MediaTek LinkIt Smart 7688 & 7688 Duo Development Challenge

Using the MediaTek LinkIt™  Smart 7688 and 7688 Duo HDKs and open source platform, developers can add Wi-Fi to any device. This challenge is your opportunity to pitch your proposal for...

The Android Cast: Episode 20 – “Allo From The Other Side”

This week on The Android Cast: —— – The crew discusses their experiences with Google Allo. Being our first look into Google Assistant, we discuss our reactions and look into...

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Contributing to Open Source Projects Not Just For the Experts

XDA has long been a proponent of open source development, and we’ve seen it flourish over the years. In fact, it’s one of the main reasons our community has grown...
September 26, 2016 1:00 PM

Moto M Rumored to Launch with Microsoft Bloatware Pre-Installed

It was just last month when we learned about a cross-licensing patent deal between Microsoft and Lenovo. Microsoft has been making deals with multiple Android OEMs as a way to...
September 26, 2016 11:24 AM

Motorola to Launch the Moto Z Series in India Next Month

When Motorola and Lenovo first announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, we were told the Force Droid variant would be a Verizon Wireless exclusive. This is still the case,...
September 26, 2016 10:10 AM

How to Access the Hidden Hardware Diagnostic Tools on your Android Phone

If you’re buying a phone secondhand, the first thing you should absolutely do is complete a thorough check of the device’s hardware to ensure that everything is working as intended....
September 26, 2016 10:00 AM

Signs of Life For Android Pay’s Global Rollout

With rumors swirling about Android Pay’s expansion into more countries, Google has started taking steps towards preparing for those launches. Unfortunately, most of the preparations happen behind closed doors where...
September 26, 2016 10:00 AM

Google’s October 4th Event Likely to Talk about Android-Chrome OS Hybrid “Andromeda”

We had every reason to be pumped up about the upcoming October 4th event from Google. After all, it’s not everyday that Google releases new hardware that has had heavy...
September 26, 2016 9:52 AM

Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Units Continue to Have Battery Issues

Samsung has been trying to replace defective Galaxy Note 7s as quickly as possible, but it looks like the South Korean tech giant has run into yet another issue with...
September 26, 2016 9:48 AM

Mediatek Officially Unveils the 10 nm Helio X30 and 16 nm Helio P25

At a press event in China, MediaTek held their official launch event for their long awaited flagship Helio X30, and their latest mid range chip, the Helio P25. The Helio...
September 26, 2016 4:29 AM

Android Gaming Graphics at a Standstill: What Is Holding Us Back, and the Path Forward

Over the past couple years, we’ve seen a massive shift in the Android gaming market. Many major companies have shifted away from releasing new original graphically intensive 3D games, and...
September 25, 2016 2:23 PM

SystemGlow Adds CPU Load And Network Activity Info on Top of Your Status Bar

Most modern day smartphones are equipped well-enough to blaze through common, everyday tasks of the normal users. Making a call, sending a text or an email, checking out images in...
September 25, 2016 1:00 PM

PSA: Disabling Accessibility Services Breaks OK Google Audio Feedback on Nougat

“OK Google, what’s the weather like tomorrow.” The Google App’s voice recognition feature is incredibly useful for answering many basic questions, though the feature tends to be underutilized in public...
September 25, 2016 11:00 AM

Weekly Debrief

It has been an awesome week in android news! Google is launching some new apps and leaks continue to appear for the Google Pixel phones. We are getting close to...
September 25, 2016 9:40 AM