Andy and Flo run long this week, but that's because there's too much to say about Google's wearables trajectory. Before we get into it, Andy warns us he's holding court for the iPhone 11 for the next few weeks before updating us on our status as Gympie-Gympie Bush influencers (we're going to make it after all!). After that, we'll touch upon what's expected at Google's October 15 event in New York City, followed by the wearables discussion mentioned above. And then, a shout out to Pocketcasts and why its new free model is a good thing for all of us.
Material 220: Attempting Subversion
After addressing some listener feedback, Flo and Andy break down this week's Apple news and how it will affect the rest of us as diehard Google stans. (Hint: We're still wondering when WearOS will become compelling.) Then, we'll recap Google's terrible, no good day with the U.S.'s attorneys-general, followed by a quick demonstration of the new "What to Watch" tool on mobile Search.
Material 219: Cyber Speak
What kind of week would it be without Flo's mention of _Beverly Hills, 90210_? After they get that out of the way, your intrepid hosts rant about what Google Maps and Play Music need fixing, before checking back on their status as Gympie-Gympie Bush influencers. (We're officially out of the running.)
Then, sit tight as we dive into the new features of Android 10, including who will get the update and whether the Dark Theme has saved us any battery life. We also chat about the FTC's latest fine against Google for violating children's privacy on YouTube and wonder why the company would bother putting a camera into a smartwatch.
Material 218: Design ASMR
Flo catches us up on Relay FM's Family Feud, while Andy checks in on our Gympie-Gympie Bush influencer status. Then, we talk at length about Android's logo rebranding and when the rumor mill says we should be expecting Android 10's official debut. We also discuss Google's new community guideline for its employees, as well as some of the new (Andy-manifested) features in Google Maps.
Material 217: Who's Zoomin' Who?
After a bit of catch up on and even more flexing of their shared pop culture knowledge, Andy and Flo get to the bottom of why they're not yet considered Gympie-Gympie Bush influencers in Google's podcasting search engineer. Then, the two laments over Apple users' demonization of the green bubble, before expanding on why Google has made so many changes to its privacy policies in the last year. Before we close off the episode, a bit on Google's Go strategy, and why YouTube considers videos of fighting robots to be animal cruelty.