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Google Reportedly Signals Apple-like Direction for Nexus Hardware

The Nexus lineup is the Holy Grail for all pure Android lovers. Featuring some of the best specifications available on the market, along with a Google-AOSP approach, these phones offer the best long-term software experience (except maybe the HTC HD2). Except the Nexus 6P, the Nexus lineup has never been a running contender for the best...

What’s in a Brand? A Look at Honor and its Plans to Achieve Virality.

If you’re in the U.S., you’ve probably never heard of Honor before. That’s not very surprising since the brand has yet to launch any products in the U.S. If you’re in one of the regions where Honor phones can be purchased, then you might recognize them as a sub-brand of Huawei that specializes in e-commerce....

Sunday Debate: Android vs. The Competition — How Can Android Secure Victory?

Android has had a good run these past couple of years; Google made sure their mobile platform remained at the forefront of emerging markets through optimized Android releases starting with KitKat. The company also invested in Android One, and due to Android’s nature, it was also the top choice for OEMs tackling the new demand. Now...

Where Do Successful Manufacturers Still Go Wrong?

If there's an area you think an OEM consistently does badly in, now's the time to share... Even our favorite phones have issues; little bugbears that grow in annoyance as time goes by, problems that we hope will be fixed via a software update or hardware refresh in the next edition. But what happens when the manufacturer fails to...

Apple Appeal III: Brave New Buzzwords & 6S-ful Marketing

In our last editorial adventure, we took a trip to Apple’s worship temple where Sauron’s Watch had everyone in a trance. Now that the big fruit has held a keynote event for their newest idol announcement, we will take another look at what Apple did to manufacture new success this time. Keep in mind that the...

Walking The Great Firewall Of China

Frequent readers will be aware that as well as being a news writer for XDA, I am also the manager of our social media. Because of this when I was invited to attend a press conference in Shenzhen, China I had some concerns. Many of the websites and services we take for granted are inaccessible...

Apple Music Will Increase iTunes Match to 100,000 Songs

The battle for music streaming subscription dominance is starting to really heat up, with Apple planning their next offensive in line with the release of iOS9 later in the year. A major draw for these kind of services is the ability to have your current music library uploaded and copies of the tracks available to be streamed...

Audio-Focused APIs Mark Promising Direction for Android

Aside from Android, I've maintained a healthy interest in writing and producing music over the years, and unfortunately I've never quite found a compelling use for my smartphone as part of my audio set-up. Annoyingly for me, Apple have always had a bit of a head start here, or more rather an increased focus on...

Apple Appeal & My Voyage to The Store of Oz

Given that there are no proper Apple Stores in my South American country, I haven’t had the opportunity to experience what many say is one of the cleanest shopping experiences you can have. I’ve been coming back and forth to America for a couple of years now, and on this visit I finally had a...

Huawei Watch Price: A Lesson in Context

Rumors have emerged that the highly anticipated Huawei watch will cost somewhere around $1000. While many people referred to this as unreasonable for a smart watch, this may actually not be the case, once you realize just what you would be getting for your money. Further reports have stated that the device will come in several...

What Do You Have Against Apple?

Things have certainly calmed down since the days of Steve Jobs' declaration of war on our favorite mobile OS. However, a quick scroll through the comments section of any Apple related stories on here will show you that there are still some grudges held. So what is it that you still dislike about Apple? Let...

Apple Plans Music Service that Might Hit Android

Android users have their fair share of music streaming applications, from Spotifiy to Grooveshark all the way to Google's own Play Music service. Apple's iTunes online music store has been one of the major players in music distribution ever since it came out in April 2003. While the shift to a digital service was undoubtedly...