Android Central Podcast

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.
410: Shoes Are The New Wearable
Jan 20 • 57 min
Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik are joined by fellow Android Central writer and Smartwatch aficionado Joe Maring to talk about everything that’s new in wearable tech and Google Wear OS. Nike has announced a new pair of self-lacing shoes, and Withings has…
409: Live from CES 2019
Jan 11 • 93 min
It’s another live, beer-infused, cavalcade of stars on this week’s show! This time, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, Michael Fisher, Russell Holly, and Lory Gil come to you from CES 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They talk about many of the gadgets…
408: Lowered Expectations
Jan 5 • 53 min
Daniel Bader is joined this week by Carolina Milanesi, an Analyst for Creative Strategies. During their one-on-one conversation, they place a light on the broader smartphone market in relation to Apple — especially as it relates to Apple’s poor…
407: Being Well Digitally in 2019
Dec 28, 2018 • 81 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly are joined by Lory Gil, Managing Editor of our sister site iMore! She and the crew have a ton of terrific insight about digital wellbeing and their tech predictions/hopes for 2019. They also discuss the…
406: 48 Hour Outrage Cycle
Dec 21, 2018 • 71 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly are here for the penultimate episode of the show for 2018! AT&T has officially launched their 5G network — albeit in portions of only 12 markets. T-Mobile’s John Legere has chimed in with plenty of snark,…
From CordCutters.com: Phil & Jerry do Chromecast
Dec 20, 2018 • 23 min
Chromecast is finally (FINALLY) once again available for purchase from Amazon. You can buy one here: http://phon.es/szcq And to mark this special occasion we’ve invited the CordCutters.com podcast onto the Android Central feed for a little…
405: Riding the Millimeter Wave
Dec 12, 2018 • 82 min
Sascha Segan of PC Mag stops by to have an incredibly in-depth conversation with Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik about Qualcomm’s recent Snapdragon Tech Summit, and the various technologies being used by carriers to support 5G connectivity. They talk…
404: 2018 Report Card
Dec 3, 2018 • 123 min
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…
403: Explicit Action
Nov 17, 2018 • 85 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand are here with a mix of follow up and piping hot news for your listening pleasure. They discuss the performance on in-display fingerprint sensors and innovations in charging thanks to Gallium nitride.…
402: The Vape of Phones
Nov 10, 2018 • 103 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Hayato Huseman are here with a cornucopia of Android news. First up, they address solutions to some common problems with Pixel 3 that have been vexing early adopters, and its lack of face unlock as a…
401: Craptic Feedback
Oct 29, 2018 • 90 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly are joined by our very own Hayato Huseman! The deluge of new phones in October continues with the launch of OnePlus 6T and RED Hydrogen One — the crew have in-depth looks at both devices.
400: You Are Sorely Mistaken
Oct 21, 2018 • 137 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand are here to celebrate the 400th episode of Android Central Podcast with some seriously deep Pixel 3 gazing and analysis of the Huawei Mate 20 Series phones! They also discuss Pixel Slate,…
399: Russell’s Stupid Watch
Oct 9, 2018 • 101 min
The rumors are real, and they’re spectacular! Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by Andrew Martonik as he provides a firsthand look at Google’s Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It’s an iterative device, but in all the right areas with improvements to…
398: The Amazon Echo… Show
Sep 23, 2018 • 100 min
Daniel Bader takes a break from dirty diapers and sleepless nights to join Andrew Martonik and Jerry Hildenbrand for an in-depth look at the staggering number of devices Amazon unveiled at a recent event in Seattle. This is a serious shot across the bow…
397: Jerry’s Bacon
Sep 14, 2018 • 71 min
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…
396: Opportunistic Charging
Sep 9, 2018 • 68 min
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…
395: Meatball Coaster
Sep 2, 2018 • 71 min
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…
394: Good Plastic, Bad Plastic
Aug 26, 2018 • 62 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand are here for a detailed review of Galaxy Note 9. Here’s the thing — it may be the best phone you can buy, but it’s not a leader in any particular category. Not to mention the horribly annoying Bixby…
