Android Buffet Podcast

Hungry for Android? Get all you can eat at the Android Buffet

By Guru and Jere


Episode 584 – 100 Things

May 13, 2022

Google Pixel Watch is Official! Google Teases the Pixel Tablet for 2023 100 things we announced at I/O Make connections that Matter in Google Home Pixel 6a: More of what you want for less than you exp


Episode 583 – Up To Date

May 06, 2022

Google TV’s new Favorite Channels makes it far easier to find something to watch Wyze launches room sensors for its Wyze Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat YouTube Go no longer deemed necessary, app shutting down


Episode 582 – Jere’s Back

April 29, 2022

  2022.4: Groups! Groups! Groups! Google delays when legacy G Suite users have to start paying, no-cost waiting list coming Share your Google TV movies with others using Google’s Family Sharing Plex p


Episode 581.1 – An Update

April 20, 2022

The last few weeks have had some unexpected interruptions of our normal schedule. Hoping to be back on schedule soon.


Episode 581 – The Life of Brian…Kaufmann

April 01, 2022

Happy World Backup Day. Wyze knew hackers could remotely access your camera for three years and said nothing Gboard will magically turn your text into emoji with the tap of a wand Google may soon add


Episode 580 – It’s TechnoBuffet Time

March 25, 2022

CD Sales Grow for the First time since 2004 Google will test letting Android developers use their own billing systems YouTube is taking on over-the-air TV with nearly 4,000 free episodes of TV Android


Episode 579 – Rectiles

March 18, 2022  Goog


Episode 578 – Created By Computer

March 11, 2022

Google pledges $3M, engineering to expand Data Transfer Project behind Google Takeout Link Cleaner PWA can help you quickly clean links on any device Motorola’s Android Auto dongle has been out of sto


Episode 577 – The Kazoo Fans

March 04, 2022

Ring opens up best features to third-party cameras. Fire TV blocks third-party launchers with latest update Reddit’s iOS and Android app gets its biggest update…emphasizing discovery. Google Messages


Episode 576 – A New Version of DOS?

February 25, 2022

Ex-Googlers resurrect Inbox as Shortwave email Smart Adaptive Headlights are finally coming to the US App listings on Google Play Store now show minimum OS version Android shelves support for another


Episode 575 – Could This Be Magic?

February 18, 2022

DIY Mechanical Keyboard Switch Google Releases Android 13 Preview Android 13 is Tiramisu Google disabled third-party smart display web browsers. Home Assistant Android app now supports local push noti


Episode 574 – What Podcast is This Anyway?

February 11, 2022

Google Workspace to strip privacy control from admins. Verizon moves to 36 month payment contracts Facebook’s daily users declined for the first time in its history Open App Markets Act aims to regula


Episode 573 – Jere Brings the Cold

February 04, 2022

Jere’s iOS time VPN by Google One comes to iOS At Home Google working on new Chromecast device. You can now tell Google Assistant to stop talking without the wake word Wyze discontinues original WyzeC


Episode 572 – A Colorful Past, A Bright Future

January 21, 2022

What is Techno Buffet? iOS News with Jere Jones Apple lowering the value of Android phones on trade-in… Tech News White House holds open source software security meeting. TLDR Act proposed, forcing co


Episode 571 – Coming Next Week Techno Buffet

January 14, 2022

Next week, we will begin using the Techno Buffet name. Everything else will remain the same. Android News Android TV passes 110 million monthly active devices Android looking to add tap to transfer me


Episode 570 – Buffet Town Hall

January 07, 2022

Techno Buffet? Buffet Going to Just Another Meal? Android News Google fixes Android bug that stopped user from calling 911 Wear OS will soon be able to unlock Android/Chrome devices. Motorola MA1 to b


Episode 569 – A Short Ending

December 31, 2021

In Other News Yubikey and partner release a combination keychain Yubikey. Hackers going after LastPass Master Passwords


