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 Phone Has Exceeded Your Expectations the Most?

Besides the legendary HTC HD2 (which has lasted longer than anyone could have possibly imagined), which phone has exceeded your expectations the most? Let us know in the comments below!

Do You Use Recents as a Task Switcher?

Google introduced a revamped Recents interface with Lollipop in the hopes of making it easier for users to jump between tasks. But is Recents the best method of switching tasks? Let us know if you actually use the Recents button as a task switcher and why.

Do You Check for App Updates Regularly?

Do you let app updates happen automatically or do you regularly check for them? We're guessing the community will be pretty split here but we're interested in hearing your thoughts. Let us know below!

What Do You Do with All of Your Old Photos?

Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to...

Have You Done Any Home Automation?

Smartphones are becoming more and more powerful, and with apps like Tasker, even something like home automation is possible. We've seen some pretty awesome projects that members have posted in the forums, but we'd like to see what else our clever community has come up with. So, have you ever done any home automation?

Have You Noticed Faster Performance with Android 5.1?

Google continues improving its mobile platform with updates aimed towards ironing out all the bugs. Android 5.0 brought major changes and improvements, but the 5.1 update is mainly focused on stability and performance. But have you noticed any faster performance with the latest version? Let us know if you've experienced any noticeably faster performance on 5.1...

What’s Your Ideal Homescreen Grid Size?

Although most Android phones are set up with a 4x4 homescreen grid size, custom launchers allow us to change that to whatever we feel more comfortable with. But how many of you actually change the grid size? Let us know what your ideal grid size for your homescreen is and why!

Which XDA Forums Do You Subscribe To?

With so many different forum sections to choose from, we're wondering what you're favorite XDA forums are. Let us know which XDA forums you subscribe to and why in the comments.

What’s the Most Expensive App You’ve Ever Purchased?

With well over a million apps on the Play Store, it's extremely likely that you will eventually come across an app that you feel is worth paying for. But exactly how much are you willing to pay? Let us know what the most expensive app you've ever purchased was and what caught your eye about...

What Are the Best Sub-Reddits for Android Users?

Many XDA forum members are also Redditors, so we're wondering: what are some of your favorite Android sub-reddits to frequent? r/Android is obviously a good place to start, but what else does Reddit have to offer for Android users? Let us know your thoughts below!

Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge?

For those of you looking to get your hands on a new Samsung flagship this year, which one will you be going with? The Galaxy S6 or Galaxy S6 Edge? Let us know which one you prefer and why in the comments below!

Will Windows Phone Ever Gain Any *Real* Traction?

Although Microsoft has been making progress with its mobile OS, Windows Phone has yet to gain any real market share compared to Android and iOS. But will that change any time soon? Let us know if you think Windows Phone will ever gain any real traction and why.