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 heโ€™d rather do it on the Galaxy S8+)

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MobileTechRoundup 311: Matt’s iPad replacement is…..

Matt replaced his iPad but you’ll never guess with what: You’ll have to hear it to believe it!

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MoTR 311 is 66:30 minutes long and is a 58.5 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Nokia's Lumia 520 may be the best selling WP; New 525 doubles RAM. Kevin may buy a 520 for $50.
  • Matt scores one for the Chromebook crowd in the recent debate!
  • Acer C720P touchscreen Haswell-powered Chromebook announced. Still looking for the mid-tier device.
  • Wireless charging with the iPhone no longer requires a bulky case: Hello iQi!
  • What's with the Apple patent to refocus images after taking them? (Uh, Nokia and Lytro: are you watching?)
  • Nokia offers a free keyboard with the Lumia 2520: good deal!
  • Google Wallet cards are here. Will you use one?
  • Republic Wireless Moto X: Matt's new alternate carrier and device

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MobileTechRoundup 310: A first look at the Lumia 1520 and 2520

Lumia 1520 and 2520 hands on plus news on MotoMaker and Google services getting improvements on iOS.

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MoTR 310 is 74 minutes long and is a 62.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Initial thoughts of the Sprint HTC One Max
  • Moto Maker launches across carriers, prices are $100 less than original
  • Moto G thoughts
  • Initial thoughts on Lumia 1520 and 2520, launching on AT&T this week
  • Apple and Google continue to provide enhanced iOS services (Google Music, Google Now)
  • The Pebble iOS connection destroys Pebble battery life
  • UP24 and 3.0 software announced for iOS
  • iPad Air and Nexus 5 come and gone for Matt

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MobileTechRoundup 308: New iPad Air, a Nokia tablet and the HTC One Max

Thoughts from the Apple event, a new Nokia tablet, hands on with Acer’s latest Chromebook and some updates for BlackBerry.

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MoTR 308 is 60 minutes long and is a 58.1 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Apple event and hands on with the iPad Air, iPad mini Retina Display
  • Related: T-Mobile's 200 MB of free monthly data could push some from a Wi-Fi to an LTE tablet
  • Acer C720 Chromebook in hand: better peformance and battery life, but screen and keyboard are meh
  • Surface 2: The hardware Surface RT should have had
  • Nokia 1520, 2520, and 1320 (not for the US)
  • Matt bought and returned two things since last show
  • HTC One Max: A blown up HTC One Mini, but not a bigger HTC One
  • BBM for iOS and Android finally released. Does number of downloads indicate how many will really use?
  • Blackberry releases 10.2 update: Is it too late for such a good update?

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MobileTechRoundup podcast 296: It’s Google-icious!

Kevin’s back from Google I/O and Matt’s just taking off for CTIA!

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MoTR 296 is 65 minutes long and is a 42.1 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • All about Google I/O 2013:

    • Brilliant strategy to update Android without a new Android version
    • I got to try Google Glass. ๐Ÿ™‚
    • Synchronized notfications
    • Google music subscription
    • Google Games service
    • Maps update (it's awesome on the Pixel
    • Google+ update and Google Voice Search improvements (it understands pronouns for contextual discussions)
    • Google Edition Galaxy S 4
    • Hangouts app
  • BlackBerry Live: BBM for iOS / Android and the Q5 announced
  • Lumia 928 in the house.
  • Matt's on the way to CTIA

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