Pocketnow Weekly 048: Galaxy S 5 rumors meet Nokia EOS leaks in back alley, nasty knife fight ensues

Before we begin, we’d just like to say something to everyone who’s going to call us out for click-baiting with that “Galaxy S 5” title: your allegations are completely founded and true.

But look here: even though Galaxy S 5 rumors are (to say the least) premature and indicative of a serious problem with our nasty-fast industry -an issue we discuss on the air- they’re also important. That’s because, as unreliable and, frankly, stupid as they are, they also give us an opportunity to discuss the future of Samsung industrial design. And any opportunity we get to talk about the Galaxy family in a broad sense is a good one – especially with weirdos like the Galaxy S 4 Zoom breaking cover.

There’s more great meat here, too. Brandon stops by for a half-hour to talk about the new iOS 7 beta – how it feels, how it looks, and what it says about the overdue progression of Apple’s software design; Taylor waxes poetic about life on the Galaxy Mega’s 6.3-inch display; and, in what’s become a weekly tradition, we dive into still more leaks surrounding Nokia’s fabled EOS super-cameraphone.

All that, plus some truly insightful and fun listener mail, after the break. We’ve taken off the lens cap and coaxed our xenon flash to charge up; today’s installation of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast is about ready to sear this technology news week into your brain. 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 048


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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Taylor Martin



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Misc (00:01:00)

Why does Taylor Martin want to buy the Galaxy Mega?

Galaxy Mega 6.3 vs Galaxy Note II (Video)


iOS (00:12:30)

iOS 7 walkthrough


Android (00:30:22)

Early Galaxy S 5 rumors point to metal design

Galaxy S 4 Active announced for AT&T

Galaxy S 4 Zoom announced


Windows Phone (00:49:02)

Nokia EOS looks like the Lumia 920’s twin

Huawei’s tease suggests W2 could be waterproof


Listener Mail (01:03:40)

Justin asks about the possibility of Google Edition tablets; Jon wonders what our crystal ball says about which iPhone is the best to buy; Kainoa poses a question about a hypothetical future for webOS; and Chris wonders just why car-mounted tablets are so expensive.

Thanks for listening!

Tune in next week for more!


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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!