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The FTC is backing Right to Repair over state laws that prevent it! Your hearing health is likely a predictor for mental health issues. OnePlus announced a new Nord! Google details their Watch strategy. A leak shows off what the Duo 2 might look like. And we’ll spend some time talking about what it was … Continue reading "#SGGQA 215: FTC Right to R…
 
Harish, Alex, Jerry, and Ara check out the OnePlus Nord 2 and evaluate continued rumors of a foldable Pixel. They also chat about carrier adoption of the RCS messaging standard and companies like Apple who remain holdouts in favor of their own technology. They finish out with the whys and hows of buggy software releases, including a UK vaccine pass…
 
The team are joined by Nick Sutrich and check out Android 12 Beta 3, fresh rumors about Pixel 6, Z Fold 3, OnePlus Nord 3, Google fines in France, and more. Links: Android 12 Beta 3 hands on: Game and swatch | Android Central Latest Google Pixel 6 XL leak hints at a 5X 'ultra tele' camera | Android Central Premature Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 Amazon li…
 
Alex Dobie joins Daniel and Ara to help make sense of the Qualcomm/ASUS partnership to create the $1,500 Smartphone for Snapdragon Insiders. A big batch of Samsung leaks have also com to light, yet another Google lawsuit, and more. Links: Qualcomm partners with ASUS on a $1500 smartphone for mobile enthusiasts | Android Central The Motorola One 5G …
 
Musk needs MONEY to keep Starlink up in space! Google and Microsoft are suing each other again! My favorite free audio editing program is no longer my favorite! OnePlus is committing to three years of OS updates on new phones! We HAVE to chat about the current crop of XPERIA reviews. And we’ll announce the … Continue reading "#SGGQA 213: XPERIA Rev…
 
Nick Sutrich has joined Android Central full-time, so he helps the crew blast into the long weekend with all the news about Wear OS that came out of MWC 2021. He, Daniel, Ara, and Jerry also talk about some new phones, Galaxy Buds 2, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 888 Plus, and more. Links: Nicholas Sutrich (@Gwanatu) / Twitter From dumpster fire to crown j…
 
Follow ups and reviews! The House approves the tech anti trust bill, but now it has to pass the Senate. Apple doesn’t treat security researchers very well with bug bounties. Future iPads might loosen up on the RAM restrictions. WD Network drives are NUKING all their data. Qualcomm updated the SD 888, what’s so PLUS … Continue reading "#SGGQA 212: T…
 
Zac Bowden of Windows Central joins the gang for a conversation about Microsoft's Windows 11 announcement, its ability to run Android apps, thought on Surface Duo 2, and more. Links: The 5 biggest announcements from Microsoft's Windows 11 event | Windows Central Windows 11 launch: When to expect the next version of Windows? | Windows Central Micros…
 
LOTS of news this week! Apple investigated for anti-trust because of pre-installed apps on the iPhone! Facebook is slapping ads on Oculus! Oppo and OnePlus are now directly working together! Leica announced a phone! A nationwide bill is up for Right to Repair! And I’m kicking off a contest with the folks at FanFund! Let’s … Continue reading "#SGGQA…
 
We've got a roundup of new Bluetooth earbuds this week, followed by more thoughts about the latest Android 12 beta. The gang also talk about Wear OS support, Google's new retail store, and more. Links: Sony WF-1000XM4 review: Magical ANC + long battery = close to perfect | Android Central Jaybird Vista 2 review: Workout earbuds to like with an app …
 
LOTS of news this week! Japan to investigate Apple and Google over antitrust issues. DOJ under Trump forced Apple to give up data on law makers. The USA is investing more in tech infrastructure and manufacturing. Right to Repair enjoys a victory in New York. LG tried to bribe a reviewer to take down a … Continue reading "#SGGQA 210: Apple Music Spa…
 
This week, Daniel and Ara welcome iMore's Joe Keller and Android Developer Chris Lacy of Action Launcher and SwirlWalls fame onto the show. They have an in-depth conversation about Apple's announcements at WWDC 2021 and the latest Android 12 beta from Google. Links: WWDC 2021: All the biggest Apple news and announcements | iMore Apple will bring he…
 
It’s the WWDC pre-show! Literally streaming this podcast RIGHT UP to the start time of Apple’s yearly developer conference! What should we expect from iPadOS, iOS, TVOS, and will we see any hardware? Also, Fossil is saying NO to future WearOS updates, President Biden is doubling down on the Huawei ban, and we have the … Continue reading "#SGGQA 209…
 
In this episode, Ara, Jerry, and Dan are joined by Adam Molina. He's the producer of Waveform: The MKBHD Podcast and a freelance journalist. They nerd out over Bluetooth headphones, lossless music streaming, upcoming Android phones, Led Zeppelin, and more. Links: Adam ⁠🆒 (@AdamLukas17) / Twitter The new Google Pixel Buds A-Series launch with a fami…
 
Samsung’s idea of recycling old tech is lame, but not as lame as their tacky iPhone camera ads! Qualcomm is partnering with Microsoft for a Windows on Arm developer box! Google is under the spotlight again for tracking user location data! And I’ve spent a weekend using the Xiaomi Mi 11i! Let’s get our tech … Continue reading "#SGGQA 208: Samsung’s …
 
The AC gang kick off the Holiday weekend in the United States with everything we know so far about Qualcomm's new Snapdragon processors and Arm v9 mobile architecture. They also talk about a revision to USB-C and Power Delivery that adds 240W charging. Additionally, Fuchsia OS finally goes public, Amazon buys MGM for a whole lot of cookies, and int…
 
The moving truck was here two days ago, and our home is covered in boxes! I’m exhausted, but excited to share an early first look at GadgetLab 4! We’re gonna chill out, answer some viewer questions, and talk about where we want this tech conversation to go! Let’s get your tech week started right! SPONSOR! … Continue reading "#SGGQA 207: WE JUST MOV…
 
This week, we check out all of the announcements from Google I/O 2021. There's more news on Android 12, a new design language call Material You, the emergence of Wear, and much more. Links: Google announces Android 12 beta with a ton of design and privacy changes | Android Central Android 12 beta hands-on: This is the way forward | Android Central …
 
The FCC is offering more money to get students and teachers connected! California and Washington are considering more funding for public broadband! Biden has reversed Trump’s executive order on Section 230 of the CDA. Clubhouse is coming to Android. Sharp has announced a phone with a CRAZY camera sensor! And what DO you expect to … Continue reading…
 
Some leaks from reliable sources give us a look at the upcoming Pixel 6 lineup. Alex, Ara, Jerry, and Daniel check out the renders along with Galaxy Watch 4 rumors, MediaTek Dimensity 900 vs. Qualcomm Snapdragon 768G, and loads more phone and gadget news. Links: Google I/O 2021 schedule features updates on Android 12, Wear OS, Google TV, and more |…
 
The FTC says there’s little evidence to support anti Right to Repair legislation. Emails are out showing Apple’s strategies in fighting alternative monetization on iOS apps. Ajit Pai’s promises of cheaper broadband never materialized. ISPs spent millions posting fake comments to the FCC against Net Neutrality. And we’ve got a fun announcement for P…
 
There's only a smattering of device news this week, but a whole lot to discuss regarding Google services and their strategies. Daniel, Ara, and Jerry also offer their take on Apple vs. Epic and what it could mean for other platforms. Links: Google accidentally announces the Pixel Buds A-Series early | Android Central Samsung 'accidentally' confirms…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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' …
 
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…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
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