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Android Buffet

Guru and Jere

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Episode 369 – Sleeping with Google Home

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Schedule for remainder of October hazy.



* Android News



* Android Distribution Numbers for October out, Oreo appears at 0.2%. 17.8% for Nougat, 32% Marshmallow, 27.7 Kitkat…

* Support for IPPS-only Printers is coming to Android...

Episode 368 – Don’t Squeeze the Cellphone

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* Android News



* Linux kernel LTS releases are now good for 6 years, which will go upstream to Android.

* Google kills NFC Smart Unlock

* Android Fire OS updated to Nougat with introduction of version 6

* Keystore Key Attestation...

Episode 367 – Smartphones for Seniors

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* Android News



* Google prepares to integrate Android Things with Chromecast in Android P

* Even Bill Gates uses an Android phone

* Google gives Nexus 6P and 5X owners two extra months of security patches

* Check for Update will now actually push updates to your Pixel or Nexus device...

Episode 366 – Assistant

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* Android News



* Google updates Material Design with guidelines for Android Oreo and Offline States

* BlueBorne Bluetooth vulnerability patched in September update.





* App News



* Action Launcher and Nova Launcher take different approaches to Adaptive Icons...

Episode 365 – Landscape Wow

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There’s a new iPhone. So?

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* Android News



* September distribution numbers are out. No Oreo yet, Nougat up 2.3%.

* Apps using the Autofill API may be vulnerable to Data Leakage

* Oreo adds support for Wifi Passpoint, but makes it optional for OEMs...

Episode 364 – Battening Down the Hatches

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We’re preparing.

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* Android News



* Third Party Dialers can integrate Visual Voicemail services in Oreo

* Google Assistant will support sending Google Voice messages.

* Taking the Next Step with Android One

* Hardening the Kernel in Oreo...

Episode 363 – Google Home Team

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Guru and Jere discuss the news of the week.

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* Android News



* ARCore, a new SDK for Android Augmented Reality, preview release.

* Cloudflare, Google, and more teamed up to take down Botnet distributed in ~300 apps.

* Google introduces runtime-only permissions for better security...

Episode 362 – Super Oreo

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It’s a bird, it’s a plane…it’s Super Oreo!

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* Android News



* Android Oreo Superpowers, coming to a device near you.

* Introducing Android 8.0 Oreo

* The Build Number format for Android has changed with Oreo to include the date of release...

Episode 361 – Pixel Snob

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The tell of Woe that wasn’t Woe.

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* Android News



* Android O rumored for August 21st release.

* Google’s D8 dex compiler now in preview. Improves compilation times and file sizes.

* In-Band Ringtone Support comes to Android O.

* Android Distribution over the last 5 years...

Episode 360 – Natural Guru

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* Android News



* Android Distribution numbers updated, Nougat is now up to 13.5%, Marshmallow 32.3%.

* How Many Google Devices can be connected to a single account?

* August Security Update is Live

* Lenovo will ship stock Android on all future phones.





* App News...
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