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In this episode we're talking about #pengate, leaked Motorola Droid phones, HTC's iPhone copycat, the next Moto 360, and much more.

 

Top Stories

  • #Pengate, Samsung’s response, etc. 
  • Motorola leak (DROID Maxx 2, Turbo 2) 

 

Quick Hits

  • Moto 360 2 pictured in the wilds of Chicago 
  • Android Wear 1.3 with Together watch face (list of 21 interactive watch faces)  
  • YouTube Gaming now available 
  • LG’s new flagship launching Q4 2015 won't be “super premium” 
  • HTC Aero looks like an iPhone 
  • Project Ara failing drop test was just a joke 
  • Bing on Tap 
  • Animated BlackBerry Venice GIF  

 

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: / Note 5 and Edge+ are slippery
  • Chris: Over the OnePlus 2 / Huawei Nexus leak  
  • Ashley: Nvidia Recall / Samsung push notification ads

 

App Picks

  • Joe: Doodle for Messenger
  • Chris: Link Bubble Browser (now free) 
  • Ashley: Mujo

 

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:40 PM

Top Stories

  • Phandroid redesign

Quick Hits

  • Note 5 and S6 Edge+ official

  • M stands for Marshmallow

  • Motorola laying off a bunch of people

  • More Nexus 5 leaks

  • BlackBerry Venice with Android leaked

  • Project Ara delayed until 2016

  • Verizon blocking Android Pay

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Marshmallow preview 3 / Marshmallow statue

  • Chris: Vertical music video / Galaxy S6 and possibly Note 5, S6 Edge Plus

  • Ashley: Kmashi 15,000 mAh power bank /

App Picks

 

  • Joe: Polycon

  • Chris: Smart AppLock (works on Lollipop)

  • Ashley: Fallout Shelter

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:05 PM

This biggest story in tech this week was Alphabet, the new parent company for Google and all of the weird stuff Google likes to do. What will it mean for us? We also talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, physical keyboards, HTC's downfall, and much more!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25 PM

This week we answer the big questions, like "what state is Arkansas in?" We also talk about actual tech news. More OnePlus drama, HTC ads for bad movies, T-Mobile making moves, and more!

Top Stories

  • Tricking Apple fans with faux iPhone

Quick Hits

  • OnePlus promising another phone before the holidays, AP break up, hacked
  • New LG Nexus 5 rumors and leaks
  • HTC angers users with Fantastic Four ad (Sony too)
  • Leaked images of Microsoft’s next flagship phone
  • Lollipop running on just 18% of Android devices
  • T-Mobile becomes 3rd largest US carrier

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Nexus devices will get monthly security updates / YotaPhone 2 not coming to US
  • Chris: Moto X advertised in Moto G video / Galaxy Note 5 battery (3,000mAh)  
  • Ashley: Razer will put Ouya games on Google Play / Stagefright fail

App Picks

  • Joe: Play Music Alarm
  • Chris: TripCase  
  • Ashley: Moon Reader+ 50% off

Emails: Daquane, Beast

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:54 PM

There was a lot of news in the tech world this week. The OnePlus 2 is finally official, and Chris was at the event. Motorola showed off three new phones: Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the Moto G 3rd Gen.

Other news

  • KFC Memories Bucket prints photos
  • Sony is building a new custom UI for Android
  • T-Mobile adds Apple Music to its data-free music streaming plan
  • Amazon Dash buttons now on sale for $5
  • YouTube removes Google+ comments and more
  • Razer buys out Ouya - promises to pay indie devs $600k owed

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Windows 10 / Android M “Doze” is actually working
  • Chris: Qualcomm WiPower goes through metal / No Moto 360 2015 announce (although it did pass by the FCC) 
  • Ashley: OnePlus 2 alert slider / HBO Now app sucks

App Picks

  • Joe: WeatherBack
  • Chris: Adventure Time Puzzle Quest
  • Ashley: Linken
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22 PM

Top Stories

  • OnePlus and Motorola events coming up

Quick Hits

  • Apple and Samsung want to kill the SIM card
  • Toshiba fakes $1.2 billion in profits
  • Google makes it easier to see where you’ve been
  • Sony rolling out Android 5.1

