I agree. It may get to a point where having streaming capabilities becomes a necessary feature to compete, even in the high-end, audiophile-only market segment. Competitors are increasingly moving towards incorporating such capabilities. I have read a bit about Android's disadvantages in terms of battery draining, interposing software between the "pure metal" and the player, and the like. But there surely are solutions for them. iBasso's DX200 and others have an Android bypass (not sure how well it works, though). While I'd certainly appreciate an Xperia device with hi-end audio components, I still prefer having a separte, audio-only device for listening. Quality can be higher on a dedicated device and they tend to last longer since (in my case, at least), they are not subject to the same heavy duty use phone are subject to. Plus, it's easier to keep children away from DAPs than from phones (and they can always get their own iPod for DAP purposes of their own).