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The Misfortunate Pixel C: A Gigantically Insufficient Leap for Android Tablets

There is one particular device that disappointed me greatly last year, an Android product that promised to fulfill a void in the ecosystem, but that mightily failed to do so -- and in great part it failed because it was an Android product. The Pixel C was set to be the tablet that would bring productivity into...

Google Finally Begins Marshmallow Rollout For Android Wear

Better late than never, Android 6.0 Marshmallow is finally starting to make its way onto your wrists in the form Android 6.0 for Wear. Google has also announced more details in their official blog post. The post mentions a few of the new features that we can see on the latest version of the OS, including new system...

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...

Top 5 Google Maps Tips – XDA TV

When he's not destroying innocent phones, XDA TV Host Ronald spends his time exploring. Exploring the world can be a dangerous task. You shouldn't leave the house without knowing your way around Google Maps! With so many amazing features there will be a few that go unnoticed. In this video Ronald explores the top five...

Open Source RISC-V Core Designs, Why Google Cares and Why They Matter

The CPU is one of the most crucial components of our computers, responsible of performing basic calculations, logical comparisons and moving data around. These simple tasks are the building blocks of any more complex operation, and make running our systems and programs possible. How these operations are done is not random: an Instruction Set Architecture (ISA)...

Marshmallow Update & Unofficial Port Round-Up — Get Up to Date!

Come one, come all! While Nexus owners have already gotten a taste of some sweet, sweet Marshmallow, most users are left waiting for an official update. For many devices, it's hard to say when they'll receive their 6.0 updates given how many layers of testing each device needs to go through. Nevertheless, we're compiling a list...

Tag Heuer Launches Connected, a $1500 Android Wear Smartwatch

Tag Heuer joined in on the wearables party with its TAG Heuer Connected smartwatch, claiming the pole position for the first luxury smartwatch running on Android Wear. The Tag Heuer Connected smartwatch is built up on the Tag Heuer Carrera inspiration. At first glance, the watch is easily mistakable for a traditional timepiece. The chassis of the...

Setting up Android Marshmallow, without Google

It's that time of year again - the Android fairy has sprinkled its dust across Nexus devices around the world, and Android M (6.0) is here! Alas though, with every new version of Android, the deep level of integration with Google services has increased. While, for the most part, Google are good at keeping their AOSP...

Nexus is Back: Editorial Roundup — Are You Getting One?

Join the discussion by commenting below to let us know what you think about these new phones! Brian Young: Chromecast Audio looks like it has some of the same DNA as the Nexus Q. It isn't premium hardware, but they emphasize that it's streaming as high quality of music as it possibly can to your speakers. Others...

All-New Nexus Phones: Specs, Prices, and Discussion!

Google officially took the wraps off its new set of Nexus devices, along with the new Chromecast and Chromecast Audio. While we almost knew everything there was before the announcement, having official confirmation and announcements puts a rest to all speculations, so let's get to them! Beginning with the LG Nexus 5X, this device comes as a...

Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P Pricing Info Leaked Prior To Launch

We're just a bunch of hours away from the official Nexus release and announcements, and the last set of leaks have started flowing in, giving us a complete and clear picture of what we can expect regarding the new Nexus. First up, Android Police has managed to score a few exclusive pieces of information regarding the...

Google Security Engineer Explains Issues With Root and Android Pay in the XDA Forums

A forum member that has been confirmed as working as a Security Engineer for Google out of Mountain View, has joined XDA in order to discuss the issues with Android Pay on rooted devices, why it will not work and has confirmed that Google are listening to your feedback. Regarding root access and Android Pay...