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Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 16


The last time we did a Q&A Session was back in September and we are very sorry about that. We know you have plenty of questions that you need answered, so here is your chance. The Nexus 5 is out and about, so maybe you want to get our takes on it? Maybe you need to know which prepaid carrier you should drop Verizon for? You can ask us anything! Well, almost anything. Throw your questions down below in the comments section and we will do our best to field them. 

On Friday, we’ll grab a handful of the best comments and let the team tackle them.

To see all of our previous Q&A’s, check them out here.

  • TimXer

    What do you think is next on Motorola’s list after the G, a supercharged X? Will they produce the next Nexus?

  • TimXer

    Kit Kat – I haven’t heard any comments about kit kat appearing cartoonish as I’ve heard relative to some other launchers. With the larger apps, cartoony wallpapers, are you concerned about some of the direction kit kat took? On one hand we’re all screaming for something better and newer, but on the other hand is google just doing anything to put out an update?

  • billy

    Dalvik or ART (as each currently exists)?

  • Dre Fay

    What’s up with that creepy little girl on THE WALKING DEAD?

  • moelsen8

    now that prepaid is all the rage, if you buy an off-contract/unlocked phone (such as the nexus 5) and it is lost or stolen, is there a way to report the IMEI to the database used by all the carriers to blacklist it?

  • Fattie McDoogles

    Could we ever see a Note styled Nexus device?

    How do you feel about the possibility of Blackberry becoming and Android OEM and

    Blackberry as we know it becoming an Android skin?

    Do you think you think we will ever see a Moto Nexus device, or are they “too close” to Google?

    Is Android becoming a PhoneBloks style OS?

  • Milind Shah

    All: Will you ever have writers from other countries?

  • So the Nexus 5, was it overhyped?

  • Jonathan Williams

    Can UF borrow some of Baylor’s offense?

  • Knlegend1

    The HTC One was arguably the best phone out this year. What does HTC need to follow up with?

  • FelisLachesis

    Do you recommend any post-paid plans with the Nexus 5, or is pre-paid pretty much the way to go?

  • Ben Myton

    Does the atomic wedgie hurt any less now that you’re wearing Google Glass?

    Seriously, what’s up with the nerd goggles?

  • Ben Myton

    Still excited about the Google Watch?

  • JG

    Can somebody please clarify my upgrade options – in Kellex article about upgrading while keeping unlimited, it doesn’t specify which line the original upgrade is on. I currently have a 2 lines on a shared minutes plan. One line has unlimited data and is entitled to an upgrade. The other line has a 2GB plan and is not currently entitled to an upgrade. Can I transfer the upgrade to the 2GB line and purchase and activate a phone on that line initially, then transfer it over to the unlimited line? Can the upgrade come from the unlimited line w/o losing unlimited? According to multiple VZW reps via phone calls, doing so will cause me to lose unlimited. Thanks for any help you can provide…

  • Ben Myton

    Is the MotoX still a compelling phone on Verizon?

    It seems to lack something when compared to other “top tier” phones, but price is not that “something”. If there is a reason to pay more or less top dollar for this phone, what is it?

    I love the voice actions, and am shocked that the always-listening wasn’t part of the N5, but is that enough reason to buy a phone? Is the size or hand fell “just right”?

  • poeddroiduser

    Where and When is the Nexus 10 Gen 2 update? PLEASE….

  • Tyson

    I like to trade phones often, and ever since Verizon decided to only let me upgrade once every 2 years instead of every year, I have had a tough time figuring out how to best upgrade. I have been selling my current phone on Gazelle after buying one full retail. I don’t make as much money as I would like, but the ease is tough to pass up. Also, I live in New Hampshire, so I have to keep Verizon. Where do you guys sell your phones once you are done with them?

  • EC8CH

    What wood will you be jumping on:

    Bamboo, Rosewood, Ebony, Teek.

  • Maximus

    I still miss the droid life app, since it doesn’t appear to be coming back, what are the odds of a mobile version of the site?

  • RacingManiac

    Ordered a Nexus 5 but currently says 4 weeks until delivery so I have sometime to cancel. I am on VZW(GNex) now but if I go through with Nexus 5 then it’ll be T-Mobile to switch to. I am still kinda torn on MotoX on VZW vs Nexus 5 on TM. On phone price(buying out right to keep unlimited on VZW) + Monthly fee basis the latter seems like a no brainer(I’ll save probably $20-$30 a month on TM and Nexus 5 is $100 cheaper. But I am really afraid of TM’s network not up to snuff…My coworker said TM’s network around here(SE MI) is ok…but I dunno…

    • John Kitchen

      If you never go north of SE MI you should be fine

    • moelsen8

      you can always take the n5 to at&t. go with straight talk at&t, you get lte and pretty great coverage for $45/month. been with them just about a year now after switching from vzw on the n4 last year, and no complaints for the money. no idea about your neck of the woods, but over here in the northeast it’s pretty good coverage. i tried tmo multiple times.. i really, really want to like them. but their network really isn’t up to snuff. if you never leave a major city it’s awesome, but other than that there are large holes, even in voice coverage.

      or hell, you could even go with sprint with the n5. hah. i love having these choices at least..

  • bored_guest

    What would you rather be?
    1. A famous singer
    2. A famous actor
    3. A famous writer
    4. A potato

    • rthvk

      But they are famous writers!

    • Silver Veloz

      A “TATO” Had to say it – A Tim-O-Tato groupie here.

  • Lucas Rains

    ETA for 4.4 on the Nexus 7?

    • Blue Sun

      Your question was answered…today (for the Wi-Fi variant).

  • Droid4Life

    LG G2 or Moto x???

    • Jason Downing

      depends on user, but I have the g2 and love it

      • Droid4Life

        @jasondowning:disqus. How about the software? I only have had stock android since the OG droid. The Verizon deal on G2 has me close but the Moto X keeps pulling me in.

  • AndrewScottRox

    For those that have grandfathered unlimited and wish to keep it: What’s the plan? Wait and see, upgrade at full price, upgrade with a different plan?

    • jmich

      Wait for the next Big Red or Amazon Glitch 😀

  • Sopapilla

    I’m a GNEX (Verizon) owner and ready for a new phone. Looking at the developer edition of either the moto x or the GS4. I want to keep my unlimited data and be able to flash the ROMs I like. Currently running Carbon. Recommendation please? I’ll consider other phones if they are easily unlocked/rooted and there is a developer community. Thanks!