Every family has its own drama, but this week we saw some Framily drama in the mobile world. Sprint, the carrier that we all love to hate, made some big changes, including the removal of CEO Dan Hesse. Who is steering the Sprint ship now? We also talk about the Samsung vs. Apple patent war ending outside of the U.S. (woohoo!), the upcoming Apple iPhone 6 event, scammy Kickstarter videos, and much more.

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This week we discuss Kevin's Amazon Fire Phone review, but more importantly, is the Fire Phone a "true" Android device? What does a device need in order to feel like a real Android device? We also discuss the rumors of a 5.9-inch Motorola Nexus "Shamu" device. When the codename for a device is a whale you might want to consider making it smaller. Other topics include flammable Samsung devices, things Joe misses from Windows Phone, and much more!

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"Dude. where's my phone?" We've all muttered a similar phrase at one time or another. Losing or having your phone stolen is a big fear these days. We share some of our stories of phone theft, and what we do about it. Other topics include the Xiaomi Mi4 having a very difficult name, the Fire Phone and soccer moms, Samsung marketing, and much more!

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Chris is back from the land of Technical Difficulties to join us this week. We talk about his brief time as an owner of the OnePlus One, and all the recent drama involving the device. We also discuss the current landscape of Android Wear apps and why they could be better. Other topics include Microsoft lay-offs, Nokia being done with Android, the Galaxy Alpha, and much more!

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Mobile Roar 53: Samsung Black Hole

This episode started with three guys, but finishes with just two. Despite some glitches the gang is able to hold it together for a great show. Topics include Samsung's declining numbers, the TSA powering on your phone, Inspector Gadget, and much more!

Topics: Samsung, Google Play, TSA, Android Wear, Coolest Cooler, LG G3, Avast, Cortana, Xperia Z1 Compact, Android L

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Three cheers for the red, white, and blue. On this weeks special Fourth of July edition of the Mobile Roar podcast we continue to examine the impact of last week’s big Google I/O announcements, particularly what soon-to-be-released Android Wear devices mean for the future of the platform. We also talk Google’s Songza acquisition, the T-Mobile cramming scandal, and fireworks safety.

Topics: Android, Google, Apple, Carplay, Microsoft, Windows Phone, Moto 360, T-Mobile, John Legere

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"Android is everywhere." Everone always says that, but this year at I/O it was demonstrated on stage. They showed it on watches, TVs, cars, phones, tablets, and even PCs. We talk about all of this, plus Android's new design, and why protestors hate Google. It's a Googley good time.

Tags: Android L, Android TV, Android Auto, Material Design, Google IO 2014, Google Fit, Moto 360, LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live

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50 EPISODES!!

As Alicia Keys once said: "this phone is on fire!" Okay, maybe those weren't her exact words, but it fits for this week. Amazon has offically announced the Fire Phone, and we're not sure if it's cool or lame. T-Mobile and John "Legend" Legere are shaking up the industry with some new anti-net neutrality features. Samsung totally didn't just unviel the Galaxy S5 Prime. All that, plus much more. Enjoy!

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Joe and Chris hold down the fort this week while Kevin is away at a Samsung event. The guys talk about the infamous Samsung Galaxy F and Samsung's continued battle with LG. They also talk about "Quantum Paper" and Google's plan to unify the internet. Hopefully next week we will be back at full strength for episode 50!

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The terrific trio is together again just in time to disect WWDC 2014. The big mobile news from the event was, of course, iOS 8. The guys discuss whether or not it matters that many features were "borrowed" from Android. Other topics include Sprint buying T-Mobile, the best phones of June, and more!

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