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|JH||Welcome to All About Android, Episode 345, recorded on Tuesday November 28, Twenty Seventeen. Your weekly source for the latest news, hardware and apps for the Android faithful.|
|I'm Jason Howell --- I'm Ron Richards --- and I'm Florence Ion!||Times for segments|
|This week, we'll be discussing Project Treble's effects on ROM development, what to watch with Android 8.1, OnePlus 5T review, Moto Mod Alexa Speaker review, tons of your feedback, and more!||News||0:05:00|
|5:26||News (3 top stories)||Links||VIDEO||0:10:00||Apps||0:05:00|
|FI||Final preview of Android 8.1 now available||https://android-developers.googleblog.com/2017/11/final-preview-of-android-81-now.html||AD||0:05:00|
|The Pixel 2’s dormant Visual Core chip gets activated in the latest Android developer preview||https://techcrunch.com/2017/11/27/the-pixel-2s-dormant-visual-core-chip-gets-activated-in-the-latest-android-developer-preview/||Android Arena||0:05:00|
|How to enable the Pixel Visual Core’s HDR+ feature on Android 8.1||https://9to5google.com/2017/11/28/how-to-enable-pixel-visual-core-hdr-android-8-1-developer-preview-2-android-basics/|
|RR||Google can tell if someone is looking at your phone over your shoulder||https://qz.com/1139144/google-can-tell-if-someone-is-looking-at-your-phone-over-your-shoulder/|
|JH||A Revolution in Custom ROMs: How Project Treble makes Porting Android Oreo a 1 Day Job||https://www.xda-developers.com/how-project-treble-revolutionizes-custom-roms-android-oreo/|
|RetroBrowser for Android|
|FI||Google Fixes Burger Emoji|
|RR||Lens in Google Assistant is rolling out widely on Pixel phones today||http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/11/28/lens-google-assistant-rolling-widely-pixel-phones-today/|
|5:36||Hardware (3 top stories)||Links||VIDEO||0:10:00|
|FI JH||OnePlus 5T Review||https://oneplus.net/5t|
|This new Lava Red OnePlus 5T looks fantastic||https://www.androidauthority.com/lava-red-oneplus-5t-818245/|
|RR||Moto Mod Alexa Speaker Review ($149.99)||https://www.motorola.com/us/products/moto-mods/moto-smart-speaker-with-amazon-alexa||A-WORD|
|FI||I’m hoping for a miracle answer. I purchased the Pixel 2 on launch day partially because they offered a trade in program (Pixel XL 128) using google financing. Currently both phones are on Google Financing. Initially I was supposed to receive the trade in kit within 7days to my home address. Well nothing arrived. Contacted Google about the issue and they offered to resend and confirmed address to validate. Another week went by, still nothing. So I called to see what the issue was and changed the address to my work to which I received my Pixel 2 and a few weeks later my Google mini. Well guess what....still nothing. I’ve escalated to their senior advisors with promise of delivery and still nothing. I tweeted the situation at Sundar Pichai and was asked to DM the Google team and guess what ...still nothing.... it’s almost been 2 months and now I’m paying for two phones. Any advice or did I miss something. please tell me what do I need to do to get this trade in kit? Finally would you still trade it in given all these issues? Hope you guys are doing better than me..😜|
|https://store.google.com/intl/en-US_us/about/device-trade-in.html||- Article C-2 in the Google Store Terms state:|
- "You are the only owner of Your Device and no other third party holds any rights of any kind in Your Device (including installment or leasing programs)."
- This means you need to pay off the existing balance of your previous phone before you can trade it in (as far as I can tell)
|JH|| One problem I have with VPN security is an Amazon Fire HD 8 inch (2015, 5th generation). Though there are three zillion free VPN apps, my paid VPN does not have an app in its app store. My factory default Fire OS is 18.104.22.168 and it is currently 22.214.171.124 Is there a way to turn this into an Android device?|
Second, in January, I might be switching from an iPhone to an Android phone depending on what smartphones from 2 years ago my family and I can get cheap. Is there a way to sync 2 Google accounts on an Android phone without a need to sign out and sign in?
