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AC Podcast 461: Z Flip’s ‘Glass’ display; S20 Ultra photos; Android 11

Daniel and Jerry go one-on-one for a conversation about Z Flip’s ‘Ultra Thin Glass’ display that is actually covered by an integrated plastic screen protector. They also look at images from the Galaxy S20 Ultra’s camera array.

In the second half of the show, they go over new features found in the first developer release of Android 11.

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AC Podcast 460: Galaxy S20; Z Flip; MWC 2020 Cancelled

Galaxy Unpacked took place this week in New York City, marking the official unveiling of the Galaxy S20 series phones and the Galaxy Z Flip. Mobile World Conference 202 has been cancelled due to health and travel concerns related to Covid-19. It’s a massive blow to exhibitors, attendees, and the host city, Barcelona.

The battle between Huawei and the United States continues, and it’s possible the government was aware of backdoors as long ago as 2009. Finally, an  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 459: New Motorola devices; Farewell Blackberry phones

Android Central writer Joe Maring swings by for a report on the Moto G Stylus and Moto G Power after attending a recent event showcasing the phones in Chicago. He, Daniel Bader, and Jerry Hildenbrand also talk about the viability of Motorola RAZR. The flip phone reincarnate is not off to a good start.

The team eulogize BlackBerry devices after TCL announced sales of smartphones bearing the licensed brand name will cease in August. The BlackBerry influence on  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 458: Galaxy S20 leaks and rumors; Huawei waffles

Samsung’s Galaxy S20 will be officially announced soon, but there are plenty of rumors and leaks to whet our appetite. A Huawei exec claimed the company will ‘never’ go back to using Google apps on its phones. The company has since walked back that statement, but it raises an excellent question: Does Google need phone manufacturers more than phone makers need them?

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Jiggle Physics Podcast #19: Console Wars: The Next Generation

eSports based on Activision Blizzard games are coming exclusively to YouTube through a new partnership with Google. Carli, Rebecca, and Jen also examine the next wave of console wars and why specs don’t really matter. On a related note, they discuss why Nintendo doesn’t have much to fear from PS5 and Xbox Series X even though they may be working on a Switch Pro.

Finally, Carli has spent some time playing Doom Eternal. As has been the  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 457: Apple vs. Google vs. encryption; Sonos; Nearby Sharing

It’s a precarious balance between security, privacy, and convenience. A report from Reuters that Apple dropped plans for end-to-end encryption of iCloud backups after the FBI complained helps frame a conversation between Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Martonik, and Daniel Bader about the differences in approach between iOS and Android backup strategies. High value hacking targets such as Jeff Bezos also highlight security vulnerabilities.

The crew also discuss backlash against Sonos regarding use of legacy products along side newer devices.  [Read More…]

Android Central Podcast #456: S20 and Pixel rumors; USB-C law; Steam on Chr

Ara Wagoner, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Daniel Bader are here with a deluge of Galaxy S20 and more Pixel 4 mid-range model rumors. They also chat about the OnePlus Concept One phone and its invisible camera.

The EU is considering legislation that would mandate the inclusion of USB-C ports on all smartphones. Finally, the gang discuss official support for Steam on Chromebooks.

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Android Central Podcast #454: Decade in review

Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Ara Wagoner assemble one last time this decade for a look at the most significant stories affecting Android and Google users. They also look ahead towards towards 2020.

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Jiggle Physics Podcast #16: Please don’t call it Xbox SeX

Carli, Jen, and Rebecca recap the Game Awards, while Russell repeatedly gets distracted and wanders off topic.

Hosted by: Russell Holly, Jennifer Locke, Carli Velocci, and Rebecca Spear

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Android Central Podcast #453: The Best (and Worst) of 2019

Marton Barcza stops by the show for a chat with Jerry Hildenbrand and Daniel Bader about the best and worst tech of 2019.

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