All About Android (Audio)

All About Android (Audio)

By TWiT

All About Android delivers everything you want to know about Android each week--the biggest news, freshest hardware, best apps and geekiest how-tos--with Android enthusiasts Jason Howell, Ron Richards, Huyen Tue Dao, and a variety of special guests along the way. Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy over a decade of Android in our archives.

Episodes

AAA: Android Faithful is Your New Android Home! - With Jason Howell, Ron Richards, Huyen Tue Dao, and Mishaal Rahman

All About Android fans, listen up! If you were disappointed when the show went away, then you'll be happy to know that Jason Howell, Ron Richards, Huyen Tue Dao, and Mishaal Rahman brought the AAA fun to a new home called Android Faithful. Each week, the AF crew discusses the latest news, hardware, and apps for the world's biggest mobile operating system. Special guests, from journalists, to industry big wigs, to execs from inside the Google mothership join the crew to detail the ongoing evolution of Google's Android. Join us and be a part of the Android Faithful! Hosts: Jason Howell, Ron Richards, and Huyen Tue Dao Co-Host: Mishaal Rahman Visit AndroidFaithful.com or search your favorite podcatcher to subscribe!
02/01/24·1m 12s

AAA 635: Hall of Fame - A long awaited look at the very best Android hardware and apps since the beginning

Sharing news regarding the future of All About Android. Huyen just got her Pixel Tablet! She shares her thoughts. Android Hardware Hall of Fame. Android App Hall of Fame. All About All About Android. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/42V2ymq Hosts: Jason Howell, Ron Richards, Huyen Tue Dao, and Florence Ion Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: decisions.com/twit
21/06/23·2h 18m

AAA 634: How Do I Find Them Discords? - Pixel drop, AT&T on Jibe RCS, Tensor G3 details, OnePlus Fold

Hands-free photos, SpO2 and more for the Pixel family. @MishaalRahman: Android 14 Beta 3 and Platform Stability. Here is what's new in Android 14 Beta 3. @lockheimer: Today I'm excited to share that we're working with AT&T to accelerate adoption of the RCS standard, and that AT&T's default Android messaging will now be via the Jibe platform, so their users will get the latest RCS features instantly. @MishaalRahman: Google is retiring Android TV 13, I can now confirm. See this thread for the full details on what's changing. @MishaalRahman: I'm looking through the first Android TV 14 beta right now to find what's new! Here's what I've found so far. Exclusive: These are the leaked camera specs for the Google Pixel 8 series. Exclusive: Everything you want to know about the Pixel 8's processor leaked. Join us for the official launch on July 11th, 11:00 EST on nothing.tech. Exclusive Nothing Phone (2) First Look: Get a Sneak Peek at Carl Pei's Highly Anticipated Nothing Phone 2. OnePlus' foldable phone is launching in... August! The Reddit App War Is Getting Messy. Apollo will close down on June 30th. Reddit's recent decisions and actions have unfortunately made it impossible for Apollo to continue. Sync will shut down on June 30, 2023. Pocket Casts for Wear OS is now available in beta. JR's tip of the week: Reading Mode. Followup to fan who wrote about wireless charging issues with Pixel 6 Pro. Pixel 7a fan review: The battery is not good. Why I installed GrapheneOS on the Pixel 7a. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3qx3C2n Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Co-Hosts: Mishaal Rahman and JR Raphael Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: fastmail.com/twit cachefly.com/twit
14/06/23·1h 37m

AAA 633: Pixel 7a Review - Android feature drop, Motorola Razr Plus, dead Assistant features, Magic Compose beta

Connect on the go and learn new skills with new Android features. Build reading skills with a new Google Play Books feature. Google Wallet for Android now supports digital IDs. 5 new ways to add more to Google Wallet. Jason's Pixel 7a review. The Motorola Razr Plus' new cover screen is a big deal. Motorola Razr+ outer display is a game changer – here's everything it can do. Google Assistant is killing support for notes and lists integration with third-party apps. You can now set up the Google Tasks Assistant migration. New Google Weather looks to be a standalone app, integrate with Google Clock. @MishaalRahman: Instead of a standalone app you interact with, though, I think this new app could *just* be a location-based weather provider for not just the Clock app but potentially other Google apps down the road. Google starts rolling out image generation in Slides, more Duet AI for Gmail and Docs. Messages Magic Compose beta starts rolling out: RCS only, priority for Google One subs. JR's tip of the week: Raise to Answer. Struggling to find a good magnetic battery pack for Android. Unsafe volume notification feature is not good in the car. Nick's Android journey might end with an iPhone. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3WT8Cui Hosts: Jason Howell, Ron Richards, and Huyen Tue Dao Co-Host: JR Raphael Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
07/06/23·1h 32m

