Google I/O 2015, iPhone messaging bug, Lenovo goes nuts | Pocketnow Weekly 150

Update: Clocking in at 02:30:34, this is the longest episode of the Weekly to date, thanks in no small part to the addition of the I/O roundtable. Enjoy ALL of it with this distribution and we’ll see you next week!

The funny thing about the annual Google I/O developer conference is this: the news doesn’t stop for it. In fact, the opposite is true; knowing that Google’s about to carpet bomb the mobile tech landscape with two days’ worth of Android developments, rivals and partners alike kick their PR machines into overdrive, straining to be heard above the din.

Add in the lack of our customary Chief News Editor, a burgeoning backlog of listener mail and the long-awaited return of Joe Levi the Android Guy, and you’ve got a recipe for a podcast that’s in even more danger of speeding into the weeds than usual. But we’ve been doing this for almost three years now … so odds are we can keep this ship on course. Maybe. Join us for a broadband discussion ranging from the iPhone messaging bug to Lenovo’s crazy tech showcase to the latest Lumia leaks and beyond!

Pocketnow Weekly 150 is surging from the faucet, so put a bucket under it and capture all the mobile-tech goodness you’ve come to know and love. Watch the video broadcast from 1:00pm Eastern on May 29 (click here for your local time), or check out the high-quality audio version dropped below. And don’t forget to shoot your listener mail to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air!

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May 29, 2015



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Google I/O 2015: Keynote Roundtable




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Google I/O 2015: Roundtable Extra


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We covered Google I/O 2015 from top to bottom in yesterday’s editorial roundtable. Today, we’re focusing on the aspects of Google I/O most relevant to mobile, from Google Now on Tap to Google Photos to Android M!

Android M hands-on | 5 things Android M finally got rightGoogle Now on Tap might be the biggest iPhone-fighter yet | The new Google Photos is live




Lenovo Smart Cast Keyboard



Proactive in iOS 9 could bring Apple some very Google Now-like features

Microsoft announces Cortana app for iOS, Android

iPhone messaging bug brings new trouble to Apple

Android personal data proven insecure after factory reset

Lenovo goes a little crazy with a smartphone projector keyboard and a dual-screen smartwatch



Sony Xperia Z3+ announced

New details arrive on next-gen YotaPhone hardware

More details emerge on rumored Lumia flagships

OnePlus teases June 1 announcement to “shake up” the industry

ASUS ZenFone 2 review: the pragmatist’s powerhouse


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E-mailed submissions from Kotchapat Kietkraipob (Intel 1/2), Jim Neitzel, and Levi Sands

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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!