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.

Chromecast vs. Fire TV Stick: Which Is Better and Why?

The introduction of these two gadgets, Google's Chromecast and the Amazon Fire TV stick, has given millions of people an affordable way to turn their TVs into "smart" TVs. But which of these two HDMI sticks is the better choice? Let us know which one you prefer in the comments.

Do You Ever “Browse” for New Apps?

With well over one million apps on the Play Store, finding new quality apps may sometimes be a tough task to do. However, there are many different ways you can go about it. Let us know if you ever browse for new apps, and what your favorite way of doing so is.

Which Android Wear Watch is Most Beautiful?

The Moto 360 was largely considered to be the most beautiful Android Wear watch among Android enthusiasts. However, Motorola is getting some intense competition from the likes of LG and Huawei. With the LG Watch Urbane and Huawei Watch right around the corner, does the Moto 360 still keep its crown? Let us know which...

What Are Your Favorite Xposed Modules for Lollipop so Far?

As most of you are already aware, Xposed was recently updated to bring support for Android Lollipop. While the project is still in the alpha stage, many enthusiasts in our community have already begun customizing their devices with different modules. But which of the new tweaks are best? Let us know your favorite Xposed modules...

Who is the Apple Watch for?

Most smartwatches we've seen so far have seemingly tried to appeal to the tech enthusiast crowd, but Apple may be attempting to go a different route. With the Apple Watch being priced from $349 to a whopping $17K, it makes us wonder: Who exactly is the Apple Watch for? Would the average enthusiast spend that...

Do You Use a DAC with Your Mobile?

We all want to get the most out of our music listening experience, and getting the right gear can either make or break that. We recently discussed the best headphone options for listening on mobile, discovering that we have many audiophiles in our community. But what else can we use to enhance our sound? Let us...

Best Bang-for-the-Buck Phone You Can Get Today?

There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may...

Do You Think the Apple Watch Will Be a Huge Success?

Many people are under the impression that once Apple finally launches its smartwatch, the market for wearables will suddenly become mainstream and be taken to the next level. Taking an idea that already exists and making it incredibly successful isn't something new to Apple, but does the Apple Watch have what it takes? The wearable...

S6 Edge: Innovation, or Desperate Attempt to be Different?

Samsung's latest and greatest, the Galaxy S6 Edge, is drastically different from any Samsung flagship that has come before it. The Korean giant took a very different approach when designing this little beast, creating quite the debate among android enthusiasts about whether this is really the next big thing or not. Is the Galaxy S6...

How Do You Usually Access the XDA Forums?

There are a number of different apps on the Play Store that make browsing the XDA portal and forums a fun experience on mobile, but we want to know: What's your favorite way to access the XDA forums? Do you prefer browsing on the desktop, mobile app, or mobile browser? If you use a mobile...

Samsung Galaxy S6 VS HTC One M9: Which Do You Prefer?

After months of anticipation, both the Samsung Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 have finally been unveiled. Now that we have all seen both of the devices in all their glory, many of us have some decisions to make. Which of the two beasts do you prefer: the Galaxy S6 or the One M9? Let...

Which App Is Most Desperately in Need of an Update?

While the majority of the top apps have already incorporated Google's newest design language, there are still very many apps that are in need of some Material Design love. Which apps do you think are most desperately in need of an update?