· 7/20 at 03:02 pm · 3 comments

ASUS ZenWatch Price Cut to $129.99

Making room for the upcoming ZenWatch 2, ASUS has dropped the price of its first-gen offering—the original ZenWatch—from $199.99 to $129.99, with free shipping. It's a great deal so head over to the link to check it out!

· 7/20 at 02:39 pm · 1 comment

ZTE Axon with Added Biometrics Destined for China

Originally aimed squarely at the US, the newly announced ZTE Axon just hit the Chinese equivalent of the FCC, with one conspicuous additional feature; a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. Otherwise, the 5.5" smartphone remains unchanged, so check out our coverage last week for full details.

· 7/20 at 12:38 pm · 4 comments

The State of Smartphone Design

The smartphone industry has come a long way in an incredibly short period of time. In one swift decade, we’ve moved on from the clunky PDA style phone hybrids to all-in-one replacements for a raft of outdated devices. This has been aided by typically exponential progress in computing power (see Moore’s Law), along with fierce competition between manufacturers in what is the fastest growing industry ever, with 2 billion consumers expected to be using smartphones by 2016.     A good...

· 7/20 at 12:11 pm · 0 comments

Sony Invites Swedish Z3 Users to Test Concept Software

Sony is no stranger to setting up beta testing programs, and generally has a good working relationship with the development community, having previously even released AOSP builds for a few of their flagships. Today however the Japanese manufacturer has invited Swedish Xperia Z3 users to evaluate new 'Android concept' software, starting on July 27th. It's not entirely clear what Sony means with this curious title. One would hope that this is an effort to get on the Android M bandwagon early,...


· 7/20 at 11:07 am · 2 comments

LG G4 Stylus Launched In India For Rs. 24,990 ($395)

LG has launched the LG G4 Stylus in India for a price tag of Rs. 24,990 ($395). The phablet features a 5.7" HD display and runs in a 1.2 GHz Quad core Snapdragon 600 processor with 1 GB RAM and 16 GB onboard storage with options for micro sd expansion, and comes preloaded with Android 5.0 Lollipop.

· 7/20 · 0 comments

Crapcons Icon Pack Update

Crafted with care using Paint, Crapcons icon pack has received a massive update that adds 160 new icons and 5 new wallpapers in addition to a host of bug fixes, pushing the total count to over 2700 crap-inspired icons and 40 wallpapers.

· 7/20 · 0 comments

Pride Icon Pack

Packing over 300 individually created icons, Pride brings a marvelous look to your device in the form of flat-inspired icons with a gradient twist applied to them, in addition to a bunch of beautiful wallpapers to match. The pack is free to download on Google Play, and includes an icon request tool for unthemed apps.

· 7/20 at 10:17 am · 4 comments

Yureka Plus Announced with Better Screen and Camera

After launching the Yureka and Yuphoria in partnership with Cyanogen Inc, Yu has gone on to announce the Yureka Plus, which brings a 1080p display and a 13 megapixel Sony IMX214 while otherwise maintaining the original Yureka's specs. The device is available via Amazon India, and is priced at Rs. 9999 (around $155).

· 7/20 at 06:00 am · 2 comments

S6 Edge+ Dummy, Cortana for Android Leak – XDA TV

The Microsoft personal voice assistant Cortana for Android has 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 the Moonshine icon pack going open source and be sure to check out the article talking about the latest rendering of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge+. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this...

· 7/19 at 04:21 pm · 2 comments

“Moonshine” Icon Pack is Now Open Source

Pedro Peguero Jr. has ended development of the popular Moonshine - Icon Pack to focus on bigger and better things at his start-up studio, Valiant Pixels. He will continue with bug fixes, but has open-sourced the project so that it will live on through community updates.

· 7/19 at 04:12 pm · 3 comments

Snapdragon 810 ‘Real Life’ Usage Analyzed

Enthusiast Damir Franc has taken to YouTube to try to demonstrate what it's like to live with the Snapdragon 810 in your smartphone. Starting with some clear evidence of throttling during benchmarks, he goes on to demonstrate the results during more typical day-to-day tasks, with some impressive results.

· 7/19 at 12:00 pm · 2 comments

Sunday Debate: Is Current Battery Life Enough?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Battery Life. 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!     Android battery sizes have been slowly and steadily increasing -- whereas 3,000mAh used to be a very respectable size and what we all expected out of...

· 7/19 at 10:00 am · 1 comment

Designer Creates Note 5 Renders from Leaked Files

Earlier this month we reported that CAD rendering files of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 had been leaked, and displayed online. Now, YouTuber Ivo Marić has managed to create convincing 3D models based on those CAD files, showing what the upcoming phablet could actually look like.

· 7/18 · 1 comment

CM 12 Theme: White OS Beta

Junior XDA member Commander Cody has kicked off a thread to show of his theming work, starting with White OS Beta. This CM12/Euphoria OS theme combines a stripped-down style with a monochrome palette, for a pleasing result system-wide.

· 7/18 · 1 comment

Tapatalk Updated to v5

Tapatalk, a popular app used by enthusiasts to locate and interact with hundreds of forums across the web, has been updated to v5. Head over to Google Play to enjoy additions like being able to follow specific users, and change your preferred font.