In this episode we're recapping Chris' trip to MWC 2017. He shares his thoughts on the LG G6 and the plethora of other new phones. We also debate the merits of software buttons.

Top Stories

  • LG G6
  • Sony Xperia phones
  • Moto G5 & G5 Plus
  • Huawei P10
  • BlackBerry keyOne
  • Nokia phones

Quick Hits

  • YouTube TV announced
  • Google Assistant rolling out to more phones

Software vs Capacitive Debate

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Anker headphones / noise from Bluetooth headphones
  • Chris: Nintendo Switch / Switch issues (plastic screen, stupid USB port placement, etc.)
  • Ashley: Was surprised by the Switch / Rumors Pixel 2 won’t have headphone jack

App Picks

  • Joe: VolumeSlider
  • Chris: Universal Copy
  • Ashley: Swiftly Switch
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_163-2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:37pm EDT
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We don't have a full episode this week, but we wanted to make some corrections from the last episode. Thanks to everyone who let us know about the errors. We'll be back next week with a full episode with tons of news from MWC!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_correct.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:31pm EDT
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This week we're talking about the surprisingly awesome ZTE Blade V8 Pro. Other topics include more Samsung Galaxy S8 leaks and rumors, very promising LG G6 info, Pokemon GO Gen 2, and more!

Top Stories

  • ZTE Blade V8 Pro

Quick Hits

  • Verizon brings back unlimited data
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 has on-screen buttons, rumored for April 21, 6.2-inch+
  • LG G6 is about same size as LG G5, rumored for March 10
  • LG G6 has 1:1 shooting mode
  • LG V30 will have Snapdragon 835 and 6GB RAM
  • Samsung could bring back Note 7 as refurb
  • Pokemon Go Gen 2 is here

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: LG G6 isn’t too big / Gym battling in PoGo is still dumb
  • Chris: Moto Z is my new favorite Android device / (no fail)
  • Ashley: LG G6 is looking interesting / Fitbit gave me a rash

App Picks

  • Joe: Daylight
  • Chris: Screenshot Crop & Share
  • Ashley: Search for Reddit
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_162.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:29am EDT
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We're back to talk about new LG watches with Android Wear 2.0, more Galaxy S8 and LG G6 leaks, and the resurgence of wireless charging.

Top Stories

  • LG Watch Style, LG Watch Sport, Android Wear 2.0
  • LG G6 & Samsung Galaxy S8 roundup

Quick Hits

  • Google is killing the Google Now Launcher
  • Snapchat admits to prioritizing iOS over Android
  • Next iPhone may come with wireless charging
  • Verizon has its own Android Wear24 watch
  • T-Mobile is now tied with Verizon in 4G network speeds

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Moto Mod with rainbow LED strip / Need permit to play Pokemon GO in Milwaukee
  • Chris: PhoneSoap 2.0 / iPhone 7 camera gets beat by the Honor 6X

App Picks

  • Joe: Donald Draws, Looxie
  • Chris: Ninja Spinki
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_161.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:49am EDT
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This week we're joined by Andrew Myrick to talk about Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 rumors, the Note 7 investigation, and Donald Trump's Android phone.

Top Stories

  • Galaxy S8 leaks/rumors galore
  • Samsung is hoarding the Snapdragon 835
  • Results from Note 7 investigation
    • Note 8 confirmation

Quick Hits

  • Google Voice gets an update
  • Donald J Trump uses an insecure Android phone
  • Google I/O Dates/Location Confirmed
  • New Pixel 2 rumors
  • HTC is not making an Android Wear watch
  • LG Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch / Assistant rumored for G6

#tbthursday: When phones were named like cars

Wins/Fails

  • Andrew: “Change is good” - got an iPhone / MWC could be boring
  • Joe: Got a new camera / Sprint buys 33% of Tidal
  • Chris: McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce giveaway / NVIDIA SHIELD TV (no multitasking)
  • Ashley: Budget Pixel phone rumors / S7 Edge Pink Lines

App Picks

  • Andrew: BBTan
  • Joe: Pickle
  • Chris: Snap Swipe Drawer
  • Ashley: Sesame Edge
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EDT
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We're finally back! We've got a special guest this week to talk about the best (and worst) from CES 2017. Some of our favorite things include the Honor 6X, white Xiaomi Mi Mix, thin TVs, and random gadgets.

Best of CES

  • Honor 6X
  • White Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Super thin Xiaomi TV
  • NVIDIA Shield TV update & Spot
  • Honor Magic
  • ZTE Blade V8 Pro
  • Kodak 21MP camera phone
  • SanDisk A1 microSD card
  • Smart Lamp
  • Samsung Chromebook Pro
  • HTC Vive Accessories
  • Random CES Stuff

Worst of CES

  • Withings Smart Hairbrush
  • Spartan Radiation Boxers
  • Alexa enabled “everything”

Non-CES

  • HTC U Ultra & Play

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: VR shoes / fridges with touch screens
  • Chris: The new Google Voice / Hangouts
  • Ashley: Razer laptop with 3 screens / stolen at CES
  • Rob: LG Wallpaper TV / LG Wallpaper TV
  • Rob #2: Self Driving Car / HTC Vive Portable

App Picks

  • Joe: 1600
  • Chris: Always On AMOLED
  • Ashley: Touchscreen Repair
  • Rob: Google Drive Widget
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EDT
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