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This week we're talking about the death of SMS in Hangouts. Is it a big deal? Do you use SMS anymore? We're also talking about a new Hololens demo, the Samsung Galaxy S7's "3D Touch" feature, Android N names, and a little Star Wars. Thanks for listening!

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We share our picks for the 2015 Reader's Choice Awards, analyze the new Android emoji way more than we should, and talk about Chris' trip to China. Other topics in this episode include the Google Play Music family plan, HTC doing well again, Apple's ugly battery case, RIP Nexus 6, and much more.

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In this week's episode, we've updated our Best Android Phones rankings. Which phone comes out on top? Joe wraps up his thoughts on the LG V10, HTC and Motorola have new smartwatches coming soon, Japan makes a phone that can be washed with soap, people love the Amazon Echo, and much more. Also, find out why Chris feels like a dad, and why the new Batman vs Superman trailer sucks.

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Will the Samsung Galaxy S7 mark a return to SD card slots? Should the FCC be okay with T-Mobile BingeOn? Is Black Friday dying a slow and painful death? We answer thos questions, and much more. Other topics include the Samsung Gear VR, Microsoft's latest Android app.

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The LG V10 is in the house. Joe talks about why it feels like the biggest phone ever made, and how useful the second screen can be. We also talk about the return of flip phones? Other topics in this episode include the ASUS Chromebit, Huawei's crazy fast-charging battery, #sprintsuxslightlyless, Star Wars trailers, and what happens when a self-driving car breaks the law.

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This week we're talking about T-Mobile's new BingOn service, sneaky price hikes, and why John Legere is like your drunk uncle. We're also talking about the HTC One X9, Google Play family features, Xiamoi's ultra cheap fitness band, and how OneDrive won an argument for Joe.

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On this week's episode Joe wraps up his thoughts on the HTC One A9, and we try to put the Apple vs HTC argument to rest. Android and Phandroid turn 8 years old, and Chris thinks that is "phat." We also discuss the recent Nexus 6P bend tests. Enjoy!

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This week, Tony Hannides joins us once again. We're talking about the new Motorola DROID Turbo 2 and DROID Maxx 2. The OnePlus X, HTC One A9, and the rise of "premium mid-range" phones. Other topics include Google Play Podcasts, gigantic Samsung tablets, Nexus 6P delays, and much more!

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This week we talk about Back to the Future and how much Chris loves the Nexus 6P.

Top Stories

  • We have the Nexus 6P and 5X

Quick Hits

  • HTC One A9 official
  • BlackBerry Priv coming Nov 16th for $750
  • Verizon teases Turbo 2, will be on MotoMaker
  • YouTube Red is official at $10 a month ($12 for iPhone)
  • Redesigned Play Store UI rolling out
  • Fossil Q Founder official at $275

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Google customer service + MJF wears real Air Mags on Kimmel / Cubs lose
  • Chris: Nexus 6P’s Snapdragon 810 (insanely fast) / Only received orange Android Mini Collectibles from Jamba Juice/Android Pay promotion  
  • Ashley: Fitbit Charge HR / PocketCasts Web

App Picks

  • Joe: TimeTune
  • Chris: Boomerang by Instagram
  • Ashley: the Sequence
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Top Stories

  • New DROIDs, OnePlus X, HTC One A9, BlackBerry Priv coming soon

Quick Hits

  • Pepsi is making a phone for some reason
  • Samsung will have 3D touch in the S7
  • Facebook is testing a video hub
  • The Asus ZenWatch 2 has a speaker
  • BLOCKS modular smartwatch
  • Giftable Play Music subscriptions incoming
  • Motorola long distance wireless charging?

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: AT&T NumberSync / OnePlus trade-in Samsung for a OP2
  • Chris: LG is first to rollout Android 6.0 Marshmallow (they will be once it starts) / iPhone 6S #10 in DxOMark’s mobile camera ratings
  • Ashley: Spam Blocker app for notifications / G3 keeps crashing repeatedly

App Picks

  • Joe: Robird
  • Chris: AMOLED Burn-in Fixer
  • Ashley: Subterfuge & Fliktu
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Top Stories

  • Microsoft unveils liquid cooled Lumias, Surface 4, Surface Book
  • Marshmallow rolls out to Nexuses

Quick Hits

  • Verizon cancels the Sony Xperia Z4v
  • Carrier versions of Moto X 2014 won't get Android 6.0
  • Verizon raising price of grandfathered unlimited data plan
  • Facebook rolling out “reactions” alongside Likes
  • Lol

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Cubbies make the playoffs / Verizon go90
  • Chris: Google Translate working in other apps / Chromecast 2015 doesn’t play YouTube videos in 60fps / LG G4 touch screen issues
  • Ashley: Tales of the Borderlands first episode free  / Touchscreen issues on LG G3

App Picks

  • Joe: Tunity
  • Chris: Swiftkey Neural
  • Ashley: Truecaller

Emails: Daquane

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On this week's show, we have a special guest! We recap everything from Google's event, and Chris is full of hot takes. Other topics below.

