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[Deal Alert] 1st-Gen Moto 360 (Metal) for $149.99 on Woot!

Woot.com is offering new Moto 360's with metal bands for $149.99 + $5 shipping while supplies last. The 2nd-gen Moto 360 is on the horizon (in small and large varieties), but now is a good chance to get the old one at a steep discount.

QuickPic Now Owned By Maker of Clean Master

QuickPic, the highly regarded media gallery for Android, is now a part of Cheeta Mobile alongside the questionably beneficial Clean Master task killer. A new update is in the works, so stay tuned as we watch this ownership change with keen eyes. Official announcement after the jump.

Designing Android’s UI — What’s New in Marshmallow?

Googler and Android design advocate Roman Nurik posted a photo album detailing a lot of the new engineering and design that's gone into Marshmallow. Teasers for new APIs, theming standards, and resources after the jump.

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?