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Android Faithful is your weekly source for Android news, hardware, apps and more. Join Huyen Tue Dao and Ron Richards, along with a host of Android friends and experts as they keep you up to date every week on everything important to the world of Android From phones and foldables, to tablets and TVs and more. We are the Android Faithful. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Android Faithful is your weekly source for Android news, hardware, apps and more. Join Huyen Tue Dao and Ron Richards, along with a host of Android friends and experts as they keep you up to date every week on everything important to the world of Android From phones and foldables, to tablets and TVs and more. We are the Android Faithful. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

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Google Play Leveling Up!

7/24/2024
We've got exciting news about Google Play and an exclusive interview with Sam Bright, VP & GM of Google Play recorded from Google HQ in New York City. Jason Howell and Mishaal Rahman sat down with Sam Bright to hear all the latest coming to Google Play. In addition, Ron Richards joined the guys to hit on the big news of the week so we don't miss a thing! Note: Time codes are subject to change depending on dynamic ad insertion by the distributor. HARDWARE & NEWS Xiaomi MIX Fold 4Xiaomi MIX Flipphotos of the MIX Fold 4Google Pixel 9 ProGoogle Pixel 9 Fold ProJuly 31 to unveil the Nothing Phone (2a) Plus APPS Notion CalendaClaude by Anthropic for Android Olympics start this week in Paris watch and engage with the games on your Android INTERVIEW new features and updates to Google Play Thank you to Sam Bright for being generous with his time and sitting down with us, as well as all the awesome people at Google for welcoming us to the Google NYC office to learn about Google Play and record on location. Make sure you check out the latest at Google Play on your Android device! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:09:53

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Leaky Cringey Hardware Marathon

7/17/2024
We're bursting at the seams with this hardware-focused episode as Jason Howell, Huyen Tue Dao, and Ron Richards breakdown the latest from Samsung, OnePlus, Nothing and parse the Pixel 9 leaks PLUS a brand new Apps segment and Ron has a BIG announcement! It doesn't get bigger than this! Note: Time codes are subject to change depending on dynamic ad insertion by the distributor. NEWS look back on and celebrate Android ten years ago in 2014the fallout of Google's Find My Device network HARDWARE One Plus Watch 2ROnePlus Pad 2Nord Buds 3 ProNothing CMF Watch 2 Buds Pro 2HONOR Magic V3 looks to be the thinnestXiaomi has something to say about thin foldablesmassive leaks about the Google Pixel 9 lineup APPS Nothing X app COMMUNITY Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:37:04

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Taco Tri-Fold

7/9/2024
One full year of Android Faithful is in the books and we're so elated to welcome Jason Howell back to the show to join Huyen Tue Dao and Ron Richards get hyped for what's new in Android and look back at the past year. Note: Time codes are subject to change depending on dynamic ad insertion by the distributor. NEWS Apple-like approach to cyber attack protectionsmajor security breach from AuthyXiaomi is testing a "Disable Ads"Microsoft makes employees in China use iPhonesunexpected use of Fuschia on Android HARDWARE CMF Phone 1Samsung Galaxy UnpackedPixel 9 is rumored to get an ultrasonic fingerprint readerPixel Watch 3 gets reviewed by the FCCOnePlus's big announcement event is July 16Huawei is developing a tri-fold phone LOOKING BACK ON ANDROID Thank YOU the listener/viewer of Android Faithful for a wonderful first year of the podcast. We'll be back next week for more Android news, hardware, apps and more and we can't wait to bring you another year of podcasts! Thanks for your support! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:29:09

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Samsung Health is Sick!

7/2/2024
It's Hot Android Summer and first up is Samsung so join Mishaal Rahman, Huyen Tue Dao and Ron Richards! Note: Time codes are subject to change depending on dynamic ad insertion by the distributor. NEWS Google AI is coming to the Pixel 9Pixel 9 sure looks Pinkwarning for Pixel 6 ownersfollow this guide from GoogleWhatsApp launched a clever ad campaignRon saw it in NYCamazing AI application demosrejected Pixel Fold design HARDWARE launched the new Pad Proa new Smart Watchphone casesGalaxy Watch and Earbuds the RingdetailsSamsungHealth APPS 5 new features in ChromeGoogle Lens becomes Circle to SearchInconsistent Google App drawers COMMUNITY Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:28:43

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Hot Phone Tips

6/25/2024
We did it Android fam! 50 episodes of Android Faithful and to celebrate, Florence Ion returns to join Huyen Tue Dao and Ron Richards discuss the upcoming events and latest in the world of Android. Running Time: 01:17:35 Note: Time codes are subject to change depending on dynamic ad insertion by the distributor. NEWS announced the next Made By Google EventSamsung Galaxy Unpacked STILL can't handle remindersFlo weighs in on Android 15moreupcomingfeaturesRIP VPN by Google OneOnePlus' battery improvements HARDWARE Motoroloa Razr and RazrMotoTag!hands on with the new Lenovo Tab PlusSamsung Galaxy Tab S10OnePlus Pad 2 APPS Blackmagic Camera appstreamupdatesfrom YouTube COMMUNITY Thanks to Florence Ion for joining us! Read her work at Gizmodo and listen to Material! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:17:35

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HTC. Back Again. HTC. Tell A Friend.

