33 episodes

From smart phones to smart homes, the Android Police Podcast gives you exactly what you need from a tech podcast - no more, no less. Every week, each of our hosts curate topics to talk about. It could be tracking through your newsfeed or a passion project or two. We're centered on Android, but go far and wide, so if you're looking for good talk that won't waste your time, listen and subscribe.

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From smart phones to smart homes, the Android Police Podcast gives you exactly what you need from a tech podcast - no more, no less. Every week, each of our hosts curate topics to talk about. It could be tracking through your newsfeed or a passion project or two. We're centered on Android, but go far and wide, so if you're looking for good talk that won't waste your time, listen and subscribe.

    OnePlusses and Minuses

    OnePlusses and Minuses

    December has come and we're on a merry-go-round here in Androidland with plenty to keep us busy. Whether we're bringing out our spectrometers for color critiques, needlessly bashing OnePlus (more than we have to) for its software updates, and rightfully bashing Elon Musk for using his favorite hammer to bash all his Twitter problems into shape, we invite you to come along with the Android Police podcast as we head into the last month of 2022 together!
    01:16 | Radio Violence
    Spotify Wrapped 2022 is finally here for you to show off how cool your listening tastes were this yearYouTube Music is back with your 2022 Recap, highlighting all the songs that kept you going this year
    05:31 | Under the (Table) Influence
    The FTC wants to fine Google nearly $10m over deceptive Pixel 4 ads aired three years ago
    15:36 | Pixel Pix
    Here's your first look at the Google Pixel 7a
    23:08 | Upping the Updates
    OnePlus trumps Google with its new Android update schedule, but it's not perfect
    31:28 | Oh, Elon...
    Elon Musk should not make the Twitter Phone — for his own sake
    41:23 | Color Theory
    Samsung Galaxy S23's official cases and color options detailed
    Find the team on Twitter - @journeydan @AraWagco @Will_Sattelberg @PointJules
    Reach out to us - podcast@androidpolice.com
    Music - "18" and "34" by HOME licensed under CC BY 3.0

    • 50 min
    Is Alexa's Goose Cooked?

    Is Alexa's Goose Cooked?

    Yes, we're dropping this episode early this week — happy Turkey Day from the Android Police podcast. Don't mess with the bad birds.
    In this episode, Will gets back from Hawaii safely and has more Snapdragon stuff to share. Also, we catch a ride on the struggle bus through Silicon Valley as the world tells Elon Musk to "soak their deck" and Amazon tries to whisper about Alexa being a failure without them hearing.
    01:59 | Mahalo for the trip, Qualcomm
    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has got what 2023 flagships craveQualcomm's plans for persistent machine vision feel very Google — in the best way possibleThe Razer Edge is a powerful Android tablet designed for cloud gamingQualcomm has a name for its custom Windows on Arm silicon: Oryon (xda-developers.com)
    25:00 | What now, Alexa?
    Amazon's Alexa is in trouble
    Find the team on Twitter - @journeydan @AraWagco @Will_Sattelberg @PointJules
    Reach out to us - podcast@androidpolice.com
    Music - "18" and "34" by HOME licensed under CC BY 3.0

    • 47 min
    Snappier in Gen 2

    Snappier in Gen 2

    But will it be Dragon-ier? Maybe. Our own Will Sattelberg was at Qualcomm's Tech Summit in Hawaii this week for the debut of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset. We're taking a quick run-through with SVP of Engineering Chris Patrick of all the things you need to know about it on this week's episode of the Android Police podcast.
    Qualcomm's Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 has got what 2023 flagships craveOppo is first to announce a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phone, with a whole lot of collaborative swaggerOnePlus 11 is coming, featuring the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2Samsung Galaxy S23 could go all-in with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2Qualcomm's plans for persistent machine vision feel very Google — in the best way possible
    Find the team on Twitter - @journeydan @AraWagco @Will_Sattelberg @PointJules
    Reach out to us - podcast@androidpolice.com
    Music - "18" and "34" by HOME licensed under CC BY 3.0

    • 23 min
    The One Thing Stadia Got Right?

    The One Thing Stadia Got Right?

