Chromebits, LG G4 leaks, HTC One M9+ | Pocketnow Weekly 142

Update: The podcast has been distributed in audio form! The Direct Download link, as such, has been updated. Also, look for Sarah Connor… if you can. See you next week!

Perhaps Rithvik Rao put it best when he said: “the yearly cycle is repeating itself.” We’re wrapping up our first wave of HTC One M9 coverage with a coming review rebuttal from our Editor-in-Chief, putting the finishing touches on our Galaxy S6 review, and we’re steeling ourselves for the LG G4 launch later this month. But amid all this, we’ve still got to make room for the stuff you keep coming back for: the mobile-tech news of the week.

That’s what we’re covering on this episode of the Pocketnow Weekly, and it’s much more than just leaks and rumors. We tell you how to turn your TV into a computer with Google’s new Chromebit, we show you what Microsoft is bringing in the next Windows 10 update, and we delve back into the world of virtual-reality with talk of LG’s VR headset for the G3 – while teasing a possible future giveaway!

All of the above, plus a new installment of What Phone Should I Get and another big bag of listener mail, lies ahead. Pocketnow Weekly 142 is armed, the tube is flooded and the outer door is open – so stop polishing the cannonball and pull the trigger. Watch the video podcast recorded at 12:30pm Eastern on April 3 (click here for your local time), or the high-quality audio version available below– and shoot your questions to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com for a shot at getting your question read aloud on the air. See you next time!

 

Pocketnow Weekly 142

 

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Recording Date

April 3, 2015

 

Hosts

Michael Fisher

Stephen Schenck

Anton D. Nagy

 

Producer

Jules Wang

 

Podcast Rundown

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Announcements

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Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9

 

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We have a new contributor! Welcome Dushyant Shrikhande!

Our Galaxy S6 vs HTC One M9 comparison is up!

 

News

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HTC One M9+ details leak / new color options

HTC quietly introduces One E9+ and One M8s

HTC consolidates BlinkFeed under Sense Home name

LG takes the wraps off its newest 5.5-inch display (likely for the G4) / G4 will be announced on April 28

LG’s free G3 VR viewer offer comes to the US

More Sony Z4 internals confirmed thanks to benchmark

Latest Windows 10 for phones video shows Spartan in action

Google turns your TV into a computer with new Chromebit dongle

 

 

What Phone Should I Get?

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BlackBerry Passport from an Android Perspective

A segment where we lend a helping hand. Today’s submissions come from letters written by Rou Hyatt and Alexander Mills, with context from Segata Sanshiro and a special guest appearance with Sarah Connor!

 

Listener Mail

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E-mailed submissions from Burt KocaineVictoria Zimmerman, and Kelvin Alonzo (with Joe Levi’s reference here)

Thanks for watching! See you next week.

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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!