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

    The Pirate Queen: Interview With Lucy Liu & Eloise Singer

    The Pirate Queen: Interview With Lucy Liu & Eloise Singer

    On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar and Nick Sutrich chat with Hollywood legend Lucy Liu and Pirate Queen director Eloise Singer about their amazing new VR game The Pirate Queen: A Forgotten Legend...
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    • 26 min
    Could The US BAN TikTok?!

    Could The US BAN TikTok?!

    On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, and Jerry Hildenbrand discuss just how good the Honor Magic 6 Pro's camera really is, why more people are buying the Galaxy S24 Plus, why US lawmakers want TikTok banned, how Apple acquiring DarwinAI could give Google Gemini some serious competition, and more!
    Links: 
    The Honor Magic 6 Pro camera seriously blows me away - Android Central
    The Galaxy S24 Plus is a hit, and I'm not surprised - Android Central
    Why US lawmakers want TikTok banned - Android Central
    Apple's latest AI acquisition might give Google Gemini some serious competition - Android Central
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    • 51 min
    Mobile World Congress FALLOUT

    Mobile World Congress FALLOUT

    On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Derrek Lee discuss all the fallout from MWC 2024 including some of the highlights (like Motorola's wearable smartphone), the coolest things they saw at Mobile World Congress (like a transparent laptop & robotic dog), review the OnePlus Watch 2, bring you the latest on the Samsung Galaxy Ring, get into whether Google should have promised seven years of updates, and more!
    Links: 
    Android Central's Best of MWC 2024 - Android Central
    The coolest things we saw at MWC 2024 - Android Central
    I tested the OnePlus Watch 2 and Pixel Watch 2 for a week in Spain. The results were surprising - Android Central
    Samsung Galaxy Ring: Announcement, rumors, and everything we know so far - Android Central
    Why the hell would Google promise seven years of updates? - Android Central
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    • 58 min
    Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra & Plus REVIEWED

    Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra & Plus REVIEWED

    On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, and Derrek Lee review the Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra, the Galaxy S24 Plus finally coming into its own, Meta shifting from AR to VR, Google's Super Bowl ad highlighting a life-changing Pixel feature, the new Oura Ring 'Resilience' update that assesses your "ability to withstand physiological stress", and more!
    Links: 
    Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra initial review - Android Central
    Samsung Galaxy S24 Plus initial review - Android Central
    Meta said to be shifting from AR to VR - Android Central
    Google highlights a life-changing Pixel feature in BTS video for Super Bowl ad - Android Central
    Feeling stressed? New Oura Ring 'Resilience' update will help you pinpoint why - Android Central
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Samsung Unpacked...UNPACKED!

    Samsung Unpacked...UNPACKED!

    On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Nick Sutrich, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss all the fallout from Samsung Unpacked, including getting hands-on with the Galaxy S24, Samsung's Galaxy Ring tease, how Samsung dropped the ball on Qi2, Samsung's plans to charge for certain Galaxy AI features, how ultra-bright displays are destroying our eyes, and more!
    Links: 
    Samsung Galaxy S24 hands-on - Android Central
    Samsung just dropped a Galaxy Ring teaser as it sets its sights on the Oura Ring - Android Central
    Samsung dropped the ball on Qi2 with the Galaxy S24 - Android Central
    Samsung plans to charge for certain Galaxy AI features after two years - Android Central
    I'm not buying the Galaxy S24, and Galaxy AI is to blame - Android Central
    Exclusive: Ultra-bright displays are destroying our eyes, but the OnePlus 12 gets it right - Android Central
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Could The Pixel End Up In Google's Graveyard?

    Could The Pixel End Up In Google's Graveyard?

    On this week's episode of the Android Central Podcast, Shruti Shekar, Andrew Myrick, and Namerah Saud Fatmi discuss whether the Pixel could end up in Google's graveyard, problems with the Google Pixel 6, Google's empty promises, which Android phone could tempt iPhone users, and more!
    Links: 
    It only took two years for my Pixel 6 to become a complete dumpster fire - Android Central
    If history repeats itself, the Google Pixel may end up in the graveyard - Android Central
    Only one Android phone could tempt my partner to switch from an iPhone - Android Central
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    • 51 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
183 Ratings

183 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.

Imsteve777 ,

Derek is horrible

Every other word he says is “like”

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.

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