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  With the Note 7, Samsung Still Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance: Every year we notice the same pattern: new Galaxy device comes out, it gets positive reviews (excluding, perhaps, the Galaxy S5), and among one of the positive points, you usually find performance… somehow. Read More Android 7.0 Nougat Finally Released — Coming Your Way!: Android’s latest OS update, the...

Beyond the Specs: In the End, the Note7 is a Remarkable Phone for Life

Often times as tech enthusiasts we tend to look at things from a single perspective, and that perspective is performance. The performance we expect, demand, and receive must meet our ever growing expectations or it runs a severe risk of being sidelined. Android phones in particular always seem to a draw special polarization in thie regard. Looking...

What You Pay For: A List of What Lets the Note 7 Get Away with its Price

The most anticipated phone of the year is here, and its cost is equal to about 2 months worth of my rent. The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 7 was unveiled on August 2, 2016 and is going for an unlocked price of $850. With the recent surge of “affordable flagships” brought by smaller companies, some consumers...

The Root of the Problem: Reminiscing How And Why Tinkerers used Samsung Phones

The Galaxy Note 7 is looking to continue the locked-down trend of recent Samsung flagships, and coupled with the fact that the relatively-unlocked variants come with Exynos processors, many of our users have been dreading the prospect. We’ve seen this at the bottom of nearly every story surrounding the latest Galaxy phones -- users leaving...

Weekly Debrief

It's Friday at last! There's no need to scroll through the articles you've missed to catch up on the news. Every week we compile all the best stories from XDA and put them into one YouTube video. If you'd rather skip the video, you can jump straight to the articles here. LG Officially Announces the V20; Coming...

Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Live Stream, Blog and Discussion!

It's Galaxy Note 7 day at last! Join us to watch the event live, catch up on the highlights or join the conversation below as we take a look at the latest iteration of the original "phablet". Note 7 - Curated tweets by xdadevelopers

The Sorry State of Android Fragmentation: An Example to Understand Developers’ Plight

Fragmentation has been a contentious issue in Android quite literally since the mobile operating system was announced. Apart from being a cudgel for trolls to use in online flame-wars, the diversity that comes with fragmentation is now largely seen as a net positive for consumers of Android devices. After all, we're given so much freedom in choosing...

Samsung Already Did it: For Better or Worse, Samsung-led Innovation and Trendsetting helped Shape Android

Samsung is one of the world's biggest smartphone brands, and part of what made them the tech giant they are today is their ability to convert unorthodox features into seemingly useful additions, even if it takes them multiple tries, and multiple failures. The Korean Company couldn’t make their features and name stick if they didn’t sell...

XDA Friday 7/8/16

OnePlus 3 XDA Review: OnePlus Paints the Perfect Canvas for the Spec-Hungry Tinkerer You do not want to miss this awesome review of the OnePlus 3. This article goes into more detail than my father does when he's pointing out all of my flaws. Samsung Introduces UFS-Based Memory Cards with Up to 256GB Capacity New super fast memory...

Samsung Introduces UFS-Based Memory Cards with Up to 256GB Capacity

Samsung's UFS 2.0 based memory solutions, such as those seen on recent Galaxy flagships, do what we expect storage solutions to do. They are fast and they are reliable, and they are fast some more. Mario even noted the same in his Samsung Galaxy Note 5 XDA Review: As seen in the benchmarks above, the UFS...

[APKS AVAILABLE] Samsung’s TouchWiz Replacement Detailed on Video, Will Likely Arrive with Note 7

Samsung's TouchWiz UI has slowly been transforming itself over the years, progressively pleasing more and more enthusiasts by trailing away from the bloat and clutter it was so infamous for. While there are still improvements to be made, new details show big changes might be coming. With their upcoming "Grace UX", Samsung is seemingly putting forth...

Next Note Device Likely to Bear “Note 7” Moniker, Specs Leaked

If you are waiting for the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 to sweep you off your feet and give you your reason to upgrade, you might me waiting indefinitely. Because as current leaks and rumors go, the Note 6 is likely to never be released. Okay, we are being a bit overtly dramatic here. The "Note 6"...