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Wednesday Poll: What are You Currently Most Excited for in the Mobile Industry?

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It is now almost mid-April, 2013. So far, everything that has made this year great is still unreleased. For example, by now we should have already seen the release of the HTC One, but thanks to delays we have had to wait. On top of that, we are still awaiting the release of Samsung’s Galaxy S4, but at least we know they are pretty good with sticking to time frames.

Besides devices, there are services such as Babel that are certainly worth getting excited over. Folks have been crying for a unified messaging service from Google for some time, and thanks to all of the leaks we have provided, we know it is coming. Plus, being that we are only a month away from Google I/O, we are putting money on a new version of Android and other goodies, but you can never really say for sure what you can expect.

Maybe none of these things excite you and you are most interested in Facebook and HTC’s work with Android in the First smartphone? Either way, let us know down below what has you most excited in the mobile industry.

What are you currently most excited for in the mobile industry?

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  • note 3

  • robert sailand

    I’m waiting for the Galaxy Note 3. I hope samsung totally blows our minds. Forget about the S4 can you say Note3.

  • KL Wong

    Waiting for Note 3!! (staying faithful to my OG Note in the meantime…)

  • Flexible displays

  • For me its whatever happens at I/O. I’m hoping they show of KLP and the X phone.

  • How about the end of the cell phone contract? If people start jumping to T-mobile (e.g. all of the vzw galaxy nexus users that have contracts coming to an end), I’d say it’s a safe bet that vzw, att, etc will all adopt a similar model.

  • Bionic

    X phone

  • Michael Thompson

    Something else: Gaming

  • new razr hd unlocked bootloader capabilities

  • Alex Hutchins

    Ha, HTC First has no votes.

  • PopeFrancis

    X Phone!!

  • Marsg

    Galaxy note 3

  • NexusMan

    I’m sure Babel will not be officially announced/released until Google i/o

  • dylan84

    Since I will not be buying a new phone this year, buying Google Glass, or ever installing Facebook Home on my One X, I’m going with whatever Google announces at I/O

  • I am surprised not many people are choosing Google Glass.

  • Daistaar

    Looking forward to more mobile carriers doing away with contracts. It’s a shame that tiered data is taking its place.

  • Alan Paone

    I want to finally see what Google does with Motorola, and that’s the only thing interesting in he mobile industry tbh

  • angermeans

    I’m sorry but with great phones on the market and finally some excellent hardware on the horizon with the HTC One how could anyone be excited for the Galaxy S 4? Garbage.

    • Rodeojones000

      I don’t like the S4, but I question the love and excitement for the HTC One as well. That thing looks horribly ugly.

  • I am excited to see whether T-Mobile’s no contract pricing has an effect on the other carriers. I sure would like to do away with the effective price gauging that carrier subsidies promotes.

    • hkklife

      In the short term, IMO, the remaining big 3 carriers will cling VERY tightly to their “free” and “$99” specials in order to reel in penny-wise, dollar-foolish clueless consumers. Expect a flood of “free” iPhone deals this Black Friday for all sorts of reasons. Now, going into 2014 and beyond I expect to see contracts gradually fading away or only kept for the Wal-Mart & Target crowd but don’t expect any overnight savings miracles. They will just come up with more ways to nickel & dime us (probably by speed AND capacity tiers of LTE service).

      As far as what to look forward to, the only things I really am interested in is seeing what Motorola cooks up post-Google. I’d also love to see someone like LG start to take their smartphones (especially the American market) seriously, since the Optimus Pro is a VERY nice phone by all measures. It’s also baffling to see why no Android hardware manufacturer wants to take a crack at printing free money by offering a high-spec smaller handset (think a TRUE 4″ S4 Mini or a 4.3″ HTC One variant) or a high-end device that’s not a Nexus but ships with stock Android.

      Other than that, I am growing weary of Samsung’s style over substance and HTC’s continued misfires. FB Home & Google Glass are nothing more than gimmicks and Babel will likely end up meeting the same fate as Reader within a few years.

  • T_Dizzle

    I/O because of the promise of Google T.V. development.

  • Justin Winker

    Insert >Moto X Phone< Option here, please.

    • Trevor

      I am hoping that the X Phone will be announced at Google I/O, so I just voted for that option.

      • Justin Winker

        Same. With the rumored release in June/July, it fits nearly perfectly.

    • JoeTi

      Yep. Google Moto needs a Ron Burgundy I’m kind of a big deal phone and I’m all in!

  • I am excited about better battery tech and charging over WiFi network.

