Pocketnow Weekly 188: Galaxy S7 rumors, LG G5 accessories, and MWC 2016

Sun Feb 21 2016 (01:31:19)

The Pocketnow team is prepping for harvest season at MWC 2016 in Barcelona. We're expecting some huge announcements from some major players, and we've been catching some interesting leaks from around the web. Samsung is teasing "life proof" build quality on the Galaxy S7. We might finally know what LG's "Magic" accessory port is all about, and what's going on with selling unreleased phones through Dubai's version of Craigslist? Another week of mobile tech news has passed, and we're going to talk about all of it on episode 188 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 2:30pm Eastern on February 18 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version starting at 3am Eastern on Sunday. 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 188 Recording Date

February 18, 2016



Juan Bagnell

Stephen Schenck

Michael Fisher




Jules Wang


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7:48, A quick glass of wine before the news

9:32, The Galaxy S7 will be water resistant and blah blah blah

16:42, LG G5 Magic Slot camera grip exposed and (divergent) VR rumors

30:07, Are people really selling the LG G5 and Galaxy S7 on Dubai?

35:01, Is the Nextbit Robin the "Cloud Phone" we've been waiting for?

51:27, Microsoft Lumia 650 shows up with metal frame for $200

56:44, "Michael's back to using the Pebble Time Steel. Why?"

59:32, The cliche MWC be-on-the-lookouts

1:03:14, The tablet is dying. Long live Chromebooks.

1:10:11, Apple challenges court order to decrypt terrorist's iPhone

  Listener Mail


We were short of time this week, so we did not get to e-mailed submissions from Anthony, Beast, and Koneko. We'll make up for it soon, though. Thanks for your patience!

See you at MWC!