6/19/2024
It's a hot summer Android night and we welcome Juan Bagnell to discuss the latest in Android with Huyen Tue Dao, Mishaal Rahman and Ron Richards. Running Time: 01:21:24 NEWS Android VP of Engineering, Dave Burke, announcedAndroid 15 Beta 3 is outMishaal has the breakdownglimpse of RCS Messaging working in iOS anticipation of the the HTC U24 Pro HARDWARE details of the Galaxy Watch FEleaky looks at the Galaxy Watch Ultra and the Samsung Ring Charging caseleaky look at the Google Pixel Watch 3XLrolls out the Honor 200 lineMagic V Flipbonus Jimmy ChooXReal Beam Pro Spacetop G1 looks ridiculous APPS ChromeOS as it starts to inch closer to AndroidYouTube adds Google Lens SearchChrome for Android will now read articles to you Thanks to Juan Bagnell for joining us. Stay up to date with all of his content over at SomeGadgetGuy.com Get all your Android Faithful news and premium content at AndroidFaithful.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:21:23

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AI in Everything, Everywhere, All at Once

6/11/2024
We welcome Shannon Morse back to the show as Jason Howell heads off on vacation, leaving Huyen Tue Dao, Mishaal Rahman and Ron Richards to sort through all this Artificial Intelligence across the entire industry - it's uncanny! Note: Time codes are subject to change depending on dynamic ad insertion by the distributor. Running Time: 01:13:52 NEWS announcements at WWDCRCS news we've been waiting foNothingOppoJune Pixel Feature Drophe latest Android 15 QPR Beta911 via RCS in Google MessagesAI Chat features in Duck Duck Go HARDWARE Samsung Galaxy Unpacked and it looks like it's all been leaked APPS Android device's file system in Windows 11 COMMUNITY Thanks to Shannon Morse for coming on the show. Be sure to check out her YouTube Channel at youtube.com/shannonmorse Get all your Android Faithful news and premium content at AndroidFaithful.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:13:52

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"Find My" Finally Found

6/5/2024
It's a packed episode as Huyen Tue Dao, Mishaal Rahman, Jason Howell and Ron Richards discuss the latest in Android ranging from Google's feature drop to Samsung getting more AI and lawsuits to hands-on with the latest hardware in the space. Plus, a whole lotta alliteration. Note: Time codes are subject to change depending on dynamic ad insertion by the distributor. Running Time: 01:22:15 NEWS pretty packed feature drop across all AndroidAI for the Galaxy Watchespre-emptive lawsuit against Ourasales numbers for foldablescovers the upcoming features to Live Translations HARDWARE ChipoloPebblebeereviews the Google Pixel 8Athe Fitbit Ace LTE, a wearable for kids APPS massive changes to the GPay appAndroid 15 Beta 2 restoring Cast volume controls for speaker groupsQuick Reply feature in GmailApple may be developing an AppleTV+ app COMMUNITY Get all your Android Faithful news and premium content at AndroidFaithful.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:22:15

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Chromebook Plus AI Equals Gemini

5/29/2024
Big news coming from Google this week as they rolled out the next wave of Gemini AI integration, this time in Chromebook and Chromebook Plus laptops. We sat down with Google's VP of ChromeOS, John Maletis to discuss the news and what it means for Android. The gang is reunited as Huyen Tue Dao returns and joins Jason Howell, Mishaal Rahman and Ron Richards for Chromebooks and all the other Android news of the week. Pick up your ANDROID FAITHFUL T-Shirt, or other merch, on-sale now at Threadless. Up to 40% off until June 3, 2023! NEWS KotlinConf 2024Find My RemotePicture in PictureAI integrated smartphone trend with the 200 seriesiFixit had some choice negative words for Samsungrolls out new Chromebook and Chromebook Plus laptops with Gemini AI integration and 1 year of Gemini Advanced HARDWARE Acer Chromebook Plus 514 APPS Adobe is getting in on the AI game with Acrobatapps like Grammarly Google Home app ‘Favorites’ widget COMMUNITY Get all your Android Faithful news and premium content at AndroidFaithful.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:32:54

