All Posts by Jim Metzendorf

AC Podcast 485: Antitrust Hearing; Note 20 Leaks; Huawei leads shipments
Being cautious was reasonable

AC Podcast 485: Antitrust Hearing; Note 20 Leaks; Huawei leads shipments

Jim Metzendorf

Google's CEO testified before the United States Congress House Judiciary Committee along with the leaders of Facebook, Apple, and Amazon. Jerry, Andrew, and Daniel evaluate the hearing and possible outcomes. They also engage in a significant amount of phone talk, thanks to leaks about the upcoming Galaxy Note 20. Huawei supplants Samsung as the world's largest smartphone maker (at...

AC Podcast 483: 125W charging; OnePlus Nord; Pixel 4a leak
The Allure of Fast Charging

AC Podcast 483: 125W charging; OnePlus Nord; Pixel 4a leak

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Daniel, Andrew, and Jerry touch on the recent Twitter hack before diving into OPPO and Realme's ludicrously fast 125W charging speeds. There's more to say about OnePlus Nord, thanks to an exclusive video from the amazing Marques Brownlee. Pixel 4a is still on the way, and there is a ton of other Google news to cover this week. Dig in! Listen now Subscribe in Pocket Casts: Audio...

AC Podcast 482: Android 11 Beta 2 & Pixel weirdness, ft. Jason Howell
Don't screw it up

AC Podcast 482: Android 11 Beta 2 & Pixel weirdness, ft. Jason Howell

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Jason Howell of "All About Android" and many other shows on the TWiT network joins Jerry and Daniel to examine all the new features in Android 11 Beta 2. They also talk about Microsoft's first foray into an Android phone, the Surface Duo. It's certain to be a niche product, but will it be too niche? And for that matter, will it be any good? This episode is chock full of Google-y goodness! Listen now Subscribe in Pocket Casts: Audio Subscribe in Spotify: Audio Subscribe in iTunes: Audio...

AC Podcast 481: Google buys North; Chromebook Gaming; Qualcomm Wear 4100
Cooking with Parrots

AC Podcast 481: Google buys North; Chromebook Gaming; Qualcomm Wear 4100

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Russell Holly joins Daniel and Jerry for a chat about Google's purchase of AR glasses company North. Dell's new Chromebooks with 10th Gen Intel processors could gain Steam support, which could help win the hearts and minds of gamers. Qualcomm's new Snapdragon Wear 4100 is on the way. The company says it could provide an 85% performance boost to Wear OS smartwatches, with 25% better...

AC Podcast 479: Xperia 1 ii & When Phones Were Fun, ft. MrMobile
An Opinionated Product

AC Podcast 479: Xperia 1 ii & When Phones Were Fun, ft. MrMobile

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Michael Fisher stops by for a chat about the amazing series of videos on his Mr. Mobile YouTube channel: 'When Phones Were Fun'. He, Daniel, and Andrew also discuss why many developers give preference to Apple's App Store over Google Play, despite Apple's onerous and inconsistent rules. They share thoughts on Sony's Xperia 1 ii, the camera in Huawei's P40 Pro Plus, Jelly 2, Google...

AC Podcast 478: Android 11 Beta is here; Huawei P40 Pro Plus review
Farm Friendly Episode

AC Podcast 478: Android 11 Beta is here; Huawei P40 Pro Plus review

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Alex Dobie joins Andrew Martonik and Daniel Bader for a detailed conversation about the major new features found in Android 11 Beta 1. Alex also reports on the extraordinary picture making capabilities of the Huawei P40 Pro Plus. As he describes in the show, it sets a new bar for secondary sensors in smartphone cameras. Listen now Subscribe in Pocket Casts: Audio Subscribe in...

AC Podcast 477: Android 11 beta delayed; Pixel Feature Drop; TV Dongles
The Roku Impasse

AC Podcast 477: Android 11 beta delayed; Pixel Feature Drop; TV Dongles

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Google has postponed its Android 11 event and beta, but there is a feature drop for Pixel phones that brings new features along with vague battery life promises. Jerry Hildenbrand, Andrew Martonik, and Daniel Bader also examine rumors of a new Android TV dongle and the current state of streaming devices. OnePlus 8 Pro is difficult, if not impossible, to find. So that makes it hard to...