Top Stories

  • Nexus 6P and 5X first impressions
  • New Chromecasts

Quick Hits

  • LG V10 officially announced
  • Blackberry Venice is the PRIV
  • HTC to announce phone with Marshmallow on 10/20
  • Samsung Pay is now working in the US
  • LG announces Watch Urbane 2 with LTE
  • OnePlus X

Wins/Fails

  • Guest: LG V10’s 2nd screen/No Wireless Charging in Nexii
  • Joe: Google Store didn’t crash / Apple declined to add Chromecast support to Apple Music
  • Chris: LG G4 (my new favorite Android phone) / Apple Music is really hard to cancel & Netflix app update
  • Ashley: Nexus 6P Design / Amazon won’t Chromecast and Amazon

App Picks

  • Guest: Mirrativ
  • Joe: AmpMe
  • Chris: Chromecast app
  • Ashley: Deer God
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Top Stories

  • Sept. 29 Nexus event, leaked renders galore
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen impressions

Quick Hits

  • Pebble Time Round is official
  • Amazon selling a 6-pack of tablets
  • Apple didn’t make the Move to iOS app
  • LG G5 rumors
  • Galaxy S7 will still have two models

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Fast wireless charging is actually fast /
  • Chris: Xiaomi Mi 4c / HTC One A9 (Aero) bezel and LG V10 secondary display
  • Ashley: / G4 speaker broken

App Picks

  • Joe: Samsung SideSync
  • Chris: Gauge Battery Widget
  • Ashley: TV Show Time
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This week Chris has the new Moto X Pure Edition. He talks about the leather vs plastic backs, and a few problems he's had. We also talk about grandfathered unlimited plans, the release of iOS 9, Cyanogen becoming Microsoft's trojan horse, Snapchat fails, and much more!

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This week is all about Apple. They announced the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and a new Apple TV. Other topics include Android Pay and Samsung Pay, Galaxy Note 5 review, and OnePlus' apology.

Top Stories

  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, etc.
  • Apple TV

Quick Hits

  • New Google Wallet app, Android Pay launches
  • 25,000 people signing up for Samsung Pay every day
  • Leaked LG Nexus 5X, bezel looks huge
  • The Fire Phone is officially gone
  • Galaxy Note 5 Review

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: VR headset cereal box / New Google Now interface
  • Chris: iPhone 6S encourages shrinking battery trend / Verizon logo on Droid Turbo 2
  • Ashley: OnePlus actually apologizes for OnePlus 2 launch / 

App Picks

  • Joe: Poop Fiction
  • Chris: Pokemon Go
  • Ashley: Camera51
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This week is all about new smartwatches. The Huawei Watch and new Moto 360 are available for pre-order, and the Samsung Gear S2 was revealed with a few surprises. It's a great time to buy a smartwatch.

Top Stories

  • Huawei Watch and Moto 360 go up for pre-order
  • Samsung Gear S2 fully revealed

Quick Hits

  • Google gets a brand new logo
  • Nexus event scheduled for Sept 29th?
  • Sony Xperia Z5 family announced
  • Apple TV rumor: universal search, motion controller, $149
  • Moto X Pure pre-orders available
  • Blackberry Venice shows up in real photos

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Double fail: Fingerprint sensor / OnePlus 2 home button doesn’t work when gripped
  • Chris: Instagram landscape / New Google logo 
  • Ashley: Moto 360 2 multiple sizes / (Joe hates the Verizon logo)

App Picks

  • Joe: PAC-MAN 256
  • Chris: The Burger King app
  • Ashley: Lara Croft Go
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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

 

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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

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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!

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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

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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
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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

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  1. Joe Fedewa (@tallshmo)
  2. Chris Chavez (@gamercore)
  3. Ashley King (@overlordror)
  4. @mobileroarcast
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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
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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

 

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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
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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

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This is one of the few weeks in the year where phones and mobile gadget news is overshadowed by the gaming industry. We still have a few important mobile topics to discuss this week, such as the horrible rumor of Comcast buying T-Mobile, but we also talk about Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Of course, we also share our wins and fails, app picks, and answer listener questions.

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WWDC happened this week, and with it came a bunch of Apple-y news. iOS 9 gets a Google Now competitor, iPads get better multitasking, and Apple Music will be coming to Android. We also talk about pizza boxes, the ugly Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, smart buttons, and much more!

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Android M is here, and there is a lot of new stuff to dig through. We talk about our favorite new features and other goodies from Google IO. Nintendo is in the mobile new again this week, Microsoft acquires another great app, a crazy-fast voice assistant app, and much more!

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The tech world is about to be buried in Google IO news; we make some predictions before the big event. Cortana is coming to Android and iOS, but is that a bad thing for Windows Phone? KFC makes Bluetooth food trays, Periscope arrives on Android, OnePlus is doing something, and more!

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It's always a good episode when something crazy happens to Chris. This week he accidentally left his DROID Turbo in the freezer overnight. We also discuss old Android phone designs, the Asus Zenfone 2, LG G4 launch date, Mad Men finale, and much more!

