This week Joe and Chris talk about Allo. Does it suck? Is it awesome? Why does it exist? So many questions need to be answered. Other topics include Google's hardcore marketing for the Pixel phones, safe Note 7's, and more!

Top Stories

  • Google Allo finally released

Quick Hits

  • Google Pixel phones get date and marketing
  • Pixel phones will be priced premium
  • Safe Galaxy Note 7’s finally available (update out, battery color)
  • Nougat Multi-Window works with any app
  • HTC Bolt is smaller HTC 10 without headphone jack
  • Comcast plans to launch mobile phone service in 2017

#tbthursday: Google Wave

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: I used Android Pay! / HTC Uh Oh...
  • Chris: MEGA FAIL: Pokemon Go Plus connection issues

App Picks

  • Joe: KinScreen
  • Chris: Nextdoor
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_152.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:48am EDT
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Nick Gray joins us on the podcast this week. We talk about the leaked Pixel Launcher and Google's design changes for the upcoming Pixel phones. We also talk about iOS 10's rocky start and iMessages NSFW problem. Thanks for listening!

Top Stories

  • New Pixel Launcher and Pixel rumors
  • iOS 10 now available, off to rocky start, iMessage is surfacing porn GIFs

Quick Hits

  • New Amazon Dot priced at $50
  • Nexus 6 & 9 will get Nougat in coming weeks
  • Major Android OEMs quiet on Android Wear
  • Mysterious HTC Bolt headed to Sprint
  • Galaxy Note 7 poll results and round-up

#tbthursday: Flash

Wins/Fails

  • Nick: IFA / Samsung proprietary headphone jack
  • Joe: LG G5 / Samsung can’t get new Note 7’s fast enough
  • Chris: Pokemon GO will eventually support Android Wear / Careful buying glass screen protectors for the LG V20

App Picks

  • Nick: Muviz
  • Joe: Energy Bar
  • Chris: Screen Balance
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_151.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EDT
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It's everyone's favorite time of the year: Apple Event! /s That means we get to rip on Apple for "courageously" ditching the headphone jack. Other topics this week include the Galaxy Note 7 recall, Nintendo mobile apps, Pixel phones, Nexus 7 rumors, and more!

Top Stories

  • iPhone 7, Apple Watch
  • LG V20 is official

Quick Hits

  • Super Mario Run coming to iOS/Android
  • Pixel phones could launch October 20th
  • Huawei-made “Nexus 7” rumors
  • Pokemon Go Plus on sale September 16th
  • Galaxy Note 7 keeps exploding

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: HTC Uh Oh / tried to exchange Note 7
  • Chris: Apple Plug / Turing Phone
  • Ashley: Rose Gold Highlights / iPhone 7 no 3.5mm jack

App Picks

  • Joe: Remote Android TV
  • Chris: HomeBot
  • Ashley: Overlays - Float Everywhere
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_150.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:08am EDT
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We've got a lot to talk about this week. Joe wraps up his thoughts on the Galaxy Note 7, we cover all the important stuff from IFA 2016, and should you worry about your Note 7 exploding?

Top Stories

  • Galaxy Note 7 Review
  • IFA 2016 (Moto Z Play, camera mod, HTC One A9s, Huawei Nova)

Quick Hits

  • No Nexus?
  • Galaxy Note 7 exploding issue
  • Android Nougat officially released
  • YouTube adding a Facebook-like feed

#tbthursday: “Android Market”

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Good Lock is a must / HTC 10 drowned
  • Chris: Pokemon GO buddy system / YouTube demonetization “censorship”
  • Ashley: Yoga Book / HTC One A9s

App Picks

  • Joe: Conscient, F---Colors
  • Chris: Night Mode Enabler
  • Ashley:
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_149.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:49am EDT
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This week we've got the brand new Honor 8 and Samsung Galaxy Note 7 in the house. Chris and Joe share their first impressions of these devices. Other topics include new data plans from T-Mobile and AT&T, Google Duo, and more!

Top Stories

  • Hands-on with Honor 8
  • Galaxy Note 7 first impressions

Quick Hits

  • New T-Mobile unlimited plans
  • AT&T getting rid of overages in favor of throttling
  • Google Duo is here
  • LG V20 modular leak
  • More Nexus sailfish/Marlin rumors
  • Pokemon GO tracker changes, bans

#tbthursday: multitouch/pinch to zoom

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Note 7 blue light filter /
  • Chris: The “L Shot” (Pokemon GO) / Honor’s cringey event
  • Ashley: Matte screen protectors /

App Picks

  • Joe: Sword of Xolan
  • Chris: LeafPic
  • Ashley: GameFans
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_148.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EDT
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This week we're talking about the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 going official. Was there anything we didn't already know about? We also talk about a new batch of Nexus rumors, Instagram's shameless rip off of Snapchat (and why it's a good thing), and the latest Pokemon GO changes.

