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The Android Authority Podcast – discussing topics in Android every week. Tech nerds and Android enthusiasts unite each week on the Android Authority Podcast. If you are looking for an entertaining overview of recent technology news and culture, join Joshua Vergara, Jonathan Feist, Joe Hindy, Andrew Grush, Nirave Gondhia, John Dye and other guests from around the tech community and from within our family at Android Authority, TabTimes and SoundGuys. If you've never heard the terms #joerant or #niraveegg, you're totally missing out. You'll need to listen in for these and more shenanigans on the Android Authority Podcast. The Android Authority Podcast is recorded each Thursday. Brought to you by Android Authority, your source for all things Android. Check out androidauthority.com for all the best news and reviews for your favorite phones and tablets, then join our community forums to join in on the discussion. Don't forget to hit our YouTube channel for even more. We are also represented by TabTimes, a tablet enthusiast site, allowing our team to expand beyond Android a little, and SoundGuys, reviewing all the best mobile audio gear.
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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 31, 2016

Jonathan Feist returns from Japan, Joe Hindy and David Imel have questions and our regular Android Authority Podcast tech talk ensues for another episode. Joe is a little upset about fake Amazon reviews, Jonathan drones on for half an hour about Japan, (which was awesome, by the way), David is unhappy with Google's versioning strategy, but happy for a Messenger update, Kris Carlon said the Apple A10 chip is pretty powerful, we talk it through and Xiaomi has a couple new phones, the Mi Note 2 and the Mi MIX, which Josh was in China to put his hands on.

Finally, we take to Twitter and the Android Authority Forums to take your questions and comments, leading us to ponder if Google is positioning itself to purchase HTC. Think about it.

The Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every single week.

Rough Timecodes:
Amazon review gripes and Jonathan's Japan trip during check in
46:00 - Google Messenger update
56:00 - Apple A10 chipset
66:00 - Xiaomi Mi Note 2
84:00 - Your questions from the Forums and Twitter

Oct 24, 2016

Joshua Vergara, Joe Hindy and David Imel give great insight into their personal lives on the latest episode of the Android Authority Podcast. The check in includes a remote hello from Jonathan from Japan, and Josh's experience at the LeEco event in San Francisco. Topics start off with the Google Pixel, talking value and ingress protection, Josh opens up a live Q&A session for the LG V20, a phone that was promoted as the first to sell with Android 7.0 Nougat, but isn't actually out yet.

LeEco had a big event, Josh sounds like he enjoyed it for its dramatic approach, and the affordable Le Pro 3. An electric car, big screen TV and a bicycle made it to the show as well. The chat rounds out with a bit of news and some nostalgia over phones of the past. 

 

The Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every single week.

Oct 17, 2016

In an explosive episode (sorry, I had to do that) Josh and Joe are joined by returning hosts Lanh and David to talk about the week's top Android news. The Galaxy Note 7 discontinuation is obviously the biggest pieces of news and there is ample time given to the topic. However, before all that, David gives his recounting of the Oculus Connect event that he and VRSource covered just a couple weeks back. Lanh gives us his quick podcast review of the Sony Xperia XZ, the full review of which is on Android Authority; and, finally, we talk about Nougat 7.1 and the Developer Preview that basically leaves out Google Assistant.

But perhaps the craziest piece of news actually came from the podcast itself - that Josh has been buying faulty USB-C cables and it actually claimed a victim. Yeah, it's that bad. Josh is inconsolable. Listen to hear more!

The Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every single week.

Rough Timecodes:

Oculus Connect during David's check-in
32:00 - Note 7 discontinued
42:00 - Josh's life is changed
54:00 - Sony Xperia XZ
70:00 - Nougat 7.1 Developer Preview

Oct 11, 2016

Join Joshua Vergara, Jonathan Feist, Joe Hindy, and a returning Nirave Gondhia as they get together for another fun episode of the Android Authority Podcast! In this episode, it's all about the Google Pixel event where we were treated to announcements of the new Google products for 2016. Before getting into the actual devices and announcements, this week's check-in is largely a talk about Craig David, a favorite recording of artist of Josh and Nirave, who performed at the UK Google event (basically, Josh's FOMO was real). From there, however, the guys get into the big discussions - Google Wifi kicks off the event talk as Feist gives his thoughts on what could be a good solution for in-home connectivity. Google Home comes up next, and the general thoughts were that Home poses an interesting new direction for Google's robust and somewhat scary Learning Matrix. Speaking of the Learning Matrix, a tweet from a happy listener makes the guys ponder if Google's design direction for their products simply masks the fact that Google's services - like Google Assistant - are a bit too smart and somewhat terrifying. And finally the guys get into a big discussion regarding the Google Pixel phones and why they might be a little divisive for fans of Google's previous hardware endeavors - basically, it comes down to Pixel vs Nexus. See the timecodes below to see, roughly, where these topics all take place in the podcast and enjoy this episode of the Android Authority Podcast!

The Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every week.

Rough timecodes:
24:00 - Google WiFi
35:00 - Google Home and Assistant
54:00 - Is Google Assistant terrifying?
68:00 - Google Pixel

Oct 3, 2016

Join Joshua Vergara, Joe Hindy and Jonathan Feist for another great episode of the Android Authority Podcast. Topics for the week start off with our real world difficulties with the Galaxy Note 7, Great news, we've launched a new site, Charged.io is our home for green technology, electric cars and drones, we discuss our expectations for October 4th, Google's product launch day, including our ideas on Nexus vs Pixel as a brand. As you know, our check-in is packed full of random tidbits of technology fun and how it influences our personal lives, but if you need to skip to the news, you're looking for the 26th minute this week.

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The Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every week.

Rough timecodes:
26:46 - Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, again
40:30 - We have launched Charged.io
44:48 - Pixel or Nexus?
55.45 - The rest of Google's potential Oct. 4 announcements

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