Pocketnow Weekly 151: Galaxy S6 Plus, Moto X 2015, and choosing your next phone

Sat Jun 06 2015 (01:42:59)

Barring any surprises, the next big smartphone launch of the year will come from Motorola – and right on time, we've got some potential Moto X 2015 leaks to share. Alongside that sits the Galaxy S6 Plus, a (possible) monster of a Samsung handset recently leaked by none other than MKBHD himself. And alongside all this newness we're taking a moment to pour a little out for the oldness, with the sixth anniversary of Palm's landmark launch date, 20090606.

All that, plus the return of "What Phone Should I Buy?" and a ton of Stephen Schenckisms to keep your whistle whetted, on Pocketnow Weekly 151. It's scratching at the cupboard door, so we're gonna unhinge the sucker before it suffocates. Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on June 5 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version dropped below. 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 151 Recording Date

June 5, 2015

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown


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News

(00:07:30)

This week in mobile history: 20090606

My switch to T-Mobile, part 3: Barcelona and beyond

 

Devices

Moto X 2015 leak claims to show device

This is the Samsung Galaxy S6 Plus (?)

Samsung Galaxy S5 to live again as an affordable Neo variant

HTC Announces One ME

New HTC flagship coming in second half of year

Nexus 6 gets some discount action

 

Developments

Sony improves Xperia Z3+ wet screen usability

Hound emerges as next great contender in voice search

512 GB MicroSD card debuts, for when your phone needs ALL the storage

The SEEK Thermal turns your phone into a tricorder

 

What Phone Should I Get?

(00:57:05)

A segment about helping you make the biggest decision we're qualified to comment on. In today's installment, we talk to Nancy Hartman about replacing her well-worn BlackBerry, and we counsel Roy about the best choice for an Android-powered Windows Phone placeholder.

 

Listener Mail

(01:15:01)

E-mailed submissions from Garry Hutabarat, Sam Bove and Vijay V.

Thanks for tuning in, see you next week!