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Phil Nickinson, Jerry Hildenbrand, Alex Dobie, and the Android Central crew bring you the best damn Android podcast on the planet with the latest and greatest phone and tablet news.

Phil Nickinson, Jerry Hildenbrand, Alex Dobie, and the Android Central crew bring you the best damn Android podcast on the planet with the latest and greatest phone and tablet news.
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Phil Nickinson, Jerry Hildenbrand, Alex Dobie, and the Android Central crew bring you the best damn Android podcast on the planet with the latest and greatest phone and tablet news.

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English


Episodes

364: Notches All The Way Down

12/11/2017
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This week on the show, Daniel Bader is on assignment in Hawaii. Yes, really. In his absence, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Russell Holly pick up the slack and share their favorite tech of 2017. They also talk about the HTC U11+, a trio of new Honor phones, and Android Oreo (Go edition). Android Go is specifically designed for entry-level phones with 1GB or less of RAM, and 8GB of storage. They also discuss the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and rumors that the Galaxy S9 might be announced...

Duration: 01:17:05


363: Bezeltastic

12/1/2017
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In this episode, Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik talk about how well the Pixel 2 is holding up after a month of use. It offers a fantastic overall experience and great battery life at a comparatively reasonable price. They also discuss Huawei’s Mate 10 Pro. Daniel says it comes close to greatness, but the software is its Achilles’ heel. Other topics include: Android 8.1 Developer Preview, the ‘Pixel Visual Core’ SoC, and Google Photo Books. Andrew and Daniel remind us that as good as...

Duration: 01:33:39


362: Homogeneous Slab

11/22/2017
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This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly dig in with the OnePlus 5T and try to figure out why it seems like almost all smartphones are starting to look alike. They also talk about the importance of buying a phone for what it can do now — not what it might be capable of later. Google is in the news once again with another trust and reputation violating faux pas. This time, they’ve been secretly collecting users’ cell tower locations. Finally, friends don’t let friends...

Duration: 01:20:08


361: Try harder, bud

11/17/2017
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Daniel Bader and Andrew Martonik welcome Mobile Nation’s newest employee to the show — Associate Video Editor Hayato Huseman! Hayato talks with the gang about their experience and initial testing of the OnePlus 5T, which was recently unveiled in New York City. A modest update to the OnePlus 5, the 5T is marketed as a $499 flagship. It may not fully compete with phones like the Galaxy S8 and Pixel 2, but the price is far more accessible. They also discuss the enthusiast community’s...

Duration: 01:28:38


360: No Longer a Nerd Phone

11/11/2017
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This week on the show Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Russell Holly are joined by Dan DeSilva from our sister site, thrifter.com, to talk about about some great deals on gadgets and other items before Black Friday hits. The team also covers a large swath of topics both Android and non-Android related, including Samsung’s Gear Fit2 Pro, improved water resistance for phones, and the time Daniel got in trouble with his parents about the Diablo 2 real money auction house. They also...

Duration: 01:43:24


359: Razer’s Edge

11/6/2017
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Alex Dobie takes center stage this week as he, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about his hands-on experience with some recently announced devices: the Razer Phone and HTC’s U11+. Razer’s maiden voyage into the smartphone market is targeted towards gamers. With a unique 120Hz display, 8GB of RAM, and a huge 4,000mAh battery, it offers an opportunity for high frame rates on a mobile device. But can the Android gaming experience really take advantage of its...

Duration: 01:32:11


358: The Alphabet Soup of Display Technology

10/27/2017
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Writer and analyst Daniel Matte from techspecs.blog joins Daniel Bader, Alex Dobie, and Russell Holly to discuss the issues, real and perceived, with the display used on Google’s Pixel 2 XL. They also talk about the software changes Google has promised to help address problems with the device. To wrap things up, the crew chats about the Pixelbook, OnePlus 5T rumors, and the Android 8.1 beta! Show Notes and Links: Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL reviewGoogle to address Pixel 2 XL...

Duration: 01:24:17


357: Google's Main Squeeze

10/20/2017
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t’s a full house this week on the show, but Daniel Bader, Alex Dobie, Andrew Martonik, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Russell Holly deliver a tight 70 minutes of insight into Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL. Is the display on the XL as bad as some reviewers have said, or are expectations out of whack because the screens on recent Samsung phones are just so good? One thing is certain—the FUD machine is running at full throttle. The crew also talk about the usefulness of the squeeze function as...

Duration: 01:10:27


356: Dial D for Duo

10/13/2017
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Your privacy and personal data are a major topic this week as Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik , and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Google’s quick decision to disable touch-activated listening on the Home Mini before it becomes available to consumers. OnePlus is taking some heat once again; this time for data collection concerns regarding OxygenOS. On a more positive note, Google is adding Duo video calling to the dialer and SMS app on Pixel, Nexus, and Android One phones. Also, Disney has...

