Stock Android Thoughts and Mate 8 Reactions | Podcast 049

by: Joshua VergaraJanuary 26, 2016


After issuing a few SPOILER ALERTS for apparently no reason at all (don’t worry, they aren’t all that bad), the fellas get into a slightly more structured look at the week’s Android news. Josh, Jonathan, Andrew, and Joe each bring stories that they liked over the last week and discuss.

New app updates, reactions to Google’s unification of Android elements, and thoughts about the recently released Huawei Mate 8 review are on the table this week. For links to these stories, keep reading, they’re on the other side of that Soundcloud player below.

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App News:
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Unification of Android:
Google testing direct app installs from Google Search
Google Photos button in Google Camera
Google+ now utilizing Chrome Custom Tabs
Huawei Mate 8:
Huawei Mate 8 review

Huawei Mate 8

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Recorded on January 22nd, 2016 – Hosted and Produced by Joshua Vergara.

  • Robert Johnson

    The mate 8 isn’t bad at all but I don’t like the cluttered UI, lack of USB C, no quad HD display.

  • Yes, every Android phone are better going to stock ui. All custom ui suck, especially miui in my mi4i.

    • David Bowline

      When I used to flash roms, I really liked miui. Everything except,not having an app drawer was awesome. Super smooth,intuitive and extremely customizable.

  • Vinícius Azzolin

    I know, maybe I’m still a kind of “old user” of a smartphone (I don’t even have a password on it), because I’ve never used any voice command or even all those gimmicks like gestures and knocking the phone. It’s because of this that I love the Sony skin, is even lighter and useful than stock with almost no bullshit. But it’s a question of taste.