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Will Mobile Payments Replace *Your* Wallet?

With Android Pay coming up soon and Samsung Pay undergoing a U.S. Beta, it seems like mobile payments are picking up across all Android phones (except those without NFC). More stores are bound to adopt the standard, allowing your device to replace your wallet. Moreover, Samsung's offering seems very solid as well (unless you are...

We Have 30 OnePlus 2 Invites, Here’s How to Get One!

After some hurdles and delays, OnePlus is finally sending out invites this weekend in an aggressive attempt to make up for their lost time. The OnePlus 2 received mixed reviews all over the internet, but the overall consensus is that for the price, it is a very solid phone. And now that it's truly launching, all eager fans...

Note 5 S-Pen Breaking! 256Gb Asus Zenfone 2! Unlimited 4k Recording on Note 5 – XDA TV

It's Friday, August 28, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com.Someone, somewhere, "accidentally" inserted their S-Pen into their Samsung Note 5 backwards. Nevermind how, or why, or even the fact that it's possible, it happened... and apparently doing that, even once, breaks a ton of functionality, so please don't do...

A Dece Oasis Power Bank Review

Lenovo subsidiary ZUK has launched its own accessories brand called "A Dece Oasis", currently the company only produces a small but loud Bluetooth/NFC speaker and power banks, here we will take a look at the latter. The power banks are due to go on sale over the coming weeks, and a price has not been set...

App Review: YouTube Gaming

Yesterday saw the release of Google’s new addition to the global video site YouTube, YouTube Gaming. Being brought to you by the makers of Android, it of course comes with an app which we have taken an in-depth look at for you. Firstly, what is YouTube Gaming? Well, not only does it let you keep up-to-date with...

ZUK Z1 Specifications, Info and Launch Event – XDA TV

Last week, I traveled for 24 hours straight to the other side of the world, to spend a grand total of 36 hours in Shenzhen and to feast my eyes on the international launch event for the ZUK Z1. Today, I share my experience with you. After a whirlwind couple of weeks obtaining plane tickets and...

Root & TWRP Available For Samsung Galaxy Note 5!

Hopping on to the root bandwagon is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, courtesy of XDA Senior Member Manh_IT's Noble Kernel. Speaking about the kernel, it is significant here in the fact that it is the only way to get root on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The kernel is pre-rooted and also contains a fix for...

5 Kickstarter Projects in Mobile You Should Check Out Now – XDA TV

Thank you for tuning in to XDA TV. Today we are going to be talking about five interesting Kickstarter projects.There have been noteworthy Kickstarter projects that have changed the mobile scene and created new market segments. And there have been other highly funded projects that promised much and delivered little. The five projects we are discussing...

YouTube Gaming Now Available

YouTube's competitor to twitch is now live. Simply dubbed "YouTube Gaming," you can follow the link below to the Play Store and install the APK. The application itself allows you to view live streams as well as follow certain games. Will any of you be switching from Twitch to Google's offering?

Hands-On with an Unnamed Elephone Device

During a recent visit to Elephone's HQ in Shenzhen, I was lucky enough to get a hands-on with an as of yet unnamed phone that will retail at around $80. Aimed at children or as an accessory, the smartphone is the smallest I have seen, featuring a tiny 2.45" (240x432) LCD display. It seems like...

S Pen Controversy: User Error, or a Design Flaw?

By now, many of us have heard about the Note5's stylus and how it breaks a vital mechanism when you try to store it backwards. Many discussions and debates have happened since, with a number of publications publishing editorials defending either the company or the affected users. Now that we have better information of what is going...

Encore Music – XDA App Review

We listen to music a lot on our devices. We now have more providers of music than we know what to do with. Google Play Music and Spotify are some of the more popular options. The issue, currently, is that we end up downloading many apps to do one thing, listening to our favorite music.Download...