Android Mirrors, Fancy Fitbits and a VAIO Windows Phone | Pocketnow Weekly 186

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Published on 4 Feb 2016, 20:38
Fitbit gets a fancy new band, manufacturers old and new are picking up the Windows Mobile mantle and a phone that'll probably never see the light of day changes up its OS. It must be another week in mobile technology, and that must mean it's time for another episode of our little pow-wow. Join us as we get ready to get techy on episode 185 of the Pocketnow Weekly!

Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on February 4 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version the Sunday after we broadcast. And don't forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

Pocketnow Weekly 186

Recording Date

February 4, 2016

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Juan Bagnell

Producer

Jules Wang

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News

(00:05:00)

Devices

AOT leak shows us what to expect from the Idol 4 | accidental product pages too

Let's talk about leaked Galaxy S7 renders because I guess we have to

Fitbit thinks people want premium fitness bands

The Turing Phone is seeing how many LoLs it can pack in before its inevitable disappearance

Lumia 650 inches closer to launch

W5.5 Pro is a water-resistant Windows Phone

VAIO sticks its nose in the Windows Mobile Biz

Developments

Microsoft buys Swiftkey for some reason

Google may be about to seriously step up involvement in Nexus design process

Google pulls the plug on Samsung's ad blocker

YouTube may soon support 360-degree video for VR viewing

Put Android on your bathroom mirror, because why the hell not?

University makes fitness bands mandatory

Juan Bagnell: a smartphone's worst enemy

Update: State of the Podcast with Michael Fisher

(01:10:00)

Look at that intense dude. He looks like he's streaming directly from the heart of Podcast City, doesn't he? That's the face of a man who's been sitting behind this microphone for the past three-and-a-half years, and he's got an announcement for you. So you best listen up, fam.

Listener Mail

(01:15:00)

E-mailed submissions from Jose, Unicorn Workhorse and Travis

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