Pocketnow Weekly 126: Note Edge review, Gorilla Glass 4, Cortana goes Euro

Sun Dec 14 2014 (01:52:01)

It's the sleekest slice of the future this side of the Galaxy Round and LG G Flex, and we've got it on the air. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, it's the Galaxy Note Edge review (podcast edition) and we're eager to take all your questions just as quickly as you can submit them, so make sure your Hangouts Q&A app is oiled and ready if you're listening live!

And whether you're joining us live or listening to the rebroadcast, you're gonna get all the mobile news you've come to expect from the show. This week, we're talking updates to Android Wear, Cortana and the secrecy-centric Blackphone; new Windows Phone functionality and new rumors about a Galaxy S6 Edge; and some mudslinging between Facebook and Apple that has our chief news editor in a tizzy.

If that sounds like the ideal remedy for a gray winter afternoon, Pocketnow has the podcast you've been looking for. Join us for Pocketnow Weekly 126 below –either through the live video stream at 12:30pm Eastern on December 11 (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 126

 

Recording Date

December 11, 2014

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

 

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown

 

 

Sponsor

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News

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Developments

Google announces Android 5.0 for Android Wear

Samsung Galaxy Alpha already has Gorilla Glass 4

New Live Tile interactions rumored for Windows 10 phones

Cortana touches down in Europe

Blackphone previews changes coming to PrivatOS in the new year

Higher-power, faster wireless charging coming in 2015

 

Devices

OnePlus opens One orders for the holidays

Sources clash over possibility of Galaxy S6 Edge

 

Gadgets in Hand: Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Review (podcast edition)

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Join us for a look at the sleekest Samsung of the future, the latest subject of our comparisonstutorials, and (soon) video reviews. That's right: we've got our Galaxy Note Edge review device on hand and we stand ready to answer all your curiosities! If you're watching the show live, use the Q&A function in Hangouts to submit your best questions and we'll answer as many as we can live on the air!

 

Dial F for Fail

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A segment from our top news wrangler about injustice, misdeeds, and general foolishness within the mobile industry. Today’s topic is all about corporate potshots between two of tech's biggest heavyweights.

(Context: Facebook fires back at Apple over high cost of devices and services)

 

Listener Mail

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E-mailed submissions from Kapilan M., Devmeet, and Grant Butler

 

Music

It may just sound like a ringtone to you, but our transition music track ("Radiation") is a real song, from a real album, by a real artist: Ali Spagnola. You can download that album, along with many others, at Ali's website here, visit her YouTube page here, and follow her on Twitter here!

Thanks for watching! See you next week!