Top Stories

  • Android O is here

Quick Hits

  • Google Home speaking ads?
  • Free google home with LG G6
  • Samsung confirms Bixby
  • LG G6 launching March 30 at VZ, April 7 elsewhere
  • LG hit with lawsuit over bootloops
  • Leaked Galaxy S8 desktop dock
  • Superscreen Kickstarter
  • Weird iPhone case with Android on back
  • HTC U Ultra getting raked in reviews
  • Cyanogen CEO confirms Nintendo approached them about Android on Switch

 

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: HD HomeRun is cool / G5 is crapping out
  • Chris: ZTE Axon 7 is fantastic (who knew?) / but fingerprint sensor sucks
  • Ashley: Nokia phones coming to US / Super Mario Run not fun

App Picks

  • Joe: Boomerang, Klara
  • Chris: BlackBerry Privacy Shade
  • Ashley: Page Flip
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_164.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:32am EDT
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In this episode we're recapping Chris' trip to MWC 2017. He shares his thoughts on the LG G6 and the plethora of other new phones. We also debate the merits of software buttons.

Top Stories

  • LG G6
  • Sony Xperia phones
  • Moto G5 & G5 Plus
  • Huawei P10
  • BlackBerry keyOne
  • Nokia phones

Quick Hits

  • YouTube TV announced
  • Google Assistant rolling out to more phones

Software vs Capacitive Debate

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Anker headphones / noise from Bluetooth headphones
  • Chris: Nintendo Switch / Switch issues (plastic screen, stupid USB port placement, etc.)
  • Ashley: Was surprised by the Switch / Rumors Pixel 2 won’t have headphone jack

App Picks

  • Joe: VolumeSlider
  • Chris: Universal Copy
  • Ashley: Swiftly Switch
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_163-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT
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We don't have a full episode this week, but we wanted to make some corrections from the last episode. Thanks to everyone who let us know about the errors. We'll be back next week with a full episode with tons of news from MWC!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_correct.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT
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This week we're talking about the surprisingly awesome ZTE Blade V8 Pro. Other topics include more Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks and rumors, very promising LG G6 info, Pokemon GO Gen 2, and more!

Top Stories

  • ZTE Blade V8 Pro

Quick Hits

  • Verizon brings back unlimited data
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 has on-screen buttons, rumored for April 21, 6.2-inch+
  • LG G6 is about same size as LG G5, rumored for March 10
  • LG G6 has 1:1 shooting mode
  • LG V30 will have Snapdragon 835 and 6GB RAM
  • Samsung could bring back Note 7 as refurb
  • Pokemon Go Gen 2 is here

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: LG G6 isn’t too big / Gym battling in PoGo is still dumb
  • Chris: Moto Z is my new favorite Android device / (no fail)
  • Ashley: LG G6 is looking interesting / Fitbit gave me a rash

App Picks

  • Joe: Daylight
  • Chris: Screenshot Crop & Share
  • Ashley: Search for Reddit
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am EDT
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We're back to talk about new LG watches with Android Wear 2.0, more Galaxy S8 and LG G6 leaks, and the resurgence of wireless charging.

Top Stories

  • LG Watch Style, LG Watch Sport, Android Wear 2.0
  • LG G6 & Samsung Galaxy S8 roundup

Quick Hits

  • Google is killing the Google Now Launcher
  • Snapchat admits to prioritizing iOS over Android
  • Next iPhone may come with wireless charging
  • Verizon has its own Android Wear24 watch
  • T-Mobile is now tied with Verizon in 4G network speeds

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Moto Mod with rainbow LED strip / Need permit to play Pokemon GO in Milwaukee
  • Chris: PhoneSoap 2.0 / iPhone 7 camera gets beat by the Honor 6X

App Picks

  • Joe: Donald Draws, Looxie
  • Chris: Ninja Spinki
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am EDT
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This week we're joined by Andrew Myrick to talk about Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 rumors, the Note 7 investigation, and Donald Trump's Android phone.

