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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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