Tag Archive: #acpodcast


That’s so millennial of you [#acpodcast]

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

Android TV has been approved by the FCC, signaling an impending launch for Google’s streaming dongle. Additionally, LG is trying to regroup with the G7 ThinQ and efforts to  [Read More…]

It’s a broken company [#acpodcast]

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 classroom.

Next up, they discuss Galaxy S9 battery problems and differences between Exynos and Snapdragon processors that Samsung is using in different markets. Along the lines of Google DNS, Cloudflare has launched a DNS  [Read More…]

Seeing the light [#acpodcast]

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 Chrome OS tablet to hit the market. Plus, the crew takes a look at the triple threat Huawei P20 and P20 Pro, the Porsche Design Mate RS, and why software continues to be such a big  [Read More…]

Relish this episode [#acpodcast]

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+ camera compared to Google’s Pixel 2 XL. They say podcasts are the theatre of the mind, but you’ll want to take a look at these photos for yourself: Galaxy S9+ vs. Pixel 2 XL:  [Read More…]

The worst jetpack [#acpodcast]

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Show Notes and Links: President Trump preemptively blocks Broadcom’s Qualcomm takeover, citing national security concerns Samsung Galaxy S9 is now available: Here’s everything you need to know! Wear OS by Google officially replaces Android Wear Fitbit Versa hands-on Google’s bringing its Maps APIs to augmented reality game development Sponsors: Thrifter.com: All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.  [Read More…]

Throwing some fish around the market [#acpodcast]

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

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AC FatMax Extreme Rip Claw Podcast [#acpodcast]

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

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Show Notes and Links: LG V30S ThinQ Nokia announces €749  [Read More…]

Scrutiny is good [#acpodcast]

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? Also, who should the responsibility and cost associated with security updates fall to? Carriers? Phone manufacturers? Should customers have to pay extra for guaranteed updates? So many questions!

The crew also discuss the redesign expected for Android  [Read More…]

Johnny Cash turned up to eleven [#acpodcast]

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 latest rumors and leaks of the Galaxy S9, which is set to launch February 25th. Join us!

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The U.S. smartphone industry has an LG problem

LG says G7 is ‘on schedule’, will be announced  [Read More…]

The phone’s the thing [#acpodcast]

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 majority of the show is devoted to gaming — The trouble with loot boxes and games that ship incomplete to hit release dates, the best new Android games, hot indie titles, and what’s new in AR. Check it  [Read More…]