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137 'Alphabet Scoop' stories

March 2018 - October 2021


Alphabet Scoop Stories October 28

This week on Alphabet Scoop, Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Damien Wilde answer questions about the new Pixel 6 during a live stream on the 9to5Google’s YouTube channel.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories October 15

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss all things Pixel as Google prepares for an event next week called the “Pixel Fall Event.” They give their predictions of what we will see and what we won’t.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories September 17

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss Samsung’s beta of Android 12, more material UI redesigns, possible specs for the Pixel 6, and what Google’s plans might be with their marketing campaign.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories September 10

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss updates on Android 12, a new Pixel 6 ad, and thoughts after living with the new Nest Cam and Doorbell.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories August 20

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss their thoughts on the new Pixel 5a and its non-fabric case, a look at the long-awaited Galaxy Watch 4 and its new OS, and Ben’s first week with the Z Flip 3.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories August 6

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Kyle Bradshaw, and special guest Stephen Hall discuss what Google is planning to do with their brand new Tensor chip and possible future Google silicon.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories July 29

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss everything you need to know about the new Wear OS devices and a wide range of leaks from Samsung.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories July 16

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the additions and changes to Android 12 now that Beta 3 is released. Also, new information on the upcoming Pixel 6 is here with the possibility of an Ultra?

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Alphabet Scoop Stories July 8

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the release of Stadia for Android TV, the first look at WearOS by Samsung, and leaks of what the Galaxy Z Fold 3 will look like.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories June 17

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the opening of Google’s first permanent store, Google Stadia’s presence at E3, and the yet to be announced new Pixel Stand.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories June 10

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the new features and changes that came to Android 12 Beta 2 and the 3 major announcements that came to Google’s Stadia platform.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories June 4

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the new Google Pixel Buds and Huawei’s new HarmonyOS.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories May 27

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the past, present, and future of Google’s Fuchsia and their hope for Google’s return to retail stores.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories May 20

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss their thoughts on the items that came out of the Google I/O keynote and what didn’t get mentioned.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories May 13

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss more details in the Google and Roku YouTube TV disagreements and what they all expect from Google I/O next week.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories May 6

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss Google and Roku’s negotiations on YouTube TV deteriorate, new Pixel Buds A-Series, and Stadia loses more top employees.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories April 29

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss additions and changes to the Google Assistant that is only on the Pixel and what they are excited to see at Google I/O 2021.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories April 22

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the newest changes in the recent Android 12 preview, the new Fitbit Luxe, and the review of the OnePlus Watch.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories April 15

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw talk about the Pixel 5a and what else they’ve learned about GS101 Whitechapel, while closing on what new Nest Cams could look like.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories April 8

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss hands-on with the new Nest Hub 2nd Gen, the announcement of the Pixel Buds A, and Google partnering with Samsung for their own chip.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories March 19

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the first product release from Google fo 2021 and the new developer preview of Android 12.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotifyCastroPocket CastsOvercast, and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories March 12

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the possibilities of what will be on the Pixel 6 as rumors drop, the features that were added to Chrome OS 89, and the future of Chromebooks.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories March 5

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss new Pixel features, rumors for Pixel 5a, the new Nest Hub, and more.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotifyCastroPocket CastsOvercast, and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories February 26

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the changes seen in the developer preview of Android 12. Changes to notifications, what new settings there are, new gestures that are in, and those that are coming.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories February 12

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the leaked Android 12 mockups, what new features are possibly coming, App Pairs, return of “Columbus”, and more.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotifyCastroPocket CastsOvercast, and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories February 5

This week 9to5Google’s Abner Li, Ben Schoon, and Kyle Bradshaw discuss the shut down of first-party games for Stadia and the impact this might have on the future of the platform.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotifyCastroPocket CastsOvercast, and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories January 15

This week we recap everything announced by Samsung today at the Galaxy S21 event from the trio of phones to new earbuds and a tracker. We then highlight the top things announced at an otherwise quiet CES 2021.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotifyCastroPocket CastsOvercast, and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories January 8

This week we talk about our report of a new Nest Hub that will feature Soli-powered sleep tracking, as well as the upcoming line of Nest security cameras. We then preview and make predictions about what we want to see in the Made by Google 2021 roadmap.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotifyCastroPocket CastsOvercast, and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories December 18, 2020

This week we talk about Stadia’s trio of big launches from Cyberpunk 2077 to Ubisoft+ and iOS support. We then say goodbye to the Google Home Max, but end on a happier note with some major developments for Android, Fuchsia, and CloudReady OS.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotifyCastroPocket CastsOvercast, and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories December 10, 2020

This week we talk all about the December Pixel Feature Drop and the slew of features that it brought to the Pixel 5. We then touch on the intersection of Android and Google Assistant, as well as some messaging issues that users are facing.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google PodcastsApple PodcastsSpotifyCastroPocket CastsOvercast, and through our dedicated RSS feed.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories December 3, 2020

This week we talk about Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 chip that will power next year’s flagship devices. We then check in on the Pixel 4a 5G and why it’s the surprise of this year’s lineup before closing on what’s new with Stadia. 

