Material is a weekly discussion about the Google and Android universe. Your intrepid hosts try to answer the question, “What holds up the digital world?” The answer, so far, is that it’s Google all the way down. Hosted by Andy Ihnatko and Florence Ion.
You know things are getting interesting when Android's SVP is subtweeting Apple in a public forum. Why is the head of Android speaking candidly about messaging apps?
Google announces more incompatibility with its Fast Pair technology and more integrations with Android Auto. Then, the ITC found Google guilting of violating patents filed by Sonos. What does that mean for your Nest devices at home?
A Googley Look Back
Andy and Flo are taking some time for reflection. We'll look back at the ways Google won us over in 2021. We'll also take stock of some of Google's follies throughout the year before paying our respects in the Google Graveyard.
It's A Wonderful Phone
Andy's honeymoon with the Pixel 6 Pro is nearing its end, and Flo finally got herself a Christmas tree. We'll talk about the PIxel 5a's defeat over the iPhone 13 Pro, why it's not what you think, and why TikTok is beating out Google for traffic.
Keep Your Phone in Your Pocket
Flo and Andy are making their best impressions of the Christmas spirit. They wonder if Google Glass is coming back and why everyone is racing to put Android apps on Windows. They also chat about how Apple's latest Android app helps keep AirTag users safe.
Hawkeye The Pixel Guy
Why are 200 newspapers suing Google for harming their advertising business? And have Roku and YouTube finally settled their beef? Why Microsoft is behind a bug on Android, and maybe a Pixel Watch will get Hawkeye to upgrade his Pixel 3.
Great Google Podcast
Love Flo and Andy. Would like it if they’d go back to 3 hosts like when Russel was still with the show. Would also like chapters.
Florence is great
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it.
WHAT IS THE DIRECTION OF THIS PODCAST?
The title says it all. What is the direction of this podcast. Is it Google focused? Maybe. Is it Android focused? Nope. Designed focused? Nope.
I like each of these podcasters individually but a third podcast host is really needed.
When a blurry subject matter comes up Flo is hesitant to say anything bad about Google. Andy is too nice to press her about it.
The podcast needs a opinionated third FEMALE cast member. One that isn’t hesitant to go against Google.