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The Droid Life Q&A Session: Volume 1

Over the weekend, one of our readers suggested that we try out a Q&A session type of thing here at Droid Life, so that the community can ask things directly to the DL team that they may be dying to get an answer to. And you know what? We loved the idea. As a site that prides itself on being driven by readers, we thought, “Why not give you all another opportunity to contribute or interact?” So here we go, with the first ever Droid Life Q&A Session, with hopes of it turning into a regular feature.

How will this work? It’s pretty simple really. Every couple of weeks, at the beginning of the week, we’ll open up a post for you to ask whatever it is that you feel like asking of the Droid Life team. Ask what we ate for breakfast, what our favorite phone is, favorite city to visit, if we think you should upgrade now or later, who has the best and cheapest selection of unlocked phones, why my cats are so awesome, what ROM Tim is running, if antivirus apps are needed in Android, why Eric loves Buffalouie’s in Bloomington, if Ron truly hates Android, or any other thing that you would like us to provide an answer to. We want it to be casual and fun and open to just about any subject.

What about the answers? Once the post is live each week (like this one is now), hit up the comments with your questions, and then by Friday of that same week, we will hand select 10-20 of them and answer as best as we can. Ready? Ask away!

*Note – If you see a question asked by someone else that you really like, be sure to upvote it. Questions with multi-votes are always a good sign of something important.

  • buckazui

    why do i keep buying samsund androids? there are always radio issues love the phone but hate to talk on them. so as for the real question in your opinions why are there so many issues with the radios on the samsung androids for verizon?

  • In your opinion, what is the best phone at this time (Not considering those to come) on the market?

  • Travis

    What is the best Galaxy Nexus ROM right now?

  • I am a recent college graduate (May 2011) and have been trying to get into the technology field working with phones/tablets/even computers. I have a Business Management degree.
    My questions:
    What kind of job should I be looking for to work in this industry? Any key companies? What jobs does the DL crew have?
    PS – What are the DL crew hobbies?

  • Kebo

    When are you going to update the Droid Life app. It always force closes on my nexus and anytime you open up a Page in the browser it goes to a notice orange website, polls don’t work, and you can’t read comments!

  • br_hermon

    Who or what big industry names have surprised you by acknowledging Droid Life? Was it cool thinking, “we’ve hit the big time! XXXXX mentioned us on their site!” or “XXXXX says they’ve heard of us, how saweet!!”

  • br_hermon

    Thought of another question: Are there any specs you’d be willing to trade in order to bring the price of a phone down, or give you better battery life? For example, would you be willing to get a phone with a lower resolution, slower chip, 1gb of ram instead of 2, etc so that the phone would be cheaper or the battery last longer?

  • IntlGrizzly

    Would you consider expanding the site to cover much more than smartphones? Maybe move away from the blog method and go towards a news-like site with stories?

  • Jeff

    Is there any Google TV products that are running ICS?

  • is there an app out there (one that u may use) that allows u to edit microsoft word, excel, etc. files without dropping the $15 on the quickoffice suite?

  • PyroHoltz

    What were your 9-5 jobs prior to this site taking over full time?

  • What would you say is the best rom kernel/voltage combination on the galaxy nexus for the best battery life?

  • br_hermon

    Do you think we will really ever see another “Droid” branded phone that rightfully carries the torch that the OG first held? One that will do as the OG did: Change the game, introduce us to new and exciting tech, inspire a following and ignite hype again for Android. Or has the excitement for the Droid brand worn off while the OG sits back in its nursing home, remember the glory days for Droid?

  • br_hermon

    I’ve submitted this request before but… Do you think the retail price of phones is grossly inflated when compared to tablets with similar specs (aside from the obvious difference in size)? Considering specs such as processor speed, ram, memory, etc; specs that phones, tablets and computers all have in common and given the price of laptops, are tablets still overpriced? You can do a lot more for a lot less. When comparing tablets to laptops, each serves a unique function, so in some ways it is comparing apples to oranges. (tablets do have their perks: Portability, ease of use) However there are greater number of similarities (in specs and function) that warrant a comparison that dictates price point. Basically, laptops serve as a long-time, well-established base for pricing.

    IMO PCs / laptops still offer the greatest value for their price. Considering their specs and functionality, I feel tablets are still overpriced, although they are getting closer to what they should be in price relative to similar tech. As a result, smartphones are HORRIBLY overpriced and need to come down.

  • roberthenderson

    What’s the real reason Verizon always seems to be 2nd tier when it comes to their phone (most recently, no 1X variant)?

  • Adam

    When do your sources say the Droid Incredible 4G will be released now? As it clearly isn’t coming this month

  • Mike

    So I have had an upgrade for about 2 months now. I’m waiting to get either the SGS3 or the Maxx HD. My only problem is that recent i cracked the screen on my phone and Verizon is getting rid of unlimited data. Should I get the Maxx now or should I wait? If I wait should I get the SGS3 or the Maxx HD? Thanks, love the blog, read it everyday!

  • What do you think about the emoji craze on iphone, do you think we will get something similiar?

  • hkklife

    Well, I pretty much am not asking for answers as much as some opinions/conjecture.

