Android Buffet Podcast

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

By Guru and Jere


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.


Episode 514 – Two Live Views

November 13, 2020

Android News Happy 13th Birthday Android! Google needs to be more like Samsung or Huawei when it comes to adding features Many websites will stop working with older versions of Android in 2021. Google Photos to eliminate unlimited free storage,


Episode 513 – Save the Clock Tower!

November 06, 2020

Android News CarDroid is a self-contained Android device for use with Android Auto head units. App News Google Fi apps allows connection troubleshooting Tasker working on Tasky…a simplified safe interface to Tasker.


Episode 512 – Deep Breaths

October 30, 2020

Home Google assembles all the pieces of a truly smart home Amazon Tablets get a Smart Home Device dashboard. Wyze release v3 of their camera, adds weather resistance, improved night vision, etc. App News Tapatalk for Android taken off the Play Store.


Episode 511 – Jere-Rigged Again

October 23, 2020

Android News Our Favorite Ten Things Coming to Smart Displays including new UI. App News Google Play Music no longer works with Assistant Assistant might soon support third-party podcast services Google Chat for everyone next year.


Episode 510 – What’s New?

October 16, 2020

Guru News Guru gets his Pixel 3XL refurbished replacement and wonders what is next Guru builds a VOC sensor and wonders where to put it Android News New Android Features Coming This Fall: Phone App available to more phones, Sound Notifications,


Episode 509 – Guru and the RMA

October 09, 2020

Guru takes a road trip. Android News Google introduces Android Partner Vulnerability Initiative to manage issues specific to Android OEMs Daydream is dead. Google Assistant to add a guest mode. Is the Pixel 5 a return to the space the Nexus 5 occupied?...


Episode 508 – Guru Really Needs a Vacation

October 02, 2020

Android News Android 12 will make installing alternative stores easier. Google introduces Hold for Me. Chromecast with Google TV device released. App News Maps is getting a dedicate car mode UI and dark mode.


Episode 507 – Live Next Week

September 25, 2020

Android News Android 11 reviewed by Ars Technica Disney+ now available on Smart Displays App News Phone app is now called Phone By Google New look for Gboard. Expanded Google Photos share menu being rolled out.


Episode 506 – What Day Is Today?

September 18, 2020

Show Notes Android News Android Auto is broken for many on Android 11 Android 11 takes away a row of quick setting tiles and limits usability of feature. Wear OS now lets you add more than 5 tiles. Hidden Changes in Android 11: New volume stream for As...


Episode 505 – Red Velvet Cake

September 11, 2020

Show Notes Android News Android 11 now official for Pixel phones and more. Android 11 Features – New APIs AAWireless adapter brings wireless to any Android Auto unit blows through crowdfunding goal. Android 11 adds just this once permissions Australia ...


Episode 504 – Be Like Darrell

September 04, 2020

Show Notes Android News Chromecast and Nest Displays will soon show date and location of pictures in Google Photos slideshows Google Duo coming to Android TV. Google improves Assistant Snapshot. Google Assistant now works with over 50,000 devices.


Episode 503 – Zip But No Doodah

August 28, 2020

Show Notes Android News Google is removing third-party camera app integration due to location and privacy protection. Epic Games attempts to sue Apple and Google over app revenue sharing. An Android TV dongle could be coming soon.


Episode 502 – Subscribe Now

August 21, 2020

Show Notes Android Buffet site updated with new links. Android News Android 11 will only allow preinstalled camera apps to respond to the image/video capture intents. Multi-room audio control from Nest devices.


Episode 501 – When the Old Comedy Bits Start The Podcast Ends

August 14, 2020

Show Notes Android News Google opts all users out of voice data collection. Android to add new Android for Cars App Library Android Auto brings back calendar access and settings page. Google Assistant sings a song to remind you of the benefits of weari...