DEBATE Posts on XDA

Debate: Modular Smartphones, Are we Ready for Them? Are They Ready for Us?

Google's Project Ara is the first major move towards achieving consistent, thoughtful and standardized modularity on smartphones. Announced in October 2013, Google envisioned a phone that can be torn apart and brought back together again. The idea is brilliant; think of the possibilities, users can piece together the ideal smartphone to perfectly meet their needs. On...

Sunday Debate: Native Apps vs. Web Apps

After being used to the current app paradigm for the entirety of Android's life, over-the-air changes might radicalize the way we understand Android and its app ecosystem. While web apps haven't proven themselvs yet, synchronized developments might make them worthy soon. Our current mobile experience is heavily reliant on native apps that sit on our homescreen,...

Sunday Debate: Will Huawei Succeed in Western Markets?

In just a few years, Huawei managed to break into the Android scene with a bang, and after their 2015 line-up which included the revered Nexus 6P, the company is seemingly ready to expand towards new frontiers. Despite the fact that the company has been around for awhile, it wasn’t until 2015 where Huawei began making...

Sunday Debate: How Can Android Wear Capture the Mainstream?

Android Wear has been around for over a year, and despite numerous software iterations and two generations of hardware filled with alternatives, the smartwatch game still hasn’t trickled down into the mainstream, and it has certainly not matched the prediction that analysts have been putting forth for years now.While Wear is not a mainstream product,...

Sunday Debate: How Can Android Tablets Rise Again?

It doesn’t take long to realise that most Android publications, and even OEMs, give little love to Android tablets. Earlier in Android’s life, and particularly during the tablet boom, OEMs did come up with many tablet offerings. A notorious exponent is Samsung, which flooded the market with many redundantly similar tablets, and it even updates some...

Sunday Debate: Which Fingerprint Scanner Placement is Best?

Fingerprint scanners are here to stay, and while not everyone agrees that it should be such a prominent authorization method, the technology and its possibilities have expanded dramatically in these past few years. Now Android has native fingerprint scanner support in Android Marshmallow, and the new Nexus phones come with a nice sensor on the back...

Sunday Debate: AMOLED vs IPS LCD Displays

Our screens keep getting brighter and richer, with more pixels in each inch of glass -- all for our viewing pleasure. Resolution wars are far from over, as we now have the first 4K panel on a smartphone with the Xperia Z5. But we all know that resolution is not all there is to a...

Force Touch on Android: Worth Exploring, or Just a Gimmick?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Force Touch. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below! Force Touch is a...

Sunday Debate: Will High-end Flagships Die Out?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Flagship Death. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!      The blogosphere at large...

Sunday Debate: Which Factors Caused HTC’s Woes?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on HTC's situation. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!  HTC is underperforming, and...

Sunday Debate: Heads Up Notifications vs. Ticker

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Notifications. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!  Notifications are a huge part...

Sunday Debate: Are We Close to a Performance Plateau?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Performance. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!  At XDA, we love optimizing...