Posts tagged with: Pocketnow Live
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    Update: Due to technical difficulties, Stephen Schenck will not be able to join the Hangout today. Topic Next up on the list of major players to hold an event is the iPhone-maker. Apple WWDC 2013 is happening on Monday, June 10, and there have been lots of rumors, some even conflicting, regarding the event. Tim Cook almost confirmed iOS 7 for Apple WWDC 2013 and we know for quite some time that Johnny Ive is working on the project. Will it be something completely new or just a flatter version of iOS 6 is yet unknown. Then there are rumors of Apple's upcoming, alleged, streaming radio ...

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    Topic Google Edition smartphones seem to no only be the trending topic, but also the next big thing. Those preferring a vanilla Android experience, a Nexus experience, if you will, will definitely prefer the Google Edition Samsung Galaxy S 4 and HTC One devices. Without TouchWiz or Sense, and with the latest vanilla version of stock Android, you can basically choose your own Nexus device. Is this the new trend for the future? Will we see more manufacturers adopt this dualist system of offering a device with two different user experiences? Will this mean that OEM personalization will slowly ...

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    Topic Jolla unveiled their first phone this week, together with "the other half", which brings an interesting concept to the mobile world. HTC's executives are leaving the company which makes us wonder whether this is a good or a bad things. Samsung officially sold 10 million Galaxy S 4 units through its global channels and unofficial sources talk about 5 million HTC One devices being sold. All this in a context in which Microsoft downgrades its YouTube app for Windows Phone in order to comply with Google's requirements. If any of the above is not an interesting enough topic for you then ...

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    Last Friday we were excited about the week ahead, this week, as it contained two days circled with very promising events: Nokia's Lumia 925 event in London and Google's I/O. Both came and passed, leaving us with a phone (or two), and ecosystem improvements. Depending on your expectations and standards your excitement probably either turned into delight or disappointment. Of course we'll talk about Nokia and Google I/O reactions, since they're the most recent (and probably among the last until the next big event of the year bringing us the next iPhone), and you can tell us why you're happy ...

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    Google I/O is still underway, and even though there is still more to be seen at the event, we could say that everything we were waiting to know about Android has already been said. There's a lot that we saw that we liked, a lot that to be honest with you, we're still waiting to see if they reveal as a "one more thing", and a lot that did surprise us about Google's new approach to their yearly developer conference. We haven't seen any Key Lime Pie, we haven't seen any Android 4.3 either, and it all points to a very stale Google I/O all around. Still, not everything is lost as we finally see ...

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    Nokia's big London event didn't bring us a 41-megapixel PureView Lumia, but that doesn't mean that we didn't get to see some significant new hardware. The Lumia 925 may be more of a gradual evolution of existing models from a hardware perspective, but the new metallic design certainly marks a notable departure from the colorful, plastic handsets that have dictated the design language of Lumias thus far. Now that the complete trio of 92x devices has gone official (at least, we think that's the last of 'em) we wanted to bring together some of our editors to share our opinions on Nokia's ...

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    After CES there's MWC and then comes IFA in the autumn but there's nothing really going on between February and September in terms of shows, the place to get all the cool stuff from manufacturers. That's when we put all of our hopes in individual events, like the HTC One event, the Samsung Galaxy S 4 launch, and, next week, Nokia and Google I/O. Many things have been rumored to be unveiled on the 14th in London, at the Nokia event: from the mysterious EOS to the Catwalk and the Lumia 928. Not many things have been said about Google I/O though: rumors imply Android Key Lime Pie might be ...

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    Smartphones, phablets, tablets. We all remember the days when smartphones had 2.3-inch screens; it all happened back in the day where QVGA was a big thing. Fast forward just five or six years and we're seeing 5-6-inch phones that have Full HD resolution. As phones got bigger and bigger, an interesting thing happened to tablets: they got smaller and smaller, starting from 10-9-inches as the preferred form factor for many today became the 7-inch tablet. With less than an inch or so between the smallest tablet and the largest phone, will the line disappear and will these two, otherwise ...

