About the Android Bytes podcast
Android Bytes (powered by Esper.io) is the podcast that dives deep into the engineering and business decisions behind the world’s most popular OS.
Android powers over 3 billion devices worldwide and is the platform of choice for over a thousand companies. You’ll find Android on smartphones, tablets, watches, TV, cars, kiosks, and so much more. How does Google architect Android to run on so many form factors, and how do companies fork AOSP to make it run on even more devices? These are the kinds of questions the Android Bytes podcast considers each episode.
Join cohosts Mishaal Rahman and David Ruddock, two journalists with extensive knowledge covering the Android OS platform and ecosystem, as they speak to system architects, kernel engineers, app developers, and other distinguished experts in the Android space.
Get in touch with us at Esper.io if you’re looking to use Android for your product — we have the experience you need.
Where to listen
Ready to listen? You can listen to the Android Bytes podcast through Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Pocket Casts, Stitcher, or RSS. Follow Android Bytes on Twitter for updates on the podcast.
About the hosts
David is the Editor in Chief of Esper and cohosts Android Bytes. He spent over 10 years as the Editor in Chief of Android Police, where he reviewed more phones than he’d care to admit, broke dozens of exclusive mobile industry stories (and also, phones), and ran one of the web’s most vibrant Android communities.
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Mishaal is the Senior Technical Editor at Esper and a cohost of Android Bytes. While Editor in Chief at XDA-Developers, Mishaal was at the forefront of Android tech journalism, breaking story after story on new OS features and platform changes.
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Listen to the latest episode
|Episode #||Title||Topic(s)||Guest(s)||Publish date|
|19||The curious case of the removable eSIM||SIM cards, eSIM, UICC, OMAPI||Christos Omiridis, Executive Partner at TelcoVillage||06/21/2022|
|18||How Android could replace your driver’s license||Digital identity, mobile driver’s licenses, Identity Credential||David Kelts, director of product development at GET Group NA||05/23/2022|
|17||Why Android app development is easier (and harder) in 2022||Android app development, Jetpack, AndroidX, Jetpack Compose, Google Play, GMS||Laurence Dawson, developer of Sync for Reddit||05/09/2022|
|16||How to optimize Android for low RAM hardware||RAM, virtual memory, Project Svelte, Android Go Edition||Nolen Johnson, security consultant at DirectDefense & developer at LineageOS|
Sean Hoyt, developer on OpenWatch and LineageOS
|15||How Wear OS brings Android to your wrist||Wear OS, Android Wear, AOSP||Sean Hoyt, developer on OpenWatch|
Greg Viczian, developer of Bubble Cloud Wear OS Launcher
|14||How does Esper build on Android with Foundation?||AOSP, Android Enterprise, MDM, GMS||Varun Chitre, engineering manager at Esper||04/18/2022|
|13||How to make Android (AOSP) without Google||CalyxOS, AOSP, GMS||Chirayu Desai, lead developer at CalyxOS||04/11/2022|
|12||Android Auto deep dive: Wireless, reverse engineering, and more||Android Auto, Android Automotive||Emil-Borconi Szedressy, co-creator of AAWireless and developer of Headunit Reloaded||04/04/2022|
|11||The secret world of Android SafetyNet||SafetyNet Attestation, bootloader, rooting, Magisk||Danny Lin, developer of Universal SafetyNet Fix|
Sergio Castell, mobile security analyst at Riscure
|10||Is it too late for Android on the desktop?||Desktop mode, DisplayPort, multitasking, docking, taskbar||Juan Carlos Bagnell, content creator at SomeGadgetGuy|
Braden Farmer, developer of Taskbar
|9||Building a more secure OS based on Android||GrapheneOS, bootloader, Verified Boot, GMS, AOSP, security||Gabe, security researcher at GrapheneOS||03/14/2022|
|8||The past, present, and future of Android tablets||Tablets, Android 12L, and Android 13||JR Raphael, journalist at Android Intelligence||03/11/2022|
|7||Will Google’s latest attempt at fixing Android updates work?||Google Requirements Freeze, Project Treble||Rashed Abdel-Tawab, product manager at CIS Mobile & director at LineageOS||03/01/2022|
|6||The hidden world of Android permissions||Android’s permissions model, GMS, security||João Dias, developer of Tasker|
Ilya, developer on OpenGApps
|5||Android 13: First look and reactions||Android 13||João Dias, developer of Tasker||02/15/2022|
|4||How Android “listens” to you with ultra low power sensors||Context Hub Runtime Environment (CHRE), nanoapps||Kieron Quinn, developer of Tap, Tap||02/10/2022|
|3||The Android launcher is much more powerful than you think||Launcher3||Kevin Barry, developer of Nova Launcher||02/04/2022|
|2||The Android 13 Teaser Episode||Android 13||01/26/2022|
|1||Android on TVs without Android TV||Android TV, Google TV||Nolen Johnson, security consultant at DirectDefense & developer at LineageOS|
Janko Roettgers, journalist at Protocol
|Bonus||Your next car could run Android||Android Automotive||Al Sutton, CTO at Snapp Automotive|
Juhani Lehtimäki, CEO at Snapp Automotive