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A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Google and Alphabet. Hosted by 9to5Google’s Stephen Hall.

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A weekly podcast discussing the latest in Google and Alphabet. Hosted by 9to5Google’s Stephen Hall.

    Samsung’s Android 12 beta, and Pixel 6 specs leak as Google starts marketing

    Samsung’s Android 12 beta, and Pixel 6 specs leak as Google starts marketing

    This week 9to5Google's Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss Samsung's beta of Android 12, more material UI redesigns, possible specs for the Pixel 6, and what Google's plans might be with their marketing campaign.
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    Samsung officially launches Android 12 beta in the US on Galaxy S21 w/ One UI 4.0, theming tools
    Hands-on: Samsung’s take on Android 12 shows how Pixel will benefit more than most [Gallery]
    Here’s the new Google Weather widget with Android 12-inspired design [Gallery]
    Here’s an early look at YouTube Music’s upcoming Material You widget [Gallery]
    Google Drive’s Material You redesign adds that quirky, bulbous X-shaped widget
    Google Keep is next in line for a Material You update, coming later this month
    Google Tasks is getting a new icon that better matches other Workspace logos
    Leaked Pixel 6 Pro details reveal more camera specs, ‘baby mode,’ and 120Hz 1440p display
    Google Tensor details hint that the custom Pixel 6 chip could be one of the fastest on Android [Updated]
    Pixel 6 Pro benchmarks hint at Tensor’s raw power; here’s how it compares to Galaxy S21 & Pixel 5
    Google advertising Pixel 6 & Pro camera in the UK with high-profile TV show sponsorship
    Google brings Nexus back from the dead… to tease Pixel 6 moments after iPhone 13 event
    Google hypes the Pixel 6 in Japan with bag of ‘Google Original [Potato] Chips’

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    • 44 min
    Android 12 check-in, latest on the Pixel 6, and living with the new Nest Cam/Doorbell

    Android 12 check-in, latest on the Pixel 6, and living with the new Nest Cam/Doorbell

    This week 9to5Google's Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss updates on Android 12, a new Pixel 6 ad, and thoughts after living with the new Nest Cam and Doorbell.
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    Here’s everything new in Android 12 Beta 5 [Gallery]
    Google rolling out Material You for Calendar, Drive, Docs, and other Workspace apps [Gallery]
    Google may release Android 12.1 as its first mid-cycle launch in years
    Google’s first Pixel 6 ad actually shows the phone in people’s hands [Video]
    Google teases Pixel 6 again in new image showcasing Android 12’s Material You
    Google unveils new Nest Cam line: $179 ‘battery’ flagship w/ ‘floodlight’ variant, $99 wired model
    Google will stop selling its older Nest Cam models, but software support continues
    New ‘Nest Doorbell (battery)’ costs $179 with free package & object alerts, local backup storage
    Nest Hello rebranded to ‘Nest Doorbell (wired)’ and remain on sale as 24/7 recording model
    Nest Cam (Battery) Initial Review: Practical hardware held back by the messy Google Home app
    New Nest Cams, Doorbell require and are fully controlled by the Google Home app

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    • 49 min
    Pixel 5a review, using the Galaxy Watch 4 and Z Flip 3

    Pixel 5a review, using the Galaxy Watch 4 and Z Flip 3

    This week 9to5Google's Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss their thoughts on the new Pixel 5a and its non-fabric case, a look at the long-awaited Galaxy Watch 4 and its new OS, and Ben's first week with the Z Flip 3.
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    Pixel 5a with 5G Review: Uncompromised $449 value counters a wave of pricey flagships
    Google ditches fabric cases on the Pixel 5a for new design [Gallery]
    Wear OS doesn’t fix the frustrating pairing process for Galaxy Watch 4 on non-Samsung phones
    Galaxy Watch 4 will get Assistant eventually, but only has Bixby now; Google Pay delayed [U]
    Galaxy Watch 4 works w/ Pixel 5’s reverse wireless charging and some Qi pads
    Google Pay for Wear OS gets a facelift, works on Galaxy Watch 4; Messages app rolling out

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    • 47 min
    What Google is setting out to do with the Pixel 6 and Tensor

