Pocketnow Weekly 072: LG G Flex, Galaxy S 5, & wooden Moto X excitement

We at Pocketnow have a lot to be thankful for this week. We’re busier than ever, our YouTube channel just passed 500,000 subscribers and we’re deep in the planning stages for the new year’s big tech expos. But most importantly, we’re all still in the business of reporting on mobile gadgets, and that’s something we all feel pretty lucky about.

On today’s late-Friday edition of the Weekly, we’ll fill you in on some of the fun stuff coming down the pipe: from our forthcoming LG G Flex review, to wooden Moto X devices hitting shelves, to the future union of Windows RT and Windows Phone. We’ll also jaw a little on the Galaxy S 5, HTC M8, and LG G Flex. And then we’ll take questions from you in our semi-regular listener mail segment, after talking a little about the LG G Flex. (If you’re missing these hints, we talk a lot about the Flex this week. If you’re not hip to the curves, you’re gonna have to deal.)

So whether you’re here for the Flex, the latest on the benchmark-cheating scandal, or rumors on the probably-fake giant iPad, welcome to episode 072 of the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, Instagram, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Tell your friends about the show so we don’t have to do a telethon to stay on the air. Join our forums to offer topic suggestions and more. And thanks for listening!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 072



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Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Joe Levi


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Android (00:04:23)

LG G REflex? Rumors already looking to G Flex sequel
HTC M8 specs gain new details in latest leak
Motorola can’t wait for January, gets started with US Moto G sales
Wooden Moto X options get an ETA
Benchmarker delists Android models suspected of gaming the system
Galaxy S 5 launch window specified in latest rumor
Samsung Galaxy S 5 camera without OIS rumored


iOS (00:37:55)

Apple 2014 hardware rumors start talking delays: iWatch, 12.9-inch iPad
Apple finally catching up with iPhone 5S demand
How big should the next iPhone be? (Poll)


Windows (00:43:21)

Microsoft exec alludes to platform fusion plans
Nokia Normandy render leaks, doesn’t look like the “missing link” we hoped for
Nokia Lumia 525 becomes official
Microsoft Surface 2 and Surface Pro 2 suffering from overheating


Listener Mail (01:04:12)

Jonathan Michael asks when enough will be enough when it comes to screen resolution; Malte asks about KitKat’s smart card emulation feature; Joseph Fallon wonders where all the free space has gone to on his Android phone; and Ankit V asks why Samsung can’t accelerate its software update process.

Thanks for listening!

Tune in next week for more!

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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!