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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N is for Nougat! We finally have the official name and a less than amazing statue. We're also talking about AT&T ripping off T-Mobile, HTC Nexus rumors, the Galaxy Note 7, phones with ads, and 3.7-inch displays.

Top Stories

  • Android Nougat

Quick Hits

  • AT&T shamelessly rips of Tmo Tuesdays
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will have curved display
  • YouTube gets live streaming from the app
  • Amazon discounting phones with lock screen ads
  • HTC Nexus rumors

#tbthursday: 3.7-inch displays

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: W/F: Google My Activity page
  • Chris: Android Mini Collectibles Series 6 / OnePlus 3 Alert Slider means no auto schedules
  • Ashley:  OK.Google.io  / Capital One still not supporting Android Pay

App Picks

  • Joe: Simply
  • Chris: Always On AMOLED - BETA
  • Ashley: Mekorama
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_142.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:01am EDT
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This week we're talking about the OnePlus 3. Did OnePlus actually make a "flagship killer" this time? We're also wrapping up our Galaxy S7 Active review and sharing memories about trackballs.

Top Stories

  • OnePlus 3 first impressions
  • Galaxy S7 Active review

Quick Hits

  • Peter Chou leaving HTC
  • Android apps arriving on Chromebooks
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 could have 4K display
  • Huawei working on its own OS

#tbthursday: trackballs

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Shield TV is fun / scratched my Pebble
  • Chris: (Double fail)T-Mobile Get Thanked promo is still having difficulties / Motorola’s design lead leaves after 12 years

App Picks

  • Joe: Facebook secret soccer game
  • Chris: Dango
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_141.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am EDT
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We are joined by Tony Hannides this week to recap all the news from Motorola, OnePlus, Apple, and much more!

Top Stories

  • Moto Z and Moto Z Force with Moto Mods
  • Phab 2 Pro
  • iOS 10 and Watch OS 3 announced
  • OnePlus 3 launches

Quick Hits

  • Android N DP4 rolling out
  • Pokemon Go will be available in July
  • AT&T brings Wifi calling to Android
  • Project Fi to include US Cellular

#throwbackthursday: Task killers

Wins/Fails

  • Tony: Apple Lets You Remove “Stock” Apps from Homescreen/It doesn’t remove it memory
  • Joe: / Moto Z kills 3.5mm headphone jack + Domino's fails at one job

App Picks

  • Tony: VISR
  • Joe: Flamingo
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_140.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:24am EDT
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This week we're talking about the story that comes around every year: Google is taking more control over the Nexus line. Is it for real this time? We're also talking about the OnePlus 3, iPhone 7 and no headphone jack, Snapchat confusion, and more!

Top Stories

  • Google says they’ll be ‘more opinionated’ with Nexus hardware (again)

Quick Hits

  • OnePlus 3 to launch without invite system
  • Renders of Lightening-to-headphone adapters leak
  • Phonebloks founder takes issue with where Project Ara is heading
  • More people use Snapchat than Twitter
  • ASUS Zenfone 3 announced

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: U of M ForcePhone tech / Kickstarter launch windows suck
  • Chris: 72 new emoji have been finalized / HTC 10 battery life is terrible
  • Ashley: Xiaomi MiBand 2 announced

App Picks

  • Joe: Big Hunter
  • Chris: Samsung Good Lock (updates)
  • Ashley: Templar Battleforce RPG Demo
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_139.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:36am EDT
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