Top Stories

  • Galaxy S8 leaks/rumors galore
  • Samsung is hoarding the Snapdragon 835
  • Results from Note 7 investigation
    • Note 8 confirmation

Quick Hits

  • Google Voice gets an update
  • Donald J Trump uses an insecure Android phone
  • Google I/O Dates/Location Confirmed
  • New Pixel 2 rumors
  • HTC is not making an Android Wear watch
  • LG Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch / Assistant rumored for G6

#tbthursday: When phones were named like cars

Wins/Fails

  • Andrew: “Change is good” - got an iPhone / MWC could be boring
  • Joe: Got a new camera / Sprint buys 33% of Tidal
  • Chris: McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce giveaway / NVIDIA SHIELD TV (no multitasking)
  • Ashley: Budget Pixel phone rumors / S7 Edge Pink Lines

App Picks

  • Andrew: BBTan
  • Joe: Pickle
  • Chris: Snap Swipe Drawer
  • Ashley: Sesame Edge
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT
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We're finally back! We've got a special guest this week to talk about the best (and worst) from CES 2017. Some of our favorite things include the Honor 6X, white Xiaomi Mi Mix, thin TVs, and random gadgets.

Best of CES

  • Honor 6X
  • White Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Super thin Xiaomi TV
  • NVIDIA Shield TV update & Spot
  • Honor Magic
  • ZTE Blade V8 Pro
  • Kodak 21MP camera phone
  • SanDisk A1 microSD card
  • Smart Lamp
  • Samsung Chromebook Pro
  • HTC Vive Accessories
  • Random CES Stuff

Worst of CES

  • Withings Smart Hairbrush
  • Spartan Radiation Boxers
  • Alexa enabled “everything”

Non-CES

  • HTC U Ultra & Play

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: VR shoes / fridges with touch screens
  • Chris: The new Google Voice / Hangouts
  • Ashley: Razer laptop with 3 screens / stolen at CES
  • Rob: LG Wallpaper TV / LG Wallpaper TV
  • Rob #2: Self Driving Car / HTC Vive Portable

App Picks

  • Joe: 1600
  • Chris: Always On AMOLED
  • Ashley: Touchscreen Repair
  • Rob: Google Drive Widget
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EDT
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Quick update on this week's missing episode and when we will be back. Thank you for your patience!

Direct download: MR-update-1.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT
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This week Chris shares his final thoughts on the OnePlus 3T review. Is it really the best Android phone right now? We also talk about Verizon's refusal to kill the Galaxy Note 7, Amazon drone deliveries, and much more!

Top Stories

  • OnePlus 3T Review
  • Reader’s Choice Awards

Quick Hits

  • Verizon refuses Note 7 update
  • Google releases dev preview for Android Things
  • Evernote employees can see your notes
  • Amazon completes first drone delivery
  • Instagram gets live video

#tbthursday: Galaxy Nexus

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Games in FB Messenger / Mario Run needs internet connection
  • Chris: POKEMON UPDATE / Pebble’s officially dead (but smartwatches aren’t)
  • Ashley: No Moto smartwatch in time for Android Wear 2.0 / S8 may not have a headphone jack

App Picks

  • Joe: Zombies Chasing Me
  • Chris: Pixoff: Battery Saver
  • Ashley: Google Santa Tracker
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_158.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:47am EDT
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This week we're talking about an old friends return to Android, Pixel outperforming the iPhone on Black Friday, Galaxy S8 rumors, and OnePlus 3T impressions.

Top Stories

  • Nokia looks to get in the Android game (rumored specs)

Quick Hits

  • Google Pixel was more popular than the iPhone during Black Friday
  • Galaxy S8 may be released with 6GB RAM, 256GB of storage, and Snapdragon 835
  • Android 7.1.1 Nougat will be released on December 6th
  • Fitbit rumored to buy Pebble
  • Next iPhone could have curved display
  • Chris has a OnePlus 3T

#tbthursday: Chrome to Phone

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: HTC 10 Nougat update / Allo growth has stalled
  • Chris: Wireless charging on the Pixel (win) / Still can’t catch Ditto (fail) / Google Live Cases still suck (fail)
  • Ashley: Netflix finally launches offline playback / SwiftKey themes now free

App Picks

  • Joe: Wallpaper Modder
  • Chris: (Needs help)
  • Ashley: Quality Time
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_157.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:00am EDT
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