· 7/4 at 05:07 pm · 4 comments

HTC’s New Ad Campaign And What It Really Means

HTC has just released three new blind test adverts comparing app loading speed, audio and selfies. Whilst you are surely astounded that HTC won every time, the tests were incredibly biased and their release shows something concerning about the company and how they are performing in the current market.     One of the many reasons companies tend to utilize blind trials is when they feel that their product is comparable or better than its competitors. This leads to the assumption...

· 7/4 at 12:00 pm · 5 comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (June 27 – July 4)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and here are our top picks for this week.  ...

· 7/4 at 10:41 am · 2 comments

Mastercard Testing Facial Recognition Security App

Mastercard is testing a new facial recognition security app that uses... selfies as one of the layers. Currently only 500 people are using this application but selfies can become a security standard in the near future. Will it be efficient? More in the article.


· 7/4 at 09:58 am · 1 comment

Yotaphone Says Bye-Bye to Android

Russian OEM Yota has decided against using Android on their devices. The Yotaphone makers have sealed the deal with Jolla to use the latest version of Sailfish on future dual-screen smartphones. Yota preferred Sailfish over Tizen, which also was in the game. What do you think about this decision?

· 7/4 at 09:43 am · 4 comments

HTC One M9 Developer Edition Android 5.1 OTA

The Developer Edition of the HTC One M9 is receiving an over-the-air update to Android 5.1. The latest version of Android brings some new features and fixes to the Lollipop branch. XDA Forum Member Charwinger21 managed to capture the OTA, so don't wait any longer and give it a try!

· 7/3 at 02:26 pm · 1 comment

Index Project For XDA Device Subforums

Another ambitious project from the collaborative efforts of Recognized Contributors and Forum Moderators of XDA, the Index Project aims to achieve Index threads with a consistent feel for all device subforums on XDA by using a common template. The thread features HTML as well as BBCode to achieve the same.

· 7/3 at 02:22 pm · 1 comment

Android Powered Blackberry Venice Renders

@evleaks has leaked images that apparently show the upcoming Blackberry Venice which is said to run Android and is AT&T bound. Blackberry's move to Android is believed to showcase the management and security of multiple operating systems through the new Blackberry enterprise Service 12  (BES12).

· 7/3 at 12:00 pm · 7 comments

The Atlas of XDA

A few weeks ago, we asked you "How Does Your Location Affect Your Life As A Power User?". In the days that followed, members from all over the world shared their stories and experiences of life across the globe. Allow me to introduce the true story of what it means to be a power user on this pale blue dot.   Index Africa & Oceania: Australia, Guam, Indonesia, Kenya, Libya, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nigeria, South Africa, Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica,...

· 7/3 at 11:10 am · 3 comments

New Snapdragons: Some Context & Contrast

It hasn’t been a good year for Qualcomm so far. Every device featuring the Snapdragon 810 has had a less-than-stellar fate, be it because of overheating complaints or actual decreased sales. HTC is in a particularly worrisome situation, and Sony’s Z4 is slipping down Japanese charts just over a week after its release. The G Flex 2, Mi Note Pro and Z3+ all saw complaints as well. Even MediaTek is seemingly getting an advantage over this.   But a particularly...

· 7/3 at 10:12 am · 1 comment

Google To Launch Next Gen Android One On July 14

The first gen of Android One devices to be launched in India in September 2014 were decent starter smartphones, featuring budget specs and a promise of fast updates. However, the phones did not pick up as big a response as Google hoped. Now, as per a report by The Economic Times, it appears that Google is rethinking their strategy towards Android One in India. The first gen Android One devices focused on first time smartphone users, but were flawed in...

· 7/3 at 10:07 am · 0 comments

IonVR: The Future of Virtual Reality

IonVR is the newest and arguably one of the most exciting VR solutions in the works today. The IonVR mobile virtual reality headset will be released later this year, but the company is already accepting pre-orders on its website. Head inside for more details on why this may just be the future of virtual reality.

· 7/3 at 06:30 am · 1 comment

John Legere Responds to Outburst, Teases Announcement

In light of Sprint's CEO taking to Twitter to speak out against T-Mobile CEO John Legere, the latter held a Periscope session earlier today, in which he went on to dismiss the rant, revealed that something big and fantastic was coming to T-Mobile next week, and that Apple Music is coming to Music Freedom soon.

· 7/3 at 06:00 am · 2 comments

Droid Turbo Lollipop OTA, 2015 Moto G Leaked – XDA TV

Android Lollipop for the Droid Turbo has been released. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the 2015 edition of the Moto G and be sure to check out the article talking about Android Lollipop for the Huawei Ascend Mate 2. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on...

· 7/3 at 05:15 am · 2 comments

OnePlus Cardboard Goes on Sale at No Cost, $5 Shipping

After announcing that the OnePlus 2 launch will be streamed in VR, with free OnePlus Cardboard units being given out, the website has finally started showing a "Get It" button. The listing is only live in certain countries, and states that units begin shipping on July 10th with shipping costs coming out to $5.