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Disqus AMA (Starts 11AM PST)

It's Friday, April 29th, and that means the day for our AMA with Disqus has arrived! We'll be starting the discussion at 11AM PST, but that doesn't mean you can't start asking questions now. As a reminder, the prompts for our discussion are:

  • What do you like or dislike about Disqus?
  • How can the commenting experience be improved for you and the AP community?

We'll be joined by some of the top brains at Disqus including:

  • Tony Hue, Community Manager, posting as Tony Hue
  • Daniel Matteson, Product Support lead, posting as Daniel
  • Talton Figgins, Product Manager, posting as Talton
  • Daniel Ha, CEO of Disqus, posting as obscurelyfamous

   

We've made them honorary members of the AP staff for the day so that they will be easy to spot (look for the AP staff tag).

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We Are Hosting An AMA With Disqus Next Friday, April 29th At 11AM Pacific, And You Are Invited

Disqus has been our comment and discussion platform of choice here at Android Police for just over four years. In that time, over a million comments have been made by you, our readers. I think I can speak for the entire AP team when I say that reading comments threads on the articles we write, particularly when they are witty or insightful, is one of the highlights of this job.

Disqus is the vehicle that carries these comment threads that bring us collective enjoyment, education, and sometimes frustration. We are sure that there are things that you love about Disqus, and, perhaps, some things you would like to see changed.

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HTC Announces HTC Preview, A Program To Get Input From Users On Upcoming Software And Devices

HTC is at something of a crossroads right now. After the disappointing performance of the One M9 earlier this year and steadily declining revenue, the company is launching the HTC Preview program. It's a way for users to test unreleased devices and software in order to help HTC improve them before they see the light of day. The HTC Preview team also did an AMA on Reddit to talk about the program, though they shied away from some of the tougher questions.

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Pushbullet Hosts AMA To Explain Reasoning Behind Pro Plan, Announces Tablet SMS Support

The reaction to Pushbullet's pro plan earlier this week was not what the developers had hoped for. Many users cited the $5 monthly price and removal of some free features as justification to declare Pushbullet literally satan. Pushbullet's developers have always been active in the community, so Ryan from Pushbullet (guzba on Reddit) is doing an AMA to explain.

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Official: X In Nexus 5X Stands For 'NeXus,' P In 6P Represents 'Premium'

Hiroshi Lockheimer of the Google team that build the Nexus 5X and 6P is currently answering questions in a Reddit AMA, and one that came up concerns those mysterious letters at the end of this year's devices. Rather than releasing the Nexus 5 (2015) and Nexus 6 (2015), Google tacked on the letter X to the former and P to the latter.

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The Chrome For Android Team Is Doing An AMA On Reddit Today [Update: Some Answers]

Do you have a burning question about Chrome for Android? Yes? Well, today is your lucky day. The team behind the Android version of Chrome is doing an AMA on the /r/Android sub-Reddit. That means you can ask them anything, not that they'll answer anything.

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Catch Up: Gmail Team's Inbox AMA Answers Questions About Functionality, Future Plans

In case you  missed it, three members of the team responsible for Inbox by Gmail including Vijay U, Jason C, and Taylor K (Product Manager, Designer, and Software Engineer respectively) answered questions in a Reddit AMA thread today.

Those who want to get a full look at the entire thread can click through the source link below, but in the interest of saving you some time, we've looked through the team's responses to gather up answers to the more popular questions.

In general, the Inbox team expressed interest in eventually bringing many of Gmail's existing features to Inbox, with some either under discussion or already in active development.

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OnePlus Lets Slip A Projected Q2 Or Q3 2015 Launch Date For the 'OnePlus 2'

You still can't just buy a OnePlus One, even after all these months. There are invites floating around, but it's an extra hurdle you have to clear to give them your money. So when will you get to start pining for the next one? According to Carl and David from OnePlus, the next OnePlus phone should be out in Q2 or Q3 of 2015.

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Reddit's Official Ask Me Anything App Hits The Play Store As Promised

Just a couple of days ago, Reddit launched an official app specifically geared toward helping users read "Ask Me Anything" threads, but the app was only available for iOS users through the App Store. It was promised, however, that the app would be available for Android "later this week." A mere two days later the app has been released.

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Principal Designer For Google Search Jon Wiley Hosts AMA That Sheds Light On Design Process, Future Of Search

In case you missed it, Jon Wiley hosted an AMA session on Reddit yesterday. Wiley, as the principal designer for Google Search, had plenty of insight to share on topics from specific product features to what roles a tech company should play in its local community.

Sifting through the whole thread can take a while, so we thought it'd be helpful to pick out just a few of the most interesting responses for those who just want a quick taste.

First up: feature removal. If there's a question we tend to see a lot of with Google updates, it's "why did Google remove X feature?" To that end, Reddit user read_the_article asked why Google removed a search filter that allowed users to search only for results in forums.

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