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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!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am EST
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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
Direct download: Mobile-Roar-115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am EST
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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
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EST
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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

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Direct download: Mobile_Roar_113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am EST
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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
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EST
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