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Smart displays and bad excuses for removing headphone jacks

9/21/2018
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Google might be including their new Home Hub device in their October event, but we have a review of the JBL Link View right now. Manufacturers keep leaving out the headphone jack for no reason and new devices are leaking like a rusty faucet. This podcast is sponsored by MNML Cases. Check out mnmlcase.com and use the promo code “AAPOD” to get 15% off your order. September 20, 2018 8:30PM EST Time codes: 1:45 - Google Home Hub smart display rumor 6:40 - JBL Link View review 12:10 -...

Duration:00:39:44

The Good, the Bad, and the Beauty of OnePlus

9/15/2018
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We check in to see what Android’s main competition Apple is up to. Turns out it’s up to about 1,100 bucks. OnePlus is delighting and frustrating it customers with its upcoming OnePlus 6T. We are rapidly approaching an age where three cameras just won’t be sufficient anymore. And Google is shuttering its Inbox email client to mixed reactions. This podcast is sponsored by MNML Cases. Check out mnmlcase.com and use the promo code “AAPOD” to get 15% off you order. September 13, 2018...

Duration:00:43:52

Samsung knows when to fold ‘em

9/7/2018
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We take AI photo enhancement for a spin with the Huawei P20 Pro, the LG V35s, and the Google Pixel 2. Samsung is bringing us a folding phone, and likely this year. We discuss. Chrome 69 is Google’s 10th birthday surprise with some major enhancements. And by the way, Google wasn’t to kill URLs as well. Multiple OEMs are launching beta testing for Android Pie, and much more quickly than we expected. And finally, OnePlus looks to open a physical store in France and we’re not so sure...

Duration:00:32:47

Is Bluetooth Dangerous? NO! Part 2

9/1/2018
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You may be wondering - with all the headphone jacks disappearing from our phones, and Bluetooth quickly becoming more and more common - is Bluetooth dangerous? Where do we turn for answers? Google of course! But the search results of Google are littered with lies and false information; so much so that it’s hard to tell what’s true? Well, wonder no more. We’ve teamed up with our friends, the SoundGuys to learn about Bluetooth, and other forms of non-ionizing radiation. Part 1 of this...

Duration:00:38:16

Wear OS Got a Brand New Coat

8/31/2018
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We discuss the new design of Wear OS and the usefulness of smartwatches in general. Fortnite fumbled it’s Play store-less launch much to Google’s delight, but Google was a little bit of a jerk to them because of it.It’s IFA-week so we’ve got a gaggle of device launches including the Mi Band 3, the Honor Play, and more. Plus, we take a look at Hollywood’s version of our gadget future and discuss which one we’re closest to today. Don’t forget to answer our question of the show: What 5 apps...

Duration:00:54:17

Full Frontal Google Pixel 3 XL

8/24/2018
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Jonathan Feist is our friend from dronerush.com and he’s here to tell us all about the two biggest drone announcements of the year - the DJI Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom. Everything you could possibly want to know about the Google Pixel 3 XL is already out there - photos, camera samples, box contents, headphones - you name it, we know it...45 days before its announcement. We break down the five best premium apps you can buy for Android right now. And finally, we take a long look at...

Duration:00:44:20

Everything Android at IFA 2018 in Berlin

8/21/2018
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Android Authority is going to be at IFA 2018 in Berlin. This podcast is our roundup of what we expect to see at Internationale Funkausstellung this year, including an exclusive look at new gradient colors on the Huawei P20 Pro, two new gaming phones from Honor and ASUS, a new phone from BlackBerry - the Key2 LE, and a new phone from Nokia. We're excited about the ASUS ROG Phone, and possibly the LG V40, but we'll have to wait and see! Join us as we speculate about things to come. The...

Duration:00:37:32

Samsung Galaxy Note 9: The Podcast Review

8/20/2018
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One of the biggest devices of the year is here, and our reviewer is in the studio to tell us all about it. Is the Note 9 the best smartphone money can buy? Does it earn the comma in its price tag? We brought in the reviewer of the Note 9, David Imel to tell us all about it. It's fast, it's huge, and the S Pen is awesome, but is it the best phone of 2018? David bears all on this featured story of the Android Authority podcast. The Android Authority podcast is: Adam Doud -...

Duration:00:36:35

The Moto Z3 is bad for my Digital Wellbeing

8/18/2018
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Recorded August 16, 2018 8:30PM EST Our full review of the Moto Z3 and the Lenovo Smart Display are in, and we're ready to talk about them. Plus, Xiaomi hits us with a new phone and a new sub-brand. No one trusts Huawei and yet no one seems to know why. And finally, Android Pie is concerned about our Digital Wellbeing, and now, so are we! Time codes: 05:00 - Motorola Moto Z3 review: Is the promise of 5G enough? 11:50 - Motorola Moto Z3 vs the competition 12:30 - Lenovo Smart Display...

Duration:00:40:24

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 unpacked!

