Android’s State of Emergency | #PNWeekly 262

Finally, a problem that isn’t OnePlus’s fault. Worse yet, it’s an issue in Android that has many manufacturers on high alert and may leave some people in the ditch at the worst possible moment. We tackle HTC and Touchpal, Bixby and Siri plus Star Wars and augmented reality on this week’s show. Hey, we even go through our listener mailbag — at long last!

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Pocketnow Weekly 262

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July 20, 2017


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News Log

7:57 | Android suffers emergency calling dead ends

19:31 | TouchPal keyboard shows ads on HTC phones

27:47 | HMD Global’s CEO resigns after slow Nokia smartphone roll-out

40:03 | Microsoft, what are you doing with Windows Mobile?

56:52 | Bixby speaks English… finally

1:03:45 | Xiaomi’s screens, LG and Samsung’s fight

1:07:20 | iPhone SE, SE.

1:09:02 | Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana are rising stars

1:17:46 | “Howdy, Lord Vader! We’re Lenovo!”

1:25:06 | Galaxy Note 8… dbrand… you know

Listener Mail (FINALLY!)


  • Chis Reginaldo suggests an alternate reality with Nokia on Symbian.
  • Ben Chung proposes a dual-camera dilemma… with clip-on lenses.
  • Trevor Reis gives OnePlus a run for its money (and ours).

See you soon!

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Jules Wang
Jules Wang is News Editor for Pocketnow and one of the hosts of the Pocketnow Weekly Podcast. He came onto the team in 2014 as an intern editing and producing videos and the podcast while he was studying journalism at Emerson College. He graduated the year after and entered into his current position at Pocketnow, full-time.