Pocketnow Weekly 044: Galaxy S 4 Google Edition, I/O 2013, & Nokia Lumia 925

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Last we checked, there are 52 weeks in a year – but you wouldn’t know it, given the announcement schedule of some major players in the tech space. Companies vying for the attention of fickle consumers often stack their events one right after the other in a strategic attempt to undermine competitors, sometimes hosting major announcements just days -or even hours- apart. Sometimes, it’s all a tech podcast team can do to keep up.

Such a thing happened this week, with Nokia preempting Google’s annual I/O developer conference with an announcement of its own: the Lumia 925, a mid-cycle Windows Phone 8 refresh meant to keep the 920 competitive until its true replacement arrives sometime later in the year. That didn’t pack quite enough buzz, though, to overcome Google’s announcement of a Samsung Galaxy S 4 variant running stock Android, among other computing breakthroughs announced at I/O 2013.

Today’s special-edition podcast covers these topics, along with an early look at Brandon Miniman’s forthcoming editorial, “An HTC One Lover Goes Galaxy S 4.” So don your flame-retardant suit and ready your blow torch; the comment section of this Pocketnow Weekly podcast is gonna get heated. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 044


 

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Recording Date

05/16/2013

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Anton D. Nagy

 

Topic List

 

Thought Thread (00:01:11)

An HTC One Lover Goes Galaxy S 4

 

Android (00:12:50)

Google-Edition Samsung Galaxy S 4 Announced

 

Windows Phone: (00:31:45)

Nokia Lumia 925 Announced

 

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About The Author
Michael Fisher
Michael Fisher has followed the world of mobile technology for over ten years as hobbyist, retailer, and reviewer. A lengthy stint as a Sprint Nextel employee and a long-time devotion to webOS have cemented his love for the underdog platforms of the world. In addition to serving as Pocketnow's Reviews Editor, Michael is a stage, screen, and voice actor, as well as co-founder of a profitable YouTube-based business. He lives in Boston, MA.Read more about Michael Fisher!