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Android Buffet

Guru and Jere

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Episode 346 – Have Hermit Crab Will Travel

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

Show Notes



* 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

Show Notes



* 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.

Show Notes



* 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.

Show Notes



* 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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Episode 339 – Guru’s Cousin is not Richard Simmons

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Jere spins a conspiracy theory of epic proportions.

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* Android News



* The Google Assistant comes to more phones.

* Delivering RCS messaging to Android users worldwide





* App News



* Some negative reviews on new Xfinity app...

Episode 338 – Jere Appreciates

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Jere has a milestone next week.

Show Notes



* Android News



* Congressman Ted Lieu(D-CA) and 14 other congresspeople requests that the House Oversight Committee investigate the President’s phone and general cybersecurity practices...

Episode 337 – We’re Getting too Old for This

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Jere is tired.

Show Notes



* Android News



* Google’s Verify App menu under Google->Security->Verify Apps shows recently scanned apps.

* Google facing an anti-competitive investigation as to whether they interfered with Samsung’s attempt to develop its own OS to replace Android...
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