Inexpensive Android One phones are making their way to the United States. The Galaxy S7 is finally (kind of) getting Nougat. The 600MHz TV spectrum is selling way below expectations, and we have a voice assistant showdown!
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Pocketnow Weekly 236
January 19, 2017
2017 Mid-ranger vs. 2016 Flagship?
We’ve come to the time-honored discussion of whether you should trust your limited mobile technology buying power to a smash hit from last year or a modest package of this year. And it just so happens that our Adam Doud has been tracking this parallel for the past few years…
Voice Assistant Battle Royale!
Our own Adam Doud hosted a showdown between phone and home digital assistants. Each member of the Pocketnow editorial team offered up a question to see which assistant could tackle conversational commands better. At the same time we got word from Google that Google Assistant might get an offline mode. Are these digital butlers ready for prime time?
1:16:46 | Moto Z prices slashed at Verizon
600MHz spectrum sale ends with $10 billion in sales
The air we use for TV was put up for auction, and the telecommunication companies bids were severely lower than anticipated. This spectrum could help improve signal coverage and reception, so why didn’t it sell better?
See you next week!