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Nearby Husbands - Android Faithful Episode #24

The last official episode of the year is a biggie as Gizmodo's Florence Ion and The Verge's Sean Hollister join to wrap up the year in Android.

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Nearby Husbands - Android Faithful Episode #24

The last official episode of the year is a biggie! Jason Howell, Ron Richards, Huyen Tue Dao, and Mishaal Rahman welcome not one but two amazing guests: Gizmodo's Florence Ion and The Verge's Sean Hollister!

Featured in this episode:

NEWS

  • Sean was in the courtroom for the entire Epic v Google case!
  • Google lost another antitrust ruling that threatens sideloading norms.
  • Beeper's iMessage saga leads to US lawmaker attention.
  • Patron News Story Pick: Google Messages giving RCS its background wallpaper.

HARDWARE

  • Pixie could outshine Assistant on the Pixel 9.
  • More photos and specs of the Asus ROG Phone 8 and 8 Pro.
  • OnePlus addresses quality control concerns by Xiaomi.

APPS

  • Gboard is getting stylus handwriting support.
  • Google Keep is getting lockscreen note capabilities.
  • Google Photos cloud content will be available to the Photo picker.
  • Chrome for premium tablets will default to desktop mode.
  • Google Maps is moving location tracking data on-device.

COMMUNITY

  • Bob from Pennsylvania talks about the real reason most Android users want messaging compatibility across platforms.
  • Scott doesn't like YouTube Music's podcast strategy.
  • (Another) Bob is happy that the band is back together again.

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