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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.

    Galaxy Z Flip, S20 line, and Unpacked 2020

    Galaxy Z Flip, S20 line, and Unpacked 2020

    This week is all about what Samsung announced at Unpacked 2020. We of course kick off by talking about the Galaxy Z Flip, which one of us experienced in the flesh, and then dive into everything else the company announced.
    Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.


    New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Thursday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Friday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.
    Hosts:

    Stephen Hall
    Abner Li

    Links:

    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip debuts w/ less expensive ‘flip phone’ design
    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip thoughts: Foldables might just matter
    Galaxy Z Flip Hands-on: Samsung’s most exciting foldable is almost ready [Video]
    Samsung airs Galaxy Z Flip ad during the Oscars, two days before its announcement
    Galaxy Z Flip tidbits: Flex Mode coming to more devices, Hideaway Hinge, more
    Samsung Galaxy S20 series goes official w/ Snapdragon 865, no headphone jack, $999
    Hands-on: Galaxy S20 promises Samsung’s overdue camera revamp for a price [Video]
    Samsung partners with Google to integrate Duo calling into Galaxy S20, more
    Samsung Galaxy S10 series gets a permanent price cut, now starting at $599
    Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus deliver upgraded battery life for a higher price tag
    Samsung says Galaxy users are waiting longer to upgrade their phones
    The Galaxy Home Mini will come as pre-order gift w/ S20, but only in South Korea

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MhBa8ISej_Y

    • 49 min
    YouTube Music cloud library, declining Google hardware sales

    YouTube Music cloud library, declining Google hardware sales

    This week we start with some insight into YouTube Music's long-awaited cloud upload locker then talk about declining hardware sales for Made by Google. We then recap what Google Maps announced for its 15th anniversary — yes, that icon.
    Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.


    New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Thursday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Friday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.
    Hosts:

    Stephen Hall
    Abner Li

    Links:

    Sources: Internal YouTube Music gains music library upload as Play Music transition nears
    ‘Made by Google’ is a 'multibillion-dollar revenue business,' but Q4 2019 hardware sales see decline
    Alphabet reports Q4 2019 revenue of $46.07 billion, $15B/year YouTube ad revenue
    YouTube Music/Premium has 20 million paid subscribers, 2M for YouTube TV
    Google Maps gets new public transit features, 'Live View' to expand this year
    Google Maps gets redesigned mobile app, brand new logo on 15th birthday
    Google Photos trialing monthly subscription to get your best pictures auto-printed

    Feedback?
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    https://youtu.be/AjdCTTv3YjM

    • 51 min
    Living with Stadia and what's coming in 2020

    Living with Stadia and what's coming in 2020

    This week we review Stadia's past, present, and future. We start with how Google's streaming service has been for us since November, what it's done since then, and all of today's announcements.
    Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.


    New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Thursday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Thursday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.
    Hosts:

    Abner Li
    Ben Schoon
    Kyle Bradshaw

    Links:

    Stadia planning 120 games in 2020, shares 3-month features roadmap
    Stadia 'going to get better' as Gylt developer hints at 'super cool' upcoming features
    Google already testing Stadia on non-Pixel Android phones
    Google sends out January Stadia update newsletter with 'Stadia cheer' ringtone
    What’s coming next to Google Stadia: Feature parity and the promise of cloud gaming



    Here's every game we know is coming to Google Stadia in 2020
    Stadia games: 'Cyberpunk 2077' delayed until September
    Stadia games: Marvel's Avengers gets delayed as Doom: Eternal gets a new trailer
    Stadia’s ‘Semantic ML’ tool can help create ‘believable’ character and in-game AIs
    Stadia Games and Entertainment hires first concept artist

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ax3PRzpng38

    • 45 min
    Recapping Google, Assistant, and Chrome OS at CES 2020

    Recapping Google, Assistant, and Chrome OS at CES 2020

    This week we talk all about CES 2020. We recap what Google announced for Assistant and its giant booth, as well as 9to5Google's Best of CES 2020 and everything else unveiled in Las Vegas.
    Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.