Top Stories

  • Galaxy Note 7 announced

Quick Hits

  • New Nexus leaks and rumors
  • Instagram Stories
  • Niantic explains Pokemon GO changes
  • LG V20 event September 6th
  • Apple Music for Android leaves beta (non-story)
  • Kim K has run out of BlackBerry Bolds

#tbthursday: OG Note

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Gear 360 is pretty cool / broke my toe
  • Chris: Pokemon Go update / USB Type-C still sucks (Nexus chargers aren’t “spec compliant”

App Picks

  • Joe: Medisafe
  • Chris: Inkwire
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_147.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:27am EDT
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This week we're finally wrapping up our OnePlus 3 review. Is it the best phone out there? We also have more details on the Note 7 before the event next week, and dropping iPhone sales continue.

Top Stories

  • OnePlus 3 review

Quick Hits

  • Moto won’t provide monthly security updates
  • Details about the Note 7 iris scanner
  • Google Play Family Library officially launches
  • iPhone sales down for 2nd consecutive quarter
  • Nintendo shares drop when people realize they didn’t make the game
  • Pokemon Go will have trading, training, and breeding

#tbthursday: Layar

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Twitter finally adds Night Mode / LeEco buys Vizio
  • Chris: OxygenOS 3.2.2 update / Glass screen protectors with the “rainbow effect”
  • Ashley: Pokemon Go Plus delayed / BlackBerry DTEK50

App Picks

  • Joe: Poke LIVE/Poke Scanner
  • Chris: Prisma
  • Ashley: Wikipedia
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_146.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:51am EDT
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This week we're talking about our review of the Moto Z Droid Edition for Verizon. Droid Does modular, but will anyone care about it? We also rant about how the Pokemon GO launch has been a disaster.

Top Stories

  • Moto Z Droid Review (available now for pre-order)

Quick Hits

  • Niantic is blowing it
  • Android Nougat DP5 with cat game Easter Egg
  • Leak shows Galaxy Note 7 without curved display
  • Moto Z Play to have headphone jack
  • Everyone can apply for Twitter’s blue checkmark
  • New BlackBerry devices being announced next week

#tbthursday: before curved displays were cool

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Bubble zoom for Play Books / Niantic
  • Chris: / OnePlus 3 GPS issues and video audio recording
  • Ashley: Amazon’s $60 BLU phone is okay (for a certain type of person) / 3 Step Bug Pokemon Go

App Picks

  • Joe: Flytube
  • Chris: SNOW
  • Ashley: Messenger for Pokemon GO
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_145.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40am EDT
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We have to talk about the phenomenon that is Pokémon GO, but don't worry, we don't talk about it for too long. Other topics include Google's leaked sexy smartwatch, the Galaxy Note 7 launch, Facebook's battery testing, and viral games back in the day.

Top Stories

  • Brief Pokémon Go discussion

Quick Hits

  • Google’s smartwatches leak
  • LG working on the LG V20
  • Galaxy Note 7 event August 2nd
  • Facebook tries to save battery
  • Galaxy S7 is outselling the iPhone 6S in the US
  • Moto E3 announced

#tbthursday: Angry Birds

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Bycle bike mount / Pokemon Go cheaters
  • Chris: HANGOUTS FINALLY LETS YOU SEND VIDEO / NES console
  • Ashley: NES Console / Pokemon Go sucks in rural areas

App Picks

  • Joe: Wakey
  • Chris: Stitch & Share: big screenshot
  • Ashley: Walli
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_144.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:31am EDT
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This week we're talking about the latest HTC Nexus leak. We have an actual image to look at. Chris calls it the HTC "Sexus." We're also talking about what it's like to play Pokemon Go, Android 7.0 Nougat, Snapchat Memories, and much more!

Top Stories

  • First look at HTC Nexus

Quick Hits

  • Pokemon Go is a go
  • Nougat is Android 7.0
  • Huawei uses Canon EOS for fake P9 sample
  • Snapchat Memories
  • Moto Z DROID coming July 14th
  • Amazon Echo allows you to pick Spotify or Pandora for default
  • Correction: AT&T actually didn’t copy T-Mobile

#tbthursday: 1GHz processors

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Pokemon Go is pretty fun / Snapchat updates are the worst
  • Chris: OnePlus 3 RAM fix update / Google dropping local guides
  • Ashley: Square Cash is amazing /

App Picks

  • Joe: ASAP Launcher
  • Chris: Final Fantasy VII
  • Ashley: PixBit Icon Pack
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_143.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am EDT
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