Xbox One X Pre-Orders Go Live – What The Tech Ep. 366

Posted on August 25, 2017 by Paul Thurrott in Podcasts, What The Tech with 2 Comments

Andrew and I discuss Xbox One X pre-orders, the state of Android on Chromebook, and the Galaxy Note 8.

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2 responses to “Xbox One X Pre-Orders Go Live – What The Tech Ep. 366”

  1. Bats

    In all honesty, I don't understand this "performance consistency" Andrew and Paul claim to be having with Android phones. This term was first brought up by Paul, after one of his European vacation and is being furthered by Andrew. 

    For one thing, this is why "you" go with phones that provide the pure Google experience, like the Nexus, Pixel, and some Motorola phones. All other phones, like the Samsung Galaxies are notorious for providing un-removable bloat to their powerful and pretty phones that bog down the Android experience. For Andrew to lump his Samsung phone with the "pure" phones, clearly shows his amateur level of knowledge regarding Android phones. 

    It has been well established for the past years, the advantage of going "pure" Google, by other mobile technologist. Even Paul's colleague Mary Jo Foley, raved about her Nexus 6P. After a few years of these "pure" Google phones, in existence, does it really have to be explained?

    If my memory serves me correctly, Samsung refreshed their Touchwiz UI with the Galaxy S7, making the phone lighter (in terms of resource usage) despite the continued pre-installation of Galaxy bloat. LOL...does Andrew or Paul not know this?

    As for the Pixel, I still remember when Paul was talking about "performance consistency" a few months ago. LOL...I still have no idea what he was talking about then, and now. Ya know,...I bought the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 when it was released for Verizon. It was only until Amazon Prime Day 2017, where I bought my Nexus 6P and later the Google Pixel XL. The Pixel is not only a much smoother and faster phone, but the performance has absolutely been consistent for me and countless others. Privately, I belong to a number of Pixel "groups" on social media. Never,...not once, have I learned of any "performance consistencies" with the Pixel. LOL...that's why I am puzzled that Paul Thurrott claims that he has experienced that. Knowing Paul's "hate" for Google at the time, I really don't want to think that he was lying about it, but it is in the back of my head. As for Andrew,'s clearly an amateur. 

    I have been listening to What the Tech for some kind of a consistent basis for the past number of months.I have an idea of Andrew's past experiences with tech and to be honest, it's quite similar to mine. For a show is titled with the word "tech" in it, one expects a certain level of knowledge and expertise when it comes to popular technology, such as mobile tech. It seems to me that Andrew is only a "fan" of technology and not really someone who has the experience to advise people on what to buy or do. 

  2. Simard57

    regarding XBox One S - there is a 2TB offering in one of the bundles