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.

Do You Prefer Nokia HERE Maps over Google Maps?

Nokia's HERE Maps has received fantastic reviews since making its way to Android, and it's easy to see why. With over a million downloads and a rating of 4.4 stars, it is obvious that Nokia has done something right with their maps app. While Google still dominates the mapping world, competitors like Nokia are slowly making...

What is the Best Third-Party Camera App for Android?

When it comes to Camera apps, there are dozens of great options to choose from. But which ones are best? Let us know your favorite third-party camera app for Android and what makes it stick out above the rest.

What’s Your Biggest Reason for Not Owning an iPhone?

With XDA being a community of Android enthusiasts, it is not uncommon to see lots of bashing on Apple's iPhone here. There are different reasons for the hate, but we'd like to hear your number one reason for not going with the iPhone. Let us know your thoughts below!

Is Cloud Storage Ready to Replace External Storage?

With more and more OEMs ditching SD cards on their flagships, cloud storage is becoming even more important in the mobile world. Services like Dropbox and Google Drive have already become widely adopted by the majority of smartphone users, but is cloud storage ready to replace external storage? Let us know your thoughts below.

Your Favorite Wireless Charger?

Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your...

Are You Excited for USB Type-C on Smartphones?

USB Type-C seems to be the new obsession among Android enthusiasts, as we hear more and more reports claim that it will be implemented in the next line of flagship devices. Google itself hinted in the press release of the Chromebook Pixel that more Chromebooks and Android devices would follow suit with USB Type-C. Let us...

Do You Think HTC Messed up the Camera on the M9?

If there's a single thing that the HTC One M8 lacks, it is a great camera to match the phone's great build quality. HTC attempted to fix that on the One M9 by featuring an all new 20.7 MP camera, but early reports claim that the new camera may actually not be all that wonderful...

First Thing You Do on Your Phone in the Morning?

From the minute we wake up, most of us here at XDA usually jump right on our phones. But what's the first thing that you do on your phone after waking up in the morning? Let us know your Android morning routine below.

Which XDA Member Has Helped You Most?

With so many talented and helpful community members in the XDA forums, you're likely to find support for any type of issue you run into with your Android device. Many developers in the forums have patched bugs and pushed fixes much sooner than any OEMs, while others have created fantastic apps that have brought us tons of functionality and...

Has Your Perception of Cyanogen Been Tarnished?

Cyanogen has made some major moves lately, and doesn't seem to be slowing down any time soon. From partnerships with OnePlus, Micromax and other OEMs to large rounds of funding from investors, Cyanogen is working hard to expand and become more profitable. But has this recent commercialization of the company tarnished your perception of them?...

Today, Could Your Phone Replace Your PC Entirely?

Android is becoming more and more powerful with every version update, and for many of us, smartphones have pretty much replaced our PCs for the day-to-day tasks. But are smartphones ready to replace PCs entirely? Let us know why or why not your smartphone could replace your PC entirely.

Best Apps to Bridge Android and PC?

Bridging the gap between our smartphones and PCs can sometimes yield some amazing results. There are already a number of different apps available to help synchronize between our devices, but which ones are best? Let us know your favorite apps for keeping your Android phone and PC connected.