Android Central 264: A brief history of Android

We're taking this entire holiday podcast to talk about our History of Android project, an eight-part series that takes a look back at Android's meager beginnings through its rise to total world domination from some of the folks who actually made it happen.

Read the entire series at

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  • I just pressed play. This will be some good listening. Posted via the Android Central App
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  • Great podcast guys! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Enjoyed the podcast. Posted via Android Central App
  • This technical issue may be specific to the download I got through Pocketcasts (so please check). There seems to be a constant high tone, quite low in the mix, for the entire podcast duration. If it is on the master, a narrow notch filter could almost entirely remove it. A very interesting discussion about the early days of Android. My first device came with 2.1 and my first phone was the Samsung GS2 with 2.3; so I missed the early days. The Android Central Podcast has always been the most intereting and tight of the many podcasts on the subject. I never miss it - and try to listen (or watch) live when I can. Thanks AC team
  • Pretty sure it's because I recorded on a different computer. But thanks for pointing it out.
  • Great show. Definitely love the idea of you guys talking about the history of our beloved OS in next week's cast. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I loved my Nexus S, I didn't buy it new, because it was like £550 at the time, and no way could I afford that. But I eventually got a used one and I loved the amoled screen, with the real blacks, that I'd never seen on a screen before. The curve was cool and futuristic. And the camera was amazing for the time, I don't think it really got the credit it deserved for that. I used that thing from gingerbread right up to jelly bean, and it worked great on all of them. NFC and the prospect of mobile payments was exciting, but I never ever used it. I still have it sitting somewhere. I even thought about going back to it this year, after my xperia Z broke, but of course my sim didn't fit in it. Posted via the Android Central App
  • The notification for a AC app on nexus 6p is just a white plain square :/ Posted via the Android Central App
  • Same for me on my Sony. Posted via the Android Central App
  • This did not help me, im selling my LG tablet but 1st i want to back up all of my pictures onto my SD or sim card that is in my tablet now
  • Phil seeing as you was talking about not wanting to use your phone in the car can you recommend any good bluetooth headsets, would be nice to have a article regarding the best in the teams eyes.
    Hope you can shed some light on this
    Many Thanks
    Happy Holidays
  • Actually i want latest android version of p 55 panasonic is this available on net