Pocketnow Weekly 023: ATIV S Review, Ecosystem Battles, and the Mayan Apocalypse
On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival ... and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we'd like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices. After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation and a fascinating exploration of crowdsourcing map data.
All that, plus listener mail and the most ominous closing music ever, after the break. Plug in, kick back, and treat those beautiful ears of yours to episode 023 of the Pocketnow Weekly. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Thanks for listening, and good luck out there.Pocketnow Weekly Episode 023
Podcast Preshow / Thought Thread (00:03:53)
What phone would you want to carry for the end of the world?
Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:42:53)
Listener Mail (01:34:06)
Listener Shrikanth Holla asks when we'll see universal smartphones sold with a choice of OSes
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