Flo, thanks for choosing Be My Eyes. I am visually impaired and am glad Be My Eyes now has an app on Android. For free apps for the blind and visually impaired, it is considered one of the best.
|https://www.howtogeek.com/232726/how-to-install-the-google-play-store-on-your-amazon-fire-tablet/||1. Install Play Store/Services on the tablet in 5 minutes then d/l from there|
2. You can sync multiple accts to any Android device easily in settings
|RR||I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to respond to my email on last week's show. |
After hearing what you had to say, and seeing what I think was a great Cyber-Monday deal at Amazon: $399 for both the phone the Essential 360-degree camera, I went ahead and ordered it.
Now I just have to find a decent case for it (sorry Ron)
|https://www.engadget.com/2017/11/27/essential-phone-399-deal-cyber-monday/||- Sale over for anyone who missed it :(|
|FI||I need your opinion. My wife's Nexus 6 has reached end of life, with no more updates coming from Google and the battery is starting to get wonkey. We really don't want to spend $900, $800 or even $600 on a new flagship class phone. I'm trying to stick to a $500 budget. So, given that, here is the question: Essential PH-1 or OnePlus 5T? Or is there another good choice? You should probably know that she has gotten very used to the huge Nexus 6 screen, and she uses the camera quite a lot. The 5T has the bigger screen, but which camera is better? |
|JH||Like Flo, I bought the smaller Pixel 2 as soon as it became available in the Google Store. I have not experienced any of the issues that have been reported, but I am experiencing a strange issue when using the headphone dongle.|
If I already have the dongle and headphones connected to my phone and start up some type of media player, I must remove the dongle, reconnect it, and then press play to get audio. When the player changes tracks, I lose audio even though the player continues. I have had this with the default media player, other player I have installed, and even You Tube when one video ends and I try to play another. bluetooth headphones work fine.
Is it just me or I have I done something weird.
I have watched AAA for years. All of you have begun to feel like friends to me, except for Ron. He is more like a drinking buddy from college. lol
|- Users have been reporting issues with the dongle not working initially|
- Pull out dongle and re-insert to fix
- I’ve experienced this for sure
- Expected to be fixed in official 8.1 update
|RR||Marlon"theGuyfromTrinidad" here and I have two Pixel 2 tips. the first is you can use OK G to troubleshoot your device, see the article from AndroidCentral but the cool thing is it will do a diagnostic on your phone, when I said I was having problems charging my battery it checked things like battery health. I see a lot of potential with this feature.|
2nd tip if you take a picture in portrait mode, share that picture to snapseed and use its portrait editing selection and then do further edits, when you save the picture it will appear with the original two pictures in google photos making it very easy to compare or even do even more edits. pretty handy.
BTW I love this phone (regular Pixel 2) and I do feel its getting a bad rap (though not by Flo.. yeah my fangirl) and I had nexus phones in the past and the OG Pixel.
Anyways love the show. Merry Christmas/Happy Holidays, and have a great Festivus
|6:30||Android Arena!||Play Store Link||VIDEO||0:20:00|
|Last Week's Poll||http://twit.to/aaapoll344|
|This week's face-off:|
|Flo - Unroll.Me||https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unrollme||http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.unrollme|
|Jason - StoryCorps (FREE)||https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bottlerocketapps.storycorps||http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bottlerocketapps.storycorps|
|Ron - RetroBrowser - Time Machine (FREE)||https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devrobot.retrobrowser||http://qrcode.kaywa.com/img.php?s=10&d=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.devrobot.retrobrowser|
|This Week's Poll||http://twit.to/aaapoll345|
|http://www.strawpoll.me/14505004||Ready End Music|
|Guest - plug|
|Flo - plug|
|Ron - plug|
|TD - plug|
|Jason - plug||yellowgoldmusic.com/kickstarter|
|JH||That's it for this week!|
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