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

Alphabet Scoop 9to5Mac

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

    Answering your Pixel 6 and 6 Pro questions

    Answering your Pixel 6 and 6 Pro questions

    This week on Alphabet Scoop, Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Damien Wilde answer questions about the new Pixel 6 during a live stream on the 9to5Google's YouTube channel.
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    Abner Li
    Ben Schoon
    Damien Wilde

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    Pixel 6 Pro Review: The flagship Google needs right now is the one buyers deserve
    What do you want to know most about the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro?
    Hands-on with 100+ new changes and features in Android 12 [Video]
    Android 12: 20 of the best new features [Video]
    Where to pre-order the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro other than the Google Store

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Previewing Google’s ‘Pixel Fall Event’

    Previewing Google’s ‘Pixel Fall Event’

    This week 9to5Google's Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss all things Pixel as Google prepares for an event next week called the "Pixel Fall Event." They give their predictions of what we will see and what we won't.
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    Google announces October 19 event to fully launch the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro
    Latest leaked Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro renders show just how much the camera bump sticks out
    Google says Pixel 6 camera captures ‘150% more light,’ shows ‘Magic Eraser’ on leaked marketing site
    Pixel 6 marketing site confirms 30W charging, ‘80% faster performance’ from Tensor
    Leaked internal factory videos show Pixel 6 Pro teardown & assembly process
    Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro press renders leak to reveal new At a Glance, face unlock, more
    Pixel 6 series will allegedly get 4 major Android updates alongside extended security patches
    Pixel 6 release date and pricing confirmed in German retail ad
    ‘Pixel Pass’ allegedly bundles Pixel 6, Google Fi, YouTube Premium, and more under one bill
    2nd-gen Pixel Stand with new UI, charger, and non-fabric cases for the Pixel 6 leak

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    • 46 min
    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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    Kyle Bradshaw

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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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    Stephen Hall

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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

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Jim Survak ,

A great start to the Google ecosystem!

After getting in a slump over “This Week in Google’s” one-sided politics, I was thrilled to find Alphabet Scoop! Stephen & Abner have done great work on their inaugural episodes. The pair have a wonderful talent to go from strictly reporting on new tech, developments, & rumors, to sharing their biases, and then speculation on the future of Google. And these two are conscious enough to criticize Google in their shortcomings (Ep1: Apple Watch vs the languishing Android Wear). They are not Apple fanboys, by any stretch; they’re simply damned good hosts who are doing their best to cover all the angles they can think of. And it doesn’t stop their: Chrome OS, Fuschia, Android code updates & breakdowns: they’ve really done a lot of hard work and it seems they’re dedicated to making “Alphabet Scoop” a success.

My one criticism, and this is purely subjective, is that the hosts seem a little stiff in their interactions. In time, I think this will get ironed out, but in these first two episodes the pair halfway feel like they’re reading from a script and halfway having a conversation.

Overall a great podcast start, I am excited for the next episode!

¡cristiano! ,

Good from A to Z

A welcome member of the excellent 9to5mac network.

il-buono ,

Always delayed

The audio episodes arrive so late. By the time they’re released, it’s very old news.

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