Pocketnow Weekly 105: OnePlus One review, Fire Phone hands-on, Microsoft's future and more
The big guys have enough time in the limelight. It seems every week we're spending 80% of the podcast talking about the huge players in the mobile space, along with their commensurately huge smartphone and tablet offerings. While we're not ignoring those established forces in this episode, we are devoting a bit more time to newcomers: from Amazon to OnePlus to a little firm called GoTenna, there's a lot going on in mobile's lower echelons, and we're going to chat about it on today's show.
Also on the agenda: a new segment designed to cater to Michael Fisher's penchant for whimsical looks into the past, called (what else?) "Nerdy Nostalgia." We'll talk about AMPS, the analog cellular network that laid the groundwork for today's digital domain, a network shut down years before young Taylor Martin was even a gleam in Best Buy's eye. Plus, we address a big backlog of listener mail on this episode, some of which has spent months in the wings waiting for Joe Levi the Android Guy to make his triumphant return to the podcast!
Sound like fun? Yeah, we thought you might say that. Join us live on the air at 2pm Eastern (click here for your own local time) for Pocketnow Weekly 105, and shoot questions to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com if you just can't bear to wait for the Q&A. See you then!Pocketnow Weekly 105
July 18, 2014
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OnePlus One invite giveaway: we have a winner!
Listener Marves Rivas kicks us off with a question relevant to our interests:
One thing I'm starting to find annoying is the command "Ok Google" because when I'm watching tech reviews and you hear it 2-5 times in a video, Google Now activates every single time. Do you think Google will let you change this command later on?
E-mailed submissions from Joseph Scheidler, Nachiketa Ramesh, BygSii, Paul Woolacott, Matthew Nichols, and Vijay V.
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 listening. See you next week!