· 6/30 at 01:11 am · 4 comments

Verizon Posts 2014 Moto X 5.1 Release Notes

After a short soak test, Verizon has posted (PDF) release notes for the upcoming 5.1 update for the Moto X. The official version is  23.16.3.victara_verizon.verizon.en.USvzw and we should expect the OTA in the very near future. Head inside for more details.

· 6/29 · 4 comments

Facebook Ad Manager Available on Android

Facebook's  advertising management software, dubbed simply "Facebook Ad Manager," is now available on Android. The app was previously launched on iOS in February, with the Android version coming later this year.

· 6/29 · 3 comments

Facebook Lite

Facebook has officially launched its "Lite" app for users in India and Philippines, targeting users in emerging markets with unreliable 2G connections. The app is designed to use less data, and supports push notifications and messaging, and even installs in less than 1MB of space.

· 6/29 at 08:35 pm · 5 comments

iOS Gets a Flash New Hangouts 4.0

Today, the iOS version of Hangouts received a 4.0 update (before Android.) This update looks very similar to the what we expect to see with the hangouts for Android revamp that should be coming soon.

· 6/29 at 08:34 pm · 0 comments

QHD Moto Devices to Pack a Snapdragon 810

A short while ago, reports surfaced about two Motorola device model numbers being tested that sported 5.5" QHD displays, and another leak earlier today revealed that the devices sport Snapdragon 810 SoCs, and that one of them is the new Droid with the other being the third generation Moto X.


· 6/29 at 06:58 pm · 7 comments

A Full Look at the Next Moto G

The 2015 Moto G appears to have bared all in some shots sent by an anonymous leaker. No word on launch date, but the specs look as expected: Snapdragon 410, 1GB Ram, 1280 x 720 display, and 8 GB of storage.

· 6/29 at 04:07 pm · 3 comments

Dr.Ketan Brings The S6 Theme Store To The Note 4

Dr.Ketan has submitted a video to the forums showing a functional port of the Galaxy S6 theme store that will be coming to the next release of his ROM for the Note 4 (N910G ).  The ROM will be coming after he returns from vacation and makes some final adjustments to make it suitable for a daily driver.


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,...