· 6/26 at 11:00 am · 4 comments

SanDisk 200GB Micro SD Is Now Available

At Mobile World Congress back in March, SanDisk unveiled the worlds largest Micro SD card with a capacity of 200GB with a maximum transfer rate of 90MB/s. The card is priced at $240 and is now available on Amazon. If you order it now you will also get unlimited cloud storage through Amazon Cloud Drive.

· 6/26 · 4 comments

[Theme] CAMO CM 12/12.1

XDA user Breakcore_Rush has posted a very thorough CM12 theme. "Camo" is a dark, minimalist theme with a military design slant. Head inside to check it out!

· 6/25 · 5 comments

Dr. Panda & Toto’s Treehouse

As part of the free app per week promotion for the Family section of Google Play Store, Dr. Panda & Toto's Treehouse is available for free (Costs $4.99). The game is geared towards children, featuring cutesy graphics and sounds revolving around taking care of a pet turtle.

· 6/26 at 09:26 am · 5 comments

Amazon Releases The Alexa SDK

Developers can now create and modify Alexa, the software behind Amazon's Echo device. The Alexa Skills Kit (ASK) is a collection of APIs and tools to create new voice capabilities for the device and has today entered its first developer preview. Amazon has also provided several guides to getting started with the kit.

· 6/26 at 08:00 am · 8 comments

Google Open Source Code for Wi-Fi Calling

One of the best features about an open-source operating system like Android is the fact that developers are given a chance to rip apart fundamental code and rebuild it to their own ends. Yesterday, Google posted the latest version of AOSP, Android-5.1.1_r5, and within it can be found the code to support Wi-Fi-calling, which could potentially be quite a big deal. Straight off the bat however, we have to point out that initially this won't be the amazing treasure chest that many hope...


· 6/26 at 06:00 am · 4 comments

OnePlus 2 USB-C Port & More! – XDA TV

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 has been spotted. 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 USB Type-C for the One Plus 2 and be sure to check out the article talking about the Sony Xperia Z3+ overheating and crashing the camera. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

· 6/25 at 03:57 pm · 18 comments

Hydrogen OS v4 Released + Download Link

Hydrogen OS is an alternative ROM for OnePlus One users that quite unlike its Oxygen counterpart -- it's a redesign of many of stock Android foundations, especially in regards to organization and aesthetics. Hydrogen OS features eye-catchy animations and a design that is reminiscent to both Material Design and Aqua with similar behavior to the former but enough differences to make it unique. While Hydrogen OS is still in beta with a release scheduled for July, you can try out the...

· 6/25 at 03:01 pm · 10 comments

July 27 OnePlus 2 Launch in VR & Free Cardboard

OnePlus keeps releasing detailS about their OnePlus 2 launch -- but this time it is not one about the phone itself but rather its unveiling event. OnePlus claims that all product launches tend to be the same, so they are tying a new way of announcing their phone by "inviting us to their world". Just what does this mean?   Their Virtual Reality launch will let viewers stand right with their team and fans as they unveil the flagship. You'll...

· 6/25 at 02:01 pm · 4 comments

Spotify Update Includes Support for Android Wear

One of the most practical use-cases for an Android Wear device is to get quick access to controls for current activities, like being able to pause or skip tracks whilst you're listening to music. Spotify, despite being one of the most popular music streaming services around, hasn't included Android Wear support in the past but had promised that it was to be included soon. Today, those on the crest of the wearable wave may be pleased to notice a new Spotify...

· 6/25 at 12:10 pm · 2 comments

Amazon Giving Away Over $50 Worth of Android Apps

As they often do, Amazon is giving away $50 in free apps today. Some highlights include: The Bard's Tale, Weather Live, and tinyCam Monitor Pro. Head over to the link to check the free apps and games out!

· 6/25 at 11:35 am · 1 comment

Sony Smartwatch 3: Call For Battery Drain Bug Reports

Sony's Smartwatch 3 is the company's third take on smartwatches, albeit the first from the company to feature Android Wear. In many ways, the watch is an upgrade from the Smartwatch 2 as it brings along IP68 rated waterproofing along with the switch to ARM's Cortex A7 for the CPU. The recent update to Android Wear based on Android 5.1.1 has brought along woes to an otherwise decent device. Users of the Sony Smartwatch 3 have started facing a rather inexplicable...

· 6/25 at 11:20 am · 1 comment

LG G4 for $499 – eBay Deal

Ebay seller "breed" is offering the LG G4 for $499 (about a $100 off) for the European H815 version. This should work just fine on AT&T or T-mobile and is a great deal for an awesome device. Unfortunately, it looks like eBay purchases aren't eligible for LG's free battery promo.

· 6/25 at 07:23 am · 3 comments

Thermal Throttling – Which SOC’s are the Worst Offenders?

Selected processors have different thermal throttling that directly influences device performance. A good example is Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 which gets really hot. Follow this article to learn which SoC handles the heat decently without throttling the performance.

· 6/25 at 06:00 am · 11 comments

Most Recently Used Apps Widget – XDA App Review

If you use your phone a lot, it’s possible that you use the same set of programs over and over. Having quick easy access to the apps that you have most recently used can be a quick way to go between apps. Android widgets can be very helpful. XDA Forum Member registered-user offers up a neat little widget that allows you to get quick access to your most recently used apps. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews MRU Widget....

· 6/24 at 11:54 pm · 14 comments

Stock Lollipop Theme Now Available for S6 Theme Engine

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge still featured the same-old TouchWiz design language with aesthetics plenty of power users find unappealing. Despite its theme engine, the phone did not come with any themes that truly captured the simplicity and cohesiveness of Stock Android. Nevertheless, given that developers and designers could create their own themes, everyone had their hopes up for one based on Lollipop's base look. And here it is!   This stock Material Design theme took 3 weeks of perfecting (and...