    Surprising SFX from the start! This was the title that the team played around with during the recording of this episode and it turned by the end of the session that this was not even true. You'll learn more about it from Android Police coverage later on. In the meantime, we've got old Google business, new Google business, and also our dip on the new MediaTek chip. Welcome to the Android Police podcast.
    03:09 | Political birdball
    Twitter ruined blue verified checks so Dbrand's like: screw it, stickers
    08:09 | Pixel Ate
    Google Pixel 8 leak tells us codenames, new Tensor chip, and more RAM
    15:47 | Why Is All the Stadia Gone?
    Google has started refunding your Stadia purchases
    23:49 | YouTube Money
    YouTube Music and Premium now have over 80 million paid subscribers
    34:17 | Immense Dimensity
    MediaTek’s new Dimensity 9200 chip is the flagship Snapdragon competitor we’ve been waiting for
    Find the team on Twitter - @journeydan @AraWagco @Will_Sattelberg @PointJules
    Reach out to us - podcast@androidpolice.com
    Music - "18" and "34" by HOME licensed under CC BY 3.0

    • 44 min
    Matter Chatter

    Matter Chatter

    This week, we're settling down in our smart homes with the announcement of a bunch of gear supporting Matter, the new protocol that's supposed to unify the disparate Amazon, Apple, and Google ecosystems. Plus, a heaping side helping of Steam talk from the ChromeOS tests to our favorite games. It's the Android Police podcast.
    06:18 | It's Matter Time
    New smart home standard Matter is finally officially official with 190 certified devicesUsing Matter across multiple smart home ecosystems is a little complicated, but it will get betterLong-awaited Matter support is coming to 17 Amazon smart speakers and displays next monthNanoleaf announces its first Matter-enabled lighting products, launching 2023What is Matter: The new smart home standard explained
    27:24 | Steamy Chrome
    ChromeOS gets serious about gaming as Steam support enters betaThe redesigned Steam app is live, complete with a new login flow
    42:11 | Shower thoughts
    Valve's Steam Deck is the latest attempt to make portable PC gaming a thingNiagara Launcher Pro decouples from Google Play, now on all Android phones
    Find the team on Twitter - @journeydan @AraWagco @Will_Sattelberg @PointJules
    Reach out to us - podcast@androidpolice.com
    Music - "18" and "34" by HOME licensed under CC BY 3.0

    • 53 min
    The Tech Industry is Kinda Like Prometheus Right Now

    The Tech Industry is Kinda Like Prometheus Right Now

    In that it's kinda bad. That's it.
    Daniel may have a cold (or something), but that won't stop him from taking down the Pixel Watch, the $449 iPad, and the massive financial wreck that is the tech sector these days. Also, Ara and Will are in there, too. And we get to talk about Android. I mean, Andor. This is what we're calling the jazz hands version of the Android Police podcast.
    07:37 | Google
    Google’s latest earnings confirm new hardware focus, fewer moonshots, and economic downturnGoogle needs to release a budget Pixel Watch a to be competitiveThe Google Store's got a big problem with trade-insThe Pixel Watch has a calorie problem
    33:29 | Apple
    Apple confirms it will create a USB-C iPhone, but the Lightning port may not completely disappearApple flexes its control over the App Store - The VergeI am stuck on MagSafe, because MagSafe isn't stuck on my phone
    Andor (2022) | ScreenRant
    The Leftovers' Season 2 Overhaul Made It Must-See TV (screenrant.com)
    Prometheus (2012) | ScreenRant
    The Last Duel (2021) | ScreenRant
    Kingdom of Heaven Director's Cut Changes: Why It's Better (screenrant.com)
    Find the team on Twitter - @journeydan @AraWagco @Will_Sattelberg @PointJules
    Reach out to us - podcast@androidpolice.com
    Music - "18" and "34" by HOME licensed under CC BY 3.0

    • 1 hr 2 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

ohdembein ,

The Only Good Android Podcast Left!

An Android podcast by people who actually use, report on and are enthusiastic about up to date Android devices and news! The polar opposite of other podcasts where you get iOS users running the show (ahem Android Central) or people who can’t be bothered keeping up with the times (ahem All About Android). Daniel, Will and Ara have really great chemistry as well which makes it a pleasure to listen to! Even if I ditched Android I’d keep listening just for the witty banter. Keep up the great job!

FaceDNassUP ,

AWESOME

I enjoy listening to this very cynical podcast about the latest Android information and news. I’m glad the show comes out now on a regular basis as opposed to sporadically like it used to. Thanks AP!!!

Lookatthemonkeys ,

Fun podcast

Always enjoyable. The crew does a great job and always have good insights. Keep up the great work.

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