First Ring Daily 1052: Hear Me Out

Posted on May 18, 2021 by Brad Sams in Podcasts, First Ring Daily with 6 Comments

On this episode of First Ring Daily, I/O is happening today, high audio is here and confusing, and it all circles back.

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6 responses to “First Ring Daily 1052: Hear Me Out”

  1. txag

    I do not think the discontinued Apple speaker would have been a good choice for people wanting to listen to lossless acoustic, jazz, or classical music — and those are the kinds of music where lossless tends to be meaningful. The bass level in that speaker is too loud, even at its minimum level.

    Ironically the new smaller one (I haven’t heard it yet but reviews comment on less bass) might do better.

  2. wunderbar

    So, on Google Messaging platforms.... Brad had the entire thing 100% wrong on this. RCS actually is the standard, and if you use an android phone today, and use the default messaging app that comes on it, chances are if you're messaging another android phone it already is on RCS. carriers can impliment RCS on their own servers, but if they don't google has RCS backend that is on by default on Google Messages.

    That Verizon/AT&T/T-Mobile thing that Brad said they abandoned a few months ago was actually their attempt to create their own "fork" of RCS, which would have required a specific app, like Verizon messaging. They abandoned that to just use the basic RCS standard instead of creating their own thing.

    • StagyarZilDoggo

      Agreed. RCS already works fine in the Android Messages app. The only problem is that you have to turn it on manually. All Google has to do now is to turn it on automatically for everyone.

      • wunderbar

        you do get prompted to turn it on the first time you go into google messages on a new device. I agree that they should just turn it on by default, but at least there is a prompt now.

    • Brad Sams

      Good to know, thx.

  3. jaredthegeek

    FYI the homepods do not support lossless audio either.