· May 16, 2015 at 12:07 pm

ColorOS V2.1.0i Beta Update Preview

Oppo's Product Manager, Ricky, has teased us with another video preview of the upcoming ColorOS update. The update is labelled as V2.1.0i Beta, and features a redesign which is brighter and flatter than previous releases. The video also showcases the speed improvements made with a quick side-by-side comparison.

· May 16, 2015 at 11:00 am · 2 comments

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (May 8 – 15)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and here are our top picks for this week.  ...

· May 16, 2015

Material Design Theme for Galaxy S6

Samsung's revamped TouchWiz that ships with the Galaxy S6 may be better than the previous versions, but it doesn't do justice to Material Design, and this theme for by XDA Member cambunch aims to remedy just that.

· May 15, 2015

Snake Rewind

Original Nokia "Snake" creator, Taneli Armanto, is back with his Android iteration of the popular classic, in collaboration with Finnish studio Rumilus. Snake Rewind is a free to play with IAP's, featuring minimalistic controls, achievements and the ability to have us reminisce about the good 'ole days.

· May 16, 2015 at 07:00 am

Samsung Clear View Case Scratches S6 Edge Screen

Several forum members are reporting issues with the official Samsung Clear View Case, where they claim that the case is scratching the screen of the Galaxy S6 Edge. This is surprising considering that the S6 Edge costs upwards of $800, sports top-of-the-line Gorilla Glass 4 and the accessory used is officially sold by Samsung.


Which Features from Android Wear Do You Think the Apple Watch Will Copy?

4 comments · The battle of the smartphone platforms has made its way to the smartwatch arena, as both Apple and Google fight to make their offerings the most appealing. While their has already been a wide variety of Android Wear smartwatches for quite some time now, the unveiling of the highly anticipated Apple Watch now heightens the competition. The Apple Watch, however, is still brand new to the game and will likely take a few notes from its rivals. Which features do you think the Apple Watch will copy from Android Wear?
· May 15, 2015 at 08:50 pm

OnePlus One Touchscreen Issues Fixed

OnePlus One users have had a big headache because of the many touchscreen issues that plagued the device. The issue has been addressed by CyanogenMod founder Steve Kondik who merged the update into the CM12.1 nightly branch. According to users all issues are gone, so grab the latest nightly and verify yourself.

· May 15, 2015 at 08:35 pm

MediaTek Reportedly to Replace Qualcomm in Flagships

Mediatek continues to strengthen its position in the mobile world. According to reports, OEMs like Sony, Meizu, LG Electronics, HTC, ZTE and Lenovo are planning to use the 10-core Helio X20 SoCs in their premium devices. It's a big change, considering the fact that Qualcomm was a leader in that department for years.

· May 15, 2015 at 05:25 pm · 5 comments

End of Denial: Yet Another SD810 Phone with Issues?

From very early on, Android fans were concerned about the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810. Early rumors didn’t favor the chipset, but then they were just that - rumors. Then the G Flex 2 came out, and surprise-surprise: performance was sub-par. LG was quick to dismiss this as a software issue. The M9 rekindled the doubts when it was shown to overheat during intense benchmarking.   This, too, was dismissed as a software issue, and a firmware revision “fixed” the problem by putting...

· May 15, 2015 at 11:00 am · 11 comments

Chrome For Android AMA Summary

Five members of Google's Android For Chrome team descended on to Reddit earlier this week for an AMA. 1,208 comments later and the team which consisted of a Software Engineer, a Technical Program Manager, an Interaction Designer, a Product Support Manager and a Developer Advocate had answered a wide range of questions. Here are but a few of the best.   Will Chrome for Android ever support extensions? "There are no plans to add extensions support on mobile. It is for...

· May 15, 2015 at 07:00 am · 3 comments

LG G4 Quick Charge! YU Yuphoria Launched – XDA TV

Android Lollipop-based Color OS is coming for the Oppo Find 7. 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 YU Yuphoria and be sure to check out the article talking about the LG G4 supporting quick charge. 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...

· May 15, 2015 at 05:44 am

Chromecasting for CBS All Access, FOX Now, and More

Google announced today that Chromecast support has arrived for six new services today which include: CBS All AccessHGTVHGTVFXNOWHaystack and Pluto TV.  Some of them do however require subscriptions, so to check out the full range of supported services head here.

· May 15, 2015 at 03:35 am

Mi Note Pro’s Snapdragon 810 Still Overheats?

Social media and forum reports seem to indicate that the Xiaomi Mi Note Pro, which went on sale just a couple of days ago, overheats dramatically. Despite all of Xiaomi's talks about fixing the overheating concerns of the infamous chipsets, they seemingly couldn't tame the dragon. Stay tuned for more on this!

· May 15, 2015 at 03:03 am

Yu Yureka Gets Bug Fix Update

A new version of CyanogenMod 12S for the Yu Yureka fixes widespread concerns of battery drain and heat issues. If you have been suffering either or both of those, follow the official download link in the opening post and flash the zip on your recovery of choice. Enjoy the fixes!