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    Topic Yes, we're bringing our Samsung Galaxy S 4 devices to the hangout and you can ask questions about the phone from the Editor that reviewed it. Additionally, we're also bringing the HTC One phones to the hangout so you can ask your questions about the S 4's direct competitor. Think of it as a quick and dirty Q&A, with a twist, all happening live, where you can join and interact with Pocketnow team members (and their hottest phones). Despite setting a weekly broad topic, with Pocketnow Live, you can also bring your own. We can talk about whatever else you want to, tech or not, so ...

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    There are two types of phone users out there: those lucky to make it through the day on one charge with their phones, and those who get the "beep beep". There are also two types of phones out there: those with removable batteries, and those with juice packs out of reach. But what if you could get the battery life you've always wanted? What would you be willing to give up? Of course, it all depends on how you use your phone but the best person to judge that is you. My battery life and its mileage will most definitely vary from yours, so you tell us what you wish for in terms of power ...

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    Apple did everything in its power to tell the world that the best stylus you'll ever need is your finger. The iPhone changed the way we perceive phones and after almost half a decade we ended up thinking back at the pointing device, gently placing it somewhere in the museum. Then Samsung came along in October 2011 when the company introduced the Galaxy Note at IFA, bringing the stylus (S-Pen) back in our everyday's life. The South Korean phone maker identified a niche and acted ballsy in not only bringing something back, with added functionality, but turning it into a successful line-up ...

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    The "Facebook phone" is the new kid on the block since yesterday when the social network giant introduced a new concept together with hardware made by HTC. But how long until we see a "Twitter phone"? How about a "Google+ phone"? Well, these are just one interesting Pocketnow Live hangout away. We're going to talk about your social needs while on the go and how important is this aspect of your life. How social does your phone need to be? Should it be more than an app or do you often prefer to just stay away from all the social networks? This is our topic today. However, if you have ...

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    Yesterday, Facebook announced its new Home for Android, delving deeper into OS integration than we've ever seen from one of the company's mobile apps. As this move is so unprecedented, plenty of you are likely a little unsure what to think about the news. Is this an exciting new way to interact with social services? Is putting so much focus on a single company's app counter to the spirit of Android? Should you be worried about the privacy implications of an "always on" Facebook app? There's a lot to discuss, so we pulled together some of the editorial staff here at Pocketnow to talk about ...

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    Thin and light, bulky or consistent, small or large, we could go on forever and still have some more options at the end. Depending on the way we use our phones, the perfect phone is something else for everyone. This, of course, without considering the eternal question: Android, Windows Phone, iOS, BlackBerry, or another platform. Let's talk about the perfect phone for you! We'd like to hear about it and we're positive that you also want to share this with us, and the rest of the world. Or, if you feel like it, we can forget about that and talk about anything else that crosses your mind ...

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    What's your next phone? Why? Tell us about it on this week's Pocketnow Live! We want to hear about your decision: platform, make, model, features, etc. If you want to ask questions you should know that your hosts today have all spent some time, some more, others less, with the latest phones out there (Sony Xperia Z, HTC One, Samsung Galaxy S 4, Nokia Lumia 720, BlackBerry Z10, etc.) We can talk about that, or, as usual, if you want to wander off in "misc" territory, about anything that crosses your mind, because that's what Pocketnow Live is all about. So tune in today, Friday, March 22, ...

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    There's something for everyone in the Android world today. We've got the Sony Xperia Z, the HTC One, and the Samsung Galaxy S 4. These are pretty much the flagships of 2013, though they'll soon be joined by the next Google Nexus and probably offerings from other OEMs, like Motorola for instance. About the biggest question an Android user is being faced with is: which one to go for? We've received lots of e-mails, comments, tweets and alike from our readers, asking for advice. Even if you decide not to sign on the dotted line at the bottom of a carrier contract and you opt for an unlocked ...

