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Android Authority Podcast

Jul 27, 2018

Recorded July 26 8:00 ET

Android P’s final beta has hit the airwaves, and Pixels and Nexi are downloading furiously. What does this mean? We’re that much closer to finding out the elusive Android P name - oh and gesture navigation too.

Android O has taken the world by storm - doubling its install base to...10%. This is actually really good news for Android and Android users and we explain why.

In an assistant showdown, Google Assistant reigned supreme in every category except one - and that one is a little weird given what we know about Android and Google.

The Google Pixel has one of the best cameras on the market today, and one of our editors is calling for a better camera app to match. Spoiler alert - not all of use agree that it’s necessary.

And finally, we take an exclusive peek at a new midrange HTC phone. Could this be the HTC U12 Life? It’s very possible and it’s rumored to come at an attractive price too.

All this and more this week on the Android Authority podcast!

Time codes:

01:20 - Android P Beta 4 is here, so the stable version of Android P is next!

06:55 - Android version distribution: Oreo installations more than doubled in 2 months

16:00 - Report: Google Assistant is better than Siri in every tested category – except one


28:25 - The Pixel 3 needs an updated Google Camera app

33:25 - Exclusive: Specs blowout for unannounced HTC smartphone codenamed “Imagine Life”

Phones we didn’t get a chance to talk about

Xiaomi Mi A2, Xiaomi Mi A2 vs Nokia 6, Honor 7s

The Android Authority podcast is:

Adam Doud - @DeadTechnology

Jonathan Feist - @JFeist1 / @DroneRush

Joe Hindy - @ThatJoeHindy

Produced by Adam Doud