On the eve of the Mayan Apocalypse, three men gather to talk strategy, survival … and smartphones. This week on the Pocketnow Weekly, we discuss what device we’d like at our side for the end of the world, before going for a quick dip in the nostalgia pool with a chat about running new Android software on old devices.

After that, we knock around some Samsung Galaxy-family speculation, then dive headlong into a rundown of the merits and drawbacks of the new Samsung ATIV S, before touching on the tablet-smartphone interaction issue. Finally, we wrap it all up with some tablet speculation and a fascinating exploration of crowdsourcing map data.

All that, plus listener mail and the most ominous closing music ever, after the break. Plug in, kick back, and treat those beautiful ears of yours to episode 023 of the Pocketnow Weekly. Send feedback, questions, and requests to podcast [AT] pocketnow [DOT] com. Follow us on TwitterFacebook, and Google Plus to stay apprised of the latest episodes. Thanks for listening, and good luck out there.

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 023


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Michael Fisher

Anton D Nagy

Joe Levi


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Podcast Preshow / Thought Thread (00:03:53)

What phone would you want to carry for the end of the world?


Announcements (00:06:39)

Pocketnow is Hiring!


Android (00:08:52)

CM 10.1 Running on HTC G2

Samsung to Unveil Galaxy Frame at MWC?

Samsung Announces Galaxy Grand

Google Play Kicks off Surprise Calendar Countdown


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (00:42:53)

Samsung ATIV S Review

Lumia WP8 Updates Arrive

Google And Apple Are Clearly Still At War – Against Microsoft

Nokia to Show Off Ten-Inch Windows RT Tablet at MWC?

Why Doesn’t My Windows Tablet Talk To My Windows Smartphone?


iOS (01:19:53)

Apple Reportedly in Talks with Foursquare About Improving Maps Data 

Apple Sells Two Million Chinese iPhone 5s


Listener Mail (01:34:06)

Listener Shrikanth Holla asks when we’ll see universal smartphones sold with a choice of OSes


Thanks for listening!

Tune in next week for more!


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