Material is a weekly discussion about the Google and Android universe. Your intrepid hosts try to answer the question, “What holds up the digital world?” The answer, so far, is that it’s Google all the way down.



#304: Engage Smug Mode

April 23rd, 2021 · 67 minutes

How can we not? We talk about Apple's announcements this week from an Android user's perspective. Plus, why Google FLoC isn't flying high, and the sad dystopia of Google Maps' emergency alerts.

Note that there's a serious content warning for this episode as we discuss gun violence toward the end.

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