Phancast - Android News

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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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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 EST
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Top Stories

  • Phandroid redesign

Quick Hits

  • Note 5 and S6 Edge+ official

  • M stands for Marshmallow

  • Motorola laying off a bunch of people

  • More Nexus 5 leaks

  • BlackBerry Venice with Android leaked

  • Project Ara delayed until 2016

  • Verizon blocking Android Pay

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Marshmallow preview 3 / Marshmallow statue

  • Chris: Vertical music video / Galaxy S6 and possibly Note 5, S6 Edge Plus

  • Ashley: Kmashi 15,000 mAh power bank /

App Picks

 

  • Joe: Polycon

  • Chris: Smart AppLock (works on Lollipop)

  • Ashley: Fallout Shelter

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_106.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:05pm EST
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This biggest story in tech this week was Alphabet, the new parent company for Google and all of the weird stuff Google likes to do. What will it mean for us? We also talk about the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, physical keyboards, HTC's downfall, and much more!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_105.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:25pm EST
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This week we answer the big questions, like "what state is Arkansas in?" We also talk about actual tech news. More OnePlus drama, HTC ads for bad movies, T-Mobile making moves, and more!

Top Stories

  • Tricking Apple fans with faux iPhone

Quick Hits

  • OnePlus promising another phone before the holidays, AP break up, hacked
  • New LG Nexus 5 rumors and leaks
  • HTC angers users with Fantastic Four ad (Sony too)
  • Leaked images of Microsoft’s next flagship phone
  • Lollipop running on just 18% of Android devices
  • T-Mobile becomes 3rd largest US carrier

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Nexus devices will get monthly security updates / YotaPhone 2 not coming to US
  • Chris: Moto X advertised in Moto G video / Galaxy Note 5 battery (3,000mAh)  
  • Ashley: Razer will put Ouya games on Google Play / Stagefright fail

App Picks

  • Joe: Play Music Alarm
  • Chris: TripCase  
  • Ashley: Moon Reader+ 50% off

Emails: Daquane, Beast

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_104.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:54am EST
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There was a lot of news in the tech world this week. The OnePlus 2 is finally official, and Chris was at the event. Motorola showed off three new phones: Moto X Style, Moto X Play, and the Moto G 3rd Gen.

Other news

  • KFC Memories Bucket prints photos
  • Sony is building a new custom UI for Android
  • T-Mobile adds Apple Music to its data-free music streaming plan
  • Amazon Dash buttons now on sale for $5
  • YouTube removes Google+ comments and more
  • Razer buys out Ouya - promises to pay indie devs $600k owed

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Windows 10 / Android M “Doze” is actually working
  • Chris: Qualcomm WiPower goes through metal / No Moto 360 2015 announce (although it did pass by the FCC) 
  • Ashley: OnePlus 2 alert slider / HBO Now app sucks

App Picks

  • Joe: WeatherBack
  • Chris: Adventure Time Puzzle Quest
  • Ashley: Linken
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_103.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:22am EST
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Top Stories

  • OnePlus and Motorola events coming up

Quick Hits

  • Apple and Samsung want to kill the SIM card
  • Toshiba fakes $1.2 billion in profits
  • Google makes it easier to see where you’ve been
  • Sony rolling out Android 5.1

Wins/Fails

  • Joe: Stir M1 smart standing desk / Oh yeah, Nexus 5 battery life sucks
  • Chris: YouTube app now shows full-screen vertical videos / Everybody is already using the Snapdragon 810 v2.1
  • Ashley: Nintendo SmartBoy concept / Qualcomm split up

App Picks

  • Joe: Cortana for Android
  • Chris: Trepn Profiler
  • Ashley: Arrow (iOS / Android)

Emails: Daquane, Beast

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Direct download: Mobile_Roar102.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:32pm EST
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