Posts From Emil Kako

Emil Kako
Emil Kako

Emil Kako is the Managing Editor of the XDA-Developers Portal. Previously an iPhone enthusiast, Emil jumped into the world of Android with the HTC One (M7) and never looked back. He has written for several well-known publications and is currently studying Electrical Engineering at San Diego State University. You can usually find him planning the next 10 feature posts for the portal, or trying to predict the future of an OEM on Twitter.

Which Manufacturer (And Device) Made You Choose Android?

The beautiful thing about Android is that there is so much to choose from. There are a handful of OEMs that design phones completely different from one another, so chances are you'll find something that suits your needs perfectly. Furthermore, Android itself is very open and customizable, giving users full control over their devices. With...

Which IM Client on Android is best?

With so many different messengers to choose from, it can be tough to find the best one for you and your friends to use. Hangouts, Whatsapp, Telegram and more are all battling it out for the number one spot. Let us know which IM client you think is best on Android and why.

Which Features from Apple Watch Do You Think Android Wear Will Copy?

The Apple Watch and Android Wear are both growing platforms. Now that we've gotten the chance to see both of them in-depth, we can get a good idea of which directions the two are headed. We recently did a discussion and asked you what you thought the Apple Watch would copy from Android Wear. Today,...

Other than XDA (of Course), What’s Your Favorite Site That Covers Android?

There is a number of other great sites that cover Android, so we're wondering which other sites our community likes to frequent. Tell us your favorite Android website and what about the site that makes it your favorite.

When a Friend or Family Member Asks for a Phone Recommendation, What Do You Tell Them?

The majority of us here at XDA would consider ourselves power users and Android enthusiasts. Thus, when a friend or family member has a question about which phone they should get, they usually come to us. However, this is where we all differ. While some will atomically recommend the Nexus line, others in the community...

Do You Shut Down Your Phone at Night?

While OEMs continue to make progress increasing battery life on our devices, many flagships are still far from having real "all-day" battery life for power users. Thus, some users resort to turning off their devices over night since they won't be using them anyway. So we're wondering, how many of you actually turn your phones...

Do You Manually Toggle WiFi On and Off?

Most of us are usually close to a WiFi source throughout the day but leaving WiFi toggled on may drain some battery life on your device. Some forum members like to use automation apps like Tasker to schedule when the WiFi should be turned on and off, while others either do it manually, or just...

Which Features from Android Wear Do You Think the Apple Watch Will Copy?

The battle of the smartphone platforms has made its way to the smartwatch arena, as both Apple and Google fight to make their offerings the most appealing. While their has already been a wide variety of Android Wear smartwatches for quite some time now, the unveiling of the highly anticipated Apple Watch now heightens the...

How Are You Liking Your Galaxy S6 so Far?

Now that the S6 and S6 Edge have been out for a little over a month, how has your experience been? The flagships were met with fantastic reception at launch and have been crowned as some of the best releases of the year so far, but would you agree? Let us know how you've been...

Microsoft Continuum: The Future, or a Pipe Dream?

Microsoft Continuum is one of the most exciting projects announced this year so far. The project will allow you to turn a smartphone running Windows 10 into a PC. We've covered a few similar attempts from other companies in the past, but none of them have had major adoption. Will Microsoft Continuum really be the future...

What’s the Most Awesome Thing on XDA?

As most of you already know, there are tons of different interesting things happening in our community here at XDA. Xposed, the new PingPong root, and even the Share Your Homescreen threads are all great examples of fun and interesting things to find here at XDA. But what's the most awesome thing here? Let us...

What are the Benefits to Having a Dual-SIM Phone?

While most of us use single-SIM smartphones, there are a number of forum members who prefer to use dual-SIM handsets. Dual-SIM variants of our favorite flagships may be a little harder to find, but they come with a few benefits. Do you use a dual-SIM phone? If so, let us know how having two different SIMs...