  • noc007

    I’m looking forward to what it announced at I/O. I’m really hoping Google and/or Motorola pull through with some groundbreaking phones. If nothing tickles my fancy, then I may get the Note 3 if it’s released before I go on vacation in Oct. I’m giving VZW the finger in a couple of months so I’m looking for what my next phone is going to be. The size of the Note series intrigues me and seems like it would be a decent alternative to having a smaller phone and a tablet.

  • Nowai

    Mandatory: small (4.0-4.5″) top of the line devices!

    Oh, that’s not an option… 🙁

  • BroRob

    Facebook Home 0% so far = WIN!

  • kartheekpathuri

    HTC One

  • Anyone who said “Facebook Home” Has special needs…

    • r0lct

      Don’t we all?

  • EvanTheGamer

    Everything Android related.

  • Mike Gomes

    Oculus Rift

  • Daniel

    new, high-end qwerty sliders please!!!!!

    • Geonerd

      yeeeeaaaaaa, a moto droid 5 that is a Bang!! now owned by G. hopefully …
      Options and freedom to choose among “decent” choices is what differentiates android from ios.

  • Kerry Fath

    Need to add Nexus 5 to that list!

  • nick rigsby

    wow, results are kind of overwhelming. Most excited about google I/O. also i’ve been a moto fanboy since the OG droid. The only other phone i had were OG droid, droid 2, droid bionic, and now my droid razr maxx. But i’m also really excited for a smaller bezel on the N7 which should have been done at the original launch anyway, was it really necessary to waste all of that real estate?

  • Rodeojones000

    Pretty much anything BUT the S4 and HTC One. Babel, new Nexus devices, X-Phone (and to see the direction Motorola is going in general), Google Glass – news about this stuff is what I’m looking forward to. Which I guess means I’m looking forward to what I/O has for us.

  • Derek Traini

    All things Google 🙂

  • ataraxia

    VoLTE should be on that list. I’m far more excited for VoLTE than anything else listed there.

    • angermeans

      Your right it def should be on this list and is much more exciting than most things on this list.

  • so very excited for I/O
    i might even take the day off for that.
    looking forward to KLP for my G-nexus and Nexus 7
    figuring we will see some bable news (hopefully it is integrated into KLP messaging app)
    and assuming we will see the next Nexus 7 (8″ 1080P screen, snapdragon 600,2GB RAM $200 for 16GB…I’m calling it, and then buying it )


    There is nothing coming out that has me excited like when the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus 7 were being released. This is all very boring right now!

  • Robert Delaney

    A little more than a month away from my 3rd I/O and for some reason I am more excited for this one than my first 2 combined.

  • Rafy286

    Having Verizon I could really say Nothing! They seem to hamper innovation. Too bad I’m in contract.

  • S2556

    babel for now but I’m sure I/0 will be the show stopper. I want to see a refreshed nexus 7, chromebook advances, KLP, and all the stuff I don’t know about yet!

  • chris125

    Definitely whatever comes at I/O. The phones and everything are nice but hoping to see what google has been cooking up

  • tkc122

    (se)X Phone! 😛

  • Note 3

  • Nexus 7.7/8 If they do it right it could be the best tablet ever.

  • Niall Fox

    a refreshed nexus 7

  • schoat333

    The only thing that would excite me is a new VZW Nexus.

    • JoshGroff

      I’ve given up on that hope and jumped ship with the N4, if they manage to get one, I might make the switch back, but that’s a big if.

    • A VZW One would be good with me. I don’t want a cheap samsung phone again…

      • Butters619

        Just saying, but the last Nexus wasn’t Samsung.

        (I know the last Verizon one was but Google has moved on from Sammy)

        • I way more saying that the galaxy phones are the only real option right now. I have a GS3.

      • angermeans

        I agree the One would be excellent on Verizon and I’m not talking about a rebranded Droid one. I don’t see how anyone could consider the Gs4 with that phone on the horizon. Cheap polished plastic is not the way to go. If you must use plastic then don’t use fake brushed metal and polished looks. It looks and feels incredibly cheap. My Gs3 was absolute garbage.

        • Yea I don’t want a rebranded red and lock one or something I want the normal aluminum one. I have a GS3 right now, all though I like it better than my iPhone 4 I hate how it feels.

    • ReturnOfTheMack

      Same but not a Verizon Nexus. How about a multi-band LTE-only Nexus that can take advantage of Verizon’s network once 3G is no longer required for their phones.

      • Nowai

        I can’t imagine 3G support going away any time soon. From personal experience, there are still numerous areas north of NYC lacking sufficient 4G coverage, but with an option of 3G.

