Do You Have Insurance on Your Smartphone?

6 comments · While affordable smartphones are becoming more available, the majority of high-end flagships are still upwards of $600. With these devices carrying such a hefty price, people look for different ways to protect their investment. The most popular way to protect your smartphone is just to buy a case, but many people like the added peace of mind that comes with insuring your phone. We're interesting in seeing just how many of you actually buy insurance on your smartphone. Let us know why or why not in the comments below.
· 6/29 at 12:53 pm · 2 comments

More Potential OnePlus 2 Pictures Leaked

The Android enthusiast world is in overdrive with OnePlus news, as the company have successfully saturated the media with news for the second year in a row. Today pictures of what could be the OnePlus 2 have been sent in to PhoneArena, although they are blurry and don't look completely legitimate. Check it out!

· 6/29 at 12:45 pm · 3 comments

Apple Music Will Increase iTunes Match to 100,000 Songs

The battle for music streaming subscription dominance is starting to really heat up, with Apple planning their next offensive in line with the release of iOS9 later in the year. A major draw for these kind of services is the ability to have your current music library uploaded and copies of the tracks available to be streamed on the go.   Today Eddy Cue, an Apple Exec has released some details on how iTunes Match will integrate with the soon to be released...

· 6/29 at 08:16 am · 5 comments

Samsung Sold 1 Million Tizen-based Z1 In 6 Months

Doing well for a device with an OS with practically no market history in smartphones, Samsung has revealed that it has sold 1 million Z1 devices in less than 6 months of sales. The company has revealed that a Gold variant of this successful device is planned, along with more entry level handsets on its home brewn Tizen OS.


· 6/29 at 07:00 am · 0 comments

Xposed Framework Updated to v65

Xposed Framework is an extremely popular modification platform for Android, so much so that we included it in our Best of XDA series. Creator rovo89 has just updated the package to v65, reportedly including a host of bugfixes, more complete logs and a simpler naming scheme.

· 6/29 at 06:00 am · 3 comments

Meizu MX5 Leaks, Oukitel’s 10,000 mAh Phone – XDA TV

The Meizu MX5 has been leaked. 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 Amazon releasing the Alexa SDK and be sure to check out the article talking about the Sony E5663 specification leak. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday...

· 6/29 at 05:33 am · 1 comment

Chrome OS Team Uses Robot To Measure Latency

Chromium Dev François Beaufort has given us a little insight into how the the Chrome OS team measures end-to-end latency. The team uses a robot built by Finnish company OptoFidelity to measure this on Android and Chrome OS devices. There's also a video demoing how a line is actually drawn on a screen.

· 6/28 at 10:38 am · 7 comments

Sunday Debate: Heads Up Notifications vs. Ticker

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Notifications. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     Notifications are a huge part of Android, and Lollipop brought with it a redesign of the age-old notification ticker. The “heads up” system is loved by some,...

· 6/28 at 07:36 am · 7 comments

Google Set To End Support For ADT In Eclipse

In a move that was predicted since Android Studio was launched back in 2013, Google has announced that they will be ending official support for Eclipse at the end of this year. This specifically includes the Eclipse ADT (Android Developer Tools) plugin and the Android Ant build system. Over the past few years, our team has focused on improving the development experience for building Android apps with Android Studio. Since the launch of Android Studio, we have been impressed with the excitement...

· 6/27 at 10:32 pm · 3 comments

Oukitel Set To Release a Phone With 10,000 mAh Battery

Poor battery life is a subject of countless discussions on our forum. Chinese brand Oukitel wants to create a phone with a whopping 10,000 mAh battery. Sounds crazy? With such a battery you can forget about the charger for at least a week. More information in the article.

· 6/27 at 10:22 pm · 1 comment

Sony E5663 Specification Leaked

Specs of the Sony Xperia E5663 were leaked online earlier today. The device will sport a 4.6-inch 1080p display, 21MP rear camera, a monstrous 13MP selfie shooter and 3GB of RAM. The device is expected to be released in India but the premiere date is yet to be known.

· 6/27 at 09:58 pm · 2 comments

Soak Android 5.1 for Verizon Moto X 2014

Motorola and Verizon are testing the Android 5.1 update for the Moto X 2014. The soak test is only limited to a number of users, but you can quickly become one of them thanks to XDA Senior Member shane1. Get the ~500MB OTA and flash it onto your unmodified system through the stock recovery.

· 6/27 at 09:41 pm · 6 comments

Meizu MX5 – More Pictures

Meizu MX5's premiere is just around the corner. While the official specifications and design are certain yet, leaks suggest that the phone will sport a 5.5 inch Full HD display, a MediaTek MT6795T chipset with an octa-core 2.1GHz processor, 3GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 3,150mAh battery.

· 6/27 at 04:42 pm · 7 comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (June 20 – 27)

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.  ...