Phancast - Android News

It's HTC's turn to dominate the news this week. They announced the HTC RE, a crazy GoPro-like periscope camera, and the Desire Eye, a super selfie phone. Will anyone buy these devices? We also talk about Apple's upcoming iPad event, the beastly DROID Turbo, the Nexus 9, and much more!

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This week we're talking about LEAKS. So many LEAKS! The Nexus 6 hype has reached critical mass as leaks, renders, and mock-ups are pouring in. We're also talking about the Moto 360 update that fixes everything, #GapGate, webOS watches, and more!

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This week the mobile world was saturated with Apple drama, and it even seeped into our podcast. #bendgate is real, but does it matter, and should Apple even care? The iOS 8.0.1 update was a disaster, and Chris had major issues with his iPhone 6 and Macbook. In non-Apple news we finally posted our Moto X review, the gigantic Nexus 6 has leaked again, and DROID is making a comeback. Thanks for listening!

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It's still Motorola Mayhem™ around these parts. We share our final thoughts on the Moto 360 and Moto G after putting them through the paces in our full reviews. Apple news is still coming in hot and heavy after the release of iOS 8. Did you get the U2 virus on your device? We have the solution. Other topics this week include a sidewalk for phone zombies, Galaxy Not3 4 pre-orders, and much more! Thanks for watching/listening!

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It's been two weeks since the last episode, and EVERYTHING has happened since then. Samsung announced the Galaxy Note 4, Galaxy Note Edge, and some other gadgets. Motorola annouced the new Moto X, Moto G, and finally released the Moto 360. Apple announced the iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, and Apple Watch. Phew. We had a lot to talk about. Thanks for listening!

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The age of the round smartwatches is finally picking up steam. The Moto 360 is less than a week away, and so is a round Android Wear device from LG. The Amazon Fire Phone is in the news again, but not for good reasons. Same can be said about OnePlus' "explosive" phone. Other topics this week include Apple's Septemper 9th iPhone post, Swing Copters drama, and much more! Thanks for listening!

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Bezels. They're everywhere. Your TV, computer, tablet, and of course phone. Manufacturers are trying their best to rid the world of bezels. This week Sharp unveiled one of the best attempts yet at a bezel-less phone, the Aquos Crystal for Sprint. We also talk about the HTC One M8 with Windows, crazy Moto 360 pricing rumors, a death in the Framily, and much more! Thanks for listening!

Topics: Google, Android, Moto 360, Sharp, Sprint, Verizon, HTC One, Cortana, Microsoft, Apple, iOS, iPhone, Samsung, YouTube, Secret, Swing Copters

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OnePlus has a knack for providing content for the podcast. This week they had good intentions to get more women involved with their OnePlus One invites, but it went terribly wrong when they asked forum members to rate the women. Other tidbits from this episode include the huge Motorola event coming up in September, selfie phones, Samsung's need to to copy Apple, the Ice Bucket Challenge, and much more! Thanks for watching/listening!

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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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