Pocketnow Weekly 159: Flagship-killing phablets and Windows to a new world

Mon Aug 03 2015 (01:58:16)

The flagship killer might've just gotten killed by a killer flagship! A new phablet might make former phablets obsolete! Windows Update just updated its last Windows! And your gaming tablet's so hot it's about to catch fire?! You can't get much ... hotter than that. Amirite?

The news of the week in mobile technology is up next, from OnePlus to Windows to Motorola and beyond –plus your listener mail– on episode 159 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So say your keyphrase and listen closely, because your favorite mobile podcast is ready to drop some knowledge in a soothing robot voice. Watch the video broadcast from 12:00pm Eastern on July 31 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version the Monday after we broadcast. 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 159 Recording Date

July 31, 2015

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown


 

Sponsor

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News

(00:06:11)

OnePlus 2 launches with top-shelf hardware, sub $400 price point / OnePlus 2 hands-on

What you won't find on the OnePlus 2

 

Motorola Moto X Style/Pure Edition official / Moto X Style hands-on

Motorola Moto X Play debuts with giant battery

Motorola Moto G 2015 announced

FCC docs hint that new Moto 360 is on its way

 

Windows 10 review: one OS to rule them all

Windows 10 Mobile rumors suggest November launch

 

Samsung dispatches press invites for August 13 event

Our best look yet at the Galaxy Note 5

 

Developments

Nextbit to build new smartphone with Android veterans

Qualcomm figures out wireless charging for devices with metallic backs

NVIDIA recalls Shield tablet due to fire risk

 

 

Listener Mail

(01:09:49)

E-mailed submissions from Terrell, Cody, Rok, David, and Tanner

 

Motorola Editorial Roundtable

(01:20:41)

We have extended coverage of Motorola's event this week with Michael Fisher from New York, Jaime Rivera, Stephen Schenck and Jules Wang.

Thanks for watching — see you next week!