· May 26, 2015 at 05:42 pm · 2 comments

Nexus & Cookies: A More Focused Direction?

It is that time of the year again, and we are approaching the day where Android fans all over the world gather to watch the livestream of Google’s I/O conference. Among the expected announcements lay wearables, Android Auto, hints at VR and  the Internet of Things and, of course, a new version of Android. An early glimpse of a supposed “Android M” was caught on the official website before being nuked out of existence, and thus the speculation began.  ...

· May 26, 2015 at 04:05 pm

Google’s Roboto Font Goes Open Source

Google's iconic Roboto family of fonts that made an appearance on Android 4.0 IceCream Sandwich and went on to receive a drastic overhaul with the launch of Android 5.0 Lollipop has been open-sourced, along with the toolchain used in creating it. The font is available on GitHub, with all 40,000+ glyphs in 18 different styles.

· May 26, 2015

Twitter’s Periscope Arrives on Android

Twitter's live-streaming app, Periscope, has finally made its way onto Android after a long iOS-only stint. Periscope links up with your Twitter account and allows you to broadcast a stream to all or some of your followers.

· May 26, 2015

T-Mobile Nexus 6 Received 5.1.1, WiFi Calling Enabled

The T-Mobile Nexus 6 has received an update to Android 5.1.1 that enables WiFi calling. The factory image is now available to download, and carries the LYZ28E build number, weighing in at a hefty 896MB.

· May 26, 2015 at 03:32 pm · 3 comments

LG G4 US Carrier Release Dates

The LG G4 was announced on April 29th with its Snapdragon 808 SoC, a welcomed change from its higher-end cousin, the overheating 810. Packing 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a 3000mAh battery, and an impressive 16MP camera, the G4 is widely considered to be one of the best flagships of 2015. After almost a month of release speculation, the major US carriers have finally released some information regarding the device's availability, and here's what we know so far:  ...


· May 26, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Microsoft Reaches Pre-Install Agreement With New OEMs

As of late, Microsoft has been making a subtle but widespread play into the Android ecosystem, with small apps like Bing Torque being the foreshadowing of the larger ones to come, and as it stands, Skype and the three popular office apps - Powerpoint, Excel and Word - are thriving on the Play Store following their public release earlier this year, prior to which the Office suite remained in beta. Having its top apps on Android was just a stepping stone...

· May 26, 2015 at 02:43 pm

Chrome Browser Gets Integrated MIDI Support

After existing in beta form since April, Chrome Browser version 43 has gained native MIDI support. MIDI, or Musical Instrument Digital Interface, is the standard connection protocol that allows music hardware and software to communicate, and will now allow for websites to directly control music-based hardware.

· May 26, 2015 at 01:43 pm

Microsoft Confirms Cortana for Android

Microsoft has officially confirmed that it's bringing Cortana to both Android and iOS. The digital assistant will be published for Android in late June and iOS a few months later. Cortana is a competent rival for Google Now, which works closely with Windows 10.

· May 26, 2015 at 01:09 pm

OnePlus Two Event Next Tuesday

The OnePlus Twitter account is now hinting at a June 1 reveal for the OnePlus Two, currently rumored to boast a 5.5" 1440p display, 4GB RAM, 3300mAh battery, Snapdragon 810 (confirmed via benchmark), and the in-house OxygenOS (confirmed via Reddit AMA) for around $400. Check the tweet for the latest "time to change" render.

· May 26, 2015 at 12:50 pm · 5 comments

Discover XDA: Discover Greater

We’ve all been there at some point in our XDA lives; we used to spend hours browsing over the forums but now we seem to be stuck inside the same one device and a few software threads. I’m here today to help you out of that rut. With over 2.5 million threads, you can be sure to find a new area of interest. Even if you do not currently have an interest in some of the alternate forums, it's not...

· May 26, 2015 at 12:42 pm

Sony Launches The Xperia Z3+ As A Global Flagship

Not Xperia Z4, but Xperia Z3+ is the new flagship by Sony. The smartphone is slightly slimmer and lighter than Xperia Z3. The changes are not big, hence the decision to stick with the Z3 name. You can see the new device in action on Sony's blog. The Xperia Z3+ will be available to buy in June.

· May 26, 2015 at 12:36 pm

Android Auto Comes To Its First Car— Hyundai Sonata

Android Auto was announced a year ago at Google I/O's keynote. Google needed some time to launch the service, but it's finally a finished product and hits its first car - the Hyundai Sonata. Android Auto brings several Google services like Maps, Now and voice search. An Android 5.0+ smartphone is required.

· May 26, 2015 at 11:03 am

LG Developer Event To Highlight App Development

LG held a Developer Event in San Francisco last year to highlight the key features in their QCircle SDK and, with Google I/O set to happen this week, it's happening again. This year's event is entitled "Creating Apps with LG – Stay Ahead of the Curve" and will focus on creating apps for the LG G4, LG G Flex2, plus VR and IoT devices

· May 26, 2015 at 06:00 am · 3 comments

XPrivacy for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Have you ever been on the Google Play Store and saw an app that you wanted to try, but the sheer amount of permissions put you off? Why does a LED Color app need access to my calendar? Sometimes app developers tell you that it’s because of the ads. However, other times, apps don’t explain why they are spying on your text messages. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables...

· May 26, 2015 at 03:42 am

Sony France Confirms Lollipop Update for Sony Xperia T3

The mid-range Sony Xperia T3 is set to receive a Lollipop update shortly. The information was confirmed by the Sony representative in France. The fate of other cheaper devices is yet to be known, but the confirmation of Android 5.x for T3 is a good sign. Be on the look out, as the OTA might appear any time soon.