All About Android

Dec 20th 2022

All About Android 609

The Year in Review

Co-Hosted by JR Raphael

Interview with Chet Haase from Google, the biggest news, hardware, apps from 2022

Although the show is no longer in production, you can enjoy over a decade of Android in our archives.
Guests: Chet Haase
Category: News
  • Interview with Chet Haase, Google engineer and author of "Androids: The team that built the Android Operating System"
  • At what point do you realize you have a story to be told?
  • What kind of clearance did you have to get to do the book?
  • What is about Android that keeps some of its most senior engineering folks around?
  • If the Nexus One had launched prior to the Droid, do you think it would have been a bigger hit?
  • What's more important: Platform or Product within Google?
  • Talk about the vision needed when building platforms.
  • Is Android culture within Google still as silo'd as it was in the early days?
  • Can you describe how the process of shipping a new Android feature has changed over time?
  • How does the team work to keep the platform functioning and future-proof?
  • How do you define Android's success in today's landscape?
  • Android 13 is released.
  • Android 12L is official as “Android 12.1,” rolling out now to Pixel phonesGoogle exec says Apple is ‘holding back’ customers who text.
  • Google pesters Apple to support RCS in iMessage by explaining Drake's 'Texts Go Green'.
  • Tim Cook dashes hopes for RCS support to arrive on iPhones.
  • Google Messages has started letting some users react with any emoji.
  • Google I/O 2022 takes place May 11–12 as virtual event with live keynotes.
  • Android Dev Summit.
  • Google Play to pilot third-party billing option, starting with Spotify.
  • Google launches third-party Play Store billing pilot—but only cuts fees by 4%.
  • Spotify is the first to launch non-Google Android billing in the US.
  • Game Devs And Stadia Employees Alike Were Blindsided By The Sudden Shutdown.
  • Android Auto is now ‘only for car screens,’ as phone version shuts down for good.
  • Android Auto's Makeover Prioritizes the Map and Focuses on a Split-Screen Experience.
  • Google giving app developers more time to fill the Play Store’s Data safety section.
  • The Play Store's new Data Safety section is finally here to show the apps that may be invading your privacy.
  • Google Play hides app permissions in favor of developer-written descriptions.
  • Google Play restores the app permissions list.
  • Google officially deploys app archiving through the Play Store.
  • Google Infringed on Sonos Audio Patents, Trade Court Rules.
  • OnePlus to offer 4 OS updates and 5 years of ‘regular’ patches for all flagships from 2023.
  • Google gives us our first glimpse of the Pixel 7.
  • Google unveils the Pixel Buds Pro with a custom audio chip, future Spatial Audio, and ANC.
  • Google's Pixel Watch is Real, and It's Coming Later This Year.
  • The Pixel Tablet is coming in 2023.
  • Google Glass’s successor teased at I/O.
  • Google Pixel 6a Coming This Summer, 7/7 Pro Likely to Follow This Fall.
  • Pixel 6a released.
  • Framework's Chromebook Is Bringing Modularity to ChromeOS.
  • Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Ultra Is the Galaxy Note Reboot We've Been Waiting For.
  • Everything Samsung Announced at Galaxy Unpacked.
  • Galaxy S23 reportedly ditching Exynos chips, going for Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 worldwide.
  • Geekbench just banned the last four years of Samsung flagships over throttling debacle.
  • Carl Pei’s Nothing is working on a smartphone.
  • Nothing Has Officially Launched its Phone, and It's Too Bad It's Not Coming to The U.S.
  • Nothing Ear Stick Event.
  • The OnePlus 10 Pro is launching globally next month with OxygenOS 12.1, not Unified OS [Update].
  • The OnePlus 10T won’t have a mute switch — here’s why.
  • New ‘Motorola MA1’ adapter brings wireless Android Auto to more cars for $90.
  • JR's tip of the week: Walpy.
  • Jetpack Compose debuts new Material Design 3 controls and expands to Android TV.
  • Compose for Wear OS is now 1.0: time to build wearable apps with Compose!
  • Google celebrates 5 years of Kotlin on Android.
  • Google Hangouts shuts down for good today, as web app closes up shop.
  • Google is combining Meet and Duo into a single app for voice and video calls.
  • What's old is new again as old G Pay app becomes Google Wallet, arriving now.
  • Introducing passkeys in Chrome.
  • Android readying support for password-replacing ‘passkeys’ that sync to your Google Account.
  • Google Play Games beta opens outside the US.
  • Amazon Appstore on Windows 11.

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