      • Tyler

        Yeah, I’m hoping that Verizon is ready to push out VoLTE phones by then end of the year with a compatible Nexus phone to go along with them.
        EDIT: Also i don’t think they will create a multi-band LTE nexus based on the fact that Verizon will be the only one completely ready for a LTE only phone, personally I think they will sell a couple nexus phones with different radios in them where you pick the one that works with the carriers you want. Either way the only way we will see a Verizon nexus is when VoLTE is ready.

        • According to Verizon’s top brass, they are planning on mid-2013 LTE rollout completion (same coverage as their current CDMA), late-2013 VoLTE rollout, with LTE-only devices sold as early as early 2014. Its in their own best interest to get everyone off CDMA as soon as possible in order to refarm that spectrum to LTE or LTE-Advanced.
          As for a multi-band Nexus, the next one should be since Qualcomm and Samsung have chips that are compatible with all the NA LTE bands, as well as many global LTE bands. And they will undoubtedly be compatible with HSPA+42 and GSM, so they could theoretically work at top speed on every US carrier except Sprint (ironic, since Sprint has been one of their greatest supporters, but I digress).

    • KleenDroid

      We have till November for Verizon to release a replacement for our Gnex’s.

      However I am excited that some of the Motorola phones are getting their bootloaders unlocked.

      • Pedro

        OG contracts ran out JUST before the GNex was released.
        Maybe the same for GNex contracts?

        Either way, I don’t care. I got my N4 on T-Mobile.

    • Bionic

      Verizon will never see another official nexus. They pissed google off with the last one.

  • mustbepbs

    Boy, you guys sure do like to take pictures of all of your expensive gadgets together, don’t you?

    • JoshGroff

      TIL the N7 was expensive. 😉

      • Nowai

        I mean, it ain’t “chump change” and it’s next to a bunch of other $500+ devices

        • JoshGroff

          I know, just having some fun. Although, now, it’s definitely in impulse buy range.

  • Thomas

    Galaxy Note 3

    • Steven Tolnai


    • r0lct

      I like my note 2 and don’t regret it one bit. But I think my next phone will be 5″ unless they pull out a miracle in the former factor for #3

  • Better battery tech.

    • Sirx

      Should have been an option. Nothing so far has wowed me except the One; but they screwed up on the software side with that one. After dealing with the horrific GN, my next phone MUST have at least a decent enough battery to sit at my work desk all day without gasping for juice by the end.

      • TheCheapGamer

        My GS3 lasts a whole day of use with no problem.
        Granted that’s with Power Saving on, but I only turn it off for gaming (if it’s even needed)

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          • Crockett Kimberlin

            That’s nice.

      • Respen

        Going from a TBolt to a Note II has completely changed the way I use my phone. I never have to worry about charging my phone anymore. Of course, that has nothing to do with battery tech, just a massive battery for a massive phone, but still.

        • InyRules

          That’s how I felt, too. I can stream my music on my commute to work and back, have it on my desk at work, use streaming and bluetooth headphones at the gym, and still get home at around 30%.

      • dsass600

        The S600 processor in the One gets over 15 days of non-using standby, and a little over 2 full days with moderate use. I was in the same exact position with the crap Nexus, but I switch the Straight Talk and I plan on getting the One now (had an International Note II for the past couple of months).

    • lemonhead127

      My RAZR MAXX HD isn’t complaining…

      • Butters619

        But think if they could figure out a way to fit a 6000 mAh battery in the same space. And one that charges in less than an hour.

        • While lower charge time would be great, I’d rather have high capacity batteries that I can charge over night.

  • I’m most excited about the products we’ll be blindsided by. Don’t know what they’ll be, but that’s the point.

    • zmberven

      Ah. Good point.

    • angermeans

      I agree but to be honest I haven’t felt that way in the android world since the Nexus one and this last year or so has been even worse. Android seems to be at a stalemate. I just hope the HTC one will make OEMs take note and make much better hardware as up until now it has pretty much been junk. I mean I’ve had dozens of android phones and some felt better than others, but lets be honest here no one is making hardware like apple and Nokia, but the one is a gorgeous device and if Verizon gets it it will be the first phone in two years I bought on the android side of things that isn’t a nexus that I actually liked or kept using (I had the GS3 for awhile and hated it, also won a Note 2 and didn’t much care for the size and can’t get over the trash that is touchwiz so I gave it to my brother).

      • Have you tried a Nexus 4? Outstanding in every way. And I am very fussy. Beautiful too in an understated manner.