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[Weekend Poll] Are You Actually Interested In A Dedicated Android Gaming System And / Or Controller?

[Weekend Poll] Are You Actually Interested In A Dedicated Android Gaming System And / Or Controller?

With all the Android gaming hardware announcements of late, I've really started to wonder: are people actually going to buy any of this stuff in meaningful quantities? You've got Moga's new controllers, Mad Catz is doing a console, BlueStacks is doing a console, and then there are the already-announced things like Shield, Ouya, GameStick, and the seemingly ever-growing list of "made for Android" wireless controllers.

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There's something that's been eating at me about all this stuff, though: it really does feel like a lot of the hype around the Android gaming segment is self-generated.

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[Weekend Poll] Are You Actually Going To Buy One Of The New "Nexus User Experience" Devices?

[Weekend Poll] Are You Actually Going To Buy One Of The New "Nexus User Experience" Devices?

With the announcement of the two leading-edge Android smartphones, the HTC One and Galaxy S4, in new "Nexus User Experience" editions, there really is only one remaining question: are you going to buy one?

The Nexified software experience has been something I've seen internet commenters clamoring for since the day I started writing for Android Police. And yet, somehow I feel pretty confident saying that these phones will fail to gain much traction outside a small, hardcore group of enthusiasts.

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[Weekend Poll] Is The White Nexus 4 On Your "Want" List?

[Weekend Poll] Is The White Nexus 4 On Your "Want" List?

The elusive white Nexus 4 has popped up on our radar on more than one occasion in the past, but as of yesterday, things got really real. And by real, I mean heavily augmented, stylized, and touched-up in Photoshop. We were provided some press photos of the device, leading us to believe that this baby (this baby being a pearly-white Nexus 4) is coming. The rumored released date, according to AndroidAndMe, is June 10th.

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[Weekend Poll] Whose Super-Sized Phone (In Theory) Could Sway You From The Next Galaxy Note?

[Weekend Poll] Whose Super-Sized Phone (In Theory) Could Sway You From The Next Galaxy Note?

We all know that Samsung's working on a new version of the Galaxy Note smartphone. And we can probably assume it's going to debut later this summer, as it has the last two years. Unlike the last two years, though, it doesn't seem like it will be released to a market free of any real competitors. In any practical sense, the Galaxy Note and Note II went basically unchallenged in the jumbo-phone segment.

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[Weekend Poll] Are You Going To Try Facebook Home?

[Weekend Poll] Are You Going To Try Facebook Home?

On April 12th, Facebook Home will arrive in the Play Store... for select devices. It's a homescreen replacement app, and for those who use Facebook regularly, might be something worth looking into. The demos of the app looked smooth and simple - there's a lot of that gesture business going on - and while I'm not exactly big on Facebook, I know I'm going to give it a whirl just to see what it's like.

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[Weekend Poll] US Readers: Do You Plan On Switching Carriers This Year?

[Weekend Poll] US Readers: Do You Plan On Switching Carriers This Year?

The wireless service landscape is undergoing significant changes in the US this year. T-Mobile just launched it's kind-of no contract plans with monthly hardware payments, something no other US carrier offers. Sprint is in the early stages of its LTE rollout, a buyout from Japanese firm Softbank, and the acquisition of Clearwire (which seems more likely with each passing day). AT&T has already gained the #2 LTE spot in the US, but may have turned off a good number of potential Galaxy S4 buyers by pricing the device at $250 on contract, while continuing to push its own shared data plan model.

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[Weekend Poll] HTC One Or Galaxy S4?

[Weekend Poll] HTC One Or Galaxy S4?

On last week's podcast, the question "HTC One or Galaxy S4?" came up, and was posed to each host. We all made our call, and now it's your turn. While I know many of you have no interest in either of these phones, today's question is not what your ideal phone is, but given a choice between them - which would you get? And no, 'neither' is not an option.

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Each phone has its advantages and disadvantages - that's clear.

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[Weekend Poll: Redux Edition] A Year Later, Are You Still Using A Custom Launcher?

[Weekend Poll: Redux Edition] A Year Later, Are You Still Using A Custom Launcher?

Back in the day, when I was using a Nexus One, custom launchers were all the rage on Android - not using one was strange. And when I had a DROID BIONIC, I still found myself using my go-to option - ADW.ex - most of the time. Today, though, my primary device is a Galaxy Note II, and I haven't had the urge to use a custom launcher for a moment since using it.

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[Weekend Poll And News Roundup] Would You Buy An HP Android Tablet?

[Weekend Poll And News Roundup] Would You Buy An HP Android Tablet?

Last week, a rumor from ReadWrite indicated HP was re-entering the consumer tablet market, with Android-powered hardware. HP's first stab at tablets, the TouchPad, was one of the most spectacular failures in the company's history. But given how well it runs Android, you have to wonder: how would a similar tablet that was actually built for Android fare in the market?

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If HP is working on Android tablets - which seems pretty likely, given the death of WebOS and the company's distaste for Windows RT - I personally think it could be a seriously disruptive force.

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[Weekend Poll And News Roundup] Has A Nexus Phone Become More Or Less Desirable To You In The Last Year?

[Weekend Poll And News Roundup] Has A Nexus Phone Become More Or Less Desirable To You In The Last Year?

In the last year, we've seen a lot of great Android phones - like the Galaxy S III, Note II, One X, RAZR M, or the upcoming Xperia Z. There's little doubt that with every major handset release, we're seeing Android phone manufacturers up their collective 'game.' But way back when (you know, a couple years ago), the fact that Android phones generally weren't always good was a big draw to a Nexus handset for me personally.

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