· May 1, 2015 at 10:00 am · 10 comments

T-Mo OTA to Lock Bootloaders? No, Don’t Panic Yet

You might have recently heard that an XDA user got hands on a T-Mobile update for the Galaxy S6 - Lollipop 5.1.1 at that. Among many fixes and alleged speed improvements, this update caused premature panic in the XDA forums, reddit and other Android communities because it allegedly “locked the bootloader”. Throughout yesterday, we noticed plenty of angry comments putting the blame on T-Mobile, on Samsung, on Google and on California. What is going on? Why is the bootloader “locked”?...

· May 1, 2015 at 07:00 am

Shortcuts In Google Products

It is a commonly known fact that many Google products have dozens of shortcuts aimed at making your experience quicker and easier. These shortcuts are often found through a search, but did you know that a complete guide of shortcuts can be brought up in these products by pressing Shift+?

· May 1, 2015 at 06:00 am · 1 comment

128Gb Zenfone 2 Coming! LG G4 Unveiled – XDA TV

The LG G4 has been unveiled. 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 ASUS ZenFone 2 with 128GB of storage and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Samsung Galaxy Alpha. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week...

· May 1, 2015

Star Wars: KOTOR Deal

Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic is now on offer in the play store down from the usual price of $9.99 to just $2.99. Meaning it is a great opportunity to relive those old memories and send your nostalgia rocketing, head over there whilst the offer lasts!

· Apr 30, 2015

LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga Hits Google Play

The PC hits of LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game and its sequel have made their way to Android in this  $6.99 combo pack. Hit up the link if you have 1.44GB free (only 735MB via PC), and may the bricks be with you!


· Apr 30, 2015 at 05:33 pm

ASUS ZenFone 2 Launch Event

Asus has announced that the ZenFone 2 will be launched in New York on May 18th. They are also offering a chance to win 1 of 50 tickets to the event and one of the handsets. Check back nearer the time for a live stream link and head over to their Google+ page for the opportunity to enter the competition.


Do You Agree with The Verge’s Best Keyboard Choices?

4 comments · The Verge did some testing of all the major Android keyboards and came to the conclusion that Google Keyboard is the best of them all. Swiftkey came in as a close second with the rest of the bunch falling behind. However, we'd like to know what our community here at XDA thinks. Do you agree with the Verge that Google Keyboard is the best keyboard on Android? Why or why not?
· Apr 30, 2015 at 04:13 pm

Third Party Voice Actions for Google Now Rolling Out

Google Now's "Okay Google" voice recognition turned out to be a runaway success and starting today, Google is expanding the service's frontiers and strengthening its core by allowing third party apps to tap into it and register voice triggers of their own, one official example being "Ok Google, Shazam this song."

· Apr 30, 2015 at 01:59 pm · 3 comments

Samsung Galaxy Tab A Hits USA, but Is It Cheap Enough?

Samsung’s tablet repertoire keeps growing, this time abandoning the S for an A. The Korean giant had stated that they would be trimming and focusing their smartphone and tablet lineups by reducing the number of devices and making them more cost-effective for consumer (read, cheaper). While we still see many Samsung phones, critics agree that they do indeed feel more polished and with a clearer purpose. This is how Samsung’s Galaxy A line-up came to be, a spiritual successor to...

· Apr 30, 2015 at 01:11 pm

Chromecast Now Available In Malaysia

Google Malaysia has announced that the popular thumb-sized media streaming device, Chromecast, is now making its way to Malaysia. Priced at MYR170 (~$47), Chromecast is available at select Maxis carrier stores from today, with availability extending to all Maxis stores from May 5th 2015.

· Apr 30, 2015 at 12:35 pm

Asus Zenfone 2 128GB Gets Listed On Flipkart

The Asus Zenfone 2 was initially released with 4 variants with different specs as far as processors, storage and RAM are considered. Asus has now added a 5th variant in the mix, with the 128GB storage variant. Priced at Rs. 29,999 ($470), it comes with a 2.3GHz processor and 4GB RAM, and is listed as coming soon on Flipkart.

· Apr 30, 2015 at 12:23 pm · 6 comments

Android Auto: A Better Choice

Google’s latest foray into making Android run every facet of our daily lives is their push into the car with the Android Auto initiative. While certainly not a new idea, Android Auto attempts to leave behind the wild west of previous vehicle implementations in favor of a simpler, streamlined approach. Gone are the multitude of car docks, messes of cables, shoddy Bluetooth connections, and difficult to operate software while driving, in favor of a single USB connection to your device,...

· Apr 30, 2015 at 11:30 am

Sony Forecasts Xperia Shipments To Fall 23% In 2015-16

Sony Corporation has released its report for the financial year 2014-15, and the mobile situation looks pretty grim. Smartphone shipments are forecasted to be around 30 million units, ~23% lower than the previous year. This is "due to a reduction in mid-range smartphone unit sales", hence bringing down volume.

· Apr 30, 2015 at 11:00 am · 1 comment

LG G4’s Evolution: Abandoning Trends, or Starting Them?

The LG G4 has met a lot of positive feedback since its unveiling at this past Tuesday’s event. The new device represents a lot of advancements for LG in key areas, but it also leaves behind some of the things that made their device so special in the first place. LG’s approach towards a fashionable smartphone could make for one of the most surprising releases of this year - if the cards play out right. The G3 was a marvelous...