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This week, Tony Hannides joins us once again. We're talking about the new Motorola DROID Turbo 2 and DROID Maxx 2. The OnePlus X, HTC One A9, and the rise of "premium mid-range" phones. Other topics include Google Play Podcasts, gigantic Samsung tablets, Nexus 6P delays, and much more!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_116.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:42am EDT
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This week we talk about Back to the Future and how much Chris loves the Nexus 6P.

Top Stories

  • We have the Nexus 6P and 5X

Quick Hits

  • HTC One A9 official
  • BlackBerry Priv coming Nov 16th for $750
  • Verizon teases Turbo 2, will be on MotoMaker
  • YouTube Red is official at $10 a month ($12 for iPhone)
  • Redesigned Play Store UI rolling out
  • Fossil Q Founder official at $275

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Google customer service + MJF wears real Air Mags on Kimmel / Cubs lose
  • Chris: Nexus 6P’s Snapdragon 810 (insanely fast) / Only received orange Android Mini Collectibles from Jamba Juice/Android Pay promotion  
  • Ashley: Fitbit Charge HR / PocketCasts Web

App Picks

  • Joe: TimeTune
  • Chris: Boomerang by Instagram
  • Ashley: the Sequence
Direct download: Mobile-Roar-115.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:28am EDT
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Top Stories

  • New DROIDs, OnePlus X, HTC One A9, BlackBerry Priv coming soon

Quick Hits

  • Pepsi is making a phone for some reason
  • Samsung will have 3D touch in the S7
  • Facebook is testing a video hub
  • The Asus ZenWatch 2 has a speaker
  • BLOCKS modular smartwatch
  • Giftable Play Music subscriptions incoming
  • Motorola long distance wireless charging?

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: AT&T NumberSync / OnePlus trade-in Samsung for a OP2
  • Chris: LG is first to rollout Android 6.0 Marshmallow (they will be once it starts) / iPhone 6S #10 in DxOMark’s mobile camera ratings
  • Ashley: Spam Blocker app for notifications / G3 keeps crashing repeatedly

App Picks

  • Joe: Robird
  • Chris: AMOLED Burn-in Fixer
  • Ashley: Subterfuge & Fliktu
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_114.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:21am EDT
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Top Stories

  • Microsoft unveils liquid cooled Lumias, Surface 4, Surface Book
  • Marshmallow rolls out to Nexuses

Quick Hits

  • Verizon cancels the Sony Xperia Z4v
  • Carrier versions of Moto X 2014 won't get Android 6.0
  • Verizon raising price of grandfathered unlimited data plan
  • Facebook rolling out “reactions” alongside Likes
  • Lol

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Cubbies make the playoffs / Verizon go90
  • Chris: Google Translate working in other apps / Chromecast 2015 doesn’t play YouTube videos in 60fps / LG G4 touch screen issues
  • Ashley: Tales of the Borderlands first episode free  / Touchscreen issues on LG G3

App Picks

  • Joe: Tunity
  • Chris: Swiftkey Neural
  • Ashley: Truecaller

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Direct download: Mobile_Roar_113.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:12am EDT
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On this week's show, we have a special guest! We recap everything from Google's event, and Chris is full of hot takes. Other topics below.

Top Stories

  • Nexus 6P and 5X first impressions
  • New Chromecasts

Quick Hits

  • LG V10 officially announced
  • Blackberry Venice is the PRIV
  • HTC to announce phone with Marshmallow on 10/20
  • Samsung Pay is now working in the US
  • LG announces Watch Urbane 2 with LTE
  • OnePlus X

Wins/Fails

  • Guest: LG V10’s 2nd screen/No Wireless Charging in Nexii
  • Joe: Google Store didn’t crash / Apple declined to add Chromecast support to Apple Music
  • Chris: LG G4 (my new favorite Android phone) / Apple Music is really hard to cancel & Netflix app update
  • Ashley: Nexus 6P Design / Amazon won’t Chromecast and Amazon

App Picks

  • Guest: Mirrativ
  • Joe: AmpMe
  • Chris: Chromecast app
  • Ashley: Deer God
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_112.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:23am EDT
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Top Stories