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Stir M1 smart standing desk / Oh yeah, Nexus 5 battery life sucks
  • Chris: YouTube app now shows full-screen vertical videos / Everybody is already using the Snapdragon 810 v2.1
  • Ashley: Nintendo SmartBoy concept / Qualcomm split up

App Picks

  • Joe: Cortana for Android
  • Chris: Trepn Profiler
  • Ashley: Arrow (iOS / Android)

Emails: Daquane, Beast

Follow Us

  1. Joe Fedewa (@tallshmo)
  2. Chris Chavez (@gamercore)
  3. Ashley King (@overlordror)
  4. @mobileroarcast
Direct download: Mobile_Roar102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:32 PM

Top Stories

  • Happy Prime Day
  • Huawei Nexus specs rumored

Quick Hits

  • OnePlus 2 camera samples reviewed
  • Exclusive Android Wear leak
  • Apple refreshes iPod lineup
  • Galaxy Note 5 with 4GB of RAM will be unveiled in August alongside S6 Edge Plus
  • Android M Preview 2 released

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Twitter admits dev policy was a mistake / Snapchat update
  • Chris: ZTE Axon / Snapdragon 810   
  • Ashley: Commodore phone with emulator / reddit fires Victoria

App Picks

  • Joe: Atomas, Agar.io
  • Chris: (I got nothing) 
  • Ashley: Alphabear
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:35 PM

We've hit the big 1-0-0. To celebrate triple digits we brought on a special guest from the early days of the podcast. We discuss the top mobile stories of the week, play a game, and much more. Thanks for listening!

News

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 won’t come with SD card slot, and leak
  • OnePlus 2 will come with 4GB of RAM, cost less than $450
  • Dude rushes Broadway stage to charge his phone
  • Microsoft cuts over 7K jobs in phone business, will focus on less devices
  • NBA player thinks bigger iPhone gave him tennis elbow

The Clickbait Game

Wins/Fails

  • Edgar: Star Trek Communicator / I am on Sprint!
  • Joe: Badly Interrogated developer / Chevy making AC cubby for phones
  • Chris: Instagram fixes Android issues / Galaxy Note 4 $200 rebate offer
  • Ashley: Flesky Free / 

App Picks

  • Edgar: Bristlr, Final Fantasy Records
  • Joe: PassAndroid Passbook
  • Chris: Ticklr 
  • Ashley: Desktop Dungeons

Email Questions

 

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:30 PM

This week marks the return of #sprintsux. What did they do this time? We also talk about someone stealing copper cables from Verizon, the OnePlus 2, Tindr for dogs, and much more!

News

  • OnePlus 2 will have a fingerprint sensor, coming July 27
  • iOS gets new Hangouts update before Android
  • Someone is stealing Verizon’s copper cables
  • Selfie sticks are no longer allowed at Disney
  • Wireless charging is about to get much faster
  • Android 5.1 is rolling out to a slew of devices
  • Massive Pushbullet update

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Swarm gets mayorships again / New Facebook logo
  • Chris: Project Fi / Sprint video throttling (they backtracked)
  • Ashley: Apple Music Radio / Circa app stopped dev

App Picks

  • Joe: Tindog
  • Chris: Opengur
  • Ashley: Current Flow & SmartNews
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:55 PM

MR talks about free music and broken phones.

News

  • Google Play Music adds free radio music streaming 
  • Google Jump VR (16 GoPro) camera rig
  • OnePlus 2 will have USB Type-C, S10 that doesn’t overheat, over $322
  • Pebble Time can be pre-ordered from Best Buy (ships July 22nd)
  • iOS 9 can uninstall/re-install apps to make room for updates
  • LG G4 hasn’t met sales forecast, but is still doing well

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Android 5.1.1 on Moto 360 / Microsoft puts final nail in Nokia’s coffin
  • Chris: Project Fi invite / Pokemon Jukebox, cracked Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Ashley: Pivotal Living Tracker 2nd gen /

App Picks

  • Joe: Timr Watch Face
  • Chris: Minima/Fracta Live Wallpaper 
  • Ashley: Curated

Listener Questions

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:42 PM