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Droid Life Q&A Sessions: Volume 18

With CES 2014 now behind us, it’s time for another DL Q&A Session. We know that you guys and gals probably have a ton of questions, whether they regard to what we expect to see from OEMs in 2014, possibly our favorite/least favorite thing from this year’s CES, or any other off-topic question you may have. Whatever it be, we love answering them. 

This is our first Q&A Session of the new year, so let’s have some fun. On Friday, we’ll grab a handful of the best comments and let our team tackle them.

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


  • hebrewHAMMER

    For Verizon, what phone would you say is the true successor coming from the lineage of OG Droid to Galaxy Nexus?

  • AmazingGuy

    What do you think the future of 10″ Android tablets is?


    With Tmobile coming out of nowhere with more of their tremendous stunts, what are your thought for folks like me who have hit and miss coverage from them at the current moment?

  • Daeshaun Griffiths

    Recently there’s been a lot of smart watch talk, what does a smart watch need to be considered good? What does the pebble need to make it perfect?

  • Sam

    Thoughts on the recent purchase/ future deployment of Verizon’s former low-end spectrum by T-Mobile and what it might look like to customers (as far as service availability/speed is concerned)?

  • Guest

    Who edits your stories before they’re published? Is it the individual writer himself, or does someone else look it over? If it’s someone else who handles this, does Tim forget to submit his for editing before publication?

    Seriously, does Tim not know sentences like, “Kellen and myself will be…” is grammatically incorrect? Here’s a tip: Next time you think you should use the word myself, try the sentence without the other person in there. Does it sound correct? Example: Kellen and myself will be reporting on all kinds of new gadgets and other goodies from CES next week. Now take out Kellen from the equation. Does “Myself will be reporting on…” appear to be a proper sentence? Of course not! If it’s incorrect to use myself by itself, it’s also incorrect to use it with another person’s name.

    This is just one of the MANY glaring mistakes found in Tim’s articles. If you’d like to be taken seriously as a tech writer it’s time to learn to write beyond a 6th grade level.

    • Philip J. Fry

      Dude, get a life and get over it.

    • michael arazan

      Are you a Comp 101 teacher or something? Tim’s writing is fine.

    • Fattie McDoogles

      Unless you’re getting paid to write or teach writing… keep your comments on the matter to yourself. NO one cares!

    • It’s not about textbook level perfection. It’s about “does my writing flow? Can everyone easily understand it?” You clearly understood it, so I see no issue.

    • You must be the guy who sent the anonymous email being a total D about it. All I can say is….sorry! 😛

  • Sirx

    In all honesty: How many of the (pages of?) questions do you guys go through before you pick which ones to answer?! Alternatively: How many do you make the intern(s) go through?!

    • We go through all of the questions before rounding up about 10 that we like. 🙂 and it’s usually Kellen or I that does it.

  • Knlegend1

    Besides mobile, what other technologies do you geek over?

  • jimt

    Do you think a Moto-g would make a good dumb phone replacement?

  • Omar Amer

    N5 vs MotoX vs Note 3 vs LG G2(I would ask about G Flex, but not out yet), which phone has the best battery life for the battery size included.

  • Danny

    Do you think Sprint services or network will be in par or competitive towards AT&T or Verizon by the end of 2014?

    • jimt

      Pretty close if the buy Tmo, actually, Maybe better.

  • How many phones do you have in your house right now?

    • michael arazan

      Could just see him with a secret wall panel that raises up and down revealing all his devices like BatMan

  • Brent Cooper

    When do you think we will see a phone or tablet with the NVIDIA K1?

    • I would bet that we will see one within the first half of this year. 😉

  • ki11ak3nn

    What do you expect to see when the VoLTE rollout happens??

  • Trevor Vass

    With the announcement of Pebble Steel, do you see it changing the future of smartwatches?

  • Kevin

    Are you guys ever going to change the name of this site to something else seeing as how you guys don’t really cover only Droids anymore?