  • Sept. 29 Nexus event, leaked renders galore
  • Moto 360 2nd Gen impressions

Quick Hits

  • Pebble Time Round is official
  • Amazon selling a 6-pack of tablets
  • Apple didn’t make the Move to iOS app
  • LG G5 rumors
  • Galaxy S7 will still have two models

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Fast wireless charging is actually fast /
  • Chris: Xiaomi Mi 4c / HTC One A9 (Aero) bezel and LG V10 secondary display
  • Ashley: / G4 speaker broken

App Picks

  • Joe: Samsung SideSync
  • Chris: Gauge Battery Widget
  • Ashley: TV Show Time
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_111.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 12:50pm EDT
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This week Chris has the new Moto X Pure Edition. He talks about the leather vs plastic backs, and a few problems he's had. We also talk about grandfathered unlimited plans, the release of iOS 9, Cyanogen becoming Microsoft's trojan horse, Snapchat fails, and much more!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_110.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:04am EDT
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This week is all about Apple. They announced the iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPad Pro, and a new Apple TV. Other topics include Android Pay and Samsung Pay, Galaxy Note 5 review, and OnePlus' apology.

Top Stories

  • iPhone 6s and 6s Plus
  • iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, etc.
  • Apple TV

Quick Hits

  • New Google Wallet app, Android Pay launches
  • 25,000 people signing up for Samsung Pay every day
  • Leaked LG Nexus 5X, bezel looks huge
  • The Fire Phone is officially gone
  • Galaxy Note 5 Review

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: VR headset cereal box / New Google Now interface
  • Chris: iPhone 6S encourages shrinking battery trend / Verizon logo on Droid Turbo 2
  • Ashley: OnePlus actually apologizes for OnePlus 2 launch / 

App Picks

  • Joe: Poop Fiction
  • Chris: Pokemon Go
  • Ashley: Camera51
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_109.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:37am EDT
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This week is all about new smartwatches. The Huawei Watch and new Moto 360 are available for pre-order, and the Samsung Gear S2 was revealed with a few surprises. It's a great time to buy a smartwatch.

Top Stories

  • Huawei Watch and Moto 360 go up for pre-order
  • Samsung Gear S2 fully revealed

Quick Hits

  • Google gets a brand new logo
  • Nexus event scheduled for Sept 29th?
  • Sony Xperia Z5 family announced
  • Apple TV rumor: universal search, motion controller, $149
  • Moto X Pure pre-orders available
  • Blackberry Venice shows up in real photos

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Double fail: Fingerprint sensor / OnePlus 2 home button doesn’t work when gripped
  • Chris: Instagram landscape / New Google logo 
  • Ashley: Moto 360 2 multiple sizes / (Joe hates the Verizon logo)

App Picks

  • Joe: PAC-MAN 256
  • Chris: The Burger King app
  • Ashley: Lara Croft Go
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_108.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:10am EDT
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In this episode we're talking about #pengate, leaked Motorola Droid phones, HTC's iPhone copycat, the next Moto 360, and much more.

 

Top Stories

  • #Pengate, Samsung’s response, etc. 
  • Motorola leak (DROID Maxx 2, Turbo 2) 

 

Quick Hits

  • Moto 360 2 pictured in the wilds of Chicago 
  • Android Wear 1.3 with Together watch face (list of 21 interactive watch faces)  
  • YouTube Gaming now available 
  • LG’s new flagship launching Q4 2015 won't be “super premium” 
  • HTC Aero looks like an iPhone 
  • Project Ara failing drop test was just a joke 
  • Bing on Tap 
  • Animated BlackBerry Venice GIF  

 

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: / Note 5 and Edge+ are slippery
  • Chris: Over the OnePlus 2 / Huawei Nexus leak  
  • Ashley: Nvidia Recall / Samsung push notification ads

 

App Picks

  • Joe: Doodle for Messenger
  • Chris: Link Bubble Browser (now free) 
  • Ashley: Mujo

 

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_107.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:40am EDT
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