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Android Buffet

Guru and Jere

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Episode 383 – Android Pi Pie

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* Android News



* Android P will add call recording tone support so you can record phone calls lawfully

* Android P will reportedly feature even deeper Google Assistant integration, possibly major aesthetic change.

* Android x86 7.1 now available...

Episode 382 – Zigbee and Z-Wave

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Z-Wave is the simpler, but ultimately a proprietary protocol, with chips only available from one company. Zigbee is the more flexible, open protocol with chips available from multiple manufacturers, and can be configured for any short-range wireless task, but it uses the crowded 2.4GHz band...

Episode 381 – MQTT-Pi

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MQTT

MQTT is a subscription protocol, as opposed to HTTP, which is a request based protocol. If you want to send information/commands over HTTP, you would make a request, and an HTTP server would respond with the information. In an MQTT environment, information is published to the MQTT broker and a...

Episode 380 – Happy Bubbles is off for the New Year

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* Project Fi adds Bill Protection

* Android App News



* Google may be continuing work to allow Google sign in for Duo

* Allo might be making way for multi-account support.

* Wine for Android now available, but not fully baked.

* Android Wear update includes all black theme...

Episode 379 – Chip or Zip

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* App News



* YouTubeAuto brings YouTube to Android Auto

* Duo now lets you call people who don’t have the app installed

* SMS Backup+ sees first update in 2 years





* Home Automation



* New Smart Home Chip lets devices have 10 year battery life

* Happy Bubbles Presence Detection...

Episode 378 – Happy Wife Happy Life

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Android Buffet decides to try its hand at Home Automation starting next week.

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* Android News



* New Android Distribution Numbers, Oreo 0.7%, Nougat 26.3%, Marshmallow 28.6%…

* Google Assistant coming to new places



* Like Android Auto...

Episode 377 – Guru Gets Android Auto

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Apologies for the technical issues in this episode…fixed issue.

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* Guru’s Android Auto finally starts working

* Android News



* Pixel 2’s Portrait Mode ported to some non-Google devices running Android Oreo

* Wireless Android Auto arriving in 2018...

Episode 376 – Another Year Over

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* The traditional end of year predictions

* Year End Baggage



* The Android Buffet website – suggestions for improvement

* Jere needs a new bio

* The Live Stream has been dead a long time.





* Android One Moto x4 getting Oreo…not yet for Guru.

* Guru gets Android Auto..not...

Episode 375 – I Like Big Batteries and I Cannot Lie

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* We got an OGG response…from someone who didn’t know we had one.

* Android News



* Improving App Security and Performance for Years to Come





* App News



* Facebook Messenger Lite hits 100 million installs





* In Other News



* Do you charge your phone while you sleep?...

Episode 374 – Oggy Oggy Oxen Free

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Back after two weeks

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* Black Friday

* 7 downloads of OGG vs 1100 MP3. Time to discontinue OGG?

* Guru’s Moto X Pure finally gets Nougat a year late, after no updates since September 2016.

* Android News



* Android Stats for December, Oreo to 0.5%, Nougat to 23%,...
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