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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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We're back! In this episode, we're talking about the Daydream View, LeEco Le Pro 3, Snapchat Spectacles, and much more!

Top Stories

  • Daydream View Review
  • LeEco Le Pro 3
  • Snapchat Spectacles

Quick Hits

  • OnePlus 3T is official
  • Apple may release 2 Plus models next year
  • Apple working on AR glasses
  • Exclusive hands-on with Project Ara phone

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: HTC 10 is still great / Apple Peach-gate
  • Chris: Puffy Paint / Pokemon GO Plus replacement straps

App Picks

  • Joe: Android Auto
  • Chris: Google PhotoScan
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_156.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:54am EDT
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We have a lot of devices on hand this week. Chris shares his thoughts on the Pixel and Pixel Xl, Joe shares thoughts on the LG V20 and his first ever experience with an iPhone. Other topics include the future of the "Note' series, bezel-less phones, and more!

Top Stories

  • Pixel review
  • LG V20 review

Quick Hits

  • Samsung won’t kill the “Note” line
  • T-Mobile offering deal on the Pixel, delayed 3 weeks
  • The Pixel can survive water, but it’s not waterproof
  • Xiaomi Mi Mix is insane
  • Twitter is killing Vine

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Pokemon GO Halloween event + iPhone thoughts
  • Chris: Pixel with black front / Halo effect
  • Ashley: Nintendo Switch / ZTE Axon 7 is pretty great

App Picks

  • Joe: WiFi Prioritizer
  • Chris: AppsIUse
  • Ashley: The Greedy Cave

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Direct download: Mobile_Roar_155.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am EDT
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Joe and Chris eulogize the Galaxy Note 7 and discuss where it lands on the list of Worst Android Phones Ever. Other topics include Verizon Pixel updates, Google Assistant Easter eggs, and more!

Top Stories

  • Galaxy Note 7 is done
  • Is it the worst Android phone of all time?

Quick Hits

  • Google will handle updates on Verizon Pixels
  • Google Assistant runs fine on Nougat devices
  • Duo replacing Hangouts in mandatory apps
  • Android 7.1 Developer Preview coming later this month
  • Samsung could ditch home button in Galaxy S8

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Google Assistant Easter eggs /
  • Chris: Pokemon GO update / Pokemon GO Plus died in 25 days (not 100) and it sucks that I need it

App Picks

  • Joe: Climendo
  • Chris: Flychat
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_154.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT
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This week is all about the Pixel phones and Google's big event. Chris shares his first-hand experience with all of the new devices. What do we think of Google's direction? Will we be buying any of the new stuff?

Top Stories

  • Pixel and Pixel XL
  • Google Home, Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi

Quick Hits

  • What is Andromeda?
  • A replacement Note 7 caught fire

#tbthursday: Nexus One

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Bragi Dash headphones
  • Chris: Pokemon GO update (type medals increase catch rates) / Pixel camera doesn’t have OIS and didn’t wipe the floor with the iPhone 7 camera
  • Ashley: Really Blue phone with white face / Daydream View: Leggings for your head

App Picks

  • Joe: OurHome
  • Chris: Candid
  • Ashley: Volume Timer
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_153.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:32am EDT
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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The big stories this week revolve around modular phones. Moto's "Mods" have leaked in press renders, and Project Ara is still very alive. More alive than we hoped. Other topics include the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (yes 7), new Pebble watches, and more!

Top Stories

  • Moto Z to replace Moto X, mods leak
  • Project Ara not dead

Quick Hits

  • Pebble 2 and Time 2 announced
  • Google could release list of best and worst OEMs
  • Samsung to skip Note 6 and go to Note 7
  • Galaxy S7 Active to have 4,000mAh battery
  • Samsung shows off flexible display
  • Chromebook sales overtake Mac
  • Microsoft guts phone business and lays off hundreds

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: YouTube Red deal+good samaritan / Facebook is forcing trending on me
  • Chris: Android N’s hidden DPI setting / HTC 10 camera performance (auto-focus)

App Picks

  • Joe: Third Eye
  • Chris: USB Check
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_138.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:08am EDT
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This week is ALL about Google I/O! We're talking about Google Home, Google Assistant, the two confusing messaging apps (Allo and Duo), Android N updates, and much more!

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: I played with Oculus Rift / IO is still slightly scary
  • Chris: Android Auto will work without connecting to car / I/O’s outdoor venue is a bust
  • Ashley: Moto 360 vs Fitbit comparison

App Picks

  • Joe: Poncho
  • Chris: Google Keyboard from Android N
  • Ashley: Curiosity
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_137.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:18am EDT
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This week we're talking about the rumored Moto X 2016. Apparently Motorola is going to take a shot at a modular phone. We're also talking about Google's Amazon Echo competitor, OnePlus' HTC clone, and much more!

