The last official episode of the year is a biggy! Jason Howell, Ron Richards, Huyen Tue Dao, and Mishaal Rahman welcome not one but two amazing guests: Gizmodo's Florence Ion and The Verge's Sean Hollister!
Featured in this episode:
- Sean was in the courtroom for the entire Epic v Google case!
- Google lost another antitrust ruling that threatens sideloading norms.
- Beeper's iMessage saga leads to US lawmaker attention.
- Patron News Story Pick: Google Messages giving RCS its background wallpaper.
- Pixie could outshine Assistant on the Pixel 9.
- More photos and specs of the Asus ROG Phone 8 and 8 Pro.
- OnePlus addresses quality control concerns by Xiaomi.
- Gboard is getting stylus handwriting support.
- Google Keep is getting lockscreen note capabilities.
- Google Photos cloud content will be available to the Photo picker.
- Chrome for premium tablets will default to desktop mode.
- Google Maps is moving location tracking data on-device.
- Bob from Pennsylvania talks about the real reason most Android users want messaging compatibility across platforms.
- Scott doesn't like YouTube Music's podcast strategy.
- (Another) Bob is happy that the band is back together again.
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