393: A Game of Millimeters
Aug 13, 2018 • 67 min
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…
392: Punch and Pie
Aug 6, 2018 • 74 min
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…
391: Fried Peanut Butter and Banana Sandwich
Jul 29, 2018 • 93 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand receive a visit from the Modern Dad, Phil Nickinson! They talk about Android P. It has reached release candidate status and should be dropping to Pixel users soon. Next up, Phil has reviewed the Lenovo…
390: The Shackles of Oracle
Jul 20, 2018 • 93 min
Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Russell Holly are joined by Marton Barcza of TechAltar to talk about Google’s Fuchsia OS and its potential for replacing Android. They also have an in-depth discussion about the EU’s Antitrust case against Google and…
389: Less CARROT, More Stick
Jul 15, 2018 • 62 min
Daniel Bader and Russell Holly speak with Brian Mueller, founder of Carrot apps. Brian’s apps have long been a mainstay of the iOS ecosystem, now he’s brought his most popular app, CARROT Weather, to Android. CARROT Weather is in itself a terrific weather…
388: The Island of Misfit Phones
Jul 8, 2018 • 90 min
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…
387: YouTube Super Deluxe Mega Instant Pot Extreme Chartreuse
Jun 27, 2018 • 99 min
Android Central’s resident music streaming expert, Ara Wagoner, joins Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand to talk about YouTube Premium, YouTube Music, and what features they provide. They also discuss AT&T’s purchase of Time Warner for $85 billion and the…
386: Shameless and Shameful
Jun 23, 2018 • 91 min
We’re back to our regular format with Andrew Martonik, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Daniel Bader at the helm for a detailed look at Android Messages, and efficiency of the hardware keyboard on BlackBerry KEY2.
385: Smoothering the Rougherness
Jun 8, 2018 • 64 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly, and Michael Fisher gather in New York City for a look at the BlackBerry KEY2 and its glorious hardware keyboard. It’s a safe upgrade from the original, but features a faster processor, more RAM, dual cameras,…
384: Killing it, not “Killin’ it”
May 27, 2018 • 89 min
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…
383: Meet Me at Niagara Falls
May 18, 2018 • 75 min
Daniel Bader, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about the perceived smoke and mirrors behind the demonstration of Google Duplex last week, and the real world implications of the technology. They also take another look at Android P beta, especially…
382: Finger Pecker People
May 11, 2018 • 84 min
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…
381: Corporate Raiders of the Lost ARCore
May 5, 2018 • 98 min
Daniel Bader is back from South Korea, and he has plenty of insight to share with Andrew Martonik and Jerry Hildenbrand about the (finally official) LG G7 ThinQ. But first, Sprint and T-Mobile are merging to become a Voltron of cellular service in the…
380: Premium Hand Feel
Apr 27, 2018 • 99 min
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.…
379: Enemies of the State
Apr 23, 2018 • 81 min
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…
378: AI Intervention
Apr 16, 2018 • 91 min
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…
377: €950 Beta Testers
Apr 7, 2018 • 80 min
Alex Dobie and Jerry Hildenbrand join Daniel Bader to chat more about the Huawei P20 and P20 Pro and the Neural Processing Unit that’s baked into the Kirin processor. They also read and respond to several listener emails about Chromebooks vs. iPads in the…
376: Picking Pieces Off The Carcass
Mar 31, 2018 • 94 min
Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik, are joined by associate editor Hayato Huseman to talk about the creepiness of Facebook, the upside of notches, and taptic engine performance on Android devices. They also discuss the new Acer Chromebook Tab 10 — the first…
375: The Emoji-Burger Correlation
Mar 24, 2018 • 110 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand gather to discuss the very late arrival of Android Oreo on Galaxy Note 8 and use of emoji as an adjunct to written language. From there, they do an incredibly detailed pixel peep of the Galaxy S9+…
374: Make 5G Great Again
Mar 18, 2018 • 84 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly talk about President Trump blocking Broadcomm’s planned takeover of Qualcomm, and affect it may have on the still nascent 5G technology. They also pore over the Galaxy S9’s camera and other features.
