Android Buffet Podcast

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

By Guru and Jere


Episode 630 – Guru and Jere’s Technology and Diet Soda Review Podcast

May 25, 2023

Montana bans Telegram, WeChat, and Temu from government devices Here’s the real reason third-party camera apps are so bad on Android Comment: YouTube Premium needs a more affordable option as ads keep


Episode 629 – Looking for New Caffeine

May 19, 2023

Nova Launcher devs embrace community with first State of Nova virtual event Google will soon let Pixel phones double as dashcams Google Pixel owners are seemingly more likely to switch brands, and i


Episode 628 – AI AI Oh

May 12, 2023

I/O 2023 Whats new with Android for Cars: I/O 2023 I/O 2023: Whats new in Google Play Whats new in Android Health Googles new Immersive View for routes basically turns Maps into a video game N


Episode 627 – Esto perpetua

May 03, 2023

Home Assistant 2023.5 Google Chrome to retire the lock icon for HTTPS sites, introduce new icon for tuning site settings Google TV update rolling out with performance boost, frees up storage with ap


Episode 626 – No Kazooing Here

April 27, 2023

Google Authenticator finally, mercifully adds account syncing for two-factor codes Google brings Matter support to its Nest Thermostat Proton Pass is the newest password manager on the block, from t


Episode 625 – Calm Before the Storm

April 21, 2023

Google ends updates and effectively kills 3rd-party Assistant Smart Displays Google Home app improves support for curtains, heaters, appliances, more A look at how were building more sustainable ha


Episode 623 – Kazooing in SIlence

March 24, 2023

Google Contacts will soon offer to notify you when its someones birthday Google could bring its Photos Unblur AI magic to videos Belkin is giving up on smart home standard Matter Android TV rolls ou


Episode 622 – Activating Away Mode

March 10, 2023

Sonoff iHost is coming soon: local server to partly solve connection issues YouTubes annoying overlay ads will end next month Ring is ruining its products with this huge policy change Lets go. Its


Episode 621 – Googley News

March 03, 2023

2023.3: Dialogs! Android is adding support for eSIM transfer between devices Connecting all things Android at MWC Barcelona Googles celebrating an early spring with new Android and Wear OS features G


Episode 620 – Liberty and Prosperity

February 24, 2023

A Tribute to the State of New Jersey, and apology to our friend murph for impugning it. Skee-ball, the drive-in movie, and condensed soup were inventedas well as the submarine and first American st


Episode 619 – Sleep Well Our Hosts

February 17, 2023

Mozilla Firefox picks up one of Android 13s nicest features Googles Gboard Gets a Major Toolbar Upgrade Android 14 may integrate Google Plays data safety section to show you why apps need locatio


Episode 618 – My Dinner with Elon

February 10, 2023

The first developer preview of Android 14 Google Maps New Glanceable Directions are Amazing Android Auto now has a full weather app with WeatherRadar [Video] Android TV 13 has finally, actually la


Episode 617 – There are no Groundhogs in Florida

February 03, 2023

2023.2: How can I Assist? NBC Peacocks free accounts are no longer available to new users Walmarts ultra-cheap Android TV streaming box is getting a sequel that should arrive soon Anker finally come


Episode 616 – Here’s to You Mrs Jones

January 27, 2023

The DOJ sues Google for ad dominance, wants to break company up Google Clock 7.4 updates timer UI and tests buttons for ending alarms Want to help others? Leave your AI at the door 8 Google Photos alt


Episode 615 – We’re Getting Too Old for This

January 20, 2023

Android 13 is running on 5.2% of all devices five months after launch Google plans AirTag clone, will track devices with 3 billion Android phones Google Translate now supports 33 new languages offline


Episode 614 – Better Call Gordon

January 13, 2023

Home Assistant 2023.1 Lenovo Smart Paper is an Android-powered e-ink tablet similar to Kindle Scribe Motorola ThinkPhone builds on Lenovos legacy with ThinkPad PC integration Surprise: Samsung is mak


Episode 613 – Late for End of Year Special

January 06, 2023

Why 613 is an important number. End of 2022 thoughts Sherlock Holmes will finally escape copyright this weekend Smartwatches and wearables could be next in line for a universal charger mandate The $1,


Episode 612 – Little Rounds

December 23, 2022

The EU wants to make your next phones battery easier to replace Googles mobile weather forecast got its first redesign in 7 years Mobvoi app gets new, more advanced sleep-tracking features Two men i


Episode 611 – Ernie and Keith

December 16, 2022

Z-Wave hopes open-source will matter to the IoT Android 13 output switcher support for Chromecast rolling out, starting with YouTube Music Google reveals how Androids Private Compute Core keeps your


Episode 610 – Shiny

December 09, 2022

Home Assistant 2022.12 Released Eufy will add a disclosure to its app following security concerns but still denies glaring security holes Googles ADT-3 device, the only streamer for Android TV deve


Episode 609 – Eufy and Moore

December 02, 2022

Chromecast with Google TV 4K update to October 2022 patch rolling out Googles Gmail and Calendar Apps on Pixel Watch Get a Lovely Rumor Security researcher says Eufy has a big security problem http


Episode 608 – Back in Two Weeks Folks

November 18, 2022

Google Workspace Updates Heres how predictive back navigation will work on Android 14 Happy birthday: The Google Nexus 4 was released 10 years ago Kevin Conroy, the iconic voice of Batman, has died G


