Phancast - Android News

Top Stories

  • Happy Prime Day
  • Huawei Nexus specs rumored

Quick Hits

  • OnePlus 2 camera samples reviewed
  • Exclusive Android Wear leak
  • Apple refreshes iPod lineup
  • Galaxy Note 5 with 4GB of RAM will be unveiled in August alongside S6 Edge Plus
  • Android M Preview 2 released


  • Joe: Twitter admits dev policy was a mistake / Snapchat update
  • Chris: ZTE Axon / Snapdragon 810   
  • Ashley: Commodore phone with emulator / reddit fires Victoria

App Picks

  • Joe: Atomas,
  • Chris: (I got nothing) 
  • Ashley: Alphabear
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_101.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:35am EDT

We've hit the big 1-0-0. To celebrate triple digits we brought on a special guest from the early days of the podcast. We discuss the top mobile stories of the week, play a game, and much more. Thanks for listening!


  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5 won’t come with SD card slot, and leak
  • OnePlus 2 will come with 4GB of RAM, cost less than $450
  • Dude rushes Broadway stage to charge his phone
  • Microsoft cuts over 7K jobs in phone business, will focus on less devices
  • NBA player thinks bigger iPhone gave him tennis elbow

The Clickbait Game


  • Edgar: Star Trek Communicator / I am on Sprint!
  • Joe: Badly Interrogated developer / Chevy making AC cubby for phones
  • Chris: Instagram fixes Android issues / Galaxy Note 4 $200 rebate offer
  • Ashley: Flesky Free / 

App Picks

  • Edgar: Bristlr, Final Fantasy Records
  • Joe: PassAndroid Passbook
  • Chris: Ticklr 
  • Ashley: Desktop Dungeons

Email Questions


Direct download: Mobile_Roar_100.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:30pm EDT

This week marks the return of #sprintsux. What did they do this time? We also talk about someone stealing copper cables from Verizon, the OnePlus 2, Tindr for dogs, and much more!


  • OnePlus 2 will have a fingerprint sensor, coming July 27
  • iOS gets new Hangouts update before Android
  • Someone is stealing Verizon’s copper cables
  • Selfie sticks are no longer allowed at Disney
  • Wireless charging is about to get much faster
  • Android 5.1 is rolling out to a slew of devices
  • Massive Pushbullet update


  • Joe: Swarm gets mayorships again / New Facebook logo
  • Chris: Project Fi / Sprint video throttling (they backtracked)
  • Ashley: Apple Music Radio / Circa app stopped dev

App Picks

  • Joe: Tindog
  • Chris: Opengur
  • Ashley: Current Flow & SmartNews
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_99.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:55am EDT

MR talks about free music and broken phones.


  • Google Play Music adds free radio music streaming 
  • Google Jump VR (16 GoPro) camera rig
  • OnePlus 2 will have USB Type-C, S10 that doesn’t overheat, over $322
  • Pebble Time can be pre-ordered from Best Buy (ships July 22nd)
  • iOS 9 can uninstall/re-install apps to make room for updates
  • LG G4 hasn’t met sales forecast, but is still doing well


  • Joe: Android 5.1.1 on Moto 360 / Microsoft puts final nail in Nokia’s coffin
  • Chris: Project Fi invite / Pokemon Jukebox, cracked Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Ashley: Pivotal Living Tracker 2nd gen /

App Picks

  • Joe: Timr Watch Face
  • Chris: Minima/Fracta Live Wallpaper 
  • Ashley: Curated

Listener Questions

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_98.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:42am EDT

This is one of the few weeks in the year where phones and mobile gadget news is overshadowed by the gaming industry. We still have a few important mobile topics to discuss this week, such as the horrible rumor of Comcast buying T-Mobile, but we also talk about Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo. Of course, we also share our wins and fails, app picks, and answer listener questions.

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_97.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

WWDC happened this week, and with it came a bunch of Apple-y news. iOS 9 gets a Google Now competitor, iPads get better multitasking, and Apple Music will be coming to Android. We also talk about pizza boxes, the ugly Samsung Galaxy S6 Active, smart buttons, and much more!

Direct download: Mobile-Roar-96.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:09pm EDT

Android M is here, and there is a lot of new stuff to dig through. We talk about our favorite new features and other goodies from Google IO. Nintendo is in the mobile new again this week, Microsoft acquires another great app, a crazy-fast voice assistant app, and much more!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_95.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

The tech world is about to be buried in Google IO news; we make some predictions before the big event. Cortana is coming to Android and iOS, but is that a bad thing for Windows Phone? KFC makes Bluetooth food trays, Periscope arrives on Android, OnePlus is doing something, and more!

Direct download: Mobile-Roar-94.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:27am EDT

It's always a good episode when something crazy happens to Chris. This week he accidentally left his DROID Turbo in the freezer overnight. We also discuss old Android phone designs, the Asus Zenfone 2, LG G4 launch date, Mad Men finale, and much more!

Direct download: Mobile_Roar_93.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:43am EDT

It's a bittersweet episode this week. We say goodbye to Kevin, but also say hello to a new member of the podcast. The four of us talk about Verizon buying AOL, Google self-driving car accidents, ads in Blinkfeed, beer machines, Nintendo, and much more!

Direct download: mobile-roar-92.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:11pm EDT