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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.

    The Simplest AI

    The Simplest AI

    This week, we cover AI sentience, midrange smartphones, our thoughts on Prime Day, and more.
    Links: Can Google's LaMDA chatbot actually be sentient? | Android Central TCL Stylus 5G Review: Not the Note you're looking for | Android Central Moto G Stylus 5G (2022) review: Finally, a Motorola phone I can recommend | Android Central The Galaxy S22 FE might be canceled, signaling possible end of Fan Edition phones | Android Central Prime Day dates confirmed: here's when the summer sale begins | 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.

    • 54 min
    The Mainframe Era of AR

    The Mainframe Era of AR

    In the wake of Apple's WWDC 2022, we have many thoughts and questions as Android users. We also ponder what's going on in the AR space with Google, Apple, and others.
    Links: 10 things iOS 16 'stole' from Android | Android Central AR isn't ready for the real world yet, and Apple's WWDC conference proved it | Android Central iPadOS 16 and Stage Manager aim to narrow the gap between the iPad and Samsung DeX on Galaxy Tablets | 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.

    • 59 min
    In conversation with Nothing’s Carl Pei

    In conversation with Nothing’s Carl Pei

    Shruti Shekar and Nick Sutrich sit down with Carl Pei to discuss his journey from OnePlus to Nothing, creating meaningful products, and everything in between.
    Links: Nothing phone (1) launch date officially confirmed — RSVP now for the big reveal | 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.

    • 50 min
    Google's chance at making more money

    Google's chance at making more money

    Huawei and ZTE are banned in Canada. It's a move that's mostly political, and based moreso on their networking hardware than phones. The gang chime in on that, plus a preview of Nothing phone components, Pixel Watch, and more. Links: Huawei and ZTE are now banned in Canada over cybersecurity concerns | Android Central Nothing phone (1) preview highlights internal components, unified design | Android Central Pixel Watch and Pixel 7 could make me ditch Apple for good | Android Central The Pixel Watch sounds like a powerhouse despite its aging chipset | Android Central Wear OS 3 was absent at Google I/O 2022, but that’s just fine | Android Central Wear OS companion app opens up beta program, could be a sign of things to come | 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. Truebill: Don’t fall for subscription scams. Start cancelling today at truebill.com/acp. It could save you THOUSANDS a year.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    The Beautiful Chaos of Android

    The Beautiful Chaos of Android

    Shruti and Nick sit down with Qualcomm General Manager of Handsets, Chris Patrick, to discuss the chip manufacturer's latest announcements and talk about where the industry is headed. Then, Jerry and Alex join in to share their thoughts on how new processors will benefit the most important people—You!
    Links: The new Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 pushes flagship Android smartphones to new heights | Android Central The Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 arrives to bring a new era of powerful mid-range Android phones | Android Central Sponsors: Manscaped: Get 20% Off and Free Shipping with the code ACP at Manscaped.com.

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Googley, Googles, Googler, Google I/O

    Googley, Googles, Googler, Google I/O

    Google I/O 2022 has come and gone, and we have SOOOO much to discuss. We chime in on all the software and hardware announcements. We end the episode by paying tribute to our friend and co-worker, Babu Mohan, who passed away unexpectedly earlier this year. He will be greatly missed as a member of the Android Central family.
    Links: Google IO 2022 | Android Central Google I/O 2022: Biggest announcements from the keynote | Android Central The Google Wallet / Google Pay split is messy but might just work | Android Central Google teases smart AR glasses that put Google Translate on your face | Android Central Google makes it easier to remove search results about yourself and control your ads | Android Central The Galaxy Watch 4 isn't getting Google Assistant just yet, but it's close | Android Central After 10 years of Google’s messy hardware strategy, it looks like they finally got it right | Android Central Google I/O ignored the Pixel Fold, but don't lose hope | Android Central Here's your first look at the Pixel 7 and 7 Pro, coming later this fall | Android Central Google's Pixel Buds Pro are coming in July and bringing ANC with them | Android Central The iPod is dead | TechCrunch Samsung needs to bring back its iPod competitor | 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 11 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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