  • Tex

    make love to Danny Devito’s body with Jennifer Lawrence’s face or to Jeniffer Lawrence’s body with Danny Devito’s face?

    • ki11ak3nn

      J Law’s body and DD’s face. Doggystyle all night!!

      • Tex

        I should have added you must kiss either one….

        • ki11ak3nn

          Well that’s not fair!! What kind of game is this??!?

      • michael arazan

        Katy Perry’s body with Russell brands face?

    • Asking the real hard-hitting questions.

    • jbegs

      Like this?

      • Tex

        Nailed it!

        • jbegs

          I don’t know if anyone is nailing that!

      • KOBALT

        It’s all the same with the lights off. I’ll take it.

        • jbegs

          Who’s voice? Since it’s Devito’s face, do you hear him?

  • villian1998

    What are your go to apps? When you install a custom rom or get a new play toy which apps do you have to have for you day to day?

    • Fattie McDoogles

      This was answered recently in a post, I wanna say the end of November or beginning of December. And they talked about how they don’t really rom their phones anymore in one of the last DL Shows. Just a head’s up. Poke around on the site I’m sure you can find it pretty easily.

      • villian1998


  • Kahsay Cooley

    Do any of you use NFC tags and if so, for what? Also what type of wearable technology do you think will take to the market the best, Watches, rings, bands?

  • Richard Giordano

    Do u think Verizon and moto will send out an update to the new droid line as 4.4.2 to give us kitkat users the full experience (cough cough) white status bar plz!

  • Mario Williams

    What is your favorite flavor of ice cream (and any toppings)?

  • JMonkeYJ

    What are your favorite recent rumors? Either favorite because they are ridiculously terrible, or favorite because they were just barely not good enough to print. I think it would be cool to have some insight into the kind of stuff you guys see come through your inboxes.

  • Damian

    After acquiring Nest, do you think consumers are ready for a “smart home”? How would you want to see them innovate the home space?

  • Eric Jennings

    When, if at all, will the Sony Z1 Compact come to the US? What carrier?

  • Jonathan Bunch

    What do you think the futer of HTC will be if they fail again to overcome Samsung’s grasp on the industry this year.

    • michael arazan

      Will HTC make it to the end of the year, or will a major player make a buyout grab to have their own hardware manufacturer? I could totally see apple making a play for HTC to get out from under Samsung, but they’ll want it as cheap as possible.

  • GBRunner24

    Outside of Samsungs brand new offerings, what do you still consider the best 10″ Android tablet to buy?

  • ReturnOfTheMack

    Once Verizon starts deploying LTE only/VoLTE phones on their network, do you think using a Nexus device on big red will be as easy as using it on any other traditional GSM carrier?

    • michael arazan

      Also, any whispers or rumors what these 2 Devices Google is supposed to be releasing on Verizon this year will be? My Hyperbeast is getting Hungry.

  • Cael

    Have you or will you make the switch to T-Mobile?

  • Droid Ronin

    What is your favorite wearable gadget?

    • KOBALT


      • Fattie McDoogles

        LMAO!!!!! For the win!

  • Geekdad

    Do you think Google will take a swing at the smart watch category? They seemed to be really popular this year.

  • Philip J. Fry

    What do you think of T-Mobile’s new strategy about being uncarrier?

    • Fattie McDoogles

      …and are you and your families switching?

  • Zach B.

    What do you want to see in a Moto X 2?

    • Kevin

      Not to be rude, but I think they’ve asked this in the Droid Life show.

      • Brent Cooper

        I have been busy and haven’t had time to catch up on the recent DL shows. I’d like to see a written answer here

      • Zach B.

        YOU ARE BEING VERY RUDE. Jk… I don’t watch the show all the time, but they did answer in the last Q/A… XD. Thanks for catching that, I’m not paying attention.

  • MichaelFranz

    What are you hoping for out of the first big 2 phones of the year, those being the next HTC flagship and Samsung S5, that we do not know. Are you expecting something to blow you away, or do you think the same song and dance?