Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by Marton Barcza of TechAltar to grade the performance of just about every player in the smartphone market you can think of. It's an evaluation of not only the quality of the devices, but the direction in which the companies are heading and whether or not they are successful in reaching their intended audiences. It's epic and worth every second spent vibrating your ear drum. Show Notes and Links: : All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.
403: Explict Action
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand are here with a mix of follow up and piping hot news for your listening pleasure. They discuss the performance on in-display fingerprint sensors and innovations in charging thanks to Gallium nitride. Additionally, Google is adding data encryption to Project Fi. That's great, but what's the catch? Is there a catch? Our sister site, Thrifter, is sponsoring the show this week — and with Black Friday on the horizon Jared DiPane speaks with Daniel some of the best deals for Android fans. "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." – Arthur C. Clarke This week, Google release an update to their camera app for Pixel phones with a feature called Night Sight. It enables low-light photography in a way that has never been done as effectively before now. Finally, the crew about the OnePlus Type-C Bullets vs. Google Pixel USB-C earbuds. Which of these low cost headphones are the best choice for you? Show Notes and Links: : All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.
402: The Vape of Phones
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Hayato Huseman are here with a cornucopia of Android news. First up, they address solutions to some common problems with Pixel 3 that have been vexing early adopters, and its lack of face unlock as a missed opportunity to set an example for OEMs to follow. Jerry shares his expertise on the USB-C spec, and how the new iPad Pro will drive demand for more, and better quality peripherals from all manufacturers — and benefiting all users in the process. Hayato reviews the new Palm phone. It's certainly tiny. And as a device running full Android 8, it CAN do more than the minimal amount of tasks it's intended for. But does it actually help someone achieve improved digital wellness? Lastly, the discussion turns to the announcements from Samsung's developer conference, particularly Samsung's Android 9 Pie interface called 'One UI', and their Infinity Flex Display technology. Whether or not you want one, foldable devices are on the way. Show Notes and Links: and using offer code "AC" at checkout — Terms and conditions apply.
401: Craptic Feedback
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly are joined by our very own Hayato Huseman! The deluge of new phones in October continues with the launch of OnePlus 6T and RED Hydrogen One — the crew have in-depth looks at both devices. But before they get to the main event(s), they talk about the various controversies surrounding Pixel 3, but Daniel explains why it is becoming his favorite phone of all time. Plus, they make sense of the charging speed discrepancies between Pixel Stand and Qi compliant wireless chargers. Finally, Russell professes his love and devotion to Google Home Hub. Show Notes and Links: : All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.
400: You Are Sorely Mistaken
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand are here to celebrate the 400th episode of Android Central Podcast with some seriously deep Pixel 3 gazing and analysis of the Huawei Mate 20 Series phones! They also discuss Pixel Slate, Google Home Hub, and a ton more! Plus, as a special bonus, Ara Wagoner is joined by Des Smith of T-Mobile to chat about the history of Android phones and share some of their favorite devices. This is a truly epic episode. Don't miss a syllable! Show Notes and Links: : All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.