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    The world, Android world, that is, is a better, happier place, now that we have all the major players out there with their flagship phones, including Sony, HTC, and Samsung. Of course we're waiting on the next Nexus and the Motorola's X-Phone -- even some others -- but the flagships are, as of last night, all out there. We've already reviewed the Sony Xperia Z (and the ZL is currently being dissected in our labs) but we're yet to give our final nod to the HTC One -- sometime mid-next week, after three different people dissect it (Anton, Brandon, and Michael) -- while we're eagerly waiting ...

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    Probably the most important Android phone release of the year is nearly upon us. Samsung is going to unveil the highly anticipated follow up to last year's successful Galaxy S III, the Galaxy S IV. It will happen today in New York and we'll be here, there, and all over, to tell you everything about it. We've done it with the occasion of HTC's One launch and we're doing it again. We're sitting down in a public, live but closed hangout -- meaning you can watch us in real time but you can't talk to us -- to tell you all about the Galaxy S IV, as it happens, and bring you our unique ...

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    We're back from Barcelona and just when our heart rate was about to get back to normal we're feeling the adrenaline rush once again, this time thanks to Samsung and its March 14th New York unveiling of the Galaxy S IV flagship, one of the few smartphones that everyone talks about, platform/brand fan or not. Of course, we can talk about that or anything else that crosses your mind, because we can. Pocketnow Live is the place where you can talk about anything with the Editors; surely those who watched previous episodes know about our unwritten rule: we either talk about what you want to talk ...

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    One of the most anticipated -- if not the most anticipated -- Android phone releases of the year is about to happen in exactly one week: Samsung is going to unveil the latest member of their Galaxy family, the follow-up to last year's successful Galaxy S III, their flagship for this year, the Galaxy S IV. There have been, as usual, lots of rumors and speculation surrounding the phone with the occasional leaks, legit or faked, but we never really sat down together to tell you what it is that we are expecting from Samsung. Is it the looks? Is it the specs? Is it the software features? Or a ...

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    Yes, we do know that it is not Friday but we also do know that it is the last chance to get Anton and Michael in the same room for a while. ...and, it's MWC, so no schedule can be good or strong enough to face the amount, frequency, and speed of happenings that occur at a show with such magnitude. If last week's Live episode was a pre-MWC-one, today's installment is a wrap-up of what we've seen (and not) on the show floor. But it doesn't have to be MWC-only. No, it doesn't even have to be mobile-related! The idea behind Live is that You can get a chance to talk to us about whatever you ...

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    Ladies and gentlemen, the biggest, most impressive and (hopefully) interesting of all mobile-related shows throughout the year, Mobile World Congress, is about to kick off and we're here in Barcelona, Spain, to tell you all about it. And, since it's Friday again (yay!), we couldn't just skip an episode of our Live show, regardless of proper star alignment (or lack of it). However, since we're on a slightly different time zone than usual, just for this time, we'll do a tiny modification to our schedule. Mark your calendars for today, Friday, February 21, 3:00 PM EST (8:00 PM GMT / 9:00 PM ...

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    The latest episode of Pocketnow Live is currently underway on Google+! If you're not able to come join the hangout yourself but don't want to miss anything, you'll want to check out our live stream, available right now on YouTube. Listen to the latest discussions about mobile hardware, software, and what we'll be checking out at the just-about-to-get-underway Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.

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    We knew it was coming sooner or later and with HTC's New York (and London) event, it is happening today. The Taiwanese phone-maker is one more key player that decided to move away from trade shows making Mobile World Congress just a tiny little bit unexciting and poor. The HTC M7/One has been rumored for quite some time and we're finally getting an announcement at 10:00 AM EST. The 2013 Android flagship made in Taiwan will be unveiled and we're giving you our first impressions about the phone, in real-time, as it happens. Check out our live hangout to be on top of news and hear our ...

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    Ever wonder what it's like to be in our shoes while the hottest mobile events on the planet are happening? We're about to change that. Join us tomorrow for our Special-Edition Pocketnow Live where we plan to give you our full office experience of what it's like to cover an event while our own Brandon Miniman and Michael Fisher are at the show floor at HTC's New York event covering everything. February 19th, 10:00 AM Eastern. Look out for our YouTube Channel and join us in the comments!

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