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The UMi Super has 4GB RAM, Stock Android, 4000mAh for $179.99. Win One from XDA!

Gone are the days when you have to pay a lot to get a high-end phone. Look no further than UMi, a Chinese manufacturer making impressively-spec'd phones for not much money. Take their latest, the UMi Super, which offers a full-metal build, octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery with...

Celebrate the Start of Summer with a Giveaway! NVIDIA SHIELD Pro, Jetson TX1 Dev Kit, and More!

The coming holiday weekend in the United States means the ushering in of the unofficial start to summer. This means barbecues firing up, pools and beaches opening - and in the case of XDA it's only fitting to arm someone with some fun goodies too! NVIDIA pulled out all the stops with this one and is...

OnePlus 3 Specs Registered, New Pebbles Kickstarting Now, Project Ara Alive!

The OnePlus 3 has been registered with China's TENAA. Project Ara is not dead and is getting closer to release! Pebble has launched a Kickstarter for the Pebble 2, Pebble Time 2 and Pebble Core! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 27, 2016...

Material Improvements (I/O): What Devs Need to Know to Delight Users

Material Design has gained tremendous traction since its launch at I/O 14, and while most developers these days pack a toolbar and a FAB in their apps, thanks to the automatic AppCompat setup in newer versions of Android Studio, a large number of these Material Design manifestations fall short of what is expected. Material Design is...

Debate: Modular Smartphones, Are we Ready for Them? Are They Ready for Us?

Google's Project Ara is the first major move towards achieving consistent, thoughtful and standardized modularity on smartphones. Announced in October 2013, Google envisioned a phone that can be torn apart and brought back together again. The idea is brilliant; think of the possibilities, users can piece together the ideal smartphone to perfectly meet their needs. On...

Droidcon UK Call for Papers Opens

We had a great time last year, so if you have never been before be sure to check out Jordan's tour of the event below. There will be two days of talks from the top people in their fields, if you would like to join them and give your own talk then be sure to fill out...

ZTE Unveils the latest flagship in the Axon Series — The Axon 7 with SD820 & 6GB RAM

<Beijing, China. 9:00PM CST> ZTE has just announced the newest flagship device in its smartphone lineup - the Axon 7. Designed in collaboration with BMW's DesignWorks, ZTE's Axon 7 promises to bring "high-end smartphone designs and features [that] won’t come at a high-cost." AXON 7 engages its users to form an emotional bond with it. Designworks’ premium and innovative approach...

Recent MotoMod Leak Gives Us a Look Into the Future of Modular Phones

It appears modularity is in this season, folks. When the Phonebloks concept was released a few years ago, it made a tremendous impact about how we look at phones and their upgrade process. Not long after, Google and Motorola took over the Phonebloks idea and announced Project Ara, their take on a modular smartphone. After the...

OnePlus 3 Arrives on TENAA Website in Full Spec and Design Glory

The OnePlus 3 launch is right around the corner, as the device has now made its way over to Chinese certification authority TENAA. This gives us possibly the best look at the finalized product before its official launch. The OnePlus will likely sport a metallic unibody construction, which is reminiscent of the HTC One M-series of devices....

Android Apps on ChromeOS: What Devs Need to Know for the Best User Experience

Google I/O 2016 brought many exciting announcements this year. If you've missed them, make sure to check our articles which recap announcements geared towards developers and those aimed at users. We wanted to cover one particularly interesting I/O session in more details, though: "Bring Your Android App to Chrome OS", presented by Luis Héctor Chávez, an...

The Lenovo Moto G4 Signals the Fall of a Kingdom

On a fateful day in November 2013, an Android giant released a humble device, one which could not stand up to the knights and princes of the Android world. Little did they expect that this humble little device to become the best selling smartphone the company had ever seen. Such was the tale of the Motorola Moto...

Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Photos

Google Photos is a popular app, but do you know all of its tips and tricks? Recently we talked about the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Keyboard and the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Chrome. Today, we show you the Top 5 Hidden Features in Google Photos. Did you know these tricks? Did...