Recently a report has surfaced claiming that Google is preparing a new initiative called Android Silver, which is designed to take the Nexus line’s place. Is this a good move for Google?
On this Friday Debate, we discuss the OnePlus One, the phone that came out of nowhere to get everyone talking. At $299, nobody is denying the OnePlus One is a great deal. But some would say that buying a phone primarily for its price tag is the definition of, well, settling.
So, was all the hype that OnePlus gradually built around its first product worth it, in the end? Or are the phone’s deficiencies – its size, lack of SD card, some say design – too much for what it was promised?
In this Friday Debate, we talk about Project Ara, Google’s crazy modular phone concept that is rapidly turning into a real product. If you had the power to select the modules in your phone, what would you pick?
For this week’s Friday Debate we ask which handset do you prefer: the HTC One M8 or the Samsung Galaxy S5?
This Friday Debate, we discuss the Fire TV. Amazon introduced their long rumored set-top-box this week, and it looks pretty impressive. Has Amazon gained the upper hand on Google by releasing the Fire TV? Is the Chromecast still a good deal now that the Fire TV is out?
Although new handsets from HTC, Samsung and Sony offer many improvements over their predecessors, they arguably lack a certain ‘wow’ factor. Can newcomers like Oppo and OnePlus bring back the ‘wow’ factor to the smartphone market?
The concept videos that we were shown and the details we were able to glean from the SDK suggest that Android Wear is miles ahead other smartwatch platforms, like Samsung’s Tizen or Pebble. So, did Google just appropriate the wearable market for itself? Will Wear be for wearables what Android has been for mobile? Do competing platforms stand a chance in face of Google’s onslaught?
Join us in the comments and vote in the poll.
As Google continues to slowly push away from SD cards, we wonder: what’s your preferred method of storage: SD cards or the cloud? Join us as we discuss the matter!
The two hottest smartphones of the moment are clearly the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Sony Xperia Z2. Tech sites, social media, and blogs are teeming with comments favoring one device over another. The difference between them may be small, but for people planning a purchase in the following months, it’s important to know which is better.
So, what’s the hottest Android device of the moment? What would you pick between the Galaxy S5 and the Xperia Z2?
In this week’s friday debate we look back at MWC’s many announcements to discuss our overall impression of the event and what excited us the most.