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Droid Life Q&A Session: Volume 4

It’s been far too long since our last Q&A session, so here we are. Since our last entry, we’ve seen pigs fly (Motorola starting to unlock bootloaders), Verizon’s Galaxy S3 had its bootloader unlocked, and tons of other Android awesomeness.

If you aren’t familiar with our Q&A sessions, think of them as your opportunity to ask the Droid Life staff anything. How we’ve been keeping cool in this summer heat, what we’re hoping to see at CES 2013, or even ask us to kindly show off more pictures/video of our beloved pets. As always, please feel free to shoot your Android questions in too. We love helping out our readers.

Check back on Friday to see if your question gets answered.

  • MichaelFranz

    When do you see some of the unique features of Android finally making a big splash. For example, NFC and mobile payments. Only available on Android, or unless you have that card reader for iOS. Same thing with Android Beam.

    Are we just doomed by the advancement that technology is so far ahead that normal everyday people will never catch up?, Or is the general populous so brainwashed by an iPhone that we have to wait until they have it before it is something that gets used consistently?

  • What have you done with your Nexus Q’s?

  • A.Walker

    I have a Droid X and a legacy unlimited data plan. Can I tether without being charged any fees from VZW?

  • sofarsogoodsowhat

    I rooted my Verizon Galaxy Nexus for the first time last week, and flashed an AOSP JB rom. What apps do you like that are root only?

  • skrusrnmz

    I pre-ordered my VZW GS3 knowing it had a “locked” bootloader. The
    morning it was to be delivered, July 11th, I read here on Droid-Life
    that Samsung was going to sell a developer edition that was unlocked.
    That afternoon I listed my untouched GS3 on ebay.

    I’ve been sitting on that money for a month and a half now with no word.
    Samsung’s page continues to mock me with “Coming Soon!” I have searched
    the bowels of google and there has been nothing new about it since that
    page went live July 15th.

    Is there going to be a developer edition of the GS3? Will it be soon? Or
    should I cave and buy the Verizon locked phone and pray they don’t do
    anything to block the exploit in the future? I love ROMing my G-Nex, but
    every now and then I go stock just to see the new updates vanilla. I
    don’t want to be stuck with ROMs for the rest of its life.

  • Fattie McDoogles

    Is Android missing anything for you guys? Are there features that still aren’t there yet, or is there something you’d like to see from the hardware side?

  • burpootus

    Do you think Verizon will respond to the SGIII bootloader being unlocked by doing something to affect the phones that have been unlocked, or by over time seeing that it isn’t so bad after all and relaxing their stance on locked bootloaders?

  • Devator22

    This is a dorky question, but then again, this is a tech blog 😛 anyway, I am an avid player of a trading card game called Magic: the Gathering. It’s a good 20+ years old. Do any of you happen to play it? If so, what is your favorite block and what format/deck do you play?

  • Whatever happened to the white vzw galaxy nexus?

    • and you guys should have avatars so you dont have to reveal your identities.


    Do you even in the slightest miss, “BRO” comments? I do!


      I have a FREE McTYPEINGTON shirt on now,lol

      OK I’m done


    This is for KEL…will the blazers get a lottery pick in 2013? GO HEAT! *heat fan since year 1.

  • Nicholas Odenthal

    Weird question. What’s a bootloader? I’m new to android

  • Travis Gary

    give us a run down on nexus 7 accessories. where to find them, which ones are worth buying and which ones we must have

  • motorola droid nexus… your thoughts?

  • br_hermon

    What’s you guys’ guilty pleasure reality tv show?

  • Knlegend1

    Is WP8 a threat?

  • I was wondering you yall could do a small story about the differences between chip architecture and clock speed. I’ve noticed a lot of readers don’t notice that even tho a phone has a lower clock speed, it can still outperform higher clocked devices running a lower level chip architecture.