Top Stories

Moto X 2016 leak (modular, super thin, 2 different models)

Quick Hits

3D Touch won’t arrive in the first Android N, but in an update soon after
Google working on an Amazon Echo competitor (codenamed Chirp)
Google’s standalone VR headset is called “Android VR”
OnePlus 3 looks like an HTC
WhatsApp releases a desktop application for Windows and Mac
YouTube messenger is rolling out for some
Still have $5 promo codes for reversible micro USB cables

Wins/Fails

Joe: Pebble adds health data to app / Instagram’s new look
Chris: HTC 10 camera update / Google paying $20 per hour to test Self-Driving Cars
Ashley: Fitbit is falling apart / Moto 360 is much nicer

App Picks

Joe: 99 Rockets
Chris: Gboard (Google Keyboard for iOS)
Ashley: Feel the Wear
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Direct download: mobile_roar_136.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:37pm EDT
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This week we'll be wrapping up our thoughts on the HTC 10! Is it the new phone to beat? We're also talking about Google's new hardware leader, rumored TV service from YouTube, foldable phones, and much more!

Top Stories
Quick HTC 10 review recap (shipping now)

Quick Hits
Rick Osterloh leading Google hardware
YouTube working on a live TV service
PieMessage brings iMessage to Android
Samsung could launch foldable phone in 2017
Nextbit Robin is $299 for a week
Samsung Galaxy C5 is an HTC clone

Wins/Fails
Joe: New tech turns your skin into a touch screen for your smartwatch / Power Rangers movie
Chris: Google self-driving car in GTA V / Galaxy S7 lens cover
Ashley: Tunisia mobile developer offers real-life cow as prize / My roommate’s niece told me my phone “grew up.”

App Picks
Joe: SoundSeeder
Chris: Google Keyboard (update)
Ashley: Punch Club Sale

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_135.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:47am EDT
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We're back to talk more about the HTC 10, two rumored HTC Nexus devices, poor LG G5 sales, and expensive watch bands from Google. We also discuss Nintendo's mobile plans, Google Play for Chrome OS, and Chris has something he doesn't want to talk about.

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Direct download: Mobile_Roar_134.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:33am EDT
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We have a lot to talk about in this week's episode. Joe has both the LG G5 and HTC 10. He gives his final thoughts on the G5 and his first impressions of the HTC 10. We also talk about the new update to Android N, texting-friendly movie theaters, and much more. At the end of show, we share our wins and fails of the week and recommend some apps. Thanks for listening!

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Direct download: Mobile_Roar_133.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:53am EDT
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In this episode we're talking about the death of Windows Phone. For real this time. We're also talking about Samsung Good Lock, the huge Snapchat update, Sprint's bad Amazon Prime deal, and much more!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_132.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:02am EDT
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Apple has a new iPhone, and it's very small. For some reason Chris is in love with the new iPhone SE. We can't understand why. We're also talking about the upcoming HTC 10 event, pricing for the LG G5's accessories, and a bunch of new Google projects. Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_131.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am EDT
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We've got a lot to talk about this week. Android N has been released as a developer preview. We talk about all the new features and why Chris doesn't like it. We also wrap up our thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge (and why Chris doesn't like it). Other topics this week include the HTC M10, OnePlus on House of Cards, LG G5 launch, and a Galaxy S7 Mini.

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_130.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:48am EDT
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We're back from MWC to talk about the new flagship phones for 2016. Chris shares his thoughts on the new LG G5, Samsung Galaxy S7, and some of the other devices you might have missed. We also talk about all the big changes in Android N. Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_129.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:50am EDT
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Apple and Google have teamed up against the FBI to protect our privacy. What does this mean for the future, and do we agree with them? We're also talking about whether the Samsung Galaxy S7 will be waterproof, and is the LG G5 ugly? Other topics include new Twitter features, and Kanye being Kanye.

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_128.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:38am EDT
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We've got the Moto 360 Sport in the house this week. Joe runs over the features and tells you if it's worth your time. He also goes over some of the new features in Marshmallow for Android Wear. Other topics this week include more Samsung Galaxy S7, HTC One M10, and LG G5 leaks, self-driving delivery trucks, Verizon's blatant net neutrality violation, and more!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_127.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:10am EDT
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Topics this week include Joe's Huawei Mate 8 review, Marshmallow for Android Wear, wacky waving inflatable arm flailing tube men, Google being more valuable than Apple the death of Windows Phone, and much more! Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_Podcast_126.mp3
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Google Glass is officially, officially dead. Maybe. All of the social accounts for Google Glass have been erased. What does this mean? We also talk about the rumors for this year's major flagship devices: HTC One M10, Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5, and the iPhone 7. Other topics include new Hangouts features, Nexus discounts, and Kanye West.

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_125.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:56am EDT
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We've returned from our Holiday break with a bunch of great mobile news! HTC is rumored to make two Nexus devices, Verizon has a new FreeBee data program, Uber wants to deliver food, and Chris has big news! Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_124.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:56pm EDT
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CES 2016 is officially over, and to wrap things up we've got a special episode of the Mobile Roar Podcast for you. In this episode, we focus on all the phones, gadgets, and random devices we found on the show floor. Some are great, some are terrible, and some are just plain weird. It wasn't a great year for mobile, but that doesn't mean there wasn't a lot to talk about.

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_CES.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:57pm EDT
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