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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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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!

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Jun 22, 2015

What happens when you inject an Android publication into one of the biggest gaming expos of the year? Well, they look at the future of Android gaming - while getting really distracted in the process. But that is just par for the course in this week's FDP as our guys on the floor - Josh, Lanh, Andrew, and Darcy - talk about everything from Star Wars: Battlefront, VR platforms, YouTube Gaming, and all of the mobile gaming goodness they could pack into three whole days at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

It was a wonderful time at E3 and we can't wait to share with you our experiences, so hit that play button and listen to this FDP!

Jun 15, 2015

Hot off the heels of Apple's WWDC 2015, the gang gets together for the weekly talk about all things Android! We know, that sounds a little off the rail, but with all that happened on stage at the keynote, the guys just had to react - mostly to Apple Music. But a number of different rumors and announcements appeared since and thus topics in this episode of the FDP range from a potential BlackBerry Android and a potential Galaxy S6 Edge Note! It's a jam-packed episode so hit that play button!

The FDP by Android Authority - discussing topics in Android every week.

Jun 8, 2015

Josh's cold after much traveling kept last week from being podcast-full, but we're back now with a look back at the announcements made at Google I/O! After about a week, Joe gives his thoughts on Android M, Grushie and Nirave talk potential Huawei Nexus devices, and Feisty ponders on Google Cardboard/Expeditions and their effect on our children's manners. It's a full panel this week as we're heading into the summer, which should bring with it plenty of great new releases after the developments from I/O.

The FDP by Android Authority - discussing topics in Android every week.

May 26, 2015

Darcy and Josh found themselves in China for the launch of a couple new Oppo smartphones, the R7 and R7 Plus. After seeing the phones and getting their content out, the guys also got to see the Oppo factory! But in a quiet, outdoor setting with smooth jazz in the background, Josh got Darcy and special guests Jaime Rivera (@jaime_rivera) of Pocketnow (@pocketnow) and James Pickham (@jamesrwp) of TechRadar (@techradar) together to talk about the very event past couple of days. Reactions to the new Oppo phones and the factory are accompanied by thoughts on camera software and drinks!

Enjoy this special China-live episode of the FDP!

May 26, 2015

The team gets together to respond to your burning questions for us! Instead of the usual poll that we put up on the Google+ page, we simply requested any and all of your questions that you wanted us to answer. And in this episode, we go through a number of different topics, not the least of which include Cyanogen and what we think the future of Android looks like.

It is the first of hopefully many Ask us Anything episodes that we want to make available on the FDP!

The FDP by Android Authority - discussing topics in Android every week.

May 12, 2015

The gang gets together for another episode of the FDP! Yes, we changed the name of the podcast and in the beginning of this spirited conversation the team talks about why it happened. Jonathan Feist, Joseph Hindy, Andrew Grush, and Nirave Gondhia join Joshua Vergara for a longer talk this week as they go through a number of different topics. They think of what the new Android M iteration might be called (and, true to form, Joe comes up with a left-field answer) and then get into what features they would want from the next iteration of Google's mobile operating system. A talk about the newly reviewed LG G4 rounds out the conversation, including a much needed discussion about how we view good battery life.

The FDP by Android Authority - discussing topics in Android every week.

May 1, 2015

That's right, we've changed the name of our podcast to just FDP. We saw that you guys like the hashtag #FDP and we wanted to keep it, too! And among other reasons, "Friday Debate" just didn't make as much sense anymore. So, we are now the FDP - where P stands for Podcast.

This week, we have a really special episode with some very special friends. Josh was in NYC for the LG G4 launch event and the couple days were eventual, to say the least - the event itself was at the top of One World Trade Center with stunning views of Manhattan and this podcast was recorded ON A BOAT. A trek to a ship floating off the shores of the Hudson River eventually brought Josh and his guests to what would be the backdrop for this week's FDP.

Josh is joined by Michael Fisher (@captain2phones) of Pocketnow, Florence Ion (@ohthatflo) of Greenbot, and Dom Esposito (@macmixing) of 9to5Google and YouTube.com/dom! They talk about Project Fi to warm up and then get into the LG G4 itself, with plenty of fun tangents along the way. And be forewarned, the environment does mean a lot of background noise including helicopters and a creaking boat. But it's still a really fun listen so fire up your podcast app or head to YouTube to enjoy some bonus behind the scenes footage!

