Galaxy S8 Rumor Round Up, Apple AI, and No HTC Smartwatches | #PNWeekly 237

Galaxy S8 rumors are sprouting up like, well, sprouts. We’ll try to collect the newest leaks. Apple might be stepping up its AI game soon, while Facebook gains a new VP for VR. And No. Unequivocally, there will not be an HTC smartwatch. At least, not any time soon.

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Pocketnow Weekly 237

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January 26, 2017


Juan Bagnell

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9:50 | Galaxy S8 rumors are in full swing. AI, Screen, Specs, Navigation Controls, Always on Logo?

37:47 | Apple soon to join Artificial Intelligence partnership?

42:40 | Amidst lawsuits, Qualcomm still working with Apple on new chips

49:27 | No. HTC will not be making a smartwatch (any time soon)

56:59 | Japan LCD officially shows of flexible displays

1:04:39 | Hugo Barra leaves Xiaomi for Facebook VR

1:12:20 | Weak LG G5 sales blamed for overall company losses

1:25:34 | T-Mobile mocks DIRECTV NOW and AT&T’s quarterly earnings dip

1:35:31 | Verizon adds international options to calling plans

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Juan Carlos Bagnell
Juan has been geeking out on personal computing since before PCs had GUIs. After studying Theatre in college, Juan worked with a contractor that supported servers and mobile devices for Department of Energy facilities. After moving to Los Angeles California, and working as a commercial casting director, he now dedicates his time to discussing the tech landscape as a consumer advocate. You’ll often see him pop in local news broadcasts. Passionate about mobile content creation, he recently published his first book on smartphone photography.