Android invasion, iPhone immersion, Experian explosion | Pocketnow Weekly 168

Update: Nexus next to us… podcast in front of us. Enjoy!

Google’s new Nexus phones are here, T-Mobile’s customer data is all over the internet, and the new iPhone can double as a submarine. On top of that, LG’s looking to revamp the concept of the videophone and the smartwatch all at the same time, Microsoft’s about to dump a load of Windows hardware on the world, and HTC is readying a familiar face for a fall launch. All this plus your listener mail awaits below, on episode 168 of the Pocketnow Weekly! So figure out which cable fits your new phone and plug in, because this week’s podcast is so dense it needs a supercharge to stay aloft.

Watch the video broadcast from 2:15pm Eastern on October 2 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version the Monday 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 168


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October 2, 2015



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Android Invasion



Microsoft fans will get their fill of podcast time next week, but until then we’ve got a ton of Google news to chew on! From the purest of pure Lollipop to the heaviest of skins, the Android landscape has something new at every level this week.

Google makes Huawei Nexus 6P official / Google announces Nexus 5X by LG

Google previews upcoming Pixel C Android tablet


LG announces V10 Android smartphone with focus on video

LG teases Watch Urbane 2nd Generation LTE


Regular ‘ole news



Experian suffers data breach, 15M T-Mobile customers affected

The Stagefright bug is back and it’s worse

Arch-rivals Google and Microsoft call truce in drawn-out patent wars

HTC schedules hero smartphone launch for October 20

iPhone 6s, 6s Plus deemed “secretly waterproof” after 60 minute immersion (Teardown confirms)

Super premium Tag Heuer smartwatch lands in November for a little more than expected

Samsung Gear S2 out today


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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!