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Gary Explains: Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 processor

Qualcomm’s latest flagship SoC is out, and we’re breaking it down here. But processors are complicated, so we got the smartest guy we know to come on an explain everything to us in the awesomest way possible. Discussed in this episode: Qualcomm reveals Snapdragon 855, even more 5G plans at its Tech Summit Top 5 Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 features you should know Qualcomm announces the world’s first 3D ultrasonic in-display fingerprint sensor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 vs Exynos 9820 vs Kirin...


Huawei's Arrested Development

Qualcomm introduced us to the SoC that will power your smartphone next year. Huawei’s CTO has the right to remain silent, eh? Samsung’s mobile division is in a bit of trouble with a huge drop in sales YoY. We are enamored with the dual-screened Vivo Nex 2, but aren’t sure why. In a notification showdown, Android still comes out on top. Google is shutting down two of its seven messaging apps, because: Google. Tech We Like: Spire Studio mobile recorder Recorded...


The Best of Android, the Best of Google

Our Readers Choice Award is in and it should come as no surprise. We also look at the best innovation of 2018, as voted on by the Android Authority staff. Our official review of the Google Pixel Slate is in, so we look at the best Chrome tablet you can buy, with help from Lanh Nguyen. Google Fi is official and comes with support for more phones 25 years ago, AT&T made some predictions, and holy cow were they accurate. Tech We Like: Subscribe to the DGiT Daily podcast - it’s...


DGiT Daily - November 30, 2018 - Down goes Daredevil

Thanks again, Android Authority crowd, for letting us butt in. Your normal programming will return next week. But if you like us, subscribe! This is your last chance to win a Pixel 3 XL! Another one bites the dust. Netflix has cancelled its original Marvel tv series, DareDevil, and speculation is that Disney is just consolidating its properties in advance of its own streaming service, it? Our roundup features stories about the Microsoft roadmap, the new Sirin Finney...


DGiT Daily - November 29, 2018 - Google Fi cometh

Don’t forget to try to win a Pixel 3 XL courtesy! Google Fi is now an official MVNO which you can sign up for today. It expanded its support phone options, but does it make sense for the average consumer? Your mileage may vary. Our roundup features stories about the notch replacement a.k.a the hole, the popularity of the iPhone XR, a case to not buy a launch-day Pixel phone, equipping soldiers with AR, DJI’s new camera/gimbal, the FTC’s investigation of loot boxes and child...


DGiT Daily - November 27, 2018 - Touchdown!

NASA successfully landed on the moon resulting in one of the most awesome handshakes ever seen on YouTube. Also, we learn about holes upcoming in phone screens - and it’s not all that great. Our roundup features stories about new tariffs on phones coming into the US and thanks 45, choosing between Google and Alexa, the state of technology in 2018, Microsoft and Apple’s struggle atop the market cap hill, Japan’s rising vacant housing crisis, and National Geographic’s top 100 photos...


DGiT Daily - November 26, 2018 - Get your a** to Mars

Your top story of the day - NASA is landing a new spacecraft on the surface of Mars, and you can live stream the seven minutes of terror on YouTube today at 3:00PM ET. Android Authority, CNET, and Amazon (natch) all have awesome Cyber Monday hubs for you to check out Our roundup features stories about LG’s 16 camera phone patent, Apple’s day in court, Tesla’s brush with death, jaywalking in China, an airplane with no moving parts, and the most amazing things in the...


Our 2018 Best of Android Champion!

We have crowned our best of Android 2018 Champion, and you won't want to miss it. Black Friday is here and the deal are a-flying. We announce a new podcast and a new standardized test for smartphones, and examine the upcoming wave of 5G phones. Black Friday Deals referenced: Hulu - $0.99/month for 12 months Fossil Sport smartwatch - $179 Google Home Hub - $99 Sharp 55-inch 4K Ultra HD Roku TV – $249.99 (in-store only) Mavic pro w/ fly more bundle - $814 Samsung Evo select SD...


The Best of Android Awards

There’s a lot that goes into our best of Android awards every year, but this year we pulled out all the stops. So we wanted to take you through our process on how we decide what phone has the best screen, performance, battery life, camera, and audio, and how we go about generating an overall score. We got a ton of data on each phone, and we’re breaking it all down for you here on the podcast! Best of Android Recorded November 13, 2018 at 1:00PM CST Time codes 1:35 – How We Test 4:15 -...


Samsung brings the 8K video

Black Friday is almost here and we’ve got some great deals we’re looking forward to/. Our Skagen Flaster 2 Review is in and it’s...niche. Samsung unveiled its new Exynos processor with some nifty capabilities. Gary Sims compares processors built on the 7nm process, and we take a look at AI photography and wonder if it’s helping. Tech We Like: Spigen Liquid Air Armor Galaxy Note 9 Case Recorded 11/15/18 7:30PM CST Time codes: 2:00 – Black Friday 2018: Here are all...


