Google’s Pixel Paradigm and the future of Android | #PNWeekly 221

The Pixel has been announced! What do we like? What don’t we like? What about Nexus fans? Plus LG V20 pre-orders are popping up, a Nokia phone might have been benchmarked, and is Alcatel working on a Windows Phone? This week we’re joined by TK Bay 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 221

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October 7, 2016


Juan Bagnell


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Let’s talk about the Pixel!


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The Pixel was announced by Google on Tuesday and every seller had a freebie or two up for it. That includes Verizon, the only carrier to sell the phone. The Pixel is rated IP53 (like the HTC 10). Google thinks it can capture 4 million salesNo new Nexus devices are plannedIs pricing this phone from $650 a losing battle against Apple for Google? We discuss.


37:28 | Google announced more than just a phone this week

48:01 | An Android 7.1 developer preview should squeak in this year.

51:20 | Is another Galaxy Note 7 recall possible?

56:35 | V20 pre-orders kick off today on AT&T!

1:07:57 | Windows News: T-Mobile Idol 4 Pro, Surface All-in-One

1:09:50 | Nokia benchmarks a low-end phone.

1:12:20 | Oculus releases roadmap for future VR products.

1:17:14 | Will someone buy Twitter this month?

1:20:01 | T-Mobile CEO wants to send someone to Mars.

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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.