Pocketnow Weekly 050: Optimus G giveaway edition (We have a winner!)

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Update 2: We have us a winner! Please join us in congratulating Julian Brecevic of Australia, who’ll be taking home this giveaway’s LG Optimus G! Thanks to all those who helped propel our review count to stratospheric levels, almost tripling it from 29 to 89! We know some of you were upset about the iTunes-only qualifier, but we’ll have more giveaways in the future, and some of them will be broader. Again, thanks so much for listening – and stay tuned for much more in the weeks and months ahead.

Update: We’re still waiting to hear back from our prospective winner, folks – once he replies and we can qualify him, well make an announcement proper. Thanks for your patience in the meantime, and thanks for your votes on iTunes! They’ve made a huge difference, and we can’t thank you enough.

Fifty. It’s the golden anniversary number, the measuring post by which successful marriages -and podcasts- are judged. And while we plan to celebrate many more anniversaries of the Pocketnow Weekly, we thought we’d mark this occasion with a small thank-you to the community: an LG Optimus G giveaway.

The dead-simple details on that giveaway are contained in this post. Before you go, though, fire up episode 050 on your favorite listening device to hear The Original Triad of Brandon, Anton, and Michael talk everything from Motorola’s flashy new logo to Samsung’s un-flashy new ATIV. Everything from iOS 7’s new back gesture to the sad state of retail electronics stores.

All that, plus more Nokia EOS/Zoom/1020 talk and some long-overdue listener mail, after the break. You’ve worked hard all week; slake your thirst for slacking with the soothing sounds of scrumptious tech talk. Today’s installation of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is here for your listening enjoyment. 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 050


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Recording Date

06/27/2013

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Anton D. Nagy

 

Topic List

 

Announcements (00:02:34)

Pocketnow Weekly episode 050 giveaway: LG Optimus G

 

Thought Thread (00:04:13)

Brandon Miniman on the new iOS7 “back” gesture.

Brandon on the modern retail tech experience.

 

Android (00:26:16)

Google Play Edition Galaxy S 4 & HTC One up for preorder

Motorola brand gets tweaked to emphasize Google ownership

New Moto X might take 10-megapixel widescreen photos

Motorola Droid Ultra series rumored

Galaxy Note III might arrive with LCD screen

Galaxy S 4 Active review

 

Windows Phone (00:46:01)

Nokia EOS might be Nokia 1020

Nokia Zoom trademark under examination

Sprint announces its first Windows Phone 8 devices: HTC 8XT & Samsung ATIV S Neo

 

Listener Mail (01:04:17)

Moiz Hussain wants to know why we don’t talk about the Padfone, and Jamie Somerville wonders what OSes the team uses on their desktops.

Thanks for listening!

Tune in next week for more!

 

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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!