Pocketnow Weekly 203: OnePlus 3 Invites Gone, Xperia X USA Pricing, and Qualcomm Security

Sat Jun 04 2016 (01:29:04)

You'll soon be able to buy a OnePlus 3 without an invite! Is this the flagship killer you've been waiting for? We finally have confirmation on USA pricing for the Xperia X. Will Sony start supporting North America more consistently? Qualcomm delivers an official statement regarding the TrustZone exploit, but will consumers be able to protect their information if manufacturers have to send updates? These stories and we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready for episode 203 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on June 2nd (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version right here. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 203 Recording Date

June 02, 2016



Juan Bagnell


Jules Wang


Enobong Etteh (Booredatwork)


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The Rundown


5:48 OnePlus 3 launches June 14 with no invites in sight

19:31 Google's evolving Nexus philosophy

28:00 USA pricing for the Sony Xperia X  revealed... yikes

36:22 Is the Asus Transformer 3 just another Surface Clone?

46:37 Qualcomm's TrustZone security platform and encryption bypassed?

57:33 Should all accessories have their own data connections?


Listener Mail


Listener questions this week from Ed, Mike, and Patrick.