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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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Dec 25, 2015

For this holiday week, Jonathan Feist, Andrew Grush and Joe Hindy got together to talk about their plans and the weather. Our boss and a few of our YouTube personalities, including Josh, sent a greeting message for you, and we managed to talk about Google's self driving car initiative for no more than a few seconds before going off track, literally and figuratively. I suppose we should conclude that at least two thirds of our panel would benefit from this expected partnership with Ford.

With just one more show before the end of the year, we want to thank you again, it is your continued support that makes this all possible. We enjoy sharing a laugh with you each week. We hope that you and yours have a wonderful holiday season.

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

Dec 21, 2015

With most of our regular panel back on the show, join Jonathan Feist with Andrew Grush, Joe Hindy, Nirave Gondhia and returning guest Jimmy Westenberg. Star Wars once again dominates our talks, with the movie release just the day before we recorded, we talk about the promotions and tech utilized by Google and more. 

Following up with our Best of Android series on the site, the final winners have been announced and we talk quickly about how we feel about the results. Finally, if you were given the chance to name the next release of Android, what would it be?

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

Dec 14, 2015

Join us for an informative and Star Wars Cardboard riddled episode of the Android Authority Podcast! In the absence of almost our entire panel, Jonathan Feist is joined by Lanh Nguyen, Jimmy Westenberg and Rog Triggs. We journey through Android's multi-tasking capabilities, especially as found on the Pixel C, we talk about our thoughts and expectations for Samsung's next flagship release, the Galaxy S7, and discuss quickly how HTC is turning things around by playing it safe.

If you have not seen it yet, we are very excited for our Best of Android series on the site, where we've taken our choices for phone of the year and put them to the test on multiple levels. Come check out our in-depth testing of display, audio, performance, user experience and more of our favorite Android phones of 2015.

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

Dec 7, 2015

With Joshua Vergara enjoying some time away this December, Jonathan Feist is leading the way with Andrew Grush, Joe Hindy and Nirave Gondhia rounding out the discussions and shenanigans. As we recap our Thanksgiving adventures, the conversation turns to our Black Friday purchases and how the technology behind our new toys may change what we purchase next. Specifically, we explore display technology, share our thoughts on LCD vs OLED vs Quantum Dot, debate how important display resolution is to our Android experience and learn how one of us managed to save Christmas. Enjoy AA Podcast #043.

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

Nov 28, 2015

Join us for a very special episode of the Android Authority Podcast! The full panel gets together (Joe Hindy, Jonathan Feist, Nirave Gondhia, Andrew Grush) and follow Josh on a Thanksgiving journey - they talk about the different plans they have for Thanksgiving before getting into the typical talk of what they're grateful for. However, sprinkled among all of that are small rants about family, a bit of wine and whiskey, and talk about what YOU are thankful for! It's the longest episode we might have ever recorded, but it also might be one of the funnest.

If you're coming back from the Black Friday shopping, we hope that you stayed safe. If you're just listening along with your Thanksgiving leftovers, pour the gravy on the turkey and press play!

The Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every single week. (Well, not so much this one. A little bit, though!)

Nov 23, 2015

Joe Hindy and Jonathan Feist get together this week with Josh to talk about the topics of the week, but there weren't too many things to talk about during another slow news week. With the holiday season fast approaching, the guys talk about Black Friday one more time, pondering what items they might want to get if they got out of the house to actually battle the crowds (Joe has already decided that he won't).

But after a few check-ins and some talk about Josh's experience appearing on TWiT's All About Android, the gang checks on their subscription services and risks realizing just how much money they're burning on what has become a micro-payment, subscription-based world. Join us for a really chill but enjoyable episode of the Android Authority Podcast!

Also, this week we will be getting together for a special Thanksgiving episode - so stay tuned!

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

Nov 16, 2015

Josh Vergara leads Andrew Grush, Joe Hindy, Jonathan Feist and Nirave Gondhia through an interesting conversation on carriers, the idea was to discuss net neutrality and T-Mobile's new video streaming perks, but we divert into looking at pricing and features. We share some of our own insights on data services in our local areas and for our international travel. From there, Josh and Nirave both have the new BlackBerry Priv in hand, come hear what they have to say about this new Android phone with a slide-out keyboard. Enjoy AA Podcast #040.

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

Nov 10, 2015

Josh is joined this week by Jonathan Feist, Andrew Grush, and Joe Hindy as the slow news week winds down. Though it was definitely a slower week than most, that didn't keep the guys from finding things to talk about - exploding spare batteries, wireless chargers, and new VR applications. But the main topics focus upon the DROID line in Verizon and how they believe these phones should be available outside of just that one carrier. To round things out, they speak about the OnePlus X ahead of what will be Josh's full review later this week.

Even in a slow news week, the guys find a way to bring a full session of the Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every single week.