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The Google Investor Conference

5/22/2024
Google I/O is behind us, but in our first episode back since the event we invited David Imel (MKBHD) to break down what it all means for Android. From Gemini to Gemini Nano to Gemini Flash to Gemini Advanced, there's alot of AI ground to cover with Jason Howell, Mishaal Rahman and Ron Richards. Support us via our new website! NEWS Google I/O about Androidnew XR product with Samsung will get it's own "moment" HARDWARE Sony Xperia 1 VI Sony Xperia 10 VI Motorola Razr 50 5G and Razr 50 Ultra 5G APPS new features coming to the Android EcosystemProject Gameface from Google COMMUNITY Thanks to David Imel for joining us. Check out his YouTube channel and watch his video about the Sparkle emoji and it's relation to AI Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:27:26

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Inside Google at I/O: Gemini, AI and Android 15

5/15/2024
Google I/O 2024 kicked off with lots of news and updates about how Google is integrating artificial intelligence even deeper into Android with Gemini. We're incredibly thrilled to get the opportunity to sit down with Sameer Samat (President, Android Ecosystem) and Dave Burke (VP Engineering, Android) for an in-depth chat breaking down some of the more interesting aspects of Gemini and Android, as well as getting a special perspective on what Android 15 brings to users. Topics discussed during the interview: We hope you enjoyed this special Google I/O edition of Android Faithful. We'll be back next week with our regular/usual episode where we'll dive even deeper into all the Google I/O news and announcements. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:00:32:45

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Google I/O Countdown

5/8/2024
As if Google I/O excitement wasn't enough, we shared some big news on the podcast this week! Listen as Jason Howell, Huyen Tue Dao, Ron Richards and Mishaal Rahman reveal the brand new Android Faithful website featuring newsletters, articles, reviews and more! Check it out at AndroidFaithful.com and then listen as we discuss all the major Android news of the week! NEWS Google I/O is next weekwe're excited to seeOne UI 6.1 with AI rolls out to to the Samsung S21MediaTek is getting in on the premium AndroidMultitasking on Android 14HTC might launch a phone with a faster Snapdragon chip HARDWARE Google rolls out the Pixel 8A Pixel Tablet shed the dock and sells for $399Rabbit R1ebunking of it's relationship with AndroidPorsche Design Honor Magic6 RSRthe Onn 4K Pro streaming set top box with Google TV APPS Google's working on a way to speed-up data transfersGoogle Photos adds a new featurenew android app for Comic Books called Omnibus Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:17:46

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Down the Rabbit Hole

5/1/2024
This edition of Android Faithful sure did erupt into something spectacular as Jason Howell, Huyen Tue Dao, Ron Richards and Mishaal Rahman dig deep into the Rabbit R1 and it's tenuous Android connection along with tracking the latest rumors, leaks and news about Samsung, Google and more! NEWS next Samsung Galaxy Unpacked eventAndroid15 timewith Mishaalas we goeven deeperinto the new OSgaining on the Apple Watch Google Play enabling downloading two apps at once HARDWARE Pixel Tablet releaseGoogle Pixel 8A are leakingincluding the costrefresh of the Chromecast with Google TV APPS YouTube Music should be the destination for podcasts Android 15's volume panelunravels the Rabbit R1's connection to Android BONUS HARDWARE Nothing Ear 3 COMMUNITY Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:35:09

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The Great Google Un-Silo-ing

4/23/2024
We're into the quiet period before Google I/O, but that doesn't stop Google from doing a massive re-org that affects Android dramatically. Huyen, Jason, Mishaal and Ron break it all down and get a little emotional about saying goodbye to Hiroshi Lockheimer. NEWS Google shares the futureevenmoreAndroid15previewsHorizon OSthe new AI tool in YouTube HARDWARE Nothing Ear (a)Improved performance looms for the OnePlus Pad 2Pura 70 line from HuaweiTecno goes in on camera functionality with the Camon 30 Premiere APPS TikTok NotesGoogle Messages is rolling out Selfie GIFmore features coming for Google PhotosEV drivers get some cool functionality in Google Maps COMMUNITY Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:21:10

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Android 15 Beta Roundup

4/16/2024
The gang is back together as Ron returns to join Huyen, Jason and Mishaal and just in time too since the Android 15 beta dropped and Mishaal's got the breakdown. That plus...a phone made of wood?!? NEWS Android 15 BetaSamsung overcomes Apple in market shareGoogle Gemini and OnePlusGalaxy AI to more Galaxy devicesGoogle Messages brings back the single-line text HARDWARE new modem brings emergency satellite connectionsPixel Fold gets renamed Sony Xperia 1 VIMotorola rolls out the Edge 50 series APPS Google Photos users are getting AI editing tools Google One VPN is dying COMMUNITY Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:27:56

