Cyanogen Inc. Lays Off 30 of its Staff; May Turn from OS Towards Apps

Remember Cyanogen Inc.? Yeah, the same company whose top executives were reported as expressing their intention to “put a bullet through Google’s head“. The Cyanogen Inc. (not to be confused with...

The Modular Concept: Why a Change of Direction Is Needed

Have modular phones failed, is it too early to give up hope on what looked to be such a promising market? To set the stage, the LG G5 released as...

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What’s a Mod, Tweak or App That You Can’t Live Without?

With the new Android version fast approaching public release, it’s a good idea to refresh our memories on the things that we certainly can’t live without in our current setups....
July 23, 2016 9:59 AM

XDA Friday 7/22/16

The weekend has arrived! Let’s recap some of the most interesting articles from XDA this week. Android N Developer Preview 5 Released; Public Rollout “Later This Summer” The last Developer...
July 22, 2016 3:20 PM

Meizu MX6 Now Has its Own Subforum!

The deca-core Meizu MX6, released just last week, now has its own dedicated sub forum! Reach out to fellow MX6 users and share your own custom software creations!
July 22, 2016 2:59 PM

Win 1 of 20 Tronsmart QC 3.0, Type C Power Banks *Winners*

These sleek power banks would normally set you back $35 and feature a standard QC 3.0 and a USB Type-C port meaning you can charge two devices at the same...
July 22, 2016 11:00 AM

Smartwatches in the Developing World: Why Success is Hard to Come by

But even then, there’s an unproportionately large friction when it comes to the adoption of smart wearables, mainly watches, in the developing world when compared to the developed parts of...
July 22, 2016 9:58 AM

Theming 101 – Kickstart Your RRO Layers Development Streak

What is RRO Layers? Runtime Resource Overlay was a solution developed internally at Sony for the functioning of Xperia Themes and for quick prototyping, in the wake of Android Lollipop’s...
July 21, 2016 5:08 PM

Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s Iris Scanner Demo Leaked

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is due for a launch in a few weeks, and as expected, the leaks have been flowing. Previously, some images appeared which gave us a...
July 21, 2016 4:29 PM

Andromium’s $99 Superbook Converts Your Android Smartphone Into a Laptop

Every now and then, Kickstarter tends to give us products and ideas which are received brilliantly by the crowd. These products offer simple and practical solutions, and the audience very...
July 21, 2016 2:01 PM

$7 Magnetic Charger Review

The charger comes in two pieces. You’ll put the adapter in the charge port of your phone and the cord will connect magnetically to it. The connection is strong enough that...
July 21, 2016 12:17 PM

Why I Chose the OnePlus 3 as my Daily Driver: A Nexus 6P Lover’s Excuse

After writing the final word of my extensive OnePlus 3 review, I was met with the same choice I find myself debating after every XDA review. Do I want to keep...
July 21, 2016 11:00 AM

Here’s a Quick Fix for the Nexus 6’s Recent YouTube App Lag Issue

Android, as we all know, is a general purpose mobile operating system. Even if you hop from one Nexus phone to another one, your software experience can differ in really...
July 21, 2016 8:00 AM

Samsung Already Did it: For Better or Worse, Samsung-led Innovation and Trendsetting helped Shape Android

Samsung is one of the world’s biggest smartphone brands, and part of what made them the tech giant they are today is their ability to convert unorthodox features into seemingly...
July 20, 2016 12:53 PM