Samsung, LG, and Royole flaunt futuristic folding phones

Our best of Android tournament has begun, and you can vote for your favorites! Samsung’s phones are too tall, and now they’re fixing the UI to compensate. Google introduced native Android support for “foldables”. Samsung shows us how that’s going to work with its first foldable phone. LG is joining the folding phone party in January and we go hands on with a foldable phone you can buy today! Tech We Like: Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSD EVO Select Memory Card Visit...


OnePlus 6T Podcast Review

This is a featured story of the Android Authority Podcast were we take a deep dive into a single topic. Today’s topic is our OnePlus 6T review. We’ve brought in David Imel, our chief reviewer here at Android Authority for his take on OnePlus’s latest flagship. OnePlus 6T – features, specs, pricing, and everything you need to know OnePlus 6T first impressions: All about trade-offs Buy the OnePlus 6T Recorded November 5, 2018 The Android Authority podcast is: Adam Doud -...


Huawei and Honor magic and Google Home Hub hacking

The OnePlus 6T is here and we’ve gone hands-on. Stand by for our podcast review next week! Spotify and Google are working together to bring you music on demand with the power of your voice. Act now to take advantage! Our official Huawei Mate 20 Pro review is live. Is this the best phone money can buy now? The Google Home Hub is your familiar Google Home but with a screen. Security vulnerabilities found in the Google Home Hub are nothing to worry about, says the creator. The Honor Magic...


EU vs Google vs OEMs: Someone is getting screwed

Our full review of the Razer Phone 2 is in, and it’s basically what we expected it to be. The Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 is Xiaomi’s latest flagship, packing a 93.4 percent screen-to-body ratio and up to 10GB of RAM. Night Sight on the Google Pixel 3 is the answer to low-light cameras, and it’s a really, really good answer. Google will start charging for Google Play services in the EU, and OEMs will pay a lot, as it turns out. Want to make an Android phone? That’ll be two years of updates,...


The Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL Podcast Review

Our Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL reviews are in, and we have Kris Carlon, Managing editor of Android Authority and our chief reviewer of the phone in house to talk all about Google's newest hardware. Find out why he calls it "The Android iPhone". And find out who Billy is. When you're done, check out our full review of the phones on Recorded October 22, 2018 at 1:00pm EST The Android Authority podcast is: Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology Jonathan Feist - @JFeist1 /...


Mates, we have new Mates!

The clash between Google and the EU took another step, and maybe not for the better. Google’s event made it look a lot more like Apple and Amazon, and we discuss. The Huawei Mate 20 Pro, Mate 20, and Mate 20 X gaming phone are official. The Asus ROG phone is the gaming phone of your dreams. Tech We Like: eufy Smart Plug Mini By Anker Visit Recorded October 18, 2018 Time codes: 1:55 - Google altering business model of Android to comply with European...


Everything you ever wanted to know about 5G (but were afraid to ask)

5G is coming, and at the Motorola Z3 launch event in Chicago, Verizon was all over that 5G train. So we rounded up three experts, from Qualcomm, Motorola, and Verizon to talk about it. Then we brought in Android Authority’s resident engineering expert, Robert Triggs, to wrap it all up in a nice neat little bow for you. It’s our next featured story of the Android Authority podcast! Recorded October 17, 2018 @ 1:00pm EST Articles for further reading: What is 5G, and what can we expect from...


When Three Cameras Just Won’t Do

We give a eulogy to Google Plus, Google’s fallen social network. 66% of our podcast will miss it quite a bit. The Razer Phone 2 is out now and it is doing a lot of things right. Samsung introduced us to the world’s first phone with four cameras on the back in the Samsung Galaxy A9. Also, Samsung might be leaving the headphone jack out of its flagships late next year. Are the headphone jack’s days (even more) numbered? Tech We Like: Logitech G910 Orion Spark RGB Mechanical Gaming...


Google Pixel 3 launch: An event 45 days in the making

It’s finally here! The Google Pixel 3 is official, and to celebrate we podcasted live immediately following the event. Google introduced us to the Google Home Hub, the Pixel Slate and the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. We were joined from the show floor by Managing Editor Kris Carlon for his first impressions as well. Be sure to join the conversation using the hashtag #AAPodcast on twitter, and we’ll see you there! The Android Authority podcast is: Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology Jonathan Feist -...


#Phonepocalypse Now!

Microsoft is becoming best buds with Android, allowing you to use your phone on your computer. That’s pretty next level. We have an avalanche of phones headed your way in October - we’re breaking them all down here. Our full review of the LG V40 ThinQ is in, all five cameras and a sweet DAC. We got our first look at the Nokia 7.1 - the surprisingly awesome midranger. Finally, Google assistant got a fresh coat of paint and we like it. Tech we like - Royale RoWrite Recorded October 4,...