ANDROID

Which Theme Do You Run on Your Phone, and Why?

Screenshots are welcome! Thanks to the plethora of customization tools on Android, it's fairly easy to find themes that suit your style. Alternative launchers, icon packs, and custom widget creation tools are just some of the ways you can customize your UI. But unless you're a user on a custom ROM with the Cyanogenmod Theme...

Top 5 Icon Packs for Android!

The great thing about Android is its customizability. One part of the customization is icon packs. This change the look of the icons on your device allowing you to achieve your desired look. There are many icon pack available and today XDA TV Special Guest Zach talks about his 5 favorite icon packs. Check of...

Through the Viewfinder: Honor 5X Launch, Munich

Last Thursday (4th February 2016) the Honor 5X was finally launched in Europe and presented in Munich, Germany. The afternoon comprised of the launch presentation, interviews with Thorsten Doehlert and Zhao Gang, experiencing the phone and a talent show. Before the launch, Honor approached me to ask my thoughts on the device. I found it...

The Misfortunate Pixel C: A Gigantically Insufficient Leap for Android Tablets

There is one particular device that disappointed me greatly last year, an Android product that promised to fulfill a void in the ecosystem, but that mightily failed to do so -- and in great part it failed because it was an Android product. The Pixel C was set to be the tablet that would bring productivity into...

BadaDroid is Alive and Kicking! Android Marshmallow Available for Samsung GT-S8500 Wave

Android is a unique mobile OS, as it can be installed on various devices including phones, tablets, watches or even cars. It's one of the most flexible operating systems and due to its open-source nature, it's ported to even more devices. Most of OEMs decided to use it on the phones, but s particular Samsung created an own...

One Click Root in 2016

Here at XDA we love to have control over our phones, for some people that means that you have to gain root access to your device. Well it has never been easier! Exploring the world can be a dangerous task. In this video XDA TV Host Ronald goes over some of the best One Click...

TWRP 3.0.0 Has Been Released

TWRP 3.0.0 has now been released for all devices that are currently supported and comes packed full of new features and a completely new look. The TWRP team has also issued a warning that as this release brings some significant changes it is possible that some devices may not boot correctly or have display issues due...

Dear Google Play Review Team, Please Don’t Be Evil

You're a developer, and you've been putting your heart and soul into an application because you love to code and you would like to show the world the fruits of your labor. You decide to pony up the $25 to register a Google Play Developer account and to work day and night to live up...

USB Type C Cables Fry Devices, Jolla Tablet Troubles & MediaTek Backdoor! – XDA TV

It's Friday, February 5, 2016, and Jordan talks about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. Non standard's compliant USB Type C Cables can potentially fry devices. After announcing that their backers won't all be getting their tablets, Jolla announced refunds and a few more tablets. A security vulnerability was found in MediaTek software. Those stories...

My Phone is Better Than Yours – Mr. Phone App Review

Attention Spec-Heads! Mobile phone enthusiasts spend a great deal of time talking specs. There are know-it-alls everywhere. T-Mobile America even made a commercial about these braggarts! Yet, with all the smartphones that have been, currently are, and will be available, how does a walking encyclopedia keep it all straight? XDA TV Producer TK has found an...

Vinli – Control Your Home w/ Your Car

Vinli has been quite busy since we last spoke with them at the Big Android BBQ. They have partnered with Uber and continued to improve their tools for developers. XDA TV Producer TK and Vinli CTO Powell Kinney sat down to discuss more regarding their connected car platform. One exciting advancement is the ability to...

Make Sure Your USB Type C Cable is Standard-Compliant, Lest Your Device Gets Fried

Ever the aficionado with a passion for making sure products are conforming to the right type of standards, Benson Leung is a Google Engineer who has devoted much of his time to truly testing out cables and accessories since the move to USB Type C started. In the past months, he’s reviewed a plethora of...