SyrupCast Podcast Ep. 114: Will the Galaxy S8 redeem Samsung?


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    This week’s show returned Igor to the host role and featured Patrick, Rose, and TechCrunch staff writer Darrell Etherington.

    Good idea to immediately hand over to Darrell. His measured approach to evaluating the early days of the device provided a mature footing for Rose’s incontinent puppy segue. Patrick, thankfully, reverted the conversation back to its initial mode.

    What followed was a solid discussion on the merits and constraints of the yet available device. Darrell and Patrick ably navigated the discussion and pulled the others into themes that are relevant to prospective S8 owners. The conversation ably moved between the device’s build to its features – in particular the ceiling DeX may hold as a desktop substitute. Odd that no mention of Microsoft’s similar approach with Continuum.

    Igor asked the others what will be the legacy of the S8; a solid question considering the mess that was the Note 7. What followed was a limp contribution on the aspect ratio with no mention of trying to rebuild the brand equity Samsung lost last fall. I wish Igor would have pushed the podcasters to think more critically in light of such a pivotal release. A wasted opportunity for discourse.

    Overall, listeners looking for a solid recap of what will no doubt be the biggest selling Android phone were left satisfied.

    Rose indeed has a particular set of skills; she’s a fine write and vocalist. It would appear, as a podcaster, she has achieved the Peter Principle.

    This week’s show gets a 8.2 SMSPR (Subjective MobileSyrup Podcast Review) score.