373: You, me and Android P
Mar 9, 2018 • 74 min
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…
372: Pepino’s Popper Podcast
Mar 1, 2018 • 137 min
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…
371: Android Shrugged
Feb 13, 2018 • 84 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand are not lawyers, but they play them on podcasts. As the team gird their collective loins for Mobile World Congress, OnePlus remains in the crosshairs of Internet outrage. But is all the anger justified?…
370: Outrage Porn
Feb 4, 2018 • 104 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly, and Jerry Hildenbrand discuss trust issues with OnePlus when it comes to privacy and security, and why it isn’t necessary to place limits on voice activated services like Google Assistant and Alexa. Despite…
369: Now use Google Assistant
Jan 27, 2018 • 75 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly, and Jerry Hildenbrand convene to talk about LG, the death of Google Now as Google Assistant takes its place, and the race for mindshare in the voice assistant and smart speaker market. They also tackle the…
368: Gaming Spectacular
Jan 21, 2018 • 95 min
Daniel Bader and Russell Holly are joined by Apps and Games Editor, Marc Lagace! They begin by talking about the massive credit card breach at OnePlus, Samsung Galaxy X rumors, foldable phone tech, and various issues that continue to plague LG. The…
367: A Tight Spiral
Jan 16, 2018 • 91 min
This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie take a look at some fresh Samsung Galaxy S9 and LG G7 rumors before diving into Android Central’s Best of CES 2018 Awards. They also take a look at other news from the show, including Google…
366: Favorites, Failures, and Surprises
Dec 26, 2017 • 66 min
In this episode, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand wrap up this year’s coverage of the Android universe with a look back at the Galaxy Note 8, plus reviews of the Amazon Echo Spot and Google Home Max. They also talk about Eric Schmidt…
365: $600 Sandpaper
Dec 18, 2017 • 89 min
In this episode, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Russell Holly wax philosophical about the Snapdragon 845 SoC and why the Pixel’s AR stickers are the most fun you can have with a camera. They also talk about the OnePlus 5T Star Wars Limited…
364: Notches All The Way Down
Dec 11, 2017 • 77 min
This week on the show, Daniel Bader is on assignment in Hawaii. Yes, really. In his absence, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Russell Holly pick up the slack and share their favorite tech of 2017. They also talk about the HTC U11+, a trio of new Honor…
363: Bezeltastic
Dec 1, 2017 • 93 min
In this episode, Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik talk about how well the Pixel 2 is holding up after a month of use. It offers a fantastic overall experience and great battery life at a comparatively reasonable price. They also discuss Huawei’s Mate 10…
362: Homogeneous Slab
Nov 22, 2017 • 80 min
This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly dig in with the OnePlus 5T and try to figure out why it seems like almost all smartphones are starting to look alike. They also talk about the importance of buying a phone for what it can do now…
361: Try harder, bud
Nov 17, 2017 • 88 min
Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik welcome Mobile Nation’s newest employee to the show — Associate Video Editor Hayato Huseman! Hayato talks with the gang about their experience and initial testing of the OnePlus 5T, which was recently unveiled in New York…
360: No Longer a Nerd Phone
Nov 11, 2017 • 103 min
This week on the show Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Russell Holly are joined by Dan DeSilva from our sister site, thrifter.com, to talk about about some great deals on gadgets and other items before Black Friday hits. The team also covers a large…
359: Razer’s Edge
Nov 6, 2017 • 92 min
Alex Dobie takes center stage this week as he, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about his hands-on experience with some recently announced devices: the Razer Phone and HTC’s U11+.
358: The Alphabet Soup of Display Technology
Oct 27, 2017 • 84 min
Writer and analyst Daniel Matte from techspecs.blog joins Daniel Bader, Alex Dobie, and Russell Holly to discuss the issues, real and perceived, with the display used on Google’s Pixel 2 XL. They also talk about the software changes Google has promised to…
357: Google’s Main Squeeze
Oct 20, 2017 • 70 min
It’s a full house this week on the show, but Daniel Bader, Alex Dobie, Andrew Martonik, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Russell Holly deliver a tight 70 minutes of insight into Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Is the display on the XL as bad as some reviewers have…
356: Dial D for Duo
Oct 13, 2017 • 93 min
Your privacy and personal data are a major topic this week as Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik , and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Google’s quick decision to disable touch-activated listening on the Home Mini before it becomes available to consumers. OnePlus…
355: Pixel Central
Oct 6, 2017 • 106 min
Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, Russell Holly, and Andrew Martonik convene for a detailed breakdown of all the announcements from Google’s Pixel hardware event this week.
