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Android Central 285: What are you wearing?

After a few wild weeks on the road we're back with even more new hardware — the Huawei P9, for one, and the new Android Wear MODE bands for another. Plus the Nextbit Robin has received a major update and is better than ever, someone drops an F-bomb, and we see if podcasts on Google Play Music are anything to fuss over.

Audio only this week!

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  • Audio only yet again. Posted via the Android Central App
  • ikr. this is three weeks in a row. and four our of five i think. **** is getting old.
  • Yawn. Podcast Audio only is boring. Doubt i will even listen this week.
  • I agree. Don't like audio only podcasts. Doesn't hold my interest as muich.
  • People really watch the Android Central podcast video? Really really? Posted from my Nokia 3310
  • Khakis Posted via the Android Central App
  • Going commando Posted from Nexus 6 running Android N
  • So you like stock Android... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haha, hell yeah Posted from Nexus 6 running Android N
  • +1 AT&T Galaxy Note 4
  • Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good podcast Love for all things android and IT
  • Android Auto support might not be there, but you can now podcast via GPM to Sonos and that's huge. Much more useful... Posted via the Android Central App
  • I don't want Podcasts in with my music anyway. I still don't understand why they killed Listen way back when. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'm listening to this podcast on Google's Play Music again. Dam It Feels Good To Be A Google Gangster
  • I was going to, but couldn't work out where the podcasts section of the app was... Then I remembered where it was... North America. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just got to the discussion of watchband parts, and I'm reminded of the discussion about cable standards.
    "There are 13 cable standards. I'm going to make one, that's better then all of them and will be make them obsolete! .... thus, the creation of the 14th cable standard"
    I think Jerry was the one that said that a number of episodes ago talking about the usb-c.
  • I 100% agree with Jerry about the crappy notification options. They need to go back to a simple silence option or figure out a way for Do Not Disturb to stop turning itself off.
  • MODE still uses the same old spring-pins right, or am I missing something there? As far as I can tell it's not actually trying to displace the existing standard, it's just improving the UX of that standard. Think of it more like a physical API for the spring-pin. To be 100% honest, even though I am an OG apple hater from way back, I am totally grape jelly of that magnetic Milanese Loop.
  • IDK, I'm usually firmly in the Jerry camp, but I have to agree with Phil today. I don't see anything wrong with indexing public feeds. I don't know much about RSS publishing, but I have to assume there's a robots.txt equivalent you could use. But honestly, if you choose to make it public, I have no problem with it being searchable. I took one look at podcasts in Play Music, and they don't have all of my podcasts in their listings, and I can't manually add feeds, so that's a deal killer. I'm curious how Jerry feels about dogcatcher, Pocketcasts, etc, having a search function; presumably not every podcast creator put themselves into those results for each app independently. That search function is a major source of discovery, which presumably podcast creators want available.
  • Hey Phil. Check out the comments on Jerry's post on the porn site. I would love to have your take, especially on your level of integrity. Posted via the Android Central App
  • My take is the same as it was here.
  • Somehow on many podcast I feel like Russell holly seldomly talks unless Phil 'wakes him up' Posted via the Android Central App