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Premium Upper Mid-Range

4/9/2024
Welcome Ben Schoon of 9to5Google to the show as we've got a lot going on with Android 15 developments and Google's rollout of the Find My Device network, finally! NEWS rolling out the Find My Device Networka new device that lets you run Samsung Dex on your car HARDWARE Motorola Edge 50 has been announcedSamsung Galaxy S25 APPS Beeper was acquiredSunbird is coming backOnePlus is rolling out AI Eraserrumors about Google's Magic Eraser COMMUNITY Thanks to Ben Schoon for joining us - check out all his great work at 9to5Google! Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:23:15

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RIP Google Podcasts

4/3/2024
JR Raphael of The Intelligence returns to the show to join Jason, MIshaal and Ron to discuss the latest in Google and Android updates plus some hands-on Gamer gear and some rumors of the Pixel 9 line. Sign up for The Intelligence today and get $25 off your membership with the code: iloveronrichards - https://theintelligence.com/insider/ NEWS bunch of updates to Shopping, Maps and Circle to SearchAndroid 15 is protection from stingray devicesbringing Gemini to phonesRCS is coming to iPhones this FallAndroid 15 could revamp the volume panel and make it collapsibleAndroid 15 prepares revamped status bar HARDWARE rumors and leaks are heating up and it looks like there might be three phones Vivo X Fold3 is the lightest book-style foldableGameSir X2s Type CXiaomi 14 Ultra photography kit APPS Google Podcasts is going awaynow automatically starts Google Maps navigationChrome tabs? They've got a fix COMMUNITY Thanks to JR Raphael of The Intelligence for joining us, check out all his great work over at The Intelligence - https://theintelligence.com/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:36:07

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Apple Gets Beepered By the DOJ

3/27/2024
Juan Bagnell of SomeGadgetGuy returns to the show for a spicy week of Android discussions as Jason, MIshaal and Ron preview Android 15 and get hands-on with some new hardware! Want your own Android Faithful T-Shirt? You can get yours at Threadless - https://androidfaithful.threadless.com Would you want to come to a LIVE recording of Android Faithful during Google I/O? Let us know at bit.ly/afgoogleio NEWS Android 15 Developer Preview 2Mishaal breaks downThe Department of Justice is suing AppleSamsung Galaxy A55 5G gets Seamless UpdatesSamsung OneUI 6.1 UpdateGoogle Contacts is making it easier to set custom ringtones for individual contacts HARDWARE Nokia T21 Table from HMDOnePlus Watch 2full review on YouTubeQualcomm Snapdragon 7+ Gen 3 APPS Epic Games StoreGoogle Wallet requiring device unlockGoogle Photos library can now appear in OnePlus and Xiaomi's gallery apps COMMUNITY Thanks to Juan Bagnell for joining us, check out all his great work over at SomeGadgetGuy.com Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:39:04

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Searching for Circle to Search

3/20/2024
Ron, Mishaal, Huyen, and Jason are so excited to share some big news for the show (a long time coming!) Plus, its that time of the year when Google blesses us all with the date for an event that always gets us giddy! Get your Android Faithful Merch! Would attend an Android Faithful meetup during Google IO! Featured in this episode: NEWS Google I/O 2024 takes place on May 14Android 15 will let you find your Pixel 8 even when it's offHere's a first look at Android 15's built-in app archiving featureThe golden age of Nintendo emulators on Android is overPatron News Story Pick: Android phones with Gemini Nano could gain another handy on-device featureHARDWARE Mishaal's Zenfone 11 Ultra reviewASUS Zenfone 11 Ultra Photo SamplesASUS Zenfone 11 Ultra Video SamplesMotorola’s new Moto G'sSnapdragon 8s Gen 3 arrivesSamsung going back to square wearables?Google Pixel 8a boasts 120Hz displayAPPS YouTube Music rolling out song searchYouTube Music trims the silenceSpotify comes for YouTube Music with music videos in select countriesGoogle Wallet may get .pkpass support!COMMUNITY Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:31:30

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Consistently Inconsistent Assistant

3/13/2024
Ron, Huyen, Jason, and Mishaal have a hard time sifting through the sheer volume of big Android news this week, but have no fear: There's an exclusive piece of news that Mishaal breaks on the show complete with a shiny new breaking news bumper and the gang celebrates a little too hard. NEWS HARDWARE APPS COMMUNITY Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.

Duration:01:35:27