How Important are Water/Dust Resistance and General Phone Durability to You?

With the new Pixel phones not sporting a particularly impressive water and dust resistance rating, and with big OEMs like Apple and Samsung pushing for that with their flagships, many...

Best Note 7 MODs ( V4A, Xposed, 3imit…)

A while back TK made a video for XDA TV showing you how to root the Galaxy Note 7. Now if your phone is rooted and you’re wondering what to do...

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Registrations for Sony’s Nougat Beta Program Now Open to Xperia X Performance Users

There’s good news coming in for owners of the Sony Xperia X Performance, especially for those users that are always looking to try out new software. While Sony had cancelled...
September 24, 2016 4:27 PM

Indian DGCA Bans Use of Note Series in Flights After Galaxy Note 2 Catches Fire During Flight

It seems the Note series has become the favorite dropping point for all recent controversy. What started off with the Note 7 exploding and then Samsung initiating a massive recall...
September 24, 2016 3:04 PM

Huawei Nova and Nova Plus Coming in Early October (SD625, 5.0″/5.5″ 1080p, 3020/3340 mAh, Type-C)

Huawei has announced the release date for the Nova and Nova Plus, which are coming to North America and Europe in early October. Both devices will launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will...
September 24, 2016 10:35 AM

BLU Life One X2 Launches on October 7th for $150 (SD430, 5.2″ 1080p, 3000mAh, QC 3.0)

The BLU Life One X2 was just announced, and at $150 for the unlocked base model it appears to be a solid budget offering. It launches with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and...
September 23, 2016 11:40 PM

Bluetooth SIG Updates Developer Toolkit Lineup and Documentation

Bluetooth is one of those pieces of tech that help make our lives easier in small and subtle ways. Whether you use it to connect to your car, to your...
September 23, 2016 3:01 PM

Betrayal of Hype: Playing Fast and Loose with Release Dates Breeds Consumer Mistrust

Yesterday, Google launched Allo on the very last day of summer, just narrowly squeezing into their “Summer 2016” launch window. The product we got was compromised, and arguably doesn’t have a...
September 22, 2016 6:05 PM

Get The Best Time Lapse Shots With X-Lapse

The amount of Android accessories that are available are endless. In a sea of crappy cheap garbage it can be almost impossible to know if what you order is going...
September 22, 2016 10:34 AM

How Allo and Duo Want to Complicate Messaging by Fracturing the Market

I remember back in 2013 when Google unveiled Hangouts, it was a breath of fresh air. Finally, a true cross-platform integrated messaging program to compete with iMessage and BBM. Finally,...
September 21, 2016 6:14 PM

Allo’s Shortcomings Seriously Limit Adoption and Potential in a Competitive Market

Deducing release dates scribbled on paper, googling when Summer ends down to the minute, watching Play Store listings looking for any movement… If you have been around the forums or...
September 21, 2016 2:23 PM

Google Pixel XL Also Gets its Own Home in The XDA Forums!

Since the smaller brother got its own corner, it was only fair for the larger Pixel XL to also receive one of its own. If you’d like to discuss aspects...
September 21, 2016 12:29 PM

What Are Your Thoughts on Google Allo?

After a lot of anticipation, Google Allo was finally made available today! With a touch of AI, Allo seemed like a promising entry amidst the IM heavyweights like WhatsApp, iMessage...
September 21, 2016 12:15 PM

Xiaomi Redmi 1S Gets Unofficial CyanogenMod 14

The Xiaomi Redmi 1S, released in 2014 with Android 4.3 Jellybean, can now have a taste of Android 7.0 Nougat thanks to this unofficial CyanogenMod 14 build for armani.
September 21, 2016 11:40 AM