Nov 1, 2015

With Josh Vergara sitting this one out, Jonathan Feist leads while Andrew Grush, Joe Hindy and Nirave Gondhia spend a good amount of time saying really nice things about the OnePlus X and the Samsung Galaxy View. One is a decidedly mid-range smartphone with a fairly small display, the other is a decidedly mid-range tablet with a honkin’ big 18.4-inch display. We are split on our thoughts of a merger between Android and Chrome OS; opinions are all over the place, fueled by the basic uncertainty as to what exactly may or may not happen to Android and that other OS that Google has. Enjoy AA Podcast #038.

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

Oct 28, 2015

A very chill episode of the Android Authority Podcast brings Jonathan Feist, Joe Hindy, and host Joshua Vergara together to talk about a number of simple topics: the HTC One A9, the iPhone, rumors about the OnePlus X, and bug bites. Despite how chill it might have been, the days that immediately followed were definitely really busy, so we apologize for the later release of this episode! But you can still join the three guys as they laugh their Friday away.

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

Oct 19, 2015

With Joshua Vergara and Joe Hindy sitting this one out, Jonathan Feist leads while Andrew Grush and Nirave Gondhia spend a good amount of time figuring out if OnePlus has a good marketing strategy with the Two, or if they are just a little bonkers. Android Marshmallow continues to roll out, with LG announcing they'll be the first non-Nexus devices to get the update. With all of these new and exciting devices on the market, last generation devices are starting to see some amazing price tags, listen on to find out if we think the Nexus 6 is still a good buy. (My apologies this time folks, the audio quality on this was sub-par, we've since publicly shamed the one that caused the issues and have repaired the problem for next time.) Enjoy AA Podcast #034.

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

Oct 13, 2015

The full panel gets together this week to mull over what was a pretty slow week in Android news - Joe had just put out a great review of Android Marshmallow, so that serves as our platform for the majority of the episode. Jonathan Feist, Andrew Grush, Nirave Gondhia, Joe Hindy, and host Joshua Vergara talk video games, homescreen setups, and even cars for a minute because the Marshmallow conversation just naturally veers in that direction. We know that doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but you guys should know by now that the digressions come hard and fast for the AA Podcast crew!

But in light of a slow Android news week, we had to talk about the week's biggest news - the return of Windows Mobile. Though Nokia as a company is, for the most part, fully absorbed into Microsoft and virtually unrecognizable, the new Lumia devices did actually get us a little excited for a platform that simply doesn't get a lot of play compared to Android and iOS. Will we dive into the Lumias and do a few off-platform reviews? Only time will tell, but until then we have this conversation about the new announcements.

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

Oct 5, 2015

Google recently announced two new Nexus devices, is there anything more to say? Of course there is. Josh leads the entire panel through some talk about school road mayhem, a slight point of contention for Joe and Nirave. Andrew and Jonathan were a little more relaxed about it. Conversation shifts to tablets and TabTimes, ever so briefly, before we dive into the new Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P. We make the obvious comparisons to other devices like the Moto X Pure and ponder why LG announced the V10 right in the mix. Although not an after thought, Google also announced the Pixel C, a large productivity tablet with keyboard cover, not exactly a game changer, or is it? Join us for this and more, and we hope you have as much fun as we did. (Even though Josh calls it episode #33 in his intro, no worries, it's still the next show.) Enjoy AA Podcast #034.

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

Sep 28, 2015

What starts off as a collection of selfie stick belittling, turns into Andrew Grush, Joe Hindy and Nirave Gondhia following along as Jonathan Feist pretends to lead the show. We talk about Blackberry and their new Priv, previously known as Venice, which leads to ribbing Josh while he's not there to defend himself. Google has two new devices coming this week, the Nexus 5X and the Nexus 6P.  We wanted to say little more on the subject, saving our thoughts for next week, but our discussion on the current leak culture took us right back to the Nexus devices. Will you be purchasing a new Nexus device, or at least holding off another purchase until you see what Google has to offer? Huawei was a recurring topic throughout the show, we all had mostly great things to say about them and their products, leaving us highly anticipating the Nexus 6P, which is also built by Huawei. I hope you have as much fun listening as we did recording.

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

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Sep 21, 2015

We have a full panel this week as all five hosts get together to talk Android! Joshua Vergara is joined by Joseph Hindy, Andrew Grush, Jonathan Feist, and Nirave Gondhia as they talk about actual voice conversations using smartphones (and why they might hate or still tolerate them) and the BlackBerry Venice! Both topics take up quite a bit of time as the stories and laughs keep coming. Join us for this week's Android Authority Podcast!

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

Sep 14, 2015

Just days after returning from IFA, Josh gets together with Jonathan Feist and Joe Hindy to talk about the past week's news - but they are also joined by Nirave Gondhia, who got off a long and arduous journey from Berlin to London and finally to Las Vegas to make it for CTIA 2015. Before getting into his memories of IFA and how CITA was going, Josh brings up an exciting new mobile Pokemon game and the guys realize just how old (or young) they truly are. Nirave ponders a possible gambling addiction and then it is on to Apple and the Pencil, which the guys aren't completely convinced by. Join us for the go-home episode of the Android Authority Podcast!

