ANDROID

Next Note Device Likely to Bear “Note 7” Moniker, Specs Leaked

If you are waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to sweep you off your feet and give you your reason to upgrade, you might me waiting indefinitely. Because as current leaks and rumors go, the Note 6 is likely to never be released. Okay, we are being a bit overtly dramatic here. The "Note 6"...

HTC 10 vs Galaxy S7 microSD Speed

So first off, we will find the fastest SD Card we can get. Even though two devices might have seemingly identical internal specs, one might read and write to the same SD Card faster than the other. That's because not all microSD slots are built the same. So we decided to test he R/W speed,...

Sprint Hinting at Deals Tomorrow – Here Are the Details!

https://twitter.com/sprint/status/746447815249887233 It's clear that as part of that #SprintSaysThanks campaign they intend to do something big. And thanks to David Vaughan, the corporate account manager for the day job, we were clued into a few special deals tomorrow as what is being internally called a "Blow The Roof Off" campaign. We were also told that these...

Google May Add Live-Support App for Nexus in Android N, Along with Navigation Bar Refresh

We're in the last few days of the first half of 2016, which means that a lot of what was supposed to happen in the Android world for this year has already happened: we've seen the newest sets of SoC's in consumer-ready products, we've seen Android OEMs bring out said products and we've even had...

OnePlus 3 Reviewers’ OTA Impressions: Better RAM Management and More Accurate Calibration is Just What the Doctor Ordered

OnePlus has rolled out a 3.1.4 Oxygen OS update to the OnePlus 3 in order to address a few of the issues that early reviewers pointed out. The update, however, is only available for reviewer units at the moment. We’ve received this 12MB patch on our OnePlus 3 for review, flashed it, and tested it for...

Google to Conduct Android Studio Roadshow across India

Building an Android app seems simple at the surface and to some extent, that might hold true, but as developers go deeper down the rabbit hole, it becomes a complicated and difficult process involving a bunch of libraries, a wide set of testing rules, various development tools, et al. Android Studio simplifies the development process by...

Tasker Pro: Calendar-based Alarms to Never Miss Work and Save yourself from Embarrassment!

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

Dash Charge Speed Analysis: Even with Heavy Usage, Your Phone Will Charge Rapidly and Stay Cool

Faster charging has becoming a common specification for OEMs to gloat over, pushing forward their own standards and implementations to top you up in no time. Nowadays, when a phone doesn’t charge fast, it sticks out like a sore thumb. The OnePlus 2 was one of such cases, with a horrifically slow (relatively speaking) charging in time...

OnePlus 3 (Reviewer) OTA Brings sRGB Mode and RAM Adjustments

The OnePlus 3 is a good phone, and there are just a few roadblocks in its way from becoming a great one. The phone is amongst the few in the mainstream to sport a humongous 6GB of RAM, but the software side of things leaves a vast part of this 6GB underutilized. OnePlus reasoned that this...

What is the Most You’d be Willing to Pay for a Phone Today?

The smartphone landscape is changing significantly every year. Newer tech has come up, things have gotten better and the smartphone experience has grown and grown. These days, what once needed an investment of upwards of $800 can be achieved by even the most budget of Android smartphones. As a result, our expectations of how much value...

Updates Not Guaranteed: Don’t Panic, Nexus Phones Don’t Have Execution Dates

A lot of the bad press against Android is simple fear mongering. It was around this time last year when Android security was a hot topic, and while so many of us know that a lot of those claims were overstated, the mass media was successful multiplying the worry for Android users. I fear something...

Bezel-less Beauty: the Elephone S3 is Elegant and Powerful for Just $149.99 [Sponsored]

If you've been around XDA for a while, you might recall that phones of the past would have massive bezels. In fact the phones on which this site were based, the XDA line of phones from O2, had bezels so large, you couldn't help but wonder about a future where bezels would shrink, or even...