MobileTechRoundup 411: Essential Phone, Moto X, iPhone X, Gmail add-ons and Pixelbook

Plenty of phones to discuss this week but Matt also has a Pixelbook and a new mesh network while Gmail gets more effective with integrated add-ons.

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MoTR 411 is 89 minutes long and is a 102 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

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MobileTechRoundup 410: Pixel 2 & 2XL, Moto X4, new Huawei phones and a week with AirPods

Hands on with the Moto X4 and Essential phones, ears on with AirPods and thoughts on the Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL reviews.

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MoTR 410 is 74 minutes long and is a 85 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • Google Pixel 2/2XL reviews – in store impressions and images of that display on the web
  • A week with the Essential Phone
  • Moto X4 reviews: it’s both good and bad. Why?
  • Huawei Mate 10 and Mate 10 Pro look great but will they come to the US
  • Kevin bought AirPods (but they’re not as magical as Apple would have you think)
  • Buying / selling on Swappa: Why we use it over eBay, Gazelle, etc…
  • ZTE Axon M foldable phone (Kevin says meh)
  • iPhone X decision time

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MobileTechRoundup 409: BlackBerry Motion, Huawei Mate 10, Cortana improvements and Kindle Oasis

New phones from BlackBerry and Huewei are coming soon as are the Pixel 2 reviews and shipments for those who ordered. Kevin tried Cortana for smart home controls while Matt pre-ordred a Kindle Oasis for reading in the tub!

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MoTR 409 is 65 minutes long and is a 78.5 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

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  • BlackBerry Motion debuts: Solid specs for around $450
  • Pixel 2 orders ship this week: Watch for reviews soon
  • Huawei Mate 10 and other devices to be announced this week
  • Have you tried Microsoft Edge on iOS or Android?
  • Cortana for iOS / Android has smart home controls
  • Kevin wants wireless earbuds for AW3 but AirPods won’t do
  • Apple killed the 3.5mm headphone jack. But didn’t they standardize it to begin with?
  • LG V30 retail unit in hand, much battery than the pre-production model
  • Matt bought an Amazon Kindle Oasis

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MobileTechRoundup 408: Made by Google, thoughts by us on Pixel 2, Pixelbook and Pixel Buds

Who bought a Pixel 2 (and who didn’t)? This week we cover all of the Made by Google event products, some of which are super compelling and highlight Google’s strength in AI and Machine Learning.

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MoTR 408 is 68 minutes long and is a 78 MB file in MP3 format.

HOSTS: Matthew Miller (Seattle) and Kevin C. Tofel (Philadelphia)

TOPICS:

  • LG V30 finally available in the US
  • Made by Google event: Pixel 2 phones, Pixelbook, Clips, Pixel Buds
  • Who bought a Pixel 2 and who didn’t?
  • Why it’s a challenge to be an Android user in an iOS family (and vice versa!)
  • Kevin is futzing with Android 8 on the Xperia XZ (but he’d rather do it on the Galaxy S8+)

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