#UnpackTheTech episode #4: Xiaomi, Google Nexus and Huawei

#UnpackTheTech is a bi-weekly segment where our editor Andy Walker, Hashtag Radio’s Zaid Kriel and other in-studio guests talk gaming, gadgets and all things tech in just under an hour. Catch the previous podcasts here.

While Andy was unable to attend this week, iAfrica CoolTech editor Hadlee Simons and Brendon Petersen, editor of Telkom’s FutureNow, joined Hashtag Radio’s Zaid Kriel in studio to talk about the launches we’ve seen so far this week.

Although Xiaomi has promised South Africans that its wares will be arriving in the country by the end of September, it’s October now, and still no word. We discuss what the possible hold ups could be, and if waiting for Xiaomi is indeed worth it.

Read more: Xiaomi is bringing its smartphones to Africa in September

Google was also a big name in the news this week, with the launch of its new LG– and Huawei-built Nexus line, a Microsoft Surface competitor and a refreshed Chromecast duo. The team chats about what makes Google devices special and how the Chromecast can finally be the linchpin in the company’s bid to be the centre of the home.

Read more: Google’s Nexus 5X and 6P, the Pixel C and the company’s new Android Marshmallow OS.

Finally, Hadlee talks about his recent trip to China courtesy of Huawei.

Have a listen to the full podcast recording below.



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