Alphabet Scoop is available Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories November 19, 2020

This week saw Google announce an absolute flood of news from Assistant Driving Mode and end-to-end encryption for RCS in Messages finally happening to a brand new Google Pay. We then talk about everything the Stadia team announced for the streaming service’s one-year anniversary.

Alphabet Scoop is available Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories November 12, 2020

This week, we talk about Google giving away free Stadia Premiere Edition kits to YouTube Premium subscribers. We then swing to the other end of the spectrum and dive into Google Photos no longer offering unlimited High quality backups.

Alphabet Scoop is available Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories November 5, 2020

This week, we have extended Pixel 5 thoughts from the team and take a crack at the screen-body gap that Google says is normal. We then have impressions on the new Nest Thermostat, and then wrap up on other hardware happenings.

Alphabet Scoop is available Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories October 16, 2020

This week, we talk about what’s happening with Google Workspace and how there’s now a plan to move classic Hangouts users to a free version of Chat. Meanwhile, Google is not yet done with hardware this year as seen by the new Google Wifi and Nest Thermostat.

Alphabet Scoop is available Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories October 2, 2020

This week, we talk about everything Google announced at Launch Night In. It was a tight 31-minute show that saw the Chromecast with Google TV, Nest Audio, Pixel 4a 5G, and Pixel 5. We’ve also had time to go hands-on with the new Chromecast, so send us your questions!

Alphabet Scoop is available Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories September 18, 2020

This week, we preview the Made by Google 2020 event — AKA “Launch Night In” — taking place at the end of September. We recap the Pixel 5, 4a 5G, Nest Audio, and the Google Chromecast with Google TV.

Alphabet Scoop is available Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories September 10, 2020

This week we talk about the stable launch of Android 11 and everything around the release, as well as the latest Pixel 5 rumors. We end by discussing the merits/downsides of the Microsoft Surface Duo, Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Motorola Razr 5G.

Alphabet Scoop is available Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories September 3, 2020

This week we talk about one confirmed and one leaked price: Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 and the ‘Sabrina’ Android TV dongle, respectively. We also take a look at what features are coming next to Stadia and new games.

Alphabet Scoop is available Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories August 27, 2020

This week we share our extended Pixel 4a thoughts, and preview what the Pixel 5 is going to offer. We then take another look at the Pixel Buds, which just received its first update, while closing on Samsung and everything Fitbit announced.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories July 17, 2020

This week we take a deep dive into Google’s bold plans for making Gmail the new “home for work.” In centralizing G Suite into one app, the company risks overcrowding, but it could gain a proper Slack competitor in the process. We also have a brief discussion about everything the Google Store is doing (sales) and leaking (Pixel 4a).

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories July 10, 2020

This week we dive into the Pixel 4a, Pixel 4a (5G), and Pixel 5 following their surfacing in the Google app. In addition to making sense of Google’s 2020 phone lineup, we talk about the upcoming Nest speaker that was just officially teased.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories July 2, 2020

This week we talk about what Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear 4100 chip means for Wear OS and debate the platform’s merits. We then catch up with Google’s acquisition of North and the YouTube TV price hike that everyone is talking about.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories June 26, 2020

This week we recap Apple’s WWDC developer conference and what iOS 14 takes from Android. There’s also the big Google Photos redesign and a rumored acquisition of North for its Focals smart glasses.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories June 19, 2020

This week we dive into our scoop about a new Nest-branded Assistant speaker and take a broader look at this year’s Made by Google 2020 lineup. We then discuss Google’s communication strategy, including Meet’s mobile Gmail integration.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories June 12, 2020

This week we talk all about Android 11 Beta 1 and what’s changed, as well as whether it’s ready for day-to-day usage. Next we dive into what Google is doing to fix the Pixel Buds, and what’s new for Stadia.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories May 14, 2020

This week we talk about the long-awaited Play Music to YouTube Music migration and the new Nest Aware subscription finally launching. We end on palace intrigue inside the Google Pixel team and talk more Pixel 4a rumors.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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Alphabet Scoop Stories April 30, 2020

This week we talk all about the new Pixel Buds and take your questions about the second-generation Google Assistant headphones. We also recap what’s coming to Stadia after its latest Connect event.

Alphabet Scoop is available on Google Play, Google PodcastsiTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, and through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other podcast players.

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