Friday, January 17, 2014

Podcast Picks: All About Android on the TWIT network.


Hello I am David and I am an Android user. 
I have been an Android user for several years now.  All about Android is my favorite Android Podcast. It is not the most geeky podcast, that would have to go to Android Central's podcast but it is entertaining, informative, and frankly fun. 

The Hosts.
The current hosts of All About Android, +Jason Howell+Gina Trapani, and +Ron Richards are great at presenting news about Android in a clear and enduser friendly way.  +Eileen Rivera was a founding host of All About Android and I have to say that I really miss her.  Eileen offered an every person view point that I really liked and added great balance to the show. 

The Show.
All About Android is broken up into several regular segments.
  • News
  • Voicemail
  • Hardware
  • Email
  • Apps
  • Glassware
  • Android Arena
Out of all of these my favorite is Android Arena. Android Arena is a segment where each host plus any guests bring an app to the arena and the listeners vote on their favorite. It is a great way to find out about great new apps. 


Scorecard
The Rating uses G, PG, PG-13, and R while the other categories use A for the best that I know of,B for good but others might be better,C is average, D below average, and F is just terrible. 
  • Rating PG Little kids will probably not like this show but there is nothing wrong with the language or content. A big plus is that Jason Howell is a father of a child that is old enough to use a tablet so he has good insights into kids and technology. Gina is also a parent, but her child is still just a baby. 
  • Quality A  TWIT is a podcasting network known for high production quality.
  • Community A The community around this podcast is one of the best on the Internet. It actually seems pretty friendly and troll free. 
  • Depth A The show does a good job of covering all things Android including the offshoots like GoogleTV, ChromeCast, Chromebooks, and GoogleGlass. 
  • Entertainment Value A It is a fun show to watch or listen to as a podcast. The Hosts are funny, knowledgeable, and personable and the arena adds a bit of competition and a good bit of fun to the show. 
  • Overall A This is one of my weekly podcasts that I download.

How to get the show.
All About Android is available on iTunes and most Android podcast apps or just go to www.twit.tv/aaa. You can also watch it on YouTube and on your Roku box if you have one.

For more app reviews.
My wonderful wife +Cindy Siebert  does real world Android and iOS app reviews on her blog. Cindy just finished a review of PushBullet for Android.





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