· May 22, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Hangouts For Chrome Update

The Hangouts For Chrome app has received a new user interface to bring it in line with its Android counterpart and includes an optional windowed mode for those of you who do not like chat heads. The updated interface is available on Chrome OS, Linux, Windows and Mac. Head over to the Chrome Store to try it out!

· May 22, 2015 at 12:10 pm · 7 comments

YotaPhone 2 Pre-Order, Xperia Z1 Price Cut – XDA TV

Android Wear 5.1.1 OTA downloads are now available. 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 Sony cutting the price of the Xperia Z1 and be sure to check out the article talking about the YotaPhone 2 Indiegogo pre-order. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA...

· May 22, 2015 at 11:54 am

Google Webmaster Search Now Displays Indexed App Pages

Google Webmaster Central has announced that indexed app content can now be tracked by authorized users in the Search Console. These statistics and data points will allow developers to track which app pages respond to which queries, which pages are the most popular and which ones have errors.

· May 21, 2015 at 08:30 pm

[FTF] Sony Xperia Z Lollipop Release

Sony rolled out a Lollipop update for Xperia Z just yesterday. If you still haven't gotten the update notification you should visit this thread by XDA Senior Member Haminjuri. The prepared FTF file should be flashed with the newest version of Flash Tool. Backup your data before proceeding!


· May 21, 2015 at 07:57 pm

Original Moto G Receives Lollipop, OTA Captured

The original Moto G was released almost two years ago. Motorola still continues to update its product and delivered the Android 5.0.2 Lollipop update that has been captured by XDA Forum Member tony_evl. The only requirement to flash this OTA is stock KitKat recovery.

· May 21, 2015 at 04:13 pm

NVIDIA To Launch 500GB Shield Pro Afterall

NVIDIA Employee ManuelG has confirmed on the Geforce forums that the 500GB "Pro" version of the NVIDIA Shield TV Console is real. The Pro version will be available for sale alongside the regular console, and will cost $299 for the 500GB version while the 16GB regular Shield will continue to cost $199.

· May 21, 2015 at 03:55 pm

“Clash Of Clans” Maker Supercell Banks On Few Games

Supercell CEO Ilkka Paananen has said that the company will focus on just a few game titles and quickly kill off ones that do not immediately catch on. The company intends to keep a tight focus rather than having a catalog of games. The company last year saw its revenue tripling to 1.5 billion euros ($1.68 billion).

· May 21, 2015

Shazam Update Brings Android Wear Support

Shazam has received a major update that brings support for the popular music identification app to Android Wear. The wearable app allows you to identify songs, see a list of tagged songs and view lyrics of the currently playing song on your watch.

· May 21, 2015

Hexy Launcher

The latest curiosity from SwiftKey's Greenhouse is a home screen launcher that crams your entire app list into a hexagonal grid. Widgets occupy a single dedicated screen, and recent apps are grouped in the center, but this cluttered UI won't be for everyone. Check it out on Play now, or follow along as the experiment improves with time.

· May 21, 2015 at 02:15 pm · 3 comments

Device Review: No.1 X1 Rugged Smartphone

We are almost at the end of Q2 for 2015, and we have seen most of the flagship phones for the year already. While flagship phones usually offer bleeding-edge specs and are the most sought after phones, there is a huge market for non-flagship phones. Some offer value, others offer unique differentiating features. Today, we are going to look at the X1 phone by a Chinese company named N0.1. The company promises a truly rugged IP68 Certified phone. The device has a Quad...

· May 21, 2015 at 01:43 pm

Google Launches Limited-Edition Skrillex Live Cases

In collaboration with Grammy-winning producer Skrillex, Google has released limited edition live cases for the Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Galaxy S5, S6 and Note 4. The cases sync with the Live Sync app to showcase exclusive Skrillex content. They will be available until the end of June but pricing has not been revealed yet.


When a Friend or Family Member Asks for a Phone Recommendation, What Do You Tell Them?

4 comments · The majority of us here at XDA would consider ourselves power users and Android enthusiasts. Thus, when a friend or family member has a question about which phone they should get, they usually come to us. However, this is where we all differ. While some will atomically recommend the Nexus line, others in the community will suggest an offering from Samsung or LG. When a friend or family member asks you for a phone recommendation, what do you say?
· May 21, 2015 at 12:55 pm

Google Developing New OS For Internet of Things

Rumors have emerged claiming that Google is developing another operating system called 'Brillo' based around Android for low powered "Internet of Things" devices. We will likely hear more on the OS designed to run on as little as 32Mb of RAM at Google's I/O conference which begins in a week.  

· May 21, 2015 at 12:51 pm

New Imgur Android App Set To Release On 2nd June 2015

Popular image hosting and sharing website Imgur is all set to take the wraps off its new Android app. The dev team accepted feedback and worked to redo the Android app, this time making it "fully native" and fixing the bugs present on the official app. The new app is set for release on 2nd June 2015.