Episode 568 – A String of Lights

December 24, 2021

Android News Amazon Appstore now capable with Android 12. Google Discontinues the original Home Mini. Android 13 may finally bring full support for Bluetooth LE audio. Five Settings Shortcuts you coul


Episode 567 – More To Talk About

December 17, 2021

Android News Android 12L in Beta is available. How a Bug in Android and Microsoft Teams could have caused 911 calls to fail TCL Google TVs pulled from Best Buy over complaints of buggy software Google


Episode 566 – Treading Heavily

December 10, 2021

Android News The latest Chromecast update frees up space. Google investigating reports that Pixel repairs leading to leaked photos and hacked accounts. Other News Amazon Echo will act as a sound detec


Episode 565 – In the Echo Chamber

December 03, 2021

Android News Shutting down mic and camera access on Android 12 Paranoid Android is back with Android 12 based builds. Pixel 6 will refuse to charge with low-quality cables or chargers. Google turns ca


Episode 564 – Thanksgiving Episode

November 26, 2021

Android News Google is letting users initiate Android TV app installs from their phones. Google planning on enhancing the At a Glance Widget Distribution numbers shows that more people Android 11 stil


Episode 563 – A Little Cynicism is Healthy

November 12, 2021

Android News Android 12 also includes Printing improvements. App News Whatsapp multi-device capability is rolling out to stable version of app. Google TV app can tell you when movies/shows are availab


Episode 562 – Dust in the Wind

November 05, 2021

Android News Google announces Android 12L for Tablets and Foldables. App News LawnChair v12 ports Material You style to older devices. Google Photos offers More Like This button to find similar images


Episode 561 – Co-Host is So 2010

October 29, 2021

Android News Impressions of Android 12. A dozen things to love in Android 12 The new Pixel offers the ability to erase people from photos. Google tries to improve photography for people of color. Futu


Episode 560 – Darrell is Good, Jere is Going

October 15, 2021

Android News SVP of Android offers open invitation to help Apple put RCS on iPhone. Remember the first Pixel, five years later. Google TV finally gains personalized profiles for more tailored content.


Episode 559 – Get Well Soon Darrell

October 08, 2021

Android News Android 12 is live in AOSP. Pixel 6 will launch October 19. With tablets, Google still cares more about the iPad than Android. App News Try Omega Launcher, a fork of Lawnchair. Google Pho


Episode 558 – Stick Out Your Tongue

October 01, 2021

Android News EU wants to make USB-C charging mandatory for all phones. Assistant adds new features, like a Reminders Hub, and lets you pay for gas hands-free. Nest Hub and Nest Max getting improved Sp


Episode 557 – Caught in Amber

September 24, 2021

Android News Google’s permissions auto-reset feature is coming to older phones. Google Play Services is the new Android platform. Hisense lets you try an Android TV for 100 days. App News Google redes


Episode 556 – The Coveted Postal Employee Demographic

September 17, 2021

Android News Android 12 is reportedly coming October 4 Android Auto might be testing a new media interface. Google opens up applications for Pixel Superfans. App News You can apparently sideload the X


Episode 555 – Sane Scanning

September 10, 2021

Android News The wake word will be unnecessary for specific actions. Google still needs to save Wear OS. Raising the Bar with updated guidelines for Wear OS 3. Final Android Beta is here. App News Nov


Episode 554 – I’m the Problem

September 03, 2021

Android News Google Assistant rolls out trigger for Assistant routines when an alarm is dismissed. Android UI through the ages. App News Amazon Shopping App and Whatsapp hit 500 million downloads Goog


Episode 553 – Tuesday on the Meet with Jere

August 25, 2021

Android News Google gave phone makers extra money to avoid third-party app stores. Android 12 Improved Auto-Rotate adds the camera to the accelerometer as a smarter auto-rotate. Android App ratings wi


