All Posts by Jim Metzendorf

Android Central Podcast: MediaTek, Google buys Fitbit, Pixel performance
Pixel Support Group

Android Central Podcast: MediaTek, Google buys Fitbit, Pixel performance

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Andrew Martonik is joined for a live episode by Michael Fisher and David Cogen, proprietor of the YouTube channel TheUnlockr, to chat about the news of the week, including Google's purchase of Fitbit and the overall wearable landscape. They also discuss some ongoing issues with Pixel 4, and David provides a look at Sony's Xperia 5. Listen now Subscribe in Google Play Music: Audio...

Android Central Podcast Listener Q&A Edition: All your questions answered!
bourbon on the rocks

Android Central Podcast Listener Q&A Edition: All your questions answered!

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It's a listener question extravaganza! We tackle what's on your mind in the Android world (along with some non-Android questions as well). Join Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, Ara Wagoner, and Andrew Martonik for advice on everything from which budget phone to buy, the importance of RCS messaging, and favorite drinks! Listen now Subscribe in Google Play Music: Audio Subscribe in...

Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, Nest Wifi [#acpodcast]
Baby Steps of Ambient Computing

Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, Nest Wifi [#acpodcast]

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Made by Google '19 has come and gone — now it's time to dissect everything that went down! Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Ara Wagoner focus this week on Pixel Buds, Pixelbook Go, Nest Mini, and Nest Wifi. Pixel Buds represent the next stage of computing, but Pixelbook Go is a step backwards. The last few minutes of the show contain general impressions of Pixel 4, but keep your...

iPhone 11 vs. Everything, Huawei's mess, Fold durability [#acpodcast]
Back and worse than ever

iPhone 11 vs. Everything, Huawei's mess, Fold durability [#acpodcast]

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Jerry Hildenbrand, Daniel Bader, and Andrew Martonik have a gander at iPhone 11 compared to the Android flagships, especially as it relates to camera performance. They also discuss Huawei Mate 20 Pro and the mess the company's strategy has become in absence of access to Google Services. Finally, they continue to poke holes in the durability of Galaxy Fold. Listen now Subscribe in...

IFA phone follow up, more Pixel 4 leaks, iPhone 11 [#acpodcast]
Way beyond potato leaks

IFA phone follow up, more Pixel 4 leaks, iPhone 11 [#acpodcast]

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Andrew Martonik, Hayato Huseman, and Daniel Bader follow up on some additional phone announcements from IFA, then dig in to the latest leaks about Pixel 4. They also talk about the various iPhone 11 models, Apple's $329 iPad, and the excellent value of Apple Arcade at only $4.99/mo. Listen now Subscribe in Google Play Music: Audio Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio...

Google exposes Pixel 4 features and tests Play Pass subscription service
Avoid the Grind

Google exposes Pixel 4 features and tests Play Pass subscription service

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Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk in-depth about Google's recent tease of Pixel 4. They also discuss rumors about the Play Pass subscription service, which will offer access to hundreds of premium apps and games. Finally, NVIDIA updates Shield TV to Android 9 Pie, and a group of industrious users have developed a hack to run Android on Nintendo Switch. Listen...

Note 10 and Pixel 4 rumors; Apple buys Intel modem, T-Mobile/Sprint merger
Life's too short for boring tech

Note 10 and Pixel 4 rumors; Apple buys Intel modem, T-Mobile/Sprint merger

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It turned out to be anything but a slow news week. Daniel Bader, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Ara Wagoner pour over rumors about Galaxy Note 10, Pixel 4, and the discuss the return of Galaxy Fold. Daniel also shares his enthusiasm for the Sonos-powered Symfonisk speakers from Ikea. Where there's smoke there's fire, and rumors about Apple purchasing the majority of Intel's smartphone modem...

Android Q and Third Party Launchers with Developer Chris Lacy [#acpodcast]
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Android Q and Third Party Launchers with Developer Chris Lacy [#acpodcast]

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Daniel Bader and Ara Wagoner are joined by developer Chris Lacy of Action Launcher and ActionDash fame to discuss Android Q, third party launchers, using your phone less, and much more. Listen now Subscribe in Google Play Music: Audio Subscribe in iTunes: Audio Subscribe in RSS: Audio Download directly: Audio Show Notes and Links: Daniel Bader and Ara Wagoner are joined by...

Ive leaves Apple, ZenFone 6 review, Huawei keeping promises? [#acpodcast]
Harbinger of Doom

Ive leaves Apple, ZenFone 6 review, Huawei keeping promises? [#acpodcast]

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Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Jony Ive's departure from Apple and what that means for the entire tech community, and Alex provides his review of the Asus ZenFone 6. Plus, the gang take a hard look at the various ways in which Huawei might be able to keep their Android update promise. Listen now Subscribe in Google Play Music: Audio Subscribe in...

Pixel 4 leaks, status of Galaxy Fold, mobile gaming at E3 [#acpodcast]
When life gives you leaks...

Pixel 4 leaks, status of Galaxy Fold, mobile gaming at E3 [#acpodcast]

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Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly, and Jerry Hildenbrand look at the latest Pixel 4 leaks, including Google's decision to share a render of the phone months before release. They also talk about the current state of Galaxy Fold and whether or not it is likely to be released anytime soon. On the other hand, the Galaxy fit smartwatch is out now and pretty good for $99. People at E3 are...