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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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