What's it like to attend Google I/O? Was the venue switch away from San Francisco to an outdoor venue in Mountain View a good move? What quality level were the technical sessions this year? Why do Google keep making seemingly basic mistakes hosting I/O each year? Was the move to abandon the giveaways of previous years a good one?
Jake Wharton and I discuss all this and more.
Many felt I was too negative in the previous episode, where Koush and I broke down Google I/O 2016's keynote. Previous guest of the show Karl Smith was one such person, so he and I decided to dig into some of the areas we disagreed with most in this impromptu follow up episode, and I also offer some further thoughts on what we saw given a few more days to process it.
Follow Karl on Twitter: @punyweakling.
- Karl's blog: punyweakling.com.
Fellow Android developer Annyce Davis joins me for a deep dive into all things Android TV! We dig into our experience with Google TV, the Nexus Player, Android TV built into a TV and more, as well as discussing our gripes with the platform, and how we'd like to see it improve going forward.
Follow Annyce on Twitter: @brwngrldev.
Turmoil, staff exodus and mud-slinging at Nest. Promising robotics unit Boston Dynamics reportedly up for sale, while the rest of the initiative is seemingly on notice. Reports of unrest at Verily Life Sciences. The other bets of Alphabet seem to be making quite a bit of news of late, and not in a good way.
Ars Technica's Ron Amadeo joins me to discuss all of this news, our feelings on what this might mean for future Alphabet bets, as well as rumors of Google's competitor to the Amazon Echo.
Follow Ron on Twitter: @ronamadeo.
Well that came out of nowhere! Google surprised us all by announcing Android N. In this episode, Ty Smith and I dig into all the newly announced features, discuss our impressions of our time using the N Preview, chat about what features didn't make this release that we were hoping to see and more.
Follow Ty on Twitter: @tsmith
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Most device reviews happen at launch time, but often our impressions change as we spend significant time actually using the device.
In this episode, fellow Android developer Brian Griffey and I discuss our wildly differing experience of actually using the Nexus 5X and 6P as a daily driver for the last three plus months.
Follow Brian on Twitter: @briangriffey.
Warning: this episode contains mild coarse language.
Jesse Wilson and I break down all of 2015's news and developments by doling out awards to the tech space's newsworthy people, products and companies.
But some of the awards include:
- Haters gonna hate hate hate of the year…
- Lipstick on a pig of the year…
- Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to what you just said, and may God have mercy on your soul of the year…
Also, the post-show sees an Internet first, with two douchebags discussing Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
Follow Jesse on Twitter: @jessewilson.
This Nexus 6P is terrific. It's the best Nexus phone ever. Or is it? Well, yes it is.
But fellow Android developer Jerrell Mardis and I still find much to talk about. We cover the good, the great, and even manage to find some things to complain about.
Follow Jerrell on Twitter: @jerrellmardis.
Renowned Apple analyst and iMore.com Editor in Chief Rene Ritchie joins me in part 2 of my discussion about, as I see them, "worrying Apple trends".
Rene brings his astute Apple insight to many of the previous episode's talking points including whether the base line of Apple's products is becoming a bit less appealing than they previously have been, a Magic Mouse that can't be used whilst being charged and much more.
Guest Russell Ivanovic joins me to discuss a variety of Apple's not-so-great recent trends. We dig into a great many of the warts increasingly appearing around Apple's ecosystem, including the experience when first running a device, the less than universally acclaimed new Apple TV remote, the stagnant App Store and app review process, general product stability and more.
We also chat about Apple's ever expanding and confusing product lines, Jony Ive's accountability, as well as discussing Apple's trend to make their cheapest product versions less appealing than was previously the case.