Pocketnow Weekly 190: Unbreakable Galaxy S7, new voice assistants, and Crazy HTC Vive pre-orders

Sun Mar 06 2016 (01:34:51)

The glow of MWC 2016 is fading, and we've shared our early reactions to the new devices announced. Did Samsung build an unbreakable phone? Will anyone actually buy the LG G5? Plenty of people pre-ordered the HTC Vive, which is a good thing considering the M10's first teaser vid was a dud. Are folks game to play with a new voice assistant? Soundhound thinks you'll be impressed with their new helper.

We've been hard at work covering news stories and prepping for the next generation of phone reviews. We recently started a new series of videos delving deeper into tech explanations and photography term definitions, and of course we'll be tackling your questions and comments. Make sure you're charged and ready! It's podcast time on episode 190 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 2:00pm Eastern on March 3rd (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 190 Recording Date

March 3, 2016



Juan Bagnell

Stephen Schenck



Jules Wang


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7:40,Is the Galaxy S7 unbreakable?

15:17,You're probably not going to buy the LG G5...

26:00,The Vivo X Play (with 6GB of RAM) launches

33:48,HTC Vive tops 15K pre-orders in ten minutes

39:30,MWC from the faraway pastures

45:37,Q&A about Samsung silicon and LG design

52:51,HTC One M10 teaser is kind of a dud

57:14,Apple Pay is bigger but Samsung Pay is growing faster

1:01:47,Hound is out of BETA to answer all your questions

1:06:30,NYC Judge rules against FBI in iPhone unlocking case


Listener Mail


Listener questions this week from Eetu, Casey, and Koneko.

See you next week!