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The age of the round smartwatches is finally picking up steam. The Moto 360 is less than a week away, and so is a round Android Wear device from LG. The Amazon Fire Phone is in the news again, but not for good reasons. Same can be said about OnePlus' "explosive" phone. Other topics this week include Apple's Septemper 9th iPhone post, Swing Copters drama, and much more! Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Mobile-Roar-60.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:14 PM

Bezels. They're everywhere. Your TV, computer, tablet, and of course phone. Manufacturers are trying their best to rid the world of bezels. This week Sharp unveiled one of the best attempts yet at a bezel-less phone, the Aquos Crystal for Sprint. We also talk about the HTC One M8 with Windows, crazy Moto 360 pricing rumors, a death in the Framily, and much more! Thanks for listening!

Topics: Google, Android, Moto 360, Sharp, Sprint, Verizon, HTC One, Cortana, Microsoft, Apple, iOS, iPhone, Samsung, YouTube, Secret, Swing Copters

Direct download: Mobile-Roar-59.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:25 PM

OnePlus has a knack for providing content for the podcast. This week they had good intentions to get more women involved with their OnePlus One invites, but it went terribly wrong when they asked forum members to rate the women. Other tidbits from this episode include the huge Motorola event coming up in September, selfie phones, Samsung's need to to copy Apple, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and much more! Thanks for watching/listening!

Direct download: Mobile-Roar-58.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:23 PM

Every family has its own drama, but this week we saw some Framily drama in the mobile world. Sprint, the carrier that we all love to hate, made some big changes, including the removal of CEO Dan Hesse. Who is steering the Sprint ship now? We also talk about the Samsung vs. Apple patent war ending outside of the U.S. (woohoo!), the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 event, scammy Kickstarter videos, and much more.

Direct download: Mobile-Roar-57.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:24 PM

This week we discuss Kevin's Amazon Fire Phone review, but more importantly, is the Fire Phone a "true" Android device? What does a device need in order to feel like a real Android device? We also discuss the rumors of a 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus "Shamu" device. When the codename for a device is a whale you might want to consider making it smaller. Other topics include flammable Samsung devices, things Joe misses from Windows Phone, and much more!

Direct download: Mobile-Roar-56.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:49 PM

"Dude. where's my phone?" We've all muttered a similar phrase at one time or another. Losing or having your phone stolen is a big fear these days. We share some of our stories of phone theft, and what we do about it. Other topics include the Xiaomi Mi4 having a very difficult name, the Fire Phone and soccer moms, Samsung marketing, and much more!

Direct download: mobile-roar-55.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:40 PM

Chris is back from the land of Technical Difficulties to join us this week. We talk about his brief time as an owner of the OnePlus One, and all the recent drama involving the device. We also discuss the current landscape of Android Wear apps and why they could be better. Other topics include Microsoft lay-offs, Nokia being done with Android, the Galaxy Alpha, and much more!

Direct download: mr-54.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:16 PM

This episode started with three guys, but finishes with just two. Despite some glitches the gang is able to hold it together for a great show. Topics include Samsung's declining numbers, the TSA powering on your phone, Inspector Gadget, and much more!

Topics: Samsung, Google Play, TSA, Android Wear, Coolest Cooler, LG G3, Avast, Cortana, Xperia Z1 Compact, Android L

Direct download: Mobile-Roar-53.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:28 PM

Three cheers for the red, white, and blue. On this weeks special Fourth of July edition of the Mobile Roar podcast we continue to examine the impact of last week’s big Google I/O announcements, particularly what soon-to-be-released Android Wear devices mean for the future of the platform. We also talk Google’s Songza acquisition, the T-Mobile cramming scandal, and fireworks safety.

Topics: Android, Google, Apple, Carplay, Microsoft, Windows Phone, Moto 360, T-Mobile, John Legere

Direct download: Mobile-Roar-52.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:45 AM

"Android is everywhere." Everone always says that, but this year at I/O it was demonstrated on stage. They showed it on watches, TVs, cars, phones, tablets, and even PCs. We talk about all of this, plus Android's new design, and why protestors hate Google. It's a Googley good time.

Tags: Android L, Android TV, Android Auto, Material Design, Google IO 2014, Google Fit, Moto 360, LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live

Direct download: MobileRoar51.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:49 PM