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Samsung’s newest smartphone, the Galaxy S9, is set to launch this Friday, but Geared Up podcast co-host Andru Edwards already has his hands on the new phone. We go into all the pros and cons of upgrading — including some impressive new camera tech — on this episode of Geared Up.

Plus, why did Apple buy Texture, the ‘Netflix for magazines?’ The answer: Probably the same reason it’s making original content in movies and TV. And finally, Ecobee released a new Alexa smart home hub that’s also a light switch, yet another inroad into the smart home market for Amazon.

Listen to the Geared Up podcast below, and see Andru’s S9 video review above.

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