AAA 632: OnePlus Pad Review - Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5, Pixel 8 Pro temperature sensor, Amazon Fire Max 11

Jason's OnePlus Pad review OnePlus Pad: The Best Android Tablet Out Now? Mobvoi TicWatch Pro 5! The Most Powerful WearOS Watch, But What About Updates? Amazon creeps into the premium tablet market with the Fire Max 11 The Pixel 8 Pro temperature sensor only matters if Google commits Sources: Pixel Watch 2 gets major battery life boost with switch to Snapdragon chip Google confirms it was working on a second foldable phone, so what happened? YouTube is already testing uploading podcasts via RSS Apple releases Apple Music Classical for Android before iPad or Mac apps Max rebrand killed the 'HBO Max' button on some Android TV remotes JR's tip of the week: YouTube Music tips Three emails answering our call on Pixel loyalty stories. Read our show notes: https://bit.ly/42gW94X Hosts: Jason Howell and Ron Richards Co-Host: JR Raphael Guest: Juan Bagnell Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: decisions.com/twit
31/05/23·1h 52m

AAA 631: Talkin' Developer Tools With Google - Matthew McCullough and J. Eason, Pixel loyalty problem, Gboard

Interview with Matthew McCullough and J. Eason: Explain your role as its evolved with Android over the years. How does your perspective with the Dev tools team compare to other teams and how you interact with Developers? What is the teams perspective on AI in regards to being part of the users experience and the dev experience? What is Studio Bot? What about how devs/companies may be wary of using Studio Bot, like how Apple and Samsung have banned devs from using ChatGPT? Cynical developers might be resistant to this. What's your take on that? What is developer reaction to the AI integration inside of Android Studio? Have you felt a change in interest or engagement with developers and partners as a whole in relation to larger form factors? What has been added to the OS, apis etc that devs can use to build better apps for foldable devices? - What kinds of features are devs NOT integrating for large screens, and they should! Can you comment on what "Modern Android" means to the team and how are you prioritizing new features and capabilities with "fixing" issues? What are your favorites Android 14 features? Google Is Spared a Search-Engine Switch by a Major Partner. Google Pixel owners are seemingly more likely to switch brands, and it's not hard to see why. Google's Smartphone Loyalty Problem. Gboard for Android preps an easier way to 'Resize'. JR's tip of the week: AppSales. @MishaalRahman: Android 14 prepares to let you save an 'app pair' that launches side-by-side in split-screen mode! @MishaalRahman: Hands-on: I finally got this fully working, so here's a full demo of Android 14's new partial screen recording feature. @MishaalRahman: If you connect a physical keyboard to a large screen device running Android 14, under Settings > System > Keyboard > Physical keyboard, the "keyboard shortcuts" menu will now show a MUCH more comprehensive list of available keyboard shortcuts, as shown below! @MishaalRahman: This feature is indeed live in Android 14 Beta 2! User Nick Cipriani shared this image from their Pixel. Oddly, they received this message while playing audio from their Bluetooth speaker and not headphones. @Nail_Sadykov: Looks like Android 14 will finally let you use system navigation while you're dragging & drop items. That is, you can take a photo or text from one app, open another app and drop it there. QUICK preview of the OnePlus Pad and Pixel 7a. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3BQaoTc Hosts: Jason Howell, Ron Richards, and Huyen Tue Dao Co-Hosts: Mishaal Rahman and JR Raphael Guests: Matthew McCullough and Jamal Eason Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsors: fastmail.com/twit CDW.com/HPE
24/05/23·1h 37m

AAA 630: IO23: This Is The Way - Artificial Intelligence everywhere, Pixel Tablet/Fold/7a, Project Starline

How was IO 2023 as an event this year? Google finally demos generative AI in Search, with a waitlist starting today. Introducing PaLM 2. Android Studio @ I/O '23: Announcing Studio Bot, an AI-powered coding assistant. How Gmail's New AI Feature Will Write Your Emails for You. Google's Magic Compose can rewrite your texts using AI. New ways AI is making Maps more immersive. Magic Editor in Google Photos: New AI editing features for reimagining your photos. Android's new generative AI can reply to your texts and design its own wallpaper. The Curious Case of the Missing Google Assistant. 16 ways that Android 14 will subtly improve your phone. Google's Project Starline Is an Ambitious Cure to My Remote Worker Loneliness. Pixel 7a. Google's Pixel 7a Is Just as Good as the Regular Pixel 7. Pixel Tablet. Pixel Fold. @Captain2Phones: Pixel Fold *can* fold flat (or nearly flat). But you need to really bend it to get it there – too much for comfort. JR's tip of the week: Niagara Launcher. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3od8QiX Hosts: Jason Howell, Ron Richards, and Huyen Tue Dao Co-Host: JR Raphael Guest: Michael Wolfson Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: cachefly.com/twit
17/05/23·2h 25m