    What Google is setting out to do with the Pixel 6 and Tensor

    This week 9to5Google's Abner Li, Kyle Bradshaw, and special guest Stephen Hall discuss what Google is planning to do with their brand new Tensor chip and possible future Google silicon.
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    Google confirms ‘Pixel 6’ and ‘Pixel 6 Pro’ name with ‘Tensor’ chip, coming this fall
    Comment: Google’s early Pixel 6 reveal is a show of confidence and a commitment to its future
    ‘Google Tensor’ is the official name of the Made by Google ‘Whitechapel’ processor
    Nikkei: Google Tensor is a 5nm chip and Samsung is handling production
    Qualcomm stock dips following Pixel 6 ‘Tensor’ reveal, teases future collaboration w/ Google
    Google Pixel 6 specs: ‘Tensor’ chip, 120Hz display, 4x zoom, under-display fingerprint
    Yes, you heard right — the Pixel 6 series looks to restore a ‘real’ earpiece speaker
    Google Pixel 6 applies HDR to each frame of video, apparently gives an edge over the iPhone
    Google confirms camera revamp on Pixel 6 series, including 4x telephoto on ‘Pro’
    Google will spend more on marketing the Pixel 6 series than any Made by Google phone to date
    The Pixel 6 and 6 Pro confirmed to launch in these 8 countries
    Comment: Samsung take Note, Pixel 6 is here to rock the boat
    Google says Pixel 6 will be pricey, but how much would you pay for it? [poll]
    Which color of Pixel 6 do you like the most? [Poll]
    Here are the official wallpapers for the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro [Gallery]

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    • 1 hr 7 min
    The what, why, when, and where of Wear OS 3 + Samsung preview

    The what, why, when, and where of Wear OS 3 + Samsung preview

    This week 9to5Google's Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss everything you need to know about the new Wear OS devices and a wide range of leaks from Samsung.


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    Google reveals ‘opt-in’ Wear OS 3 update path for current watches, starting in mid-2022
    These smartwatches are confirmed to be compatible with Wear OS 3
    Fossil’s ‘best possible’ Wear OS smartwatch won’t see the platform revamp until 2022
    Fossil says it will release the ‘best possible Wear OS smartwatch’ later this year
    Qualcomm says new Snapdragon Wear chips are coming, hints at not-so-impressive Wear OS sales
    Google rolling out Material You redesign of Wear OS Play Store, watch app installs from phones
    Samsung confirms fully virtual Unpacked event for Galaxy Z Fold 3 on August 11
    Latest Galaxy Watch 4 leak teases watchfaces, Wear OS apps, and more [Video]
    Galaxy Watch 4 will reportedly top the Wear OS charts w/ 16GB storage, 1.5GB RAM
    Samsung ‘Exynos W920’ to be the first chip for Google’s new Wear OS w/ big performance gains
    Samsung confirms special S Pen for Galaxy Z Fold 3
    Galaxy Z Fold 3 official case leaks w/ S Pen storage as Z Flip 3 renders surface
    The Galaxy Note 21 is officially not coming this year, Samsung confirms
    As Samsung sets lofty goals for foldables, interest in ‘Galaxy Fold 3’ outpaces ‘Galaxy Note 21’
    Samsung reportedly manages IPX8 water resistance for Galaxy Z Fold 3, Z Flip 3

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    • 41 min
    Using Android 12 Beta 3 and more on the Pixel 6

    Using Android 12 Beta 3 and more on the Pixel 6

    This week 9to5Google's Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the additions and changes to Android 12 now that Beta 3 is released. Also, new information on the upcoming Pixel 6 is here with the possibility of an Ultra?


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    Google releases Android 12 Beta 3 for Pixel phones
    Here’s everything new in Android 12 Beta 3 [Gallery]
    Android 12 Beta 3: ‘Material You’ color options, themed icons arrive on Pixel Launcher
    Android 12 Beta 3: Pixel Launcher adopts more colors, ‘At A Glance’ is now ‘Live Space’
    Android 12 Beta 3: Pixel Scrolling Screenshot doesn’t work like Samsung’s, can’t do websites
    Android 12 Beta 3: You can now disable Google Assistant corner swipe activation
    Android 12 Beta 3: Internet pop-up menu adds ‘turn off Wi-Fi’ button, higher Settings menu prominence
    Android 12 Beta 3: Chrome gets a slick new link-sharing option from multi-tasking page
    Android 12 seemingly returns to stability in third beta release, but w/ some minor issues [Updated]
    Google tones down Android 12 ripple effect in Beta 3; what do you think of the sparkle now? [Poll]
    Android 12 Beta 3: Google gives Pixel phones a revamped setup experience [Gallery]
    Google updating the default Pixel ringtone, notification, and alarm sounds with Android 12
    Android TV 12 finally supports 4K UI rendering, adds new privacy features
    Pixel 6 and 6 Pro differences, resolution, selfie flash, and more hinted by Google Camera app
    Google mentions, then quickly removes ‘Pixel 6’ and ‘Pixel 6 XL’ from official form

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