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It's here! Daniel, Florence, Michael Fisher (MrMobile), and special guest David Ruddock of Android Police have all reviewed the Galaxy S8 and S8+ and go in-depth about what's good and what's not so good.

Why did Samsung ship Bixby half-finished, and was the oft-criticized fingerprint sensor going to be somewhere else until a last-minute change forced Samsung's hand? And are the cameras better because they're more accurate, or in spite of it?

Join us as we answer these questions and more!

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The Galaxy S8 is really real and officially official! We're live in New York hours after the big reveal chatting about Samsung's Next Big Thing!

Join Daniel, Andrew, Derek, Phil (Modern Dad) and Michael Fisher (MrMobile) as they talk about, and pass around, the Galaxy S8!

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This week, Daniel, Russell, Jerry and Andrew tell the tale of three phones, each with different prospects for the worldwide handset market.

The LG G6 is coming soon, and it's a known quantity. With three weeks between its released (April 7) and the Galaxy S8 (April 28), what does LG need in order to capitalize on that gap? And will giving away free Google Homes and big-screen TVs make a difference in the long run?

And then there's the Galaxy S8 itself, which has a lot going for it but the unknowns are still plentiful. From the removal of the famous front home button to the busy sensor panel above the Super AMOLED display, Samsung seems to be courting a fair amount of controversy — and the phone hasn't even been announced!

Finally, HTC's U Ultra is kind of DOA, but it's also an example of how HTC, even in its diminished state, never stops striving for that premium spot in the market.

Oh, and Russell needs a plumber. Anyone know one?

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This week, we're taking a break from phones to talk about cutting the cord, and saving money in the process. 

Phil Nickinson, former EIC of Android Central and recent recipient of award for Most Modern Dad, joins Daniel and Russell to chat about the current landscape of getting rid of cable, and what options are out there.

From the best streaming service — PS Vue, DirecTV Now, Sling and Tivo — to the best TVs, speakers, remotes and internet plans, this podcast covers it all.

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There was no shortage of big announcements from Mobile World Congress 2017!

From the BlackBerry KeyOne to the LG G6, Moto G5, Huawei P10 + P10 Plus, the Huawei Watch 2, Sony Xperia XZ Premium and new phones from Nokia, what's old is new again, and what's new is way less gimmicky than last year!

Join Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, Derek Kessler, Michael Fisher (aka MrMobile), and Alex Dobie, with a special appearance by CrackBerry Kevin Michaluk as they go over all of the big news from MWC 2017!

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It's Mobile World Congress time, and Jerry, Flo and Russell have all the hot takes on what's coming from LG, Samsung, Sony and others! 

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Trade show podcasts are the best podcasts, particularly when it’s a show like CES and we get together people from across Mobile Nations. Andrew Martonik, Russell Holly and Derek Kessler lead you through this super-long episode with the help of Phil Nickinson and Michael Fisher.

We cover the news from just about every corner of CES, and have a few laughs along the way!

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This week, Andrew, Jerry and Daniel recall the year that was. From Android on Chrome to Note 7s on fire, 2016 was a pretty good — and interesting — year in the mobile space.

Thanks for joining us for another journey around the sun! See you in 2017.

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In this episode, Daniel, Jerry, Andrew and Alex debate whether wearables, and smartwatches in particular, are done for — or whether there's still a pulse... nope, not going to finish that one.

Meanwhile, RCS — Rich Communications Services — could be the iMessage alternative Android users have been waiting for, but it's probably going to disappoint.

Plus, favorite apps! The team goes over their best apps of the year.

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This week, Daniel, Jerry and Alex are joined by special guest Russell Holly to talk about Daydream and emerging trends in mobile VR!

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