Pocketnow Weekly 121: Android Lollipop release, Nexus 9 review, Lumia 830 live unboxing

Sat Nov 08 2014 (01:57:01)

The Android Lollipop release is finally here, and it's the most beautiful thing that's ever happened to Google's mobile platform. We'll talk about that with the assistance of some Nexus 9 review units in our Gadgets in Hand segment, and we'll touch on when you can expect Lollipop to land on your device. Before that, though, it's been a big week if you're in the market for an Apple Watch or a Microsoft cloud solution: you can now start saving the money from the latter to help pay for the former. And speaking of Microsoft – it's been a while since we've countenanced a new Windows Phone around these parts, so today we'll be unboxing the Nokia Lumia 830 live on the air!

If that's the kind of podcast that flips your live tiles, then congratulations! You've found the mobile show you're looking for. Join us for Pocketnow Weekly 121 below –either through the live video stream at 12:00pm Eastern on November 6 (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 121

 

Recording Date

November 6, 2014

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Florence Ion (Greenbot)

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown

 

Sponsor

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News

(00:09:18)

iOS

New iPad Pro rumors delve into hardware specifics

Apple Watch pricing rumors suggest you'd better start saving now

 

Windows

Microsoft makes Office free for Android, iPad, iPhone

The Microsoft Band isn't about looking good

Windows Phone gets an NFC payment solution with Softcard

 

Android

Nokia Android flagship in the works?

HTC pens mea culpa for borked Nexus 9 sale

 

 

Gadgets in Hand

(00:41:57)

A segment about sharing the wealth. In Gadgets in Hand, we bring the hot new gadgetry – and you bring the questions. If you're watching the show live, use the Q&A app in Google Hangouts to ask us anything about the Nexus 9 and Android Lollipop release, and if you're more of the Windows Phone persuasion, hit us up with questions about the freshly-unboxed Lumia 830!

Nexus 9 unboxing & first impressions (Video)

Nexus 5 Lollipop release could be a week away

Moto X 2014 Lollipop release leaked, new camera app in tow

 

Microsoft Lumia 830 unboxing (podcast edition)

 

Dial F for Fail

(01:27:21)

A segment from our top news wrangler about injustice, misdeeds, and general foolishness within the mobile industry. Today's topic is all about incompetence.

You had ONE job: why are smartphone and tablet makers so damn bad at selling smartphones and tablets? 

 

Listener Mail

(01:38:26)

E-mailed submissions from Malte, Levi Sands, & Big Red Robert

 

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 tuning in. See you next week!