The Pocketnow Weekly Podcast, Episode 025

Just because it’s a new year doesn’t mean things are changing with the Pocketnow Weekly podcast. We’re still shaking up the host roster on occasion, and we’re still squeezing more than 90 minutes of discussion out of the mobile-technology news sector, even in the pit of the post-holiday lull.

On our first podcast of 2013, Joe Levi joins us to talk Android amid a sea of pre-CES leaks, but not before we dive into a long and detailed discussion about the new mobile version of Ubuntu – a platform we’ll learn how to consistently pronounce someday, but not today. We also touch on Sailfish and Open webOS, and interspersed amid our “official” topic list entries are conversations about the Nexus 7, Galaxy Camera, Lumia 920, NFC, app development, HTML5, mobile networks in third-world countries, and the beautiful iOS-based game The Room.

All that, plus some truly awesome listener mail and Joe Levi sounding like he’s broadcasting on an AM transmitter from the 1930s, after the break. We promise his audio quality gets better as the show goes on, so plug in, kick back, and treat those sharp, perfectly sculpted ears of yours to episode 025 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!

Pocketnow Weekly Episode 025


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Michael Fisher

Brandon Miniman

Joe Levi


Topic List


Podcast Preshow / Thought Thread (00:10:00)

New platforms of every shape and size are discussed in our deluxe-edition mega-thought-thread today, ranging from Ubuntu to Sailfish to Open webOS!


Android (00:46:50)

HTC 2013 Lineup Leaked

LG CES Lineup Speculation

Huawei Lineup Leaked

8 Scenarios Where NFC Would Make Sense

Galaxy Camera as Daily Driver: An Experiment


Windows 8/Windows Phone 8 (01:14:30)

Nokia Demos Lumia 920’s Audio Quality With Rock Guitar Challenge


iOS (01:20:11)

Apple Already Testing iPhone 6 with iOS 7

Apple Users Get Disturbed for 7 Days


Listener Mail (01:28:48)

Dushyant Shrikhande asks a provocative question about Google’s relationship with the open-source community, and Khalid Almswaya writes in with a query about how app developers make their money.



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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!