Episode 607 – A Whole New Pickle

November 04, 2022

Easily track your packages with new Gmail features Amazon Musics full catalog is now free for Prime members (ad-free, but shuffle mode only) Pixel 7, the first 64-b


Episode 606 – Works with Home Assistant

October 28, 2022

Jasco joins Works with Home Assistant Google Home web app starts rolling out to view live Nest feeds, older cameras supported Ultraloq joins Works with Home Assistant The new Wyze Cam v3 Pro has bet


Episode 605 – Jere and the Firehouse

October 14, 2022 New Fi Virtual Carrier Network on Pixel keeps cellular data anonymous from Google, MVNO partners Google finally updates Gboard with Android tablet layout


Episode 604 – No Matter, Don’t Mind

October 07, 2022

2022.10: All over the place YouTube experiment makes 4K videos a Premium-exclusive feature The Google Home app is getting a major revamp to give users a more customizable experience Google prototypes,


Episode 603 – Great Plans

September 30, 2022

From Murph, I was listening to 602, and I agree with your views on the laptop. When Im ready to buy, its high on my list right now. Home Assistant Notes Playing with Alarms Spreadsheets


Episode 602 – A Crisis of Confidence

September 23, 2022

Framework Laptop Chromebook Edition is the most modular ChromeOS device yet Making it even easier to manage your tasks How to watch the Google Pixel 7 and Pixel Watch event Google Assistant Reminders


Episode 601 – The Late Show With Jere Jones

September 16, 2022

The best Android apps for photographers in 2022 Android and iOS take big steps toward launching Mattersmart home


Episode 600 – Big Macs and Banana Ketchup

September 09, 2022

Home Assistant Birthday Release Ring rolls out end-to-end encryption for its battery-powered video doorbells and security cameras New features for businesses in Android 13 Streaming services show the


Episode 599 – A Sunday Kind of Episode

September 05, 2022

Google releases Android 12 Developer Support builds so devs can test old software without bricking their phones Some Pixel 6 users are reporting increased idle battery drain on Android 13 Google wants


Episode 598 – Pooling Resources

August 26, 2022

Google Pixel sees huge sales growth, has 2% of North American market Mozilla Firefox 104 brings address autofill to Android two years after Google Chrome Android 13 is boring, and thats why its (al


Episode 597 – Ogg Less

August 19, 2022

Chrome Feed is tantalizing, but its not the return of Google Reader Celebrating 5 years of Kotlin on Android Verizons Visible Added a Sweet New Visible+ Plan Chrome OS could soon be getting its


Episode 596 – Guru Gets a Raise

August 12, 2022

Google TV could be working on smarter Nest speaker connectivity and Wear OS integration Google’s Plans for Google TV are Next Level Google Meet meetings might soon become livelier thanks to Spotify, Y


Episode 595 – The Neighbor’s Door is Open

August 05, 2022

2022.8: You can fix it! Plugable’s new power meter can measure eye-watering charging speeds of up to 240W Discord finally shows Android some love with its new improvements Google Play Store removes ve


Episode 594 – Forty Minute Zoom

July 29, 2022

Leviton joins as a Works with Home Assistant partner Google is paying some much-needed attention to its Android tablet apps Google Play gets a new logo for its 10-year anniversary How to make Google C


Episode 593 – Analogist in Training

July 15, 2022

Google wants more ‘Pixel Smarts’ ML features, like Recorder, which had an unexpected origin Google Duo’s latest update marks the beginning of the end Introducing the Works with Home Assistant program


Episode 592 – The Littlest Pi

July 08, 2022

Google Photo’s latest UI update makes sharing and organizing your photos that bit easier What is Google Meet Companion mode? The curious case of a would-be ‘Chromecast Audio’ successor At a Glance on


Episode 591 – Fireworks

June 30, 2022

Google Contacts rolls out card-based details page redesign Google Hangouts finally gets a shutdown date: November 2022 [Update] How to add your COVID vaccination certification to Android How to protec


Episode 590 – Martin Jere

June 24, 2022

SmartDry and Connected Labs are shutting down Martin Jerry, known for their flashable dimmer and light switches, starts selling Tasmota flashed versions on Amazon. Home Assistant hosts an audio and a


Episode 589 – Switch Time

June 17, 2022

  Senate bill would ban data brokers from selling location and health data Google Maps Getting Slick New Traffic Widget A guide to getting started with smart lighting: When to use smart switches and s


Episode 588 – Roll out the Red Carpet at the Georgia Border

June 09, 2022

There are two recordings made of this episode, the Zoom recording and a local recording. This uses the Zoom files as there were missing segments from the local recording. Apologies for any audio quali


Episode 587 – We Really Should Talk about ESPHome

June 03, 2022

Google TV for Android is now available in over 100 countries, more coming soon The long-rumored Google Meet and Duo merger is actually happening The Google TV app finally makes its way to the iPhone f


Episode 586 – All Work and No Podcast

May 27, 2022

Kauf RGB Switch Are Wyze products safe? Street View turns 15 with a new camera and fresh features Google brings Street View history to phones, introduces “Street View Studio” Google appears to be test


Episode 585 – Long Week’s Journey into Work

May 20, 2022

  Amazon Fire OS 8 debuts this summer (Android 11-based software for Fire devices) Pebble Watch’s founder wants your help in bringing back small Android phones ‘Protected by Android’ is Google’s new s


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