8/10/2018
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Recorded August 10 1:00 ET The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is here with a few surprises in store. The Galaxy Watch arrives with Tizen and a week of battery life. Samsung is in the smart speaker business with the Galaxy Home. Fortnite is on Android - mostly. What are the exceptions? We'll run them down here, along with an interview with Epic Games' CEO. The Pixel 3 is revealed in all its notchy glory. And finally, Adam has the definitive final word on the Palm brand revival. Time...

Duration:00:42:22

Android Pie - We like pie!

8/7/2018
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Android Pie is official - the name and the build are both hitting the OTA airwaves as we speak. Seeing as how we’re all about Android, we thought we’d talk about it a little bit. Hosts Adam Doud, Jonathan Feist, and Joe Hindy all discuss the latest update to Android, and the OEM who also released an Android Pie upgrade on day 1! We discuss new features and improvements, updates, and a few things Google removed which leave us scratching our heads. All this and more! The Android Authority...

Duration:00:41:28

The Moto Z3, Apple, and Fortnite all take a big number two

8/3/2018
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Recorded August 3 2:00 ET Adam went to the launch of the Moto Z3 and Verizon’s 5G network - hear his unfiltered hands on look at Moto’s new phone. Huawei knocked out Apple as the number two smartphone seller in the world, but we have to wonder if those numbers are fudged just a bit. Samsung releasing the Galaxy Note 9 early might be just what it needs to perk up slower sales. Sony still can’t sell a phone to save its soul. And finally, we take a look at how Epic Games is handling its...

Duration:00:48:44

Android P and the Google Assistant Showdown!

7/27/2018
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Recorded July 26 8:00 ET Android P’s final beta has hit the airwaves, and Pixels and Nexi are downloading furiously. What does this mean? We’re that much closer to finding out the elusive Android P name - oh and gesture navigation too. Android O has taken the world by storm - doubling its install base to...10%. This is actually really good news for Android and Android users and we explain why. In an assistant showdown, Google Assistant reigned supreme in every category except one - and...

Duration:00:47:08

Google, we no longer trust you

7/20/2018
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Recorded July 20, 2018 We pit the OnePlus 6 against the best smartphone camera on the market. Also, great news, because you can put away the tinfoil hats for now. Google is doing its best Microsoft impression by getting sued for anti-trust laws. We look at the value that Moto Mods add to the ecosystem, and finally we round up the features we want to see in our 2019 flagships. It is a very busy time around the Android Authority network, be sure to check in with DGiT.com, Drone Rush, and...

Duration:00:45:16

OnePlus’s promises and Samsung says so long to Tizen

7/20/2018
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Recorded July 12, 2018 Samsung is saying hasta la vista to its own operating system Tizen in favor of WearOS for its next smartwatch. What?!?! Plus OnePlus proves that it’s way up there in customer communications. A $2,500 phone makes an appearance in proving one of our hosts has “the gift”. We learn a lot about HTC, past, present, and future. And finally, we round things off with some discussions on how to make your phone work better. It is a very busy time around the Android Authority...

Duration:00:38:12

Featured Story - Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Rumor roundup

7/20/2018
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Recorded July 8, 2018 One of the biggest devices of the year is just a few weeks away. Is the Note a spec bump, or is it the big beefy powerhouse you’ll want in your pocket? All of that will be covered in this featured story of the Android Authority Podcast. The Android Authority podcast is the weekly podcast where we look at all the top stories from the past seven days and drill down into the details. But in this episode, we are doing something different. This is a different kind of...

Duration:00:36:03

Wistful Memories of Samsung's Past

7/20/2018
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Recorded June 26, 2018 Adam Doud, Jonathan Feist, and Joe Hindy talk about the OEMs that pushed out Android Oreo the fastest and the results may surprise you. Plus, Android Authority readers are all stuck on a phone from the past. Plus, as much as Adam loves the Axon M, another OEM almost beat ZTE to the punch - none other than Samsung. Plus, we look at AT&T’s new cord-cutting TV service and how it’s already leveraging the Time Warner merger. It is a very busy time around the Android...

Duration:00:38:12

The Android Authority Podcast is back!

7/18/2018
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The Android Authority Podcast is back, bringing you all the top stories of the past seven days. Hosts Adam Doud, Jonathan Feist, and Joe Hindy will give you the news, opinions, and commentary every Friday. Plus, we'll be bringing you bonus episodes with our featured stories. These episodes will take a deep dive into a single topic that needs a bit more love. From interviews with industry insiders to flagship phone releases, our featured stories will give you an in depth look at the topics...

Duration:00:01:41

From out of the silence...

7/11/2018
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What's going on here? What's all this music? What does it mean? #AAPodcast See you soon...

Duration:00:01:19

Podcast Final - AAP/FDP #115

7/18/2017
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Joshua Vergara, Joe Hindy, Jonathan Feist, Lanh Nguyen, Nirave Gondhia, David Imel and Adam Molina are on deck for the final AA Podcast. We have nothing but gratitude for everyone that joined us for the run. We leave you with knowledge: Dr. Hindyana Jones, Jr., often shortened to "Hindy", is a main character of the Android Authority franchise. George Lucas created the character in homage to the gaming heroes of 1980s. The character first appeared in the 2011 film Raiders of the Lost XDA...

Duration:01:57:24