Tag Archive: #acpodcast


Pride and Tribalism [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik are joined this week by Android Police managing editor David Ruddock! They discuss Amazon’s acquisition of mesh Wi-Fi company, Eero, and why David thinks 5G might be the death of some smartphone companies.

They also look at Samsung’s 10.5-inch Galaxy Tab S5e and rumors about several new Galaxy wearables. There are also rumors about Pixel Watch from Google and some not-so-great realities when it comes to the current state of Wear OS.

Rounding  [Read More…]

Crappy little gap of nothing [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly have a look at the Moto G7 series of phones. 2019 is shaping up to be a good year for budget devices. This leads them to ask the question: Why even buy an expensive phone anymore?

They also dive into the Samsung One UI and Android Pie update, and spend a little time on Galaxy S10 rumors. Lastly, they cover AT&T’s fake 5G and discuss Sprint’s lawsuit against them for false  [Read More…]

Becoming Hinged [#acpodcast]

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand have all the leaks about Samsung’s Galaxy S10 phones. 2019 is poised to be an exciting year when it comes to phone design — hole punches and foldables are coming in a big way. They also cover Galaxy X, Xiaomi, Honor 20 View, LG G8, and a throwback redo of the Motorola Razr.

And if you think you miss your headphone jack, be on the lookout for Vivo Apex 2019 and  [Read More…]

Where did you dig up that old Fossil? [#acpodcast]

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 a $ 70 watch that boasts 18 months of battery life. Mobvoi and Kate Spade have new watches as well.

Most significantly, Google has announced a 40 million dollar investment in tech from Fossil, and has  [Read More…]

Hole Punch ≥ Throat Punch? [#acpodcast]

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 from the show floor and explore the overall trends in products coming later this year. There aren’t many new phones, but there’s a continued push towards voice assistants, home automation, and Smart-Pretty-Much-Anything-You-Can-Think-Of devices.

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China runs on WeChat [#acpodcast]

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 given Apple’s poor performance in mainland China. Apple is no longer the benchmark against which all others are judged. Many players have emerged as smartphones have transitioned from to luxury to commodity items. Additionally, ecosystem lock-in diminishes in value due to features/services that are geographically  [Read More…]

Can we take a second? [#acpodcast]

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, but maybe he should keep his opinion to himself for once.

Facebook continues to rationalize their insidious disregard for user data. They gave unfettered access to Microsoft, Amazon, and Netflix. Meanwhile, Sundar Pichai schooled Congress on  [Read More…]

What do you do with 10 Gigs of RAM?! [#acpodcast]

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 about 5G in the US as well as the rest of the world. Additionally, they take a look at the ostentatious OnePlus 6T McLaren Edition. If you want to better understand where the next several years of mobile connectivity  [Read More…]

More banana phones [#acpodcast]

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 which the companies are heading and whether or not they are successful in reaching their intended audiences. It’s epic and worth every second spent vibrating your ear drum.

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Palm Privilege [#acpodcast]

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 missed opportunity to set an example for OEMs to follow.

Jerry shares his expertise on the USB-C spec, and how the new iPad Pro will drive demand for more, and better quality peripherals from all  [Read More…]