354: Android Users Love To Worry
Sep 29, 2017 • 80 min
Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, Russell Holly, and Phil Nickinson talk about the motives and strategies behind some significant moves in the industry this year, including Google’s HTC deal and Amazon’s new Echo products and Fire TV 4K. …
353: 2 Fast 2 XL
Sep 22, 2017 • 106 min
It’s a huge week of news and leaks in the Android world! Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand settle in for a roundtable feast of epic proportions, beginning with Android 8.0 updates to some Motorola phones, the Blueborne Bluetooth…
352: Getting lit with iris scan
Sep 15, 2017 • 99 min
This week, Daniel Bader, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand dissect the technology in Apple’s new iPhone X for a deep dive into wireless charging, facial recognition, and the impact they have the entire smartphone industry. Additionally, LG’s V30…
351: Squeeze away!
Sep 8, 2017 • 104 min
This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie are joined by Russell Holly for an epic roundtable of new phone goodness. The crew starts off with the LG V30. Is it living up to Daniel’s initial impressions? T-Mobile is including Netflix…
350: Phones, wearables and currywurst
Sep 1, 2017 • 66 min
International nerds of mystery, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Phil Nickinson, have traveled all the way to Berlin, Germany for IFA 2017 to bring you the latest announcements in the Android universe. They do a deep dive into the LG V30, Moto X4,…
349: The Essential Note 8 podcast
Aug 23, 2017 • 112 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Michael Fisher sequester in a New York City hotel to talk about the newly released Essential Phone—and after months of rumors, leaks, and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here! Show Notes and Links: …
348: Late and Full of S&!%
Aug 15, 2017 • 80 min
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand follow up on Andrew’s second opinion article about the Moto Z2 Force. They also talk about Bluetooth 5, the LG V30, and the installed base of Nougat, which is now at 13.5% of all Android devices….
347: VRAR
Aug 4, 2017 • 78 min
This week, Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by VR expert Russell Holly to talk about Moto Z2 Force reviews and several other newly announced Moto phones. Thanks to some recent leaks, we know even more about the Galaxy Note 8 and upcoming…
346: ‘O’ Words
Jul 28, 2017 • 78 min
This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by Mr. Mobile himself, Michael Fisher, to talk about Samsung’s dominance in the Android phone market, a hypothetical Galaxy Note Pro, and LG’s most recent earnings. In…
345: Two guys talk about the Galaxy Note 8 and stuff
Jul 22, 2017 • 73 min
This week, Andrew Martonik and Jerry Hildenbrand discuss a universe of Android news, including ‘Andromeda’, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Bixby Voice, Bluetooth fixes, and more! Show Notes and Links: Android is an open road, not a dead end…
344: Not the smartest home on the block
Jul 14, 2017 • 85 min
This week, we invited our homebody friends, Mikah Sargent and Phil Nickinson, to chat about smart homes and how they’re changing the way we live. Should you buy a Google Home or an Echo or, if you’re into Apple, should you wait for the HomePod, which…
343: Google vs. the EU vs. our sanity
Jul 7, 2017 • 85 min
There isn’t a lot going on right now, but somehow Andrew, Daniel and Jerry still manage to fill 90 minutes of hot takes. Most of that time is spent talking about Google’s showdown with the European Commission on Android’s dominant position in the…
342: Fast-Acting, Triple Action Launcher
Jul 3, 2017 • 87 min
Action Launcher is one of the most popular launchers on the Play Store, and it just received its biggest update in years. So what better time to bring on its owner and chief developer, Chris Lacy, for a chat about its past, its present and its…
341: OnePlus 5 review
Jun 21, 2017 • 86 min
This week, Daniel, Andrew, Alex and special guest Michael Fisher (MrMobile) talk about one thing — the OnePlus 5. From design to performance to whether the dual camera lives up to expectations, join them as they run through one of the most…
340: A mess of Pixels
Jun 18, 2017 • 82 min
This week, Daniel, Flo, Alex and Jerry discuss the latest Pixel 2 rumors — will it be made by HTC, LG or both? — and what that means for the future of the Pixel program. Also discussed: - HTC did good with the U11 - Apple’s WWDC announcements: Is…
339: Raising an Oreo to Android 8.0
Jun 11, 2017 • 95 min
We’re quickly nearing a new release of Android, and Daniel, Andrew, and Jerry are excited af! Well, maybe not af but definitely a bunch! Along with a new release of the Android O developer preview, we learned that the new version will be version 8.0…
338: CDMAke it stop!