    New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Wednesday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Thursday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.
    Hosts:

    Abner Li
    Ben Schoon

    Links:

    Assistant will soon let you schedule smart home commands
    Smart Displays adding sticky notes and speed dial card
    Google previews ‘read this page’ Assistant TTS command on Android
    Google’s CES 2020 booth gives a hands-on Assistant ‘journey’ with some snark
    Review: Google slides into CES 2020 with a must-do attraction
    9to5Google Best of CES 2020 Awards
    Hands on: Samsung’s Galaxy Chromebook stole my heart in a matter of minutes [Video]
    Hands on: Wear OS kicks off 2020 w/ Skagen Falster 3 and other Fossil refreshes
    Hands on: Belkin’s Soundform Elite gives a Google Assistant speaker dual-purpose
    Hands on: Lenovo IdeaPad Duet finally gives Chrome OS the tablet it needs
    Hands on: Lenovo’s Smart Frame is begging to show off your Google Photos library
    Lenovo Flex 5 is one of the first Chromebooks with Intel’s 10th-Gen processors
    Lenovo Smart Tab M10 delivers Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode for $189
    Hands on: OnePlus Concept One lays the groundwork for a useful feature [Gallery]
    TicPods 2 go official w/ smaller case, USB-C, motion controls, starts at $99
    TiVo Stream 4K brings Android TV and live television together for as little as $50
    TCL 10 series brings quad-cameras, 5G, and slim bezels to the US for under $500
    ASUS reveals Chromebook Flip C436 w/ 10th-gen Intel i7 and NVMe storage

    Feedback?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wAyzVuO_v1s

    • 44 min
    First Pixel 4a rumors, Pixel 4 sales, and a Fuchsia tablet?

    First Pixel 4a rumors, Pixel 4 sales, and a Fuchsia tablet?

    This week we talk all about some Google Pixel news, the first Pixel 4a rumors, some Pixel 4 sales rumors, and a Fuchsia tablet?
    Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.


    New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Wednesday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Thursday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.
    Hosts:

    Stephen Hall
    Abner Li

    Links:

    Google Pixel gets first ‘Feature Drop’ w/ Auto-Call Screen, Portrait Blur, better memory management
    Pixel 4 December security patch OTA starts rolling out
    All Google Pixels will apparently get Automatic Call Screen ‘in the coming weeks’
    Pixel’s improved memory management may expand to other phones w/ future Android versions
    Comment: Pixel ‘Feature Drops’ are great for everyone, but slow rollouts ruin the fun
    Pixel’s Call Screen now saves audio from calls, automatic settings roll out
    Stadia Holiday Pop-ups: Taking game streaming to the streets [Gallery]
    Stadia players immediately access Destiny 2 update, as some consoles fail to install
    Google apps for Glass Explorer Edition will be killed in 2020 after final update

    Feedback?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUcSPTbewDc

    • 56 min
    Snapdragon 865, Sundar Pichai, and Pixel updates

    Snapdragon 865, Sundar Pichai, and Pixel updates

    This week we talk all about the announcements at Qualcomm's Snapdragon Tech Summit 2019 (including the Snapdragon 865, Sundar Pichai takes over Alphabet, and some Pixel things.
    Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google Podcasts, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.


    New episodes of Alphabet Scoop are recorded every Wednesday afternoon at 4-5 PM ET and published on Thursday mornings. Subscribe to our podcast in Google Play or your favorite podcast player to guarantee new episodes are delivered as soon as they're available.
    Hosts:

    Stephen Hall
    Abner Li

    Links:

    Qualcomm unveils new Snapdragon 865, Snapdragon 765 chipsets to bring 5G to all
    Snapdragon 865 will be first SoC to support on-phone ID card APIs in Android R
    Qualcomm unveils new ‘3D Sonic Max’ fingerprint sensor that’s… a lot bigger
    Motorola announces plan to re-enter the premium smartphone space
    Xiaomi, Oppo, Motorola, HMD confirm devices built on 5G-ready Snapdragon 865
    Breaking: Larry Page, Sergey Brin name Sundar Pichai CEO of Alphabet
    [Update: Final patch] Google stops updating the original Pixel and Pixel XL
    December security patch rolling out to Google Pixel, factory images & OTAs live
    December Pixel 4 update coming next week w/ fixes for display flickering, Bluetooth, more
    Android 10 gestures for other launchers, Pixel Themes come to older Google phones
    PSA: December update for Pixel 3, 3a causing crashing issue w/ Pixel Launcher

    Feedback?
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WEN_N7mDe98

    • 53 min

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