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Episode 349 – It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

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Google I/O began today. But we’re not talking about that.

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* Android News



* It is time for Google to take responsibility for Security Updates

* Amazon Echos run Android.

* Marshmallow based Replicant 6.0 released...

Episode 348 – Your Podcast is On the Left

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* Android News



* Researchers find an average of ~8400 pieces of Android malware per day





* App News



* Amazon adds Alexa calling and Messaging between Echo Devices and the Alexa app

* Waze now lets you record your voice for turn-by-turn directions...

Episode 347 – Coke Pepsi

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We’re Back

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* Android News



* May distribution number released, Nougat at 7.1%, Marshmallow at 31.2%, Kitkat at 32%.

* May’s Android security update live.

* The Google Assistant SDK is now publicly available.

* Google Cloud Speech API updated and now open to all developers...

Episode 346 – Have Hermit Crab Will Travel

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Slow news week, and Guru is away next week, so no show.

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* Google Voice has improved spam filtering

* HBO Go improved with ability to resume and more.

* Android Pay is letting you add Paypal...

Episode 345 – Let’s Build Some Show Notes

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Not preplanned.

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* Android News



* Changes to Device Identifiers in Android O

* April Distribution Numbers out.

* April Security patch fixes Broadcom security issues





* App News



* MXPlayer regains AC3 support

* Dropbox app gets document support

* Text-to-Speech gets additional support...

Episode 344 – Flaming Delay

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The last few seconds of the show, where we said goodbye, got corrupted. Apologies.

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* Android News



* Google introduces PAX: The Android Networked Cross License Agreement

* Google is moving to a new issue tracker alongside Android O...

Episode 343 – Long Show Tonight

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Long Show Tonight

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* Android O Preview



* The Files App now shows in the app drawer

* Granular Battery Usage is gone.

* Install source permission limited to user authorized apps

* Expandable quick settings only work when tapping the text, not the icon...

Episode 342 – Not Brought to You By Dr. Brown’s Soda

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This episode is not brought to you by Dr. Brown’s Soda.

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* Android News



* Samsung commits to monthly security updates for unlocked US smartphones

* Google confirms Assistant will not reach tablets.

* Google announces Family Link.





* App News...

Episode 341 – Beech Bummed

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Guru tells an Ikea story.

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* Android News



* Malware found preinstalled on 38 Android phones used by 2 companies.

* Detecting and eliminating Chamois, a fraud botnet on Android.

* Google’s new My Android site helps you customize your home screen...

Episode 340 – Squirrel

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Squirrel Squirrel Squirrel.

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