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Apr 25, 2015

The gang gets together, catches up on the week's personal happenings, and then gets talking about Project Fi. For those who don't know, Project Fi is a new wireless service (basically a MVNO) by Google that focuses on the ability to move from mobile networks and Wi-Fi hotspots on the fly, as well as some simpler pricing for talk, text, and data. The functionality to switch among networks is only found on the Nexus 6, currently, however, but the gang talks about future possibilities. Project Fi is certainly an anticipated move from Google, but are we really happy with the details that have thus far come to light? Find out on the FDP!

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Apr 21, 2015

This week we welcome another guest to the podcast, writer Nirave Gondhia as we take on a topic that was picked by you, our fans. A poll posted on Google+ yielded our topic for this week - the question of whether flagship devices still make sense with a growing midrange market. Phones coming in a lower price point are gradually bringing high-end experiences, with perhaps just a few holes left in their evolution. So, we ponder the question of how midrange devices fare against the current crop of flagships from the likes of Samsung, HTC, and future phones from the likes of LG and Sony. We run the gamut and veer off course a few times, but that's just how it goes on the FDP.

Follow our poll on Google+ once again this week and let us know which topic you want us to talk about next! Thank you for your participation and we look forward to seeing your responses!

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Apr 11, 2015

This week, the team gets together to talk about upcoming devices - in particular, the new phones from Samsung and HTC. Our main question centered on which phone our hosts would buy with their hard-earned money. But before that talk, they speak about the Apple Watch and what it might mean for the future of smartwatches. They soon realize that the Apple Watch isn't even out yet, even after talking about it at length in different perspectives. Oops.

We're making changes to the podcast very soon - nothing too big, but it will involve all of you listeners and fans! Stay tuned for all of that and check our poll for what we might talk about next week!

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Apr 4, 2015

And to round out our double feature for today, we have the team back again for a round of Chrome OS talk. This past week (on April Fool's Day, no less) we got a number of announcements regarding the Chrome ecosystem. Chromebit is a new platform that will put a fully functioning Chrome OS onto any HDMI-capable television, Chrome OS itself is getting some good Android testing capabilities, and Chromebooks continue to grow. And with all of that in mind, the team ponders: do Chrome and cloud based solutions make sense for the kind of users we are? With Jonathan Feist as the only one in the group sporting a Chromebook; Josh, Joe, and Andrew get a crash course on what could be the future of computing.

As always, keep it tuned to Android Authority and visit the FDP page on AndroidAuthority.com for all of the links to relevant stories and social media!

The Friday Debate Podcast by Android Authority - discussing topics in Android every week.

Apr 3, 2015

Technical difficulties kept the Friday Debate Podcast from releasing last week, but after a lot of fiddling around with the audio, we're bringing you a DOUBLE FEATURE this week for the FDP.

Today, Josh is joined by the usual group of hosts to talk science fiction - well, not necessarily sci-fi but instead the kinds of technology we wanted while growing up that we might be seeing today. We bounce around the ideas of jet-packs, virtual reality, smart homes, and all of their implications - while getting caught in a lot of tangents that make for one of the longest editions of the podcast we've had yet.

Come join us and don't forget to listen to the podcast on all of the podcasting networks, as well has following us all on social media - the links for everything are in the full post for the podcast below! Soon we will be taking your own questions and topics, so give us all a shoutout all over the place with the hashtag #FDP!

The Friday Debate Podcast - discussing topics in Android every week.

Mar 23, 2015

Don't forget to talk about the 'cast with the hashtag #FDP and tag Android Authority across social media networks!

The flagship reviews and some techinical difficulties kept the Friday Debate Podcast from releasing on time - but to be fair, we recorded this on Friday so it still makes sense! Jokes aside, we have Lanh filling in for Andrew this week as we talk about the age-old battle between specifications and user experience. With phones like the Moto E coming along with all of these high profile releases from Samsung and HTC, we talk about whether the general usage experience really needs high end specifications. We also ponder how raw specs drive perception of a phone. And finally, we touch upon the Uh Oh program that was just recently announced by HTC in which users can get a brand new phone when their current One M9 fails or gets damaged.

It's a pretty packed episode, so make sure you tune into this episode #9 of the FDP!

The Friday Debate Podcast by Android Authority - discussing topics in Android every week.

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