Android Central-logo

Android Central

6.0K Favorites

More Information


Inverness, FL


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.




349: The Essential Note 8 podcast

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&!%

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

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

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

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

344: Not the smartest home on the block

This week, we invited our homebody friends, Mikah Sargent and Phil Nickinson, to chat about smart homes and how they're changing the way we live. Should you buy a Google Home or an Echo or, if you're into Apple, should you wait for the HomePod, which is hatching later this year? And what about ecosystems and standards? What *is* a Zigbee, anyway? All of these questions are answered — or at least acknowledged — and more!

Duration: 01:25:43

343: Google vs. the EU vs. our sanity

There isn't a lot going on right now, but somehow Andrew, Daniel and Jerry still manage to fill 90 minutes of hot takes. Most of that time is spent talking about Google's showdown with the European Commission on Android's dominant position in the market, while the rest is spent between talking about Motorola's strange smartphone strategy, and why Amazon would make a pretty damn good carrier.

Duration: 01:25:03

342: Fast-Acting, Triple Action Launcher

Action Launcher is one of the most popular launchers on the Play Store, and it just received its biggest update in years. So what better time to bring on its owner and chief developer, Chris Lacy, for a chat about its past, its present and its future? Right now, by the way. The time is right now.

Duration: 01:27:04

341: OnePlus 5 review

This week, Daniel, Andrew, Alex and special guest Michael Fisher (MrMobile) talk about one thing — the OnePlus 5. From design to performance to whether the dual camera lives up to expectations, join them as they run through one of the most anticipated phones of the year. If you're on the fence about getting a OnePlus 5, this is a must-listen!

Duration: 01:26:38

340: A mess of Pixels

This week, Daniel, Flo, Alex and Jerry discuss the latest Pixel 2 rumors — will it be made by HTC, LG or both? — and what that means for the future of the Pixel program. Also discussed: - HTC did good with the U11 - Apple's WWDC announcements: Is the iPad the best Google tablet around? - Bixby sucks. When will it be good? - The OnePlus 5 is coming, but is it a lot of hot air? - Locked phones will be banned in Canada this year. How does that change things, and how does it compare to...

Duration: 01:22:53

339: Raising an Oreo to Android 8.0

We've quickly nearing a new release of Android, and Daniel, Andrew, and Jerry are excited af! Well, maybe not af but definitely a bunch! Along with a new release of the Android O developer preview, we learned that the new version will be version 8.0 — but the number was not the only new thing! The guys dig deep into the new release. And along with talking about their reviews of the Sony Xperia XZ Premium and Moto Z2 Play, the guys dig into all the latest juicy rumors of the OnePlus 5,...

Duration: 01:35:26

Android Central Podcast episode 338


Duration: 01:20:01

337: The pricey OnePlus 5 and the accidental OnePlus X

This week, Daniel, Andrew and Flo close the door on Google I/O and open it to the OnePlus 5. And while they're at it, they talk about Motorola's newfound confidence, and whether the HTC U11 can make up some ground. Oh, and there's some OnePlus X reminiscing ❤️

Duration: 01:27:35

336: Google is taking over the world, 2017 Edition

We're live from Google I/O 2017! The Android Central team of Daniel, Jerry, Andrew, Alex and MrMobile take on all the big announcements from Google's expansive and intimidating developer conference. Unlike last year, there weren't any huge product announcements, nor new products, but what we got — updates to Android O, Assistant, Home, Photos — and the introduction of Google Lens and standalone Daydream headsets, give us some insight into Google's AI and machine learning future.

Duration: 01:38:33

335: The HTC U 11 is not a German submarine

This week, it's Daniel, Jerry, and Alex tackling HTC U 11, OnePlus 5, and Google I/O, plus some surprises (and one bad joke) along the way. Stick around! It's not an under-11 soccer team or a Nazi submarine, but a new phone. The HTC U 11 is coming soon, and while we don't know much about it, we do know that it will try to bridge the gap between the HTC 10, an underrated phone, and the U series that began earlier this year with the U Ultra and U Play. The OnePlus 5 is probably going to be...

Duration: 01:19:04

334: KEYone More Time

The Android Central duo of Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand needed some reinforcements this week to dive into the new BlackBerry KEYone, so we called CrackBerry Kevin and Bla1ze of the CrackBerry team and MrMobile himself, Michael Fisher, to help us talk it out! Is the BlackBerry KEYone a phone that everyone should be excited about, or just hardcore BlackBerry fans? And how come it took the company so long to make a phone like this? Get the inside scoop on why a phone like the KEYone...

Duration: 01:21:29

333: Winning the Title II

This week, your hosts Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand and Andrew Martonik talk about what's new in the world of smartphones, and the regulators that influence the carriers we pay to get cellular service for those phones. 1. Andrew gives his thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S8, and the team talk about whether the new phone is a foundational phone that has problems — more like the Galaxy S6 than the Galaxy S7. 2. The BlackBerry KEYone is coming soon, but who is this phone for, and should you...

Duration: 01:50:06

332: The Galaxy S8 review

It's here! Daniel, Florence, Michael Fisher (MrMobile), and special guest David Ruddock of Android Police have all reviewed the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and go in-depth about what's good and what's not so good. Why did Samsung ship Bixby half-finished, and was the oft-criticized fingerprint sensor going to be somewhere else until a last-minute change forced Samsung's hand? And are the cameras better because they're more accurate, or in spite of it? Join us as we answer these questions and more!

Duration: 01:40:55

331: Galaxy S8 vs. Galaxy Note 8 Hype Train

This week, Daniel is joined by Alex Dobie, Florence Ion and Jerry Hildenbrand to talk about the Galaxy S8, and whether some of the things that have been criticized about it will be fixed in the Galaxy Note 8 later this year. Will Samsung return the Note series to its specs-heavy glory, or choose to keep specs and features conservative after a rough 2016? And the LG G6 is available this week, and it's better than we expected it to be! Does that matter when the Galaxy S8 is ready to be...

Duration: 01:45:35

330: Unboxing the Galaxy S8

The Galaxy S8 is really real and officially official! We're live in New York hours after the big reveal chatting about Samsung's Next Big Thing! Join Daniel, Andrew, Derek, Phil (Modern Dad) and Michael Fisher (MrMobile) as they talk about, and pass around, the Galaxy S8!

Duration: 01:01:16

See More