· Mar 27, 2015 at 04:13 pm · 2 comments

Should You Get Wear? Wearer’s Practical Observations

Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...

· Mar 27, 2015

Tazzed Theme for CM12

This red and white theme will alter all the basics you see on a daily basis to a much darker appearance. Tazzed brings the dark look many people miss from previous Android builds back to Lollipop.

· Mar 27, 2015

SL Flat Midnight Theme for Smart Launcher

Is Smart Launcher your default home application? If the answer is yes, head over to this thread to get an amazing theme for this launcher. Simply install it and follow the instructions provided in the thread.

· Mar 27, 2015 at 01:15 pm · 2 comments

SlimRoms: Updates on the Horizon

SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...

· Mar 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm · 3 comments

Your Favorite Wireless Charger?

Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.
· Mar 27, 2015 at 11:55 am · 2 comments

ASUS US Invites Developers at XDA to Special Event

ASUS has built a solid name over the years for their computer components, but in the last few years they have been expanding into the mobile market. With their Transformer series of tablets, their Padfone line, and being the tablet manufacturer for the Nexus 7 (as well as the 2013 version), they've solidified their place as a viable option in the mobile industry. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 they announced their ZenWatch, and at the beginning of 2015 they announced...

· Mar 27, 2015 at 11:50 am

Fix Memory Leak in Lollipop With This Xposed Module

If you have to deal with the rather infamous memory leaks on Android 5.0.x, XDA Recognized Developer and Contributor tonyp has developed an Xposed Module to help you out. This module solves major woes by fixing the ColorFade memory leak that occurs due to the Screen Off animation not releasing its resources.

· Mar 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

Oxygen OS Release Delayed By Extra Quality Control

OnePlus recently promised a deadline of 27th March 2015 for releasing Oxygen OS for its users, failing which they shall give away five OnePlus One devices. Unfortunately, the OS release has been delayed owing to quality control measures. The company is also working with CM to provide CM12 as soon as possible.

· Mar 27, 2015 at 07:00 am · 3 comments

Droid Turbo Rooted, Bezel-less Oppo R7 Seen – XDA TV

Oppo has demoed the bezel-less smartphone called the "R7!" 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 Google's internal code building tool is being having its source opened and be sure to check out the article talking about Android 5.1 factory images for the Nexus 5 and 6! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the...

· Mar 27, 2015 at 05:49 am

Jonah Becker Steps Down as HTC’s VP of Industrial Design

HTC’s Vice President of Industrial Design, Jonah Becker, announced on Twitter that he is leaving the company. It is reported that there is an ever increasing power struggle between the design team and sales team, which could have lead to this decision. Creative Director, Daniel Hundt, will now take over the position.

· Mar 26, 2015 at 10:09 pm · 24 comments

LG G4 Note Leaks

T-Mobile employee and XDA user s3rv1cet3ch has leaked images that he claims are of the upcoming LG G4 Note, LG's answer to the Samsung Note series and 'big brother' to the G4.  LG CEO Cho has been quoted as saying at a press meeting that the company would unveil the next flagship smartphone, G4, in the second quarter, and another high-end product in the second half. With the second quarter now just days away we could finally have a few hints of...

· Mar 26, 2015 at 08:21 pm

Compact Volume Panel for CM12

This Xposed module alters the layout of the stock volume panel on Android 5.0 by removing unnecessary padding and blank space, reducing the height of the volume panel by half. It was developed to solve the problem of the large amount of space covered when watching videos in portrait and changing volumes.

· Mar 26, 2015 at 08:16 pm

HTC One M9: UK Price Round Up

The Carriers of Great Britain have also been busy announcing their pricing plans for the One M9, which goes on pre-order in the US tomorrow. Oddly enough Tesco mobile appears to be offering the best deal here, if you can get by with just 1000 minutes of talk time.

· Mar 26, 2015 at 06:07 pm · 3 comments

HTC M9 Roundup: Availability and Prices

The HTC One M9, Available in both 'Gold on Silver' and 'Metal Gray' colors will be available for sale in stores across the US on April 10th, however most carriers are starting preorders tomorrow on March 27th. No matter which network you order yours from you will be covered by HTC's new Uh-Oh service. Throughout the day today we have seen just as many announcements from carriers regarding pre-order information and prices for Samsung's new flagships the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge. If...

· Mar 26, 2015 at 06:05 pm

Ericsson and Canonical Announce Partnership

Ericcson and Canonical (the company behind Ubuntu) have today announced a new three year partnership aimed at supporting the industry through cloud technology innovation, focusing on OPNFV and IT Cloud. As part of this deal Ericsson will take Ubuntu as the OS for Erricson's cloud system platform.