MobileTechRoundup 387: Super Mario Run, Google WiFi and Ticwatch 2

Matt loves his Pixel XL and Kevin is addicted to Super Mario Run, plus thoughts on Google WiFi, Pebble’s exit and an impressive $199 smartwatch.

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MoTR 387 is 85 minutes long and is a 99 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Matt finally got a Pixel: What does he think?
  • Moto Z Force Droid is another good Android choice for Daydream VR
  • Google WiFi is a hit for Kevin
  • Super. Mario. RUN! Why the replay factor is a big deal
  • So long Pebble
  • Thoughts on the $199 Ticwatch 2
  • The potential of T-Mobile DIGITS

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MobileTechRoundup 325: Windows Phone still has a few surprises left

Windows Phone may get much more interesting with new devices — think Wi-Fi tablets — while the Fire Phone hasn’t sparked our interest.

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MoTR 325 is 68:45 minutes long and is a 61.8 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Windows Phone 8.1 update 1 brings potential for a wider range of devices
  • Windows Phone Store passes 300,000 apps. Matt keeps using his Lumia 1520, 8.1 and Cyan help make it possible.
  • Moto X+1 leaked benchmarks suggest Snapdragon 801 – looks like this will not be another phone with mid-range specs.
  • Timex Ironman watch with 3G data – what a MotoActv successor should have been?
  • Amazon Fire Phone – not even a spark of interest from either of us
  • HP SlateBook 14 – want Android in a laptop? That’ll be $430, thank you.
  • Apple likely to announced iPhone 6 on 9 September

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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 300

What’s on tap for the Verizon and Google events this week? We share our thoughts as well and discuss the HTC One mini, Lumia 925 and more.

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MoTR 300 is 67 minutes long and is a 57.3 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Thanks to the listeners for supporting us through 300 shows!
  • Google event this week: What's on tap? Android 4.3, Nexus 7, maybe some Chrome OS bits?
  • VZ event this week: New line up of Droids
  • Microsoft takes a big hit (not in a good way) with Surface RT.
  • Hands on with the HTC One Mini
  • Matt bought a new phone (Lumia 925) and is playing with another (Xperia Z)
  • Early upgrade plans compared
  • How to download Google Maps for iOS


contributed by user: palmsolo@gmail.com on date: 2013-07-21 13:02:00 GMT

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MobileTechRoundup 263

First thoughts on Apple’s new iPad and a hands on with the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S Blaze 4G.

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MoTR 263 is 61:30 minutes long and is a 51.5 MB file in MP3 format.

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

TOPICS:

  • Early iPad thoughts and impressions. Worth the upgrade?
  • Verizon iPad LTE works on AT&T's 3G network – nifty!
  • T-Mobile Blaze 4G
  • Does Google need a 7-inch Nexus Tablet?
  • Matt upgrades to HC on the HTC Flyer
  • Android 4.0 upgrades: Samsung and HTC

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