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Vergecast: Android 13 arrives, Galaxy Watch 5 review and Instagram gets competitive

Every Wednesday and Friday, The Virgin publish our flagship podcast, The Vergecast, where our editors make sense of the week’s biggest tech news. On Fridays, Virgin managing editor Nilay Patel, managing editor David Pierce and managing editor Alex Cranz discuss the week in tech news with the reporters and editors covering the biggest stories.

In today’s episode, the crew talks about the Android 13 update, the battle between vertical video apps, and a bunch of tech news.

Android 13 is here and newer Pixel phones can update to it (my Pixel 3A didn’t make the cut). The Vergecast looks at why this is Android’s “Snow Leopard” release, how it affects the larger Android phone world, and whether an update like this will convince iOS users to switch.

Later in the show, the topic moves to social video applications. Instagram Reels, TikTok and YouTube Shorts try to embarrass you or stop you from posting your content made on other video apps. The crew discusses the creation and distribution tools that are tied or closed and how people can react to this increasing limitation.

There’s a lot more discussed in the show, like a fake electric vehicle exhaust sound or weird computer monitors, so listen here or on your favorite podcast player for the full discussion.


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