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Android Buffet

Guru and Jere

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Episode 374 – Oggy Oggy Oxen Free

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Back after two weeks

Show Notes



* Black Friday

* 7 downloads of OGG vs 1100 MP3. Time to discontinue OGG?

* Guru’s Moto X Pure finally gets Nougat a year late, after no updates since September 2016.

* Android News



* Android Stats for December, Oreo to 0.5%, Nougat to 23%,...

Episode 373 – Watch Me

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* Guru’s Mobvoi Ticwatch Arrives after 4 months, but then it gets listed on Amazon Prime.

* Android News



* Google has been tracking Android device location even with Location Services off





* App News



* Google Assistant adds setting to manage calendars...

Episode 372 – Is that 33RPM or 45RPM?

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Slow down or speed up?

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* Android News



* November Distribution numbers out, Oreo still a small percentage.

* Google cracks down on power-user apps that use Android’s Accessibility API

* Google won’t roll out a fix for KRACK till December.





* App News...

Episode 371

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Jere has a Pixel 2 XL.

Show Notes



* Android News



* November Security Patch fixes KRACK and Google is now releasing ‘Functional Updates’

* First Android Beta was released 10 years ago.





* App News



* Google adds Seascapes to Wallpaper app...

Episode 370 – Death to Daylight Saving

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Guru returns and the show is back.

Show Notes



* Android News



* Audio Latency issues may have worsened under Oreo

* Android 8.1 Developer Preview – Final Release planned for December



* Pixel 2 Features get back ported, such as bottom search bar and “At a Glance” widget...

Episode 369 – Sleeping with Google Home

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Schedule for remainder of October hazy.



* Android News



* Android Distribution Numbers for October out, Oreo appears at 0.2%. 17.8% for Nougat, 32% Marshmallow, 27.7 Kitkat…

* Support for IPPS-only Printers is coming to Android...

Episode 368 – Don’t Squeeze the Cellphone

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* Android News



* Linux kernel LTS releases are now good for 6 years, which will go upstream to Android.

* Google kills NFC Smart Unlock

* Android Fire OS updated to Nougat with introduction of version 6

* Keystore Key Attestation...

Episode 367 – Smartphones for Seniors

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* Android News



* Google prepares to integrate Android Things with Chromecast in Android P

* Even Bill Gates uses an Android phone

* Google gives Nexus 6P and 5X owners two extra months of security patches

* Check for Update will now actually push updates to your Pixel or Nexus device...

Episode 366 – Assistant

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* Android News



* Google updates Material Design with guidelines for Android Oreo and Offline States

* BlueBorne Bluetooth vulnerability patched in September update.





* App News



* Action Launcher and Nova Launcher take different approaches to Adaptive Icons...

Episode 365 – Landscape Wow

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There’s a new iPhone. So?

Show Notes



* Android News



* September distribution numbers are out. No Oreo yet, Nougat up 2.3%.

* Apps using the Autofill API may be vulnerable to Data Leakage

* Oreo adds support for Wifi Passpoint, but makes it optional for OEMs...
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