daniel shares his Surface Duo unboxing experience with Jerry and Hayato as they survey the landscape of current and future foldables. There are also fresh rumors about Pixel 5 and the official release of Android 11 is inching closer. Daniel also sits down for an interview with journalist and best-selling author Peter Nowak to chat about the current…
 
Daniel, Jerry, and Hayato break down all the chest thumping in Epic's crusade against Google, Apple, and app store policies. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is in the hands of reviewers, and a new company has licensed the right to produce a BlackBerry phone in 2021. Links: Epic is suing Google over Fortnite’s removal from the Google Play Store - T…
 
You get two Dans for the price of none this week as Daniel Rubino from Windows Central joins Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand for a dive into the how and why of Microsoft's Surface Duo. They maintain a focus on Microsoft's involvement with the Android/Google world by also discussing their partnership with Samsung, Xbox Project xCloud, and efforts…
 
Daniel and Andrew are joined by Joe Maring and Hayato Huseman to cover every product from Samsung's Galaxy Unpacked 2020 virtual event. They also talk about the value of Google's own announcement this week: the $349 Pixel 4a. Finally, we say goodbye to Andrew Martonik as a co-host of the podcast and Executive Editor of Android Central. Andrew, like…
 
Google's CEO testified before the United States Congress House Judiciary Committee along with the leaders of Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. Jerry, Andrew, and Daniel evaluate the hearing and possible outcomes. They also engage in a significant amount of phone talk, thanks to leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 20. Huawei supplants Samsung as the wor…
 
Alex Dobie joins Daniel, Andrew, and Jerry for a show jam-packed with news. Ex-Googler Marc Levoy is headed to Adobe to make a universal camera app. Android Go may become the required operating system for low-end phones. The gang also talk about the mid-priced but flagship-class OnePlus Nord as well as the OnePlus Buds. In the Samsung corner of the…
 
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