Pocketnow Weekly 139: Apple Watch hands-on, LG G4 curves, cross-platform Cortana

Sun Mar 15 2015 (01:48:03)

Getting back on the horse. Getting back into the groove. Getting the warp core back on-line. However you phrase it, getting back on-track is exactly what we’re doing on this week’s podcast, settling back into the studio chairs after over a week in Barcelona handling the hottest mobile technology (and podcasting from unconventional venues).

On this week’s episode, we’re paid a special visit by someone we’ve heard from before – but he’s fresh from his very first Apple experience and full of not only Apple Watch knowledge … but new perspective on covering one of the industry’s most famously stingy stalwarts. Also: Microsoft continues its efforts to spread itself across every platform imaginable, new hardware rumors continue to trickle from giants HTC and LG, and listeners put us in a Tough Spot –in more ways than one– with some excellent emails!

All of the above, plus the usual bevy of bad jokes, lies ahead: join us, won’t you? Pocketnow Weekly 139 is waiting for your participation –either through the live video stream at 12:30pm Eastern on March 13 (click here for your local time), or the high-quality audio version available later on– and shoot your questions to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air. See you then!

Pocketnow Weekly 139


Recording Date

March 13, 2015



Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Daniel Bader (Mobile Syrup)



Jules Wang


Podcast Rundown




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Apple Watch gets price, new details

Apple Watch hands-on (Mobile Syrup)



Cross-platform Cortana in the works for Android, iOS

LG G4 Note could be that new flagship LG’s discussed / LG G4 render shows more than a little G Flex 2 inspiration

HTC One E9 shows up in official regulatory filing

Get Android 5.1 on your Nexus device right now / Why the Nexus 6 feels so fast on Android 5.1

The Google Store is the company’s new hardware home


Tough Spot



A segment about hard choices. This week’s installment comes to us from listener Kelvin Alonzo, who asks: “If you guys had to a carry a carrier exclusive phone (for example Motorola Droid Turbo on Verizon, HTC One (M8) Harman Kardon Edition for Sprint, etc) and use it on that carrier for the length of a two-year contract, what would you choose?”


Listener Mail


E-mailed submissions from Safi Uzzaman, Christopher McDowski, Gaj B., and Brian.


See you next week!