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.



Latest Episodes

#469: And Then We Build Up From There

June 21st, 2024 · 59 minutes

It turns out that Apple needs Google for its AI after all. Are you ready for ChromeOS's transition? And is Google coming back with glasses?

#468: Point and Click

June 14th, 2024 · 69 minutes

The Yin to Google’s Yang had a dog and pony show this week. And Apple will adopt RCS later this year, though not all of it.

#467: No One's Taking Your Phone

June 6th, 2024 · 62 minutes

It's another week, and we have another Google leak, but this one is much more favorable. Also, great news: Google will not chuck your phone for using after-market parts.

#466: The Algorithm

May 30th, 2024 · 72 minutes

The fourth wall is broken on Google's search algorithm. And why you might avoid Samsung phones for a while.

#465: User Engagement

May 23rd, 2024 · 65 minutes

We've had a week with the Android 15 beta, but don't run it on your main phone yet. Also, why is Chrome OS running on an Android device?

#464: The Gemini Era

May 17th, 2024 · 77 minutes

Google I/O is all anyone is talking about this week, including Andy and Flo.

#463: Hacks

May 9th, 2024 · 63 minutes

This week, it's all about the Pixel 8a, as that's all anyone's talking about the week before Google I/O. Plus, the fruits of the DoJ's probe into Google Search.

#462: That Sounds Like What Now?

May 3rd, 2024 · 59 minutes

Google's business is doing okay, after all. But wait until you hear how Apple's been poaching former AI talent from the company.

#461: Nothing Works Anymore

April 26th, 2024 · 73 minutes

This episode might bum you out, especially if you're mad at your boss. At least this one is about Google bosses.

#460: You Better Work!

April 18th, 2024 · 72 minutes

The episode starts with an existential crisis and ends with ruminations on what's ahead in Android 15 and Google Search.