Duration: 01:33:52


355: Pixel Central

10/6/2017
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Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, Russell Holly, and Andrew Martonik convene for a detailed breakdown of all the announcements from Google’s Pixel hardware event this week. They get the bezel bashing out of the way quickly before moving on to Google’s Home Mini and Home Max, followed by a look at the Pixelbook. Besides Jerry, who is the target audience for Chrome OS on such a high end piece of hardware? Are the specs simply overkill for what can be accomplished on the device? It’s a...

Duration: 01:46:51


354: Android Users Love To Worry

9/29/2017
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Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, Russell Holly, and Phil Nickinson talk about the motives and strategies behind some significant moves in the industry this year, including Google’s HTC deal and Amazon’s new Echo products and Fire TV 4K. It’s update-mageddon! With Google extending security updates for Nexus 5X and 6P, and the Moto X Pure Edition just now getting Android 7.0, what can users reasonably expect from manufacturers in the way of support for devices they already...

Duration: 01:20:41


353: 2 Fast 2 XL

9/22/2017
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It’s a huge week of news and leaks in the Android world! Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand settle in for a roundtable feast of epic proportions, beginning with Android 8.0 updates to some Motorola phones, the Blueborne Bluetooth vulnerability, and data throttling on T-Mobile.It’s a huge week of news and leaks in the Android world! Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand settle in for a roundtable feast of epic proportions, beginning with Android 8.0 updates...

Duration: 01:46:27


352: Getting lit with iris scan

9/15/2017
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This week, Daniel Bader, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand dissect the technology in Apple’s new iPhone X for a deep dive into wireless charging, facial recognition, and the impact they have the entire smartphone industry. Additionally, LG’s V30 continues to generate buzz in the market while the Galaxy Note 8 is now shipping, and the Pixel 2 is officially set for an October 4th announcement. The crew also talk about Andy Rubin, Vic Gundotra, computational photography, and more! Show...

Duration: 01:39:49


351: Squeeze away!

9/8/2017
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This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Alex Dobie are joined by Russell Holly for an epic roundtable of new phone goodness. The crew starts off with the LG V30. Is it living up to Daniel’s initial impressions? T-Mobile is including Netflix subscriptions with their ONE plans. Also, reviews are out for the Galaxy Note 8 and S8 Active. In the rumor mill, Google may buy HTC, and the Pixel 2 is taking form. All that, plus an update on what’s happening with ARCore! Show Notes and...

Duration: 01:44:47


350: Phones, wearables and currywurst

9/1/2017
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International nerds of mystery, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Phil Nickinson, have traveled all the way to Berlin, Germany for IFA 2017 to bring you the latest announcements in the Android universe. They do a deep dive into the LG V30, Moto X4, plus new wearables from Samsung, connected speakers, and more! Show Notes and Links: LG V30 hands-on: A galaxy of good ideasLG V30 specs: Snapdragon 835, dual cameras, Quad DACThe LG V30 is the phone the G6 should've been from the startLG V30...

Duration: 01:06:45


349: The Essential Note 8 podcast

8/23/2017
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Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Michael Fisher sequester in a New York City hotel to talk about the newly released Essential Phone—and after months of rumors, leaks, and speculation, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is here! Show Notes and Links: Essential PhoneSamsung Galaxy Note 8 is official

Duration: 01:52:28


348: Late and Full of S&!%

8/15/2017
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Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand follow up on Andrew’s second opinion article about the Moto Z2 Force. They also talk about Bluetooth 5, the LG V30, and the installed base of Nougat, which is now at 13.5% of all Android devices. This brings up a great question: Is it better to buy a slightly older “flagship” phone, or a brand new mid-range device? Show Notes and Links: Moto Z2 Force, a second opinion: Just not enoughBluetooth 5 and the HTC U11: You had it all...

Duration: 01:20:54


347: VRAR

8/4/2017
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This week, Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by VR expert Russell Holly to talk about Moto Z2 Force reviews and several other newly announced Moto phones. Thanks to some recent leaks, we know even more about the Galaxy Note 8 and upcoming LG V30. A major topic this week is the ASUS ZenFone AR. Russell guides us through the device and where Asus along with Tango fit into the Augmented Reality world. Also discussed is Apple’s ARKit, and how hot does your phone get in a heavy...

Duration: 01:19:05


346: ‘O’ Words

7/28/2017
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This week, Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by Mr. Mobile himself, Michael Fisher, to talk about Samsung’s dominance in the Android phone market, a hypothetical Galaxy Note Pro, and LG’s most recent earnings. In addition, the crew dives deep into the newly announced Moto Z2 Force by analyzing its place within the Moto product range and upper echelon of smartphones. All that, plus Android O Dev Preview 4, the Emperor’s new gadget, and more! Show Notes and...

Duration: 01:18:53


345: Two guys talk about the Galaxy Note 8 and stuff

7/22/2017
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This week, Andrew Martonik and Jerry Hildenbrand discuss a universe of Android news, including ‘Andromeda’, the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8, Bixby Voice, Bluetooth fixes, and more!

Duration: 01:13:46

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