Phancast - Android News

This week we're joined by Andrew Myrick to talk about Samsung Galaxy S8 and LG G6 rumors, the Note 7 investigation, and Donald Trump's Android phone.

Top Stories

  • Galaxy S8 leaks/rumors galore
  • Samsung is hoarding the Snapdragon 835
  • Results from Note 7 investigation
    • Note 8 confirmation

Quick Hits

  • Google Voice gets an update
  • Donald J Trump uses an insecure Android phone
  • Google I/O Dates/Location Confirmed
  • New Pixel 2 rumors
  • HTC is not making an Android Wear watch
  • LG Android Wear 2.0 Smartwatch / Assistant rumored for G6

#tbthursday: When phones were named like cars


  • Andrew: “Change is good” - got an iPhone / MWC could be boring
  • Joe: Got a new camera / Sprint buys 33% of Tidal
  • Chris: McDonald’s Big Mac Sauce giveaway / NVIDIA SHIELD TV (no multitasking)
  • Ashley: Budget Pixel phone rumors / S7 Edge Pink Lines

App Picks

  • Andrew: BBTan
  • Joe: Pickle
  • Chris: Snap Swipe Drawer
  • Ashley: Sesame Edge
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_160.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:43am EST

We're finally back! We've got a special guest this week to talk about the best (and worst) from CES 2017. Some of our favorite things include the Honor 6X, white Xiaomi Mi Mix, thin TVs, and random gadgets.

Best of CES

  • Honor 6X
  • White Xiaomi Mi Mix
  • Super thin Xiaomi TV
  • NVIDIA Shield TV update & Spot
  • Honor Magic
  • ZTE Blade V8 Pro
  • Kodak 21MP camera phone
  • SanDisk A1 microSD card
  • Smart Lamp
  • Samsung Chromebook Pro
  • HTC Vive Accessories
  • Random CES Stuff

Worst of CES

  • Withings Smart Hairbrush
  • Spartan Radiation Boxers
  • Alexa enabled “everything”


  • HTC U Ultra & Play


  • Joe: VR shoes / fridges with touch screens
  • Chris: The new Google Voice / Hangouts
  • Ashley: Razer laptop with 3 screens / stolen at CES
  • Rob: LG Wallpaper TV / LG Wallpaper TV
  • Rob #2: Self Driving Car / HTC Vive Portable

App Picks

  • Joe: 1600
  • Chris: Always On AMOLED
  • Ashley: Touchscreen Repair
  • Rob: Google Drive Widget
Direct download: Mobile_Roar_159.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:27am EST