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In this Friday Debate, we look back at one of the biggest Android devices from 2013 and to its successor, due to make its debut on Monday. Although highly anticipated and predicted to break sales record, the Galaxy S4 was received with less enthusiasm that the S3 and the S2 before it. It wasn’t a failure by any means, but that lack of excitement turned into missed sales targets for Samsung. It’s safe to say that the Galaxy S4 was a disappointment.

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In this edition of the Friday Debate, we take a look to the other side of the fence towards Microsoft, the company that has put a Windows computer on every desk, but is now struggling to make Windows Phone worthy of its name. With Steve Ballmer out and Satya Nadella in, now it’s the best time for Microsoft to reinvent itself, or at least, to fix some of the problems that have turned it from mobile leader in mobile also-ran.

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Whatever happened behind closed doors at Google, Samsung, Motorola, and Lenovo will deeply affect the Android world for the next few years. So tell us, what’s your take? Do you believe the theory that Motorola was a bargaining chip between Samsung and Google? Is an alliance between Google and Samsung good for the Android ecosystem? What’s your take on the fate of Motorola?

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Are you worried that Google is using your data in potentially nefarious ways? Or is it privacy a concept we all need to leave behind, a relic of a slower, less connected world? Even if you don’t give your data to Google, what options do you have if you want to live a modern digital lifestyle?

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In this edition of the Friday Debate, we look back at a year of Android news. Android has consolidated its lead in market share, the quality of the ecosystem improved by a large margin, and a flurry of great devices gave users more options than ever. But what was the biggest development in the world of Android this year? Join us in the discussion, vote in our poll, and sound off in the comments!

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In this edition of the Friday Debate, we talk about the fine distinction between Google’s own Nexus devices and the devices sold through the Google Play edition program. What do you prefer? If money was no object, what would you buy and why? Is the Nexus line superior to Google Play edition phones? Is the fact that GPE devices were designed with certain software features in mind taking away from their appeal as pure Android devices?

Join us in the discussion, vote in our poll, and sound off in the comments!