It's a special Thanksgiving edition of Android Faithful as longtime friend of the show JR Raphael of Android Intelligence joins Mishaal Rahman and Ron Richards to celebrate Apple adding RCS support and all the other roller coaster dramas of the last week in Android. PLUS special guest cameos at the end of the show as we share what we're thankful for.
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NEWS: Apple got the message! RCS is coming to iMessage, but Android users will still be green bubbles. Nothing's attempt to solve the iMessage problem blows up and both Nothing Chats and Sunbird get pulled from the Google Play Store. Mishaal breaks down Android 14 QPR2 Beta 1 and the Patron Pick is about how Google Pixel phones finally install system updates much faster.
HARDWARE: The Samsung Galaxy S24 Announcement is coming on January 17, 2024 and the OnePlus 12 will be unveiled in China on December 4th. The next Google Pixel phone will support Qi2 magnetic wireless charging. The Snapdragon 7 Gen 3 and MediaTek Dimensity 8300 bring performance under the hood and Mishaal shares his adventures with the Android 14 Webcam feature and it's poor quality.
APPS: OnePlus, OPPO, and Realme join Samsung in integrating Microsoft's Link to Windows app. WhatsApp backups on Android will soon start counting towards your Google Account's cloud storage limit. Google Photos library organization gets upgraded with AI (of course). And a clarification from last week as Huawei will keep Android app support for international devices
COMMUNITY: Huyen Tue Dao, Florence Ion and Jason Howell send in messages of what they're thankful for along with members of the Android Community: Robert from Alaska, CousinofJah, Bob Rissler and Rick Ankrum.
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