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Android Nougat Beta Build for the Huawei P9 is Available – Get it Now!

Correction: The Nougat beta build seems to currently only be for the Huawei P9. We will be on the lookout for beta builds dropped for other Huawei devices and will update the article if we come across any. Android Nougat's fifth developer preview was recently released for Nexus devices, but for the past few months owners of...

Xiaomi Releases Redmi Pro with Helio X25 and Dual Rear Cameras

Following up on successful products in the low/mid end such as the Redmi Note 3 and in niche markets like the Mi Max, Xiaomi has released the Redmi Pro, the new "Redmi Flagship". In typical Xiaomi fashion, the Redmi Pro packs in a punch on a budget, but one of the main selling points of...

Grace UX ROM for the Galaxy Note 5

So this is Grace UI/UX and right here it's running on a t-mobile Galaxy Note 5. It's a ROM that can easily be flashed to your device and has a lot of really cool features. The Icons The new icon set is featured in this ROM, so you'll have all of the awesome new Samsung icons to...

Xiaomi Issues Statement Regarding Mi 4i Explosion Incident

Yesterday, we wrote about an explosion incident that occurred with a Xiaomi device. A seemingly normal office scenario quickly turned into one of panic and confusion as a Xiaomi Mi 4i burst into flames while its user was using it. While the scenario itself is rare when you consider the immense sales and popularity of...

OnePlus Customer Service in 2016: How My Faulty Unit was Handled

Despite telling myself I wouldn’t do so, I bought a OnePlus 3 on launch day. For the first time ever with OnePlus, ordering was incredibly easy with no invites or hoops to jump through. In a little over a week I had my new OnePlus 3. Thus far, I share Mario’s positive thoughts on the...

Intel’s Multi-OS Engine Allows Developers to Create Native iOS or Android Apps with Java

Many of us have likely come across on app on a different platform that made us wonder: "why in the world can't I download this already?" I'm sure you've heard of one such app that's all the rage lately, Prisma. Prisma launched on iOS on June 11 and was immediately a smash hit. A little over...

Android Pay Appears to No Longer Work with Systemless Root

Several users on our Nexus 5X forum are reporting that Android Pay has suddenly stopped working on systemless root configurations. Users surmise that Google pulled a server side switch that killed the work-around.

[Giveaway] Win a OnePlus 3 With Dash Charge!

One of the most flaunted features of OEMs in recent years has been charging speed, with seemingly everyone looking to demonstrate the fastest and most efficient method of giving your device juice. The OnePlus 3 launched with a charging solution known as Dash Charge, unencumbered by power heavy tasks such as gaming. Dash Charging will charge...

Xiaomi Mi4i Explodes While in Use at an Office

Last week, Xiaomi user ‎Ajay Raj Negi‎ posted to the Mi Mobile Facebook page about his phone exploding while in use. The incident happened on July 16, 2016 while he was in his office around his other co workers. Attached to his Facebook post is a video of the phone exploding. During the video, you can...

OxygenOS v3.2.2 Update Brings Host of Improvements to the OnePlus 3

The OnePlus 3 is amongst the very best that one can purchase right now -- an affordable flagship that does kill several other flagships at twice its price point, what more could you want? Well, there's always scope for improvements, and software is an area where the improvements can come in. The latest update to...

Team M.A.D. Brings Android 6.0.1 and Full GPL Kernel for Jiayu-Mediatek Devices

Well, this is one of those rare occasions then, as a couple of MediaTek devices have received their GPL-mandated kernel code release. These devices are from the Jiayu S3 family: the Jiayu S3 (MT6752) and the Jiayu S3 Plus (MT6753). If this is the first time you've heard of the company, you wouldn't be alone...

iPhone Concepts Are Ridiculous

For the past 6 years or so, without fail, I have had at least one of my friends get overly excited by the new holographic keyboard that will be featured in the new iPhone. It seems every year, the same concept videos start making their rounds. We might get a 3D endless display, a 5K...