Talk Android Podcast
This episode’s topics include everything that happened at MWC 2017, Samsung Galaxy S8 rumors, YouTube TV, Rick Osterloh confirming a new Pixel phone for 2017, Google Assistant live on all Nougat and Marshmallow phones, Android Wear 2.0 and the new LG-made smartwatches, Facebook and Instagram copying Snapchat’s features, Google Play celebrating its 5th birthday, Nest working on more affordable products, and Hangouts pivoting to focus on business users.
Back in the headlines for its fiery scandal is Samsung. Join Justin Herrick as he talks about the Galaxy Note 7's upcoming lethal software update to deter people still using the phone, Galaxy S8 rumors, and Samsung's decision to part ways with an important executive. This episode also includes a much-needed talk about Fitbit and Pebble, and Justin closes things out by going over Android 7.1.1 Nougat and Android distribution.
This week, the Talk Android Podcast returns from its two-month hiatus! Host Justin Herrick navigates a 45-minute recap of the last week from the world of Android. He discusses Google moving on from two old version of Android, LG refunding defective Nexus 5X units, Xiaomi booking a CES 2017 trip, Google Cast branding being dropped, rumors of HTC selling its mobile division, and Black Friday 2016 deals.
Our Justin Herrick is joined by Joshua Chopy in the latest episode of the Talk Android Podcast. The two discuss Google's Allo and upcoming Pixel phones, the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 recall, LG's V20 arriving later than expected, Android Wear's vanishing partners, and a potential Twitter sale.
On the eve of Samsung's summer Unpacked 2016 event, Justin and Ryan go over Talk Android's exclusive story on the Galaxy Note 7. The specifications for the device cause them to wonder if the Galaxy Note series could be abandoned for an approach similar to Apple's in having one flagship released every year. But, before that, Justin and Ryan discuss the week's happenings including BlackBerry's DTEK50 announcement, Twitter picking up streaming rights from the MLB and NHL, Sony and LG's...
Ryan and Justin make an otherwise quiet time of the year interesting by chatting Pokémon Go hype and Tinder's new attempt at being a social hub. Are they talking Android? Of course! The duo also discuss Sony's next flagship, Alcatel's flagship finally going up for pre-order, BlackBerry preparing a TCL-made device, Lenovo promising security updates without specifics, and Verizon cracking down on data hogs.
This week, Justin and Ryan stay close to Samsung-related topics. The duo discuss recent Galaxy Note 7 reports and Samsung deciding to sell unlocked models of the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge in the United States. They also cover Lenovo giving the Moto G4 family a release date and the company's decision to allow Amazon to subsidize it with ads and bloatware.
We discuss Hangouts existing alongside Allo, Pebble launching its third Kickstarter campaign, Google ending production of two Nexus devices, Samsung's Gear VR getting its own controller, Lenovo going with a modular design for the Moto Z, Google shaming those who push out slow software updates, and Android Wear losing a big supporter.
Episode 7 - #io16 Recap
We discuss everything that happened during Google I/O 2016 in Mountain View, where an emphasis was put on the evolution of Android and Google's new push for machine learning.
Episode 6 - #io16 Kickoff
Our teams chats about rumors surrounding Google I/O 2016 and then makes picks for the 2016 Google Play Awards. At the end of the show, we make predictions.
We discuss this month's Android distribution, Google ending sales of the Chromebook Pixel (2015), Hulu building a live television service, HTC's smartwatch possibly arriving next month, OnePlus 3 leaks, Samsung Galaxy Note 6 rumors, and ongoing deals from Nextbit and Motorola.
We discuss the Nexus 9 vanishing from the Google Store, HTC's two upcoming Nexus phones, Fenix removing itself from the Play Store after Twitter's token limit is reached, MODE bands for Android Wear, Nextbit's April update for the Robin, the Samsung Gear Fit 2, and hot ongoing deals.