Episode 552 – Bingo

August 20, 2021

The Pine Time shows up. Android News Nest Hubs may get apps. Chat Bubbles start being replaced by Chips How Android was Bought by Google – Excerpt from the New Book App News The Best ToDo App Android


Episode 545 – Stream 2.0

July 02, 2021

Android News Google announces Play Media Experience program to incentivise developers to improve cross-device experiences. Windows 11 will offer native Android app support. But it’s the Amazon app sto


Episode 544 – Stretching Time

June 25, 2021

Android News Google lays groundwork for improved find my phone system. App News Phillips Hue app returns to the App Store after being mistakenly removed. In Other News Optimum is slashing upload speed


Episode 543 – Truck Talk

June 20, 2021

Android News Android 12 will notify you if an app accesses the clipboard. Google will start updating Chromebooks monthly beginning in November Google asks developers to call out OEMs that aggressively


Episode 542 – Better Late Than Never

June 13, 2021

Android News June Pixel Drop includes video astrophotography, new wallpapers, a locked folder, the Assistant can answer the phone, etc. Nest Smart Displays now have an on-screen keyboard. App News Wha


Episode 541 – Zuckerland

June 04, 2021

Android News Android 12 blocks apps from replacing the share sheet. Google TV preparing to support multiple user profiles Why Apple doesn’t care that a quarter of all iPhone users eventually switch to


Episode 540 – Techno Buffet?

May 28, 2021

Android News Cast will now support improved ability to transfer a stream between devices. Current WearOS owners will have to wait to find out if they’ll get the new version. Android 12’s new location


Episode 539 – Buffet, Buffet?

May 21, 2021

Android News Android has over 3 billion active devices. Android rooting guru now working for Google. Google expands its password manager to automatically change passwords to more secure ones. Making E


Episode 538 – Onn Time

May 14, 2021

Android News Google Assistant will sing you a song about getting vaccinated. Google overhauling privacy and security information for apps in Play Store. App News GBoard will support clipboard screensh


Episode 537 – Health, Safety, Welfare

May 07, 2021

Android News Google might care about Wear again? Google cracks down on misleading names and graphics in the Play Store. New Play Store UI makes it harder to check for updates. Google admits even they


Episode 536 – Reserving Judgment

April 30, 2021

Android News Android 12: Notifications Keep Getting Better We need a Pixel 7 Tablet Your next Android TV set top box could double as a smart speaker. Google Assistant to get better at understanding co


Episode 535 – Patch Thursday

April 23, 2021

Android News Google announces All Files Access, previously delayed, has been launched. Android 12 will hibernate unused apps. App News Facebook pushes third-party apps into oblivion. Google Photos now


Episode 519 – Barrel

December 24, 2020

Android News Four Services Google replaced in 2020 and Five it Killed Google prepping to release an official Tiles API for Wear OS Driving 1000 miles with Android Auto as my co-pilot App News Chrome for Android will soon use Google Assistant for voice ...


Episode 518 – Blue

December 18, 2020

Android News Google buys Neverware, makers of the Cloudready upgrade. Google and Qualcomm will provide support for four years of Android Upgrades. Android 11 has the fastest adoption rate of any version yet.


Episode 517 – More than Just Meatballs

December 11, 2020

Android News Improving urban GPS accuracy. App News Google Photos update adds live wallpaper. Google Maps now lets you create Street View photos with just a phone Google Podcasts now allows you to add RSS feeds Google Recorder supports external mics an...


Episode 516 – Studio 3

December 04, 2020

Android News Smart Display getting family notes. Google announces new deadline for apps to request background location access. CarDroid dongle raises over $170,000. Google prepares to decouple emojis from system updates.


Episode 515 – Cut His Microphone

November 20, 2020

App News Google Home app brings back the ability to trigger Assistant Routines on other devices. Google Fit revamped, more sleep data and activity sharing. Google Maps adds covid layer, transit crowdedness, and food tracking.