Tag Archive: Podcast


AC Podcast 476: Exploring VR

Daniel Bader is joined by analyst Anshel Sag and our own Android Central writer, Nick Sutrich, for a special episode examining the current state of VR gaming and applications. They also look ahead towards the future as consumers continue to embrace affordable, portable VR devices.

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Links: Anshel Sag (@anshelsag) / Twitter Nicholas Sutrich (@Gwanatu)  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 475: Pixel 4a delayed; Rise of Chromebooks; Huawei in trouble

Ara Wagoner swings by to talk with Daniel and Jerry about the rise of Chromebooks as they become increasingly popular in this era of learning and working from home. The team have a spirited discussion about what’s great and what can be improved. Plus, they offer tips on what to look for in terms of specs if you want to buy one.

Pixel 4a isn’t due until July (or maybe even later). Does that affect the relevance of  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 474: The future of Pixel phones

With two key leaders behind the Pixel phones gone from Google, what does the future hold for the product line? Will it continue as the industry-leading smartphone camera, and/or serve as a developer reference device? Will the price go down How likely is it that Google is even interested in making a push for the phone at retail to compete with market share leaders? Daniel, Andrew, and Jerry read the tea leaves and discuss this turning point for  [Read More…]

Podcast Addict suspended from Play Store due to new COVID-19 policy

Podcasts about COVID-19 exist, therefore Podcast Addict is a Covid-19 app.

What you need to know Podcast Addict pulled from the Google Play Store as a result of new COVID-19 rules. Google currently bans apps from “referencing COVID-19” unless they are endorsed by public health agencies. Some podcasts which can be accessed on the app do reference the virus and associated disease, triggering the ban.

The Play Store’s policies currently warn “any apps referencing COVID-19, or related  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 473: Crrowd; Best-selling smartphones; LG Velvet

Marton Barcza is here to talk about his new app, Crrowd. It’s a community for crowd-sourced tech reviews and questions you might have about a gadget. He also chats with Daniel and Jerry about the best selling Android phones and why they aren’t necessarily the ones that get the most press coverage.

They discuss what it will take for MediaTek to rise up as a true competitor to Qualcomm, a delay of the next Android 11 public beta,  [Read More…]

Google’s new Podcast Manager gives creators useful data

The more data creators have, the better they can serve their audience. Analytics from the app curtails the need for podcasters to run surveys.

What you need to know Google has launched a new Podcasts Manager for content creators. It’ll provide detailed analytics for podcasters, allowing them to craft their content accordingly. They’ll be able to learn helpful little things like attention retention and what devices their core audiences tune in on.

Google is rolling out a  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 472: Shipments down, Budget phones; Contact tracing explained

Daniel and Jerry are joined by Lory Gil of iMore for a chat about global smartphone shipments tumbling. Apple’s move to put their flagship processor into a budget phone is a shot across the bow of Qualcomm and all other device manufacturers.

They have an in-depth conversation about contract tracing and the technology behind Apple and Google’s joint COVID-19 exposure notification API. Tune in and learn what it does and how it protects your privacy while helping make  [Read More…]

Learn how to launch your own podcast at home with these web courses

It’s no secret that the world of podcasting has exploded in the past few years. With numerous big-name podcast networks cranking out dozens of episodes per week and constantly adding new shows to their roster, it is an industry that is expected to surpass $ 1 billion by 2021. Especially now, as a vast majority of the world is stuck indoors, people are in desperate need of entertainment, and podcasts provide that for many. If you’re stuck at home  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 471: Juan Carlos Bagnell is more than just Some Gadget Guy

Daniel Bader sits down with Juan Carlos Bagnell to talk about his journey as Some Gadget Guy, his appreciation for LG phones, smartphone photography, and the year-over-year improvements in mobile devices.

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Links: Juan Carlos Bagnell (@SomeGadgetGuy) / Twitter SomeGadgetGuy – Let’s Talk Tech LG V60 review: Most of a Galaxy S20+, for hundreds less  [Read More…]

AC Podcast 470: OnePlus CMO Kyle Kiang on how the OnePlus 8 will bea

Daniel and Andrew are joined by OnePlus CMO, Kyle Kiang, for a conversation about how OnePlus plans to take on the biggest phone makers in the world, including Samsung and Apple, by focusing on carriers, price, and customer experience.

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Links: OnePlus 8 Pro review: A cheaper, better Galaxy S20+ | Android Central