Jun 3, 2017 • 80 min
337: The pricey OnePlus 5 and the accidental OnePlus X
May 28, 2017 • 87 min
This week, Daniel, Andrew and Flo close the door on Google I/O and open it to the OnePlus 5. And while they’re at it, they talk about Motorola’s newfound confidence, and whether the HTC U11 can make up some ground. Oh, and there’s some OnePlus X…
336: Google is taking over the world, 2017 Edition
May 19, 2017 • 98 min
We’re live from Google I/O 2017! The Android Central team of Daniel, Jerry, Andrew, Alex and MrMobile take on all the big announcements from Google’s expansive and intimidating developer conference. Unlike last year, there weren’t any huge…
335: The HTC U 11 is not a German submarine
May 12, 2017 • 79 min
This week, it’s Daniel, Jerry, and Alex tackling HTC U 11, OnePlus 5, and Google I/O, plus some surprises (and one bad joke) along the way. Stick around! It’s not an under-11 soccer team or a Nazi submarine, but a new phone. The HTC U 11…
334: KEYone More Time
May 5, 2017 • 81 min
The Android Central duo of Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand needed some reinforcements this week to dive into the new BlackBerry KEYone, so we called CrackBerry Kevin and Bla1ze of the CrackBerry team and MrMobile himself, Michael Fisher, to…
333: Winning the Title II
Apr 28, 2017 • 110 min
This week, your hosts Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand and Andrew Martonik talk about what’s new in the world of smartphones, and the regulators that influence the carriers we pay to get cellular service for those phones. 1. Andrew gives his…
332: The Galaxy S8 review
Apr 19, 2017 • 100 min
It’s here! Daniel, Florence, Michael Fisher (MrMobile), and special guest David Ruddock of Android Police have all reviewed the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and go in-depth about what’s good and what’s not so good. Why did Samsung ship Bixby half-finished, and…
331: Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy Note 8 Hype Train
Apr 8, 2017 • 105 min
This week, Daniel is joined by Alex Dobie, Florence Ion and Jerry Hildenbrand to talk about the Galaxy S8, and whether some of the things that have been criticized about it will be fixed in the Galaxy Note 8 later this year. Will Samsung return the…
330: Unboxing the Galaxy S8
Mar 30, 2017 • 61 min
The Galaxy S8 is really real and officially official! We’re live in New York hours after the big reveal chatting about Samsung’s Next Big Thing! Join Daniel, Andrew, Derek, Phil (Modern Dad) and Michael Fisher (MrMobile) as they talk about, and…
329: Android O Roundtable
Mar 25, 2017 • 78 min
This week, Daniel, Jerry and Russell are joined by Eric Richardson, an Android developer at WillowTree, to talk about Android O. Android O is still very early — we don’t even know its final name yet — but we do know that there are going to be…
328: Eight Galaxys, six Gs and three weeks
Mar 17, 2017 • 88 min
This week, Daniel, Russell, Jerry and Andrew tell the tale of three phones, each with different prospects for the worldwide handset market. The LG G6 is coming soon, and it’s a known quantity. With three weeks between its released (April 7) and the…
327: Cutting the cord
Mar 13, 2017 • 78 min
This week, we’re taking a break from phones to talk about cutting the cord, and saving money in the process. Phil Nickinson, former EIC of Android Central and recent recipient of award for Most Modern Dad, joins Daniel and Russell to chat about…
326: AC does MWC 2017 (LG G6, BlackBerry KeyOne and … Nokia 3310?)
Mar 1, 2017 • 109 min
There was no shortage of big announcements from Mobile World Congress 2017! From the BlackBerry KeyOne to the LG G6, Moto G5, Huawei P10 + P10 Plus, the Huawei Watch 2, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and new phones from Nokia, what’s old is new again, and…
325: The MWC Preview event!
