Google Hyperdrives to Andromeda, and Blackberry Black-holes | #PNWeekly 220

Will Android and Chrome OS finally just merge already? What’s going on with Android Wear, and will Huawei jump ship to Tizen? Can Blackberry survive by giving up on in-house hardware? This week we’re joined by Trisha Hershberger to discuss these stories and answer your questions, so make sure you’re charged and ready for the Pocketnow Weekly!

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Pocketnow Weekly 220

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September 30, 2016


Juan Bagnell


Trisha Hershberger (@ThatGrlTrish)


Jules Wang


Will Chrome and Android finally merge already?


Will a Pixel 3 laptop run Andromeda OSHow about a Nexus 7P tablet?




15:47 | Android Wear 2.0 delayed until 2017.

18:09 | Will Huawei’s next watch run Tizen?

29:39 | Samsung replaces replacement Note 7.

38:00 | Could this possibly be the Galaxy S8? Really?

44:41 | We’re already talking iPhone 8 rumors

49:29 | Apple might send your iMessage contact numbers to police.

54:08 | Sprint’s “Free iPhone” deal could return a profit.

57:26 | Rogers bundling Projector MotoMod with every Moto Z pre-order.

59:38 | Lenovo lays off most of its remaining Motorola employees.

Blackberry says goodbye to hardware?



No more in-house phone developmentas more images of the DTEK60 leakbut CEO John Chen says there will be QWERTY phones in the future.


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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.