    Currently I have a Bionic with .905 and a 64GB microSDXC and 2 extended batteries I rotate between (I hate charging). The wife has a Droid X but is itching for an LTE phone. I am sitting on an upgrade and am itching to use it before the family plans go into effect.

    First of all, does anyone realy think there’s any chance the RAZR HD or GSIII will arrive before the family plans are launched? I HIGHLY doubt it at this point. Right now my tenative plan would be to get myself a Maxx and give the Bionic to the wife, after seeing how impressive the new Blur atop ICS looks.

    That said, I would really like to have a phone with a better camera than my Bionic as well as a larger screen (720p if possible) and the Maxx does’t address any of these requirements. But I will be able to use my big 64Gb microSDXC card on the Maxx. Upcoming global/GSM functionality is NOT a factor for me at all.

    Right now, assuing the current lineup is all that I will have to work with, the Maxx at $199 would be my #1 choice, followed by the Rezound, then the GNex. The Spectrum is not really in contention. Just interested in hearing everyone’s thoughts and any pros or cons I may have missed.

  • when are you going to unblock @nitsuj17 on twitter 😉 BWA HA HA! LULZ

  • Alexander Maxham

    Which device is your daily driver?

  • Toko Pan Todo

    Is there a way to conquer the ridiculous apps that show up constantly in the market titled “Hot Ethnic Babes” etc?

    • Honest Abe

      Jack White—-

      Know how, when you’re thieving the identities of all the 40+ people on this site that you hate—-

      you typically make them “confess” to homosexuality, fecalphelia, pedophilia, sex with gerbils or whatever barnyard animal is tickling your fancy right then—-

      and you recently “confessed” as Sam and Joe to being gay— and you uploaded all those photos of gay men kissing?

      Jack White— why, in the Disqus ID you use to libel Joe, did you write ON ANOTHER SITE, when you thought noooo one would be able to track you:

      “Funny, I am gay man, a self-respecting gay man, and I still have no interest in seeing a movie about male strippers, let alone movie about male strippers starring Channing Tatum.”

      At: http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/05

      Through Disqus ID: “BedStuyya”, which you’ve just renamed “Toko Pan Todo”


  • EC8CH

    Serious question.

    Any word on 3rd party retailers selling the CDMA G-Nex pogo dock at discounted prices?

  • PMAgent2013

    Do you think the Razr HD will be worth an upgrade or do you think it would better to pass and wait for a quad-core phone.

  • ScoobySnack

    When the hell is my Galaxy Tab 10.1 getting ICS? This is bullshit…

  • ScoobySnack

    Why does the Droid-Life app suck so much? Currents sucks, too. And why is there not an iOS version of the app? My hands are tied- I am forced to use an iPhone for work… I could use a decent DL app so I can keep refreshing it all day until there is a post stating ICS has been finally released for my Galaxy Tab 10.1. That reminds me of another comment…

  • Mack

    How long do you use a phone as your daily device before switching to something new?

  • Is there any reason to have both Android Life and Droid Life still they should be merged for fun.

    • ScoobySnack

      This truly is a long time overdue.

    • IntlGrizzly

      I think that’s a good idea. Since the Galaxy Nexus came through everyone realized that this site is no longer devoted only to droids. Merge them. Cover every thing. DL covers a bunch of tech stuff (pretty much anything from google).

  • mitchell steele

    I currently have a Verizon Galaxy Nexus with a smashed screen. I love the phone and do have an upgrade available. Better to get another nexus or wait for a Galaxy S3. Also I do have to get it done before the unlimited data goes away.

  • BBKing

    Favorite non-pornographic magazine to masturbate to?

  • Lakerzz

    Kellex, when do you think the Blazers will win a championship? Assuming they make it past the Lakers, of course. 🙂

  • droidman101

    What are your current phones you use as actual phones (ie bring it around town because you like it, not because you are reviewing it)? Galaxy Nexus, One X/S/whatever, or something else? When (not IF, WHEN) will you be getting the GSIII (now on GSM or later with LTE)?

  • 1ofdakoolkidz

    I was wondering how I could become a part of the Droid Life team?

  • RBI411

    Whats with all these ICS phones without soft keys? I feel like that should decrease overall production cost a bit, so why take a pass?

    • Guest

      The price of 3 tiny switches is insignificant. Why move them ONTO the screen and waste valuable screen space? Saves $5 on a $800 device? (And it still costs $800).

      The bottom bezel has enough room for them.

  • John

    Have you tried to use the new disqus on a mobile device? It’s freaking awful.

  • John

    Wow. I was thinking about asking for this over the weekend too.

    Anyway, how’s the site growth been since the galaxy Nexus rumors started last year? Still steady?

  • AlexKCMO

    Would something like the PadPhone even stand a chance with the general public? I can see it being a techies dream, as it is mine; but I’m not sure I see the general population eating this up like techies would.

    Also, thoughts on Ubuntu For Android? There’s been almost no news about it since it was officially announced.

  • hatboysam

    What does it take for you to use a skinned device?

  • Tyler

    Why do you think we have seen any tablets with 1080p resolution? and why does the official droid-life app not receive any love(updates)?

  • david

    For the Galaxy Nexus, what do you consider to be the best working radios?

  • eileya

    Do you think that my Nexus S will get Android Jelly Bean?