· Apr 24, 2015 at 04:44 pm

Cyanogen Teases “Top Secret” Development

Cyanogen just shared a picture of what they are cooking up in their labs, tagging it as a top secret in early stages. The picture shows a phone running an unofficial CyanogenMod 5.1 build on top of a circuit board. Hmm, what could it be? Head in, take a look and speculate!

· Apr 24, 2015 at 03:11 pm · 4 comments

What Are the Best Looking Apps on Android?

As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we're starting to see a plethora of beautiful new apps on the Play Store. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best looking apps on Android are and why.
· Apr 24, 2015

Walloid, Featuring Over 3000 Wallpapers

Walloid is a beautifully executed, cloud-based app that allows you to customize your device homescreen with over 3000 wallpapers from a variety of sources, including Material-inspired creations and wallpapers from 21 OEMs and 7 custom ROMs

· Apr 24, 2015

“black” Theme for CM12/12.1

This theme by XDA Member zTweaked may be the first he shares with us, but that doesn't stop it from looking dashing: it features a minimal black and indigo color palette on top of gray backgrounds. Give it a look!

· Apr 24, 2015 at 01:24 pm · 3 comments

Cyngn Explained: Who’s Cyanogen, What’s Cyanogen OS?

While Cyanogen, Inc has been the source of many headlines lately, there seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the differences between Cyanogen, Inc and CyanogenMod developers, as well as Cyanogen OS and the CyanogenMod ROM that so many XDA users love. The entities surrounding each of these are sometimes different and sometimes intertwined. We’ve gotten messages and comments requesting for a clearer distinction between these for future reference, which is why we are writing this feature. Let’s start...


· Apr 24, 2015 at 01:22 pm

Nexus 7 2013 Discontinued On Google Store

Google has swung the axe on the Asus-built Nexus 7 2013 tablet. Meeting the same fate as the Nexus 5 which was also released in 2013, all storage variants of the Nexus 7 2013 have been discontinued from the Google Store and will no longer be available for purchase from Google.

· Apr 24, 2015 at 01:07 pm

HTC Butterfly 3 Specs Leak Via CompuBench Benchmarks

According to latest leaks, the HTC Butterfly 3 will likely sport a Snapdragon 810 1.9 GHz octa-core processor, 3GB RAM and a 5.1" 1440 x 2560 display. The phone will also likely feature the same M9 camera for the rear, while the front may get bumped up to 13MP with probable 4K UHD video capability.

· Apr 24, 2015 at 12:51 pm

Verizon Moto X 2014 Receives Root On Kitkat 4.4.4

The Verizon Moto X 2014 has finally received root, albeit only on Kitkat 4.4.4 and via a paid tool. The phone, which was launched way back on 26th September 2014, took only 7 months of efforts to achieve root, thereby highlighting one of the cons of buying carrier locked smartphones.

· Apr 24, 2015 at 09:29 am

SCR Pro Banned from Google Play Store

Apps that modify the SELinux policy are now banned from Google's Play Store. One of the popular screen recording apps - SCR Pro is now removed and the developer got his account terminated for violating the rules of the store. Read the full story on Google+.

· Apr 24, 2015 at 08:28 am

Google’s Q1 Earnings Falls Short Of Expectations

Whilst Google's revenue may have fallen short of projections, investors appear to remain optimistic with stocks seeing an increase of 4% after their Q1 earnings announcement yesterday. The announcement showed that revenue is up 12% and they are now employing over 9000 more staff over this time last year.

· Apr 24, 2015 at 07:28 am

Samsung Investing $9 Billion Into South Korea Chip Plant

Samsung is set to invest a whopping $9 billion more into its South Korean chip plant. The plant is scheduled to begin production in 2017. Samsung aims to become the biggest chip producer in the world and opening its own plant surely will help achieve that goal.

· Apr 24, 2015 at 06:30 am · 3 comments

Android 5.1.1 Released, Google Cell Service – XDA TV

Android Lollipop 5.1.1 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 new Google Cell Service and what we know about it and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of the Sony Xperia Z4. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...

· Apr 24, 2015 at 05:25 am

Chrome Releases: Chrome Beta for Android Update

Google announced changes to the Beta for Chrome browser. Version 43.0.2357.38 brings faster Checkout and multiple improvements to speed up the performance. The app should be updated via Play Store within the next few hours. You can find more details about the upgrade here.

· Apr 24, 2015 at 05:23 am

SwiftKey Rolls Out ‘SwiftKey Hub’ In Latest Beta

SwiftKey Keyboard has released a new beta which introduces the SwiftKey Hub: a re-imagining of the settings and context menu. It is split into three separate categories: Personalize, SwiftKey Store, and Settings, which aim to provide more convenient access to popular settings and content.