Feb 24, 2017 • 47 min
It’s Mobile World Congress time, and Jerry, Flo and Russell have all the hot takes on what’s coming from LG, Samsung, Sony and others!
324: Android Wear Strikes Back
Feb 9, 2017 • 73 min
This week, Andrew, Russell and Daniel talk about the biggest announcement of the week — of the month! — Android Wear 2.0 and the new LG Watch Sport and Watch Style. Android Wear 2.0 is a pretty massive update for the nascent wearable platform, but…
323: BlackBerry Drinking Game
Feb 3, 2017 • 78 min
This week, Jerry, Daniel, Andrew and special guest Phil Nickinson (aka Modern Dad) start talking about the Google Pixel and end up arguing about BlackBerry. Is this 2011 all over again? With the Pixel getting an update to Android 7.1.2, it seems…
322: The electric condom
Jan 27, 2017 • 70 min
This week, Daniel, Flo and Jerry talk about the biggest upcoming launches of the year: the Galaxy S8, the LG G6. Can LG get a leg up in 2017 by releasing its phone a month before Samsung? And we now know that Google I/O will be returning to Mountain…
321: U, Mi and Huawei
Jan 20, 2017 • 72 min
This week, Jerry, Russell and Daniel catch up on everything that happened after CES 2017 (plus a bit that happened during CES), including the HTC U Ultra and U Play announcements, the Huawei Mate 9, Android Wear 2.0, and the NVIDIA Shield update!…
320: CES 2017 retrospective with Windows Central!
Jan 10, 2017 • 117 min
Trade show podcasts are the best podcasts, particularly when it’s a show like CES and we get together people from across Mobile Nations. Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly and Derek Kessler lead you through this super-long episode with the help of Phil…
319: Year in rearview
Dec 24, 2016 • 67 min
This week, Andrew, Jerry and Daniel recall the year that was. From Android on Chrome to Note 7s on fire, 2016 was a pretty good — and interesting — year in the mobile space. Thanks for joining us for another journey around the sun! See you in…
318: Smartwatches are dead
Dec 16, 2016 • 73 min
In this episode, Daniel, Jerry, Andrew and Alex debate whether wearables, and smartwatches in particular, are done for — or whether there’s still a pulse… nope, not going to finish that one. Meanwhile, RCS — Rich Communications Services —…
317: All Day I Dream About Daydream
Dec 4, 2016 • 76 min
This week, Daniel, Jerry and Alex are joined by special guest Russell Holly to talk about Daydream and emerging trends in mobile VR!
316: How to bake a turkey
Nov 24, 2016 • 84 min
This week, Jerry returns to the AC Podcast rotation, along with Daniel, Andrew, and Alex, who jump right into Q&A — questions asked by you, the listener! But that’s not all: they talk about the Google Pixel’s latest updates, and the excellent…
315: Coming Full Squircle
Nov 19, 2016 • 74 min
This week, Andrew, Daniel and Alex get the buying season started early with their favorite gear gifts at any price point. Plus, the OnePlus 3T is now official, but why does it exist, and what does that mean for the popular and still-great OnePlus…
314: OK Google, Home is a good start
Nov 13, 2016 • 114 min
In this episode, Alex, Andrew, Jerry and Daniel talk about the post-Pixel releases of the year: Google Home, Chromecast Ultra, Daydream, and the new (and improved) Android Auto! There’s so much to like, but many of the feature feel like…
313: Huawei Mate 9 and the return of the Big Phone
Nov 3, 2016 • 70 min
This week, Alex, Daniel and special guest, MrMobile himself Michael Fisher, talk about Huawei’s massive-in-a-few-ways new flagship, the Mate 9. How much will Huawei benefit from the Note 7’s absence in the market, and will the Mate 9…
312: A win for Google, a loss for everyone else
Oct 28, 2016 • 86 min
This week, Jerry, Daniel and Andrew dive deeper into the Pixel and Pixel XL, discussing the phones’ best and worst features after two weeks of use. It’s also good news on the earnings front as Google pulled its most profitable quarter ever while…