AAA 629: The Password Paradigm - Google IO preview, Passkeys launch, Finder Network, Magic Compose, Google TV

Google IO preview! Google passkeys are a no-brainer. You've turned them on, right? The beginning of the end of the password. Apple and Google team up to bring AirTag-like unwanted tracking alerts to all item trackers on iPhone and Android. Android's 'Finder Network' should support some existing Bluetooth trackers. Google TV update rolling out with performance boost, frees up storage with app hibernation. Improvements to your Google TV Experience. Android update fixes a vulnerability that lets system apps be downgraded beyond the factory version. Improving Consistency of Background Work on Android. @MishaalRahman: Google's working to bring Material Design to Android Automotive OS, but unlike on phones, colors will be chosen by the OEM instead of derived by an algorithm. @MishaalRahman: Following the Bluetooth, WiFi, and UWB stacks, Google will next turn Android's NFC stack into a modular system component, i.e. a Project Mainline module! Tutorial: How to stop apps like Authy, Venmo, etc., from being locked to portrait mode on Android tablets/foldables. Gmail is adding a blue checkmark to better verify senders. Google Messages 'Magic Compose' AI can reply to friends – or write them a song. @MishaalRahman: According to a few users on Telegram, the Google Play Store is starting to show ads for apps in the search screen. Is anyone else seeing this? JR's tip of the week: Notification alerts! Notification Light - aodNotify. Missed call reminder, Flash on. Another viewer's tablet journey. Why not use a phone as a hotspot to drive the tablet in the car? Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/42JjzjM Hosts: Jason Howell, Ron Richards, and Huyen Tue Dao Co-Hosts: Mishaal Rahman and JR Raphael Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: joindeleteme.com/twit promo code TWIT
10/05/23·1h 39m

AAA 628: Quantifiable Badness - Google IO schedule, tracker stalking, OnePlus Pad, YouTube Music podcasts

- Google IO schedule is out! - Google shares I/O 2023 session list, including What's new in Android, Material Design, and gen AI.  - Apple, Google team up to tackle Bluetooth tracker-stalking terror.  - Google says Android will separate notification and ringtone volume.  - The OnePlus Pad is an impressive tablet for its price.  - OnePlus Pad Is a Promising First Tablet That Won't Break the Bank.  - OnePlus Pad hands-on: I did not know they still made displays this bad.  - Motorola is finally bringing a real flagship contender to the US.  - The 2023 Moto G features good looks, sweet $250 price tag.  - The Google Pixel Fold looks nearly gapless in first leaked marketing images.  - One WhatsApp account, now across multiple phones.  - Google on why Authenticator sync isn't E2E encrypted, but option coming later.  - YouTube Music officially launching podcasts in the US on Android, iOS, and web.  - JR's tip of the week: Pixel Search.  - Can I cast my phone's screen to my tablet in the car?  - An Android fan shares his tablet experience.  - Smart Lock issues on Samsung devices can be fixed temporarily. Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/42jPOWQ Hosts: Jason Howell, Ron Richards, and Huyen Tue Dao Guest: JR Raphael Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit
03/05/23·1h 13m

AAA 627: A Bounty of Bezels - Google Authenticator Cloud Sync, BMW Digital Car Key Plus, Motorola Razr Foldable

Google Authenticator finally, mercifully adds account syncing for two-factor codes. BMW brings digital car key support to Android with support for Pixel and Samsung. Android now has a smart solution for crashing apps. Kuba leaks the Pixel Fold. More Google Pixel Fold Specs Leak: It Seems Like a Real Contender For Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold. Google Pixel Tablet pricing starts to leak out. Google's Expensive Pixel Tablet Dock Leaks on Amazon. Motorola officially teases new Razr foldable. Motorola Razr's outer display will measure 3.5 inches as the official teaser comes out. Motorola set to launch two foldables, including the cheaper 'Razr Lite'. OnePlus' first tablet will cost $479. Upcoming Reddit changes may spell the end of free third-party apps. Decentralized Twitter competitor 'Bluesky' now has an Android app. Winamp is coming to Android, but it's not what you think. Flashback: After Over 15 Years Of Service, Winamp Will Cease To Be Available For Download Starting December 20th. JR's tip of the week: JR's final YouTube tips video. Looking for a DUMB smartphone. Has Samsung fixed the Exynos vulnerability yet? Why is Smart Lock not working anymore? Read our show notes here: https://bit.ly/3L2OHDM Hosts: Jason Howell, Ron Richards, and Huyen Tue Dao Co-Host: JR Raphael Subscribe to All About Android at https://twit.tv/shows/all-about-android. Get episodes ad-free with Club TWiT at https://twit.tv/clubtwit Sponsor: decisions.com/twit
25/04/23·1h 23m
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