Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Jerry Hildenbrand, and Hayato Huseman are here with a cornucopia of Android news. First up, they address solutions to some common problems with Pixel 3 that have been vexing early adopters, and its lack of face unlock as a missed opportunity to set an example for OEMs to follow. Jerry shares his expertise on the USB-C spec, and how the new iPad Pro will drive demand for more, and better quality peripherals from all manufacturers — and benefiting all users in the process. Hayato reviews the new Palm phone. It's certainly tiny. And as a device running full Android 8, it CAN do more than the minimal amount of tasks it's intended for. But does it actually help someone achieve improved digital wellness? Lastly, the discussion turns to the announcements from Samsung's developer conference, particularly Samsung's Android 9 Pie interface called 'One UI', and their Infinity Flex Display technology. Whether or not you want one, foldable devices are on the way. Show Notes and Links: and using offer code "AC" at checkout — Terms and conditions apply.
401: Craptic Feedback
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Russell Holly are joined by our very own Hayato Huseman! The deluge of new phones in October continues with the launch of OnePlus 6T and RED Hydrogen One — the crew have in-depth looks at both devices. But before they get to the main event(s), they talk about the various controversies surrounding Pixel 3, but Daniel explains why it is becoming his favorite phone of all time. Plus, they make sense of the charging speed discrepancies between Pixel Stand and Qi compliant wireless chargers. Finally, Russell professes his love and devotion to Google Home Hub. Show Notes and Links: : All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.
400: You Are Sorely Mistaken
Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Alex Dobie, and Jerry Hildenbrand are here to celebrate the 400th episode of Android Central Podcast with some seriously deep Pixel 3 gazing and analysis of the Huawei Mate 20 Series phones! They also discuss Pixel Slate, Google Home Hub, and a ton more! Plus, as a special bonus, Ara Wagoner is joined by Des Smith of T-Mobile to chat about the history of Android phones and share some of their favorite devices. This is a truly epic episode. Don't miss a syllable! Show Notes and Links: : All the best deals from Amazon, Best Buy, and more, fussily curated and constantly updated.
399: Russell's Stupid Watch
The rumors are real, and they're spectacular! Daniel Bader and Jerry Hildenbrand are joined by Andrew Martonik as he provides a firsthand look at Google's Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. It's an iterative device, but in all the right areas with improvements to the camera, display, and better spec parity between the small and lager models. The phones will be available on Oct. 18th, with a starting price of $799. As an appetizer to the main course, the LG V40 ThinQ and LG Watch W7 are here as well. V40 ThinQ is a solid phone, but the crew are less than impressed by LG's latest watch. Dive in! Show Notes and Links: : The smartest way to hire. Try ZipRecruiter for free. That’s right FREE!
398: The Amazon Echo... Show
Daniel Bader takes a break from dirty diapers and sleepless nights to join Andrew Martonik and Jerry Hildenbrand for an in-depth look at the staggering number of devices Amazon unveiled at a recent event in Seattle. This is a serious shot across the bow of every smart home company. Amazon excels at automation — now they're looking to Echo all the things into just about every facet of life imaginable. What are your favorite voice assistant and smart home devices? Let us know! Show Notes and Links: ! Just search your podcast app for "Ride Home" and subscribe today!