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    • 4.5 • 175 Ratings

The Android podcast for everyone. A weekly show about Android, Google, and the best of mobile technology.

    They're always watching

    They're always watching

    On this week's episode of the Android Central podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Nicholas Sutrich, and Chris Wedel discuss an array of high-profile security concerns involving popular camera apps, the problems surrounding some ad networks, Elon Musk's phone plan, the tragic death of a skunk, and so much more!
    Links: 
    https://www.androidcentral.com/accessories/smart-home/security-researcher-says-eufy-has-a-big-security-problem
    https://www.androidcentral.com/accessories/smart-home/never-ever-put-a-camera-inside-your-home
    https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/privacy-firm-reveals-that-many-shopping-apps-give-ad-networks-access-to-your-phone
    https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/500-million-whatsapp-numbers-being-sold-on-the-dark-web
    https://www.androidcentral.com/accessories/smart-home/what-android-central-staff-bought-for-cyber-monday-2022
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    A Hawaiian special

    A Hawaiian special

    On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar and Nicholas Sutrich host a special Qualcomm episode with Alex Katouzian, SVP and GM of mobile, compute, and XR. From mobile to VR, the Android Central team asks burning questions about the future of Qualcomm. 
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    • 33 min
    Can VR solve our problems?

    Can VR solve our problems?

    On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast Shruti Shekar, Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Myrick, and Derrek Lee discuss the potential for VR to solve real-world problems, terrible in-game ads, issues with the iPad Pro, the Fossil Gen 6 Wellness Edition, the Amazon Fire TV Cube, and so much more!
    Links: 
    https://www.androidcentral.com/gaming/virtual-reality/nanome-meta-quest-pro
    https://www.androidcentral.com/apps-software/i-told-google-about-an-app-with-the-most-disruptive-ads-ive-ever-seen-and-was-told-to-fix-it-myself
    https://www.androidcentral.com/tablets/why-im-done-with-ipad
    https://www.androidcentral.com/phones/mediatek-dimensity-9200-announced
    https://www.androidcentral.com/wearables/fossil-gen-6-wellness-edition-review
    https://www.androidcentral.com/streaming-tv/amazon-fire-tv-cube-2022-review
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    It's All About Health

    It's All About Health

    Smartwatches monitor your activity when you are on the go. VR can let you go almost anywhere while actually going nowhere. This week, we dive into Fitbit, Meta Quest Pro, and more.
    Links: Apple exec confirms move to USB-C for future iPhone | Android Central Google needs to figure out what to do with Fitbit and Google Fit | Android Central When it comes to your health, don't place too much trust in your smartwatch | Android Central Fitbit Versa 4 review: Straying further from the path | Android Central Meta Quest Pro review: The Oculus Quest grew up (and got a job) | Android Central I played virtual D&D on a real table with the Quest Pro and it was amazing | Android Central Sponsors Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Pixel's Pass

    Pixel's Pass

    There's a LOT more to say about Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch now that we've had some more time with them. We also question whether or not Wear OS 3 has the potential to make the watch market more competitive. Finally, we examine life in the metaverse with Meta Quest Pro.
    Links: Google Pixel 7 review: Let's face it, it's all about the cameras | Android Central Google Pixel Watch review: It's finally here, and it's good | Android Central Fossil says Wear OS 3 update is coming very soon to Gen 6 smartwatches | Android Central Google's Pixel Pass should have included the Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 | Android Central Meta Quest Pro hands-on: The amazing VR headset that isn't made for you | Android Central The next generation is already living in the metaverse | Android Central Sponsors Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply.

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Google - alive and dead

    Google - alive and dead

    This week, we cover everything announced at Google's recent Pixel event and chat about the demise of Stadia.
    Links: Google's Pixel event 2022: The biggest announcements, from the Pixel 7 to Pixel Tablet | Android Central Google Pixel 7 and 7 Pro Hands-on: The tock for last year's tick | Android Central Pixel Watch hands-on and first impressions: Google is officially in the smartwatch game | Android Central Why Google got away with such a boring Pixel Watch & Pixel 7 reveal | Android Central The Pixel 7 series finally gets Face Unlock, but the feature is limited to just that | Android Central The Pixel Tablet will become a major part of your Nest smart home | Android Central Google will never recover from its Stadia debacle | Android Central Forget Stadia, Google is getting back into VR in a way we didn't expect | Android Central Sponsors Indeed: Choose Indeed and join 3 million companies worldwide who use Indeed to hire great people and help grow their teams faster. Get started right now with a free $75 sponsored job credit at indeed.com/acp. Offer valid for a limited time. Terms and conditions apply. ExpressVPN: If you really want to go incognito and protect your privacy, secure yourself with the #1 rated VPN. Visit expressvpn.com/android, and get three extra months for free.

    • 1 hr 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
175 Ratings

175 Ratings

perdant01 ,

Please get rid of Ara

This is great podcast when Daniel(I realize he left for AP) hosts and Ara is not on the show.

sujo0201 ,

Needs an actual host and facilitator

This used to be my favorite Android/tech podcast. But since Daniel Bader left the site, the podcast has gone downhill quickly. Prior to Bader leaving, Ara was my least favorite panelist because she comes across SO snotty; she’s full of attitude, seems to always want to argue, and how she ends a lot of her snotty remarks with a grunt (“Ehhh…”) just kills the conversation. She also tends to interrupt and derail things… especially when she blanket replies to something with something like “Do they really though?”. Annoying. Insert Ara grunt here ->______.

Now that I’ve gotten that rant out of the way, Ara is still functioning more like a panelist than a host. The shows aren’t nearly as organized, the discussions don’t flow well, and she seems to be more interested in getting her opinion out than facilitating discussion. I used to be bothered by how Bader would sometimes be a wet blanket in terms of making the group move on to a new topic, but I now have a greater appreciation for that because I realize it was necessary to eventually pull the plug on a topic and move on from it.

If AC gets a good host in place to focus things, I may continue to subscribe, As is though, I am “this close” to unsubscribing. I don’t finish most episodes nowadays. I just can’t handle the attitude and lack of focus.

Proglistener ,

Best Android podcast

In a world of many, they are the best. I stopped listening to the others and Android Central is on my cue of podcasts to listen to. If you want to be updated on the world of Android cue this one up!

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