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Developers, Developers, Developers. We love our developers here at XDA. We’re maybe not as outwardly-loud through text as Mr. Ballmer was in the linked clip, but without developers there wouldn’t even...

Some of the Best Battery Life on Android Today Comes on a Budget

In our recent review of the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 Snapdragon 650 variant, we noted some stellar battery performance. This was no ordinary 8hr-SOT battery life, this was legitimately 14+...

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Physical Versus Virtual Buttons — it’s More than Just Placement

The beginning of the trend Up until late 2011, hardware buttons were the widely-accepted norm for buttons on a handheld device, with Android’s hardware partners taking advantage of the free...
April 30, 2016 1:48 PM

On Affordable Smartphones: Iterative Improvements Over Time Depend on the Flagship

It’s been hard this week to look anywhere in the technosphere and not see an article proclaiming the death of the Flagship. Fueling these thoughts are years of declining profits and...
April 30, 2016 12:24 PM

RootJunky: How to Bypass Factory Reset Protection on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

We here at XDA are big fans of esteemed flashaholic RootJunky who specializes in teaching you how to hack your Android device. If you’re the owner of a flagship Samsung...
April 29, 2016 10:59 PM

KangVIP ROM For The Mate 8 Changes Developer, Updated to B180

After announcing that he was selling his Mate 8 but would continue to try and support the development on his ROM, ajsmsg78 announced today that pappschlumpf had taken over as lead developer. Shortly after...
April 29, 2016 7:04 PM

Intel Cutting Significant Part, Possibly Entire Atom Lineup

Update 10:26 PM 4/29: SoFIA and Broxton are now confirmed discontinued by multiple reputable sites with separate conversations with Intel. Anandtech and PC World, among others, are cited for this...
April 29, 2016 5:36 PM

SurveyMonkey: Microsoft Mobile Office App Usage Crushed by Google

Earlier this week SurveyMonkey released information from its Intelligence division that provides some insight into how many people are using Microsoft Office apps on mobile devices in comparison to Google....
April 29, 2016 3:53 PM

Chrome OS Gets Google Play. MODE Switchable Android Wear Bands. Ultra-Sonic Link Sharing?

Chrome OS is getting full Google Play Store support! Google introduces switchable watch bands for Android Wear with MODE. Finally, share links using ultrasound. These stories and more are talked about...
April 29, 2016 3:00 PM

Chinese OEMs in the West: Can They Capture both the Mainstream and Enthusiasts?

Chinese OEMs are no stranger to North America, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that they really started breaking into our higher-end smartphone market. Until then, offerings from...
April 29, 2016 1:44 PM

Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 XDA Review: The King of The Low End

The Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is one of Xiaomi’s trump cards to capture the low-mid end market for 2016, being the successor of one of Xiaomi’s most popular phones, the...
April 28, 2016 2:04 PM

Android N Style SystemUI for Sony Xperia Z5 and Z5 Dual

If you’re looking to get some Android N flavor onto your Sony Xperia Z5 or Z5 Dual, install this modified SystemUI by XDA Senior Member nreuge!
April 28, 2016 12:08 PM

Rady Red Theme for Sony Xperia Z5

Rady Red Theme by XDA Member tanto124 employs a combination of black and red in the right proportions to give a new look to your Sony Xperia Z5!
April 28, 2016 11:54 AM

Control Music From the Edge Panel with Edge Player

XDA Member hymxdev‘s app, Edge Player, lets you make better use of the Edge panel on Galaxy Edge devices by using it for controlling music. The app works with a...
April 28, 2016 11:12 AM