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Feedback Loop: phone prices, mobile Chrome extensions, television shows and more!


Welcome to Feedback Loop, a weekly roundup of the most interesting discussions happening within the Engadget community. There's so much technology to talk about and so little time to enjoy it, but you have a lot of great ideas and opinions that need to be shared! Join us every Saturday as we highlight some of the most interesting discussions that happened during the past week.

This week, we talk about the ridiculous pricing structure of cellphones, discuss the possibility of extensions in a mobile browser, share thoughts on HBO's Silicon Valley and fondly recall our memories of the Game Boy. Do you have something to say? Head past the break to join the conversation!

Will we ever see cheaper phones?

Earlier this week, OnePlus unveiled its new smartphone, the One. It's a flagship-level phone that will be available at a fairly reasonable price point. Frank asks if this will finally break the current pricing model of phones here in the United States. It's an interesting question: Why are our cellphones so expensive? Especially when compared to tablets, which use nearly identical components. What do you think it will take for us to have access to cheaper cellphones?

Extensions for Chrome on mobile devices?

Chrome has been one of the more popular browsers on traditional desktop computers for some time. One of the best parts of Chrome is its rich catalog of extensions. Thanks to the flexibility and increased convenience that browser extensions have given us, it seems only logical that we should eventually see them on our mobile devices, right? GF wants to know when we'll see them and why Google and Apple haven't allowed them yet. What do you think the holdup is? And what browser extension would you absolutely love to see on a mobile device? Head over to the forums and let us know.

Tech Television: Share your thoughts on Silicon Valley

HBO announced that it signed Silicon Valley for an additional season based on strong ratings from the first three episodes. Over in the forums, we've been sharing our impressions of the show. Have you had a chance to check it out yet? Tell us what you think!

Nintendo's Game Boy turns 25

Nintendo's Game Boy system hit a pretty crazy milestone, turning 25 years old. Dan Cooper wants to know if you have any special memories of your time with the device. Do you remember the first time you ever played a Game Boy? Share your story in the Engadget Forums.

That's all this week! Do you want to talk about your favorite gadget or have a burning question about technology? Register for an Engadget account today, visit the Engadget forums and start a new discussion!

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