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

Sep 8, 2015

Recurring guest Dom Esposito joins host Josh, Lanh, and Nirave for a late night podcast after a long day at IFA 2015. Without some of the big players coming to the show this time around, the crew ponders the growing smartwatch game, especially considering the lust over the Huawei Watch and the newfound buzz over the Samsung Gear S2. Though phones like the Huawei Mate S and the 4k capable Sony Xperia Z5 Premium did appear at this show, they seem to take second fiddle to a long discussion regarding the pros and cons to current smartwatch offerings. Join us for a great (albeit pretty tired) session of the Android Authority Podcast!

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

Aug 31, 2015

Josh leads the crew through conversations that continually devolve into childish humor, you may laugh at us, but you are sure to laugh. Andrew, Joe and Jonathan are along for the ride discussing the S Pen concerns with the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, talk about their expectations for IFA and tablets, then discuss giving technology advice that is ignored.

In one of our more entertaining episodes, join us for the Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every week. 

Aug 23, 2015

Jonathan Feist, Andrew Grush and Joe Hindy share their thoughts on Samsung’s newest large sized phones. In this grab bag of an episode we also discuss a major Android Wear update, Project Ara, Alphabet and the official name for the next Android release, Android 6.0 Marshmallow. BlackBerry enjoys some airtime for their slide-out keyboard equipped Android phone and we dive into a potential killer of the self proclaimed ‘flagship killer’ – Lenovo may have outdone OnePlus at their own game. In the end, our conversation once again devolves into the topic of food. Spoiler alert: Canadian bacon is a lie!

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

Aug 15, 2015

With another Samsung launch comes every discussion about the new devices, their merits, and their faults. Unfortunately for the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 and the S6 Edge Plus (happily called the "S6 Edge Big" by our podcasters), thoughts on the new smartphones seem lean toward the faults. And in this special live episode of the Android Authority Podcast, our guys on the ground - Joshua Vergara and Lanh Nguyen - are joined by YouTube personality and reviewer Dom Esposito (@macmixing) to talk Note 5, S6 Edge Big, a little Moto X, and a bit more beyond. Join them as they converse in the wee hours of the night (something like 12:45am after the event)!

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

Aug 10, 2015

In a week that falls between a few relly big launches, the AA Podcast team decides to table the Galaxy Note 5 talk in lieu of more pressing, security matters. Joshua Vergara is joined by Nirave Gondhia and Jonathan Feist to talk about the latest scare in the Android world: Stagefright. As a piece of malware that can effect nearly all Android devices, the guys talk about its dangers and whether or not we are all just paranoid. They then speak about any instances in tech that they have been attacked by malware.

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

Aug 3, 2015

From a mostly quiet garage in the middle of one of Southern California's hottest summer days, Josh gets together with Jonathan Feist, Andrew Grush, and returning guest Lanh Nguyen to talk about the big launches from the previous week. Unless you were under a rock for the past 7 days, you should know that we're talking about the Moto X and the OnePlus 2.

The fellas talk about why the Moto X might be one of the best phones to come out this year, and why the OnePlus 2 may have missed that mark.

Enjoy this episode of the Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every week.

Jul 20, 2015

With Andrew Grush out with his family and Joe Hindy nursing a little illness, we have a panel including Nirave Gondhia and Jonathan Feist for this week's Android Authority Podcast! The guys talk about Prime Day and how much it pretty much sucked (but Amazon Prime is still amazing), how awesome the Huawei Nexus might be because it means more than just the device itself, and how mad Josh is about the new Galaxy A8.

It's another great episode of the Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every single week.

Jul 13, 2015

In a most interesting episode, Josh gets together with most of the typical panel - Joe Hindy, Andrew Grush, and Jonathan Feist - to talk about a new trend in VR. They manage to keep it from getting too uncomfortable and have a hilarious discussion about pornography in the mobile and VR spaces! From there, talk about a couple highly anticipated devices that are just a couple months away from release, and end on a quick discussion about pizza!

It's hardly a dull day at the Android Authority Podcast - discussing topics in Android every week.

Jul 5, 2015

Sorry for the lack of episode last week, but we have been hard at work to find the best weekly schedule to bring you the Android Authority Podcast every single week! And yes, we are changing the name one last time but that doesn't mean #FDP is completely dead - listen for the first 10 minutes to hear the explanation why!

But we aren't short of great discussion points this week, despite being down a couple people - the Honor brand returns, we explore how our opinions on people might change based on the phone they are using, and then we end with a discussion about a BIG debacle that occurred via Google Photos earlier this week. It's a great listen - so hit that download/play button!

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

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