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It's a bittersweet episode this week. We say goodbye to Kevin, but also say hello to a new member of the podcast. The four of us talk about Verizon buying AOL, Google self-driving car accidents, ads in Blinkfeed, beer machines, Nintendo, and much more!

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This week Kevin is sharing his final thoughts on the LG G4, is it good enough to compete with Samsung and LG? The guys also talk about Galaxy S6 cameras, Project Fi invites, Pebble Time orders, and the death of expandable storage. Also, of course, we talk about Star Wars.

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This week we're talking about the LG G4 in all its glory, the gigantic size of Samsung, Apple Pay, Android and iOS apps on Windows, Google tricks, and much more!

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Google is now a wireless carrier. Is that a good or bad thing? We go over everything you need to know about Project Fi. Chris talks about his Galaxy S6 vs iPhone 6 comparison, the Xperia Z4 is quietly announced, and how the heck does that BB-8 droid work?

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This week we can finally get some closure on the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge. Chris tells us why he will be getting the Edge despite everything he hates about it. We also talk about Sprint's latest desperate attempt to get customers, the massive LG G4 leak, OnePlus' plans for 2015, and much more.

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This week we've got the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in the house. Chris shares some of his first impressions of the devices. We also talk about the Apple Watch reviews, the device that should have been the HTC One M9, the downfall of Sony mobile, plus wins/fails, and app picks! Thanks for listening!

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On this April Fools Day the guys talk about our HTC One M9 and LG G Flex 2 reviews. They also, of course, talk about the silly April Fools Day shenanigans by tech companies. The guys dish on some good old school pranks back when April Fools Day wasn't ruined by #brands. Thanks for listening!

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This week the guys answer one simple question: what are the 5 most important apps/services that every phone needs to have? It's not as easy as you might think. They also discuss early HTC One M9 review, Peter Chou's exit from HTC, Cyanogen drama, and Chris' quest to buy a gold DROID Turbo for some reason.

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Uh oh! HTC launches a new service in April that will allow users of the HTC One M9 to get a free replacement if they break their phone. T-Mobile launches a really cheesy Facebook app for bashing your carrier. Not to be outdone by Apple, Google releases an overpriced laptop. Kevin rants about calling gadgets "sexy." All of that and more in this episode. Thanks for watching!

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We're back after a week off for Mobile World Congress, and there is a lot to talk about. The HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 are finally official, but did the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge steal the spotlight? Apple finally announced pricing for the Apple Watch and a crazy MacBook, but who are these products for? Plus, a rant about Twitter, praise for the HTC Re Camera, Chris' DROID Maxx saga, and much more!

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This week we finally have some new topics to talk about! Pebble announced their next generation smartwatch with a color e-paper display, and it was funded on Kickstart in less than 12 hours. Motorola sent us a press event in a box, and it was really cool. The HTC One M9 and Samsung Galaxy S6 teasers and leaks are red hot. It was a good week, until...

38 minutes into the podcast everything went wrong. Internet issues caused the live Hangout to end, which is usually not a big deal because we record our audio locally. At least the audio version would be fine, right? Turns out we had some random recording issues with audio too. When that happens we just strip the audio from the Hangout video. Welp. The last 22 minutes are gone forever. Sorry.

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Samsung is starting to release some boasty teasers for the Galaxy S6. Strange rumors about an Apple Car have started picking up steam. LG annonces a much nicer G Watch R. Blackberry is suing Ryan Seacrest, and much more!

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This week the guys are talking about the Samsung Knights, Samsung Galaxy S6 camera specs, idiots who use Snapchat, LG's virtual reality glasses, CEO's singing rock anthems, and much more mobile news and fun.

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This week we're mourning the death of RadioShack, the long-time electronics franchise. Where will we go to get HDMI cables? We're also talking about the recent Samsung Galaxy S6 leaked images which have a decidedly Apple-esque design. Other topics include very shady stock trading leading up to the Samsung/Blackberry rumors, net neutrality rulings, and much more.

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The mobile industry needs to call a plumber. Leaked images and info keep pouring in about the HTC One M9 (Hima) and Samsung Galaxy S6. We talk about the new REAL images of the M9, and Samsung's plans for TouchWiz. Other topics include fleeting Windows Phone apps, Apple Watch rumors, and much more!

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It's leaking season here on the Mobile Roar Podcast. The HTC One M9 (Hima) has been leaked nearly a dozen times already, and the Samsung Galaxy S6 is starting to pick up steam. Microsoft showed off Windows 10 and a crazy device called HoloLens. All of that, and much more, in this episode!

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We're back! It's been a while since we last recorded the podcast, but now that the Holidays and CES are over we can get back to our regular schedule. Speaking of CES, Chris and Kevin were at the show last week. They talk about all the cool (and not so cool) things they got to play with. We also talk about AT&T's copycat strategy, more Samsung Galaxy S6 rumors, and a bunch of other stuff. You don't want to miss it!

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