· 7/3 at 02:26 pm · 1 comment

Index Project For XDA Device Subforums

Another ambitious project from the collaborative efforts of Recognized Contributors and Forum Moderators of XDA, the Index Project aims to achieve Index threads with a consistent feel for all device subforums on XDA by using a common template. The thread features HTML as well as BBCode to achieve the same.

· 7/3 at 02:22 pm · 1 comment

Android Powered Blackberry Venice Renders

@evleaks has leaked images that apparently show the upcoming Blackberry Venice which is said to run Android and is AT&T bound. Blackberry's move to Android is believed to showcase the management and security of multiple operating systems through the new Blackberry enterprise Service 12  (BES12).

· 7/3 at 12:00 pm · 2 comments

The Atlas of XDA

A few weeks ago, we asked you "How Does Your Location Affect Your Life As A Power User?". In the days that followed, members from all over the world shared their stories and experiences of life across the globe. Allow me to introduce the true story of what it means to be a power user on this pale blue dot.   Index Africa & Oceania: Australia, Indonesia, Libya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Americas: Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Martinique, United...

· 7/3 at 11:10 am · 3 comments

New Snapdragons: Some Context & Contrast

It hasn’t been a good year for Qualcomm so far. Every device featuring the Snapdragon 810 has had a less-than-stellar fate, be it because of overheating complaints or actual decreased sales. HTC is in a particularly worrisome situation, and Sony’s Z4 is slipping down Japanese charts just over a week after its release. The G Flex 2, Mi Note Pro and Z3+ all saw complaints as well. Even MediaTek is seemingly getting an advantage over this.   But a particularly...


· 7/3 at 10:12 am · 1 comment

Google To Launch Next Gen Android One On July 14

The first gen of Android One devices to be launched in India in September 2014 were decent starter smartphones, featuring budget specs and a promise of fast updates. However, the phones did not pick up as big a response as Google hoped. Now, as per a report by The Economic Times, it appears that Google is rethinking their strategy towards Android One in India. The first gen Android One devices focused on first time smartphone users, but were flawed in...

· 7/3 at 10:07 am · 0 comments

IonVR: The Future of Virtual Reality

IonVR is the newest and arguably one of the most exciting VR solutions in the works today. The IonVR mobile virtual reality headset will be released later this year, but the company is already accepting pre-orders on its website. Head inside for more details on why this may just be the future of virtual reality.

· 7/3 at 06:30 am · 1 comment

John Legere Responds to Outburst, Teases Announcement

In light of Sprint's CEO taking to Twitter to speak out against T-Mobile CEO John Legere, the latter held a Periscope session earlier today, in which he went on to dismiss the rant, revealed that something big and fantastic was coming to T-Mobile next week, and that Apple Music is coming to Music Freedom soon.

· 7/3 at 06:00 am · 2 comments

Droid Turbo Lollipop OTA, 2015 Moto G Leaked – XDA TV

Android Lollipop for the Droid Turbo has been released. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the 2015 edition of the Moto G and be sure to check out the article talking about Android Lollipop for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...

· 7/3 at 05:15 am · 2 comments

OnePlus Cardboard Goes on Sale at No Cost, $5 Shipping

After announcing that the OnePlus 2 launch will be streamed in VR, with free OnePlus Cardboard units being given out, the website has finally started showing a "Get It" button. The listing is only live in certain countries, and states that units begin shipping on July 10th with shipping costs coming out to $5.

· 7/3 at 04:59 am · 1 comment

Microsoft Drops Lawsuit Against Kyocera

Earlier this year, a patent infringement lawsuit between Kyocera and Microsoft was brought before the US District Court, and in a unexpected move today, the lawsuit between the two companies was resolved as they went on to sign a patent cross-licensing agreement for a broader range of each other's technology.

· 7/3 at 04:12 am · 1 comment

EVLeaks Shows Off Possible BlackBerry Android Phone

It wasn't too long ago that we received reports of BlackBerry planning to use Android in their upcoming devices, although it wasn't confirmed how this would be implemented. The Canadian company has publicly announced that they 'remain committed to the BlackBerry 10 operating system', touting its strengths in security and productivity. Now, thanks to Evan Blass at EVLeaks, we have our first look at what one of these upcoming phones could look like.   The picture itself shows the bottom half of a design...

· 7/2 at 08:41 pm · 2 comments

Mysterious GG1 Google Device Stops by FCC. Glass v2?

As the year progresses, we draw further away from Google's annual I/O conference, and closer to the time when the latest hardware from Mountain View is made available to the public. While I/O itself remains one of the most popular tech conferences, the hardware unveiling is a contrastively low-key post across social media, but nonetheless, remains an exciting and much awaited event. In the months leading up to the unveiling, a host of leaks take place, revealing various info about...

· 7/2 at 04:54 pm · 3 comments

Material and Material Dark Hit Samsung’s Theme Store

The latest version of Touchwiz, launched alongside the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, was aimed at providing a vastly improved software experience in lieu of the bad reputation its predecessors had gained. While this iteration turned out to be a vast improvement in terms of lack of bloatware, fluidity and user experience, Samsung's OEM skin fell short in the aesthetics department by a long shot, abandoning a plethora of Material Design principles and leaving users wanting more. However, Theme Store...

· 7/2 at 01:09 pm · 6 comments

Swappa’s New App Helps You Value Your Device

There comes a sad time in everyone's life where you must part ways with your gadgets. Perhaps they are dropped from a height, carelessly hardbricked, or simply stashed in a drawer in favor of a shinier upgrade. Alternatively they might enter the world of the second-hand market, and become someone else's daily driver. Swappa is especially popular for this purpose here at XDA, where thousands of users trust the site enough to buy and sell their devices through it. In fact, we made...