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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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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With Joe away on his honeymoon, Chris and Kevin discuss the launch of the LG G3 and its QuadHD display, Google's self-driving car and its peculiar smiling face, and Apple's upcoming WWDC 2014 keynote plus more on the Beats Audio acquisition. 

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Has Google gone sour? The guys talk about the rumor that YouTube is interested in buying Twitch, and the negative reactions to that news. They also talk about Google passing Apple in brand value and the the Moto 360 costing $250. Plus, they play a new game called "What's the app?"

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This week Motorola announced their brand new ultra-affordable Android phone, the Moto E. It received much fanfare, but what makes this device different than the dozens of other low-end phones on the market? The guys discuss that, OnePlus One contest winners receiving empty boxes, the iPhone 6 rumored screen resolution, Beats Music, and much more. Thanks for watching/listening!

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The gang is back together again as Chris returns from his appendectomy. He shares his experience from the first time he was ever put to sleep for a surgery. The guys also talk about Android malware (not "mall-wear") and why you really don't need to install an anti-virus app. Other topics from this week include new device leaks from HTC and LG, some fun Sprint news, and much more.

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Appendixes? Who needs 'em! Chris is out this week getting a part of his body removed, but Joe and Kevin hold down the fort. They discuss the OnePlus + Oppo conspiracy, using the Galaxy S5 on a bike trip, the best phones and apps for this month, and more!

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