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How to Access the Hidden Hardware Diagnostic Tools on your Android Phone

If you're buying a phone secondhand, the first thing you should absolutely do is complete a thorough check of the device's hardware to ensure that everything is working as intended. So you pop in your SIM card, head on over to the Play Store, and download one of the many hardware diagnostic testing apps available...

Huawei Nova and Nova Plus Coming in Early October (SD625, 5.0″/5.5″ 1080p, 3020/3340 mAh, Type-C)

Huawei has announced the release date for the Nova and Nova Plus, which are coming to North America and Europe in early October. Both devices will launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which has an 8 core A53 based CPU running at 2 GHz. They will also share 32 GB...

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...

Here’s how to Access Hidden Settings on your Phone

Depending on what flavor of Android your phone is based on, you might be stuck with a settings page that is... a bit of a mess to say the least. For that reason, Google introduced a search feature in the settings app starting with Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, there are a few settings screens that are inaccessible...

Android Nougat Beta Build for the Huawei P9 is Available – Get it Now!

Correction: The Nougat beta build seems to currently only be for the Huawei P9. We will be on the lookout for beta builds dropped for other Huawei devices and will update the article if we come across any. Android Nougat's fifth developer preview was recently released for Nexus devices, but for the past few months owners of...

Huawei Phones Disable Logcat, here’s how to Restore Access

While I was helping XDA Recognized Developer and fellow Portal Writer GermainZ debug a new app we've been working on (which we think you guys will love), I needed to collect and read a logcat to figure out where things were going wrong. On my phone, I went ahead and installed MatLog by XDA Junior Member plusCubed so...

honor 8 Coming with 5.2″ FHD Display and Kirin 950 SoC for $300

In an event in China, honor has taken the wraps off the honor 8, a device that is a stepped down version from the higher specced honor V8 that was unveiled a while back. The design of the device falls on the popular metal frame and glass back archetype that many premium phones adopt. The honor 8...

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...

Huawei Posts Implied P9 Camera Sample… EXIF Data Shows it Was Taken with Canon 5D Mark III

Marketing is a double-edged sword, and many companies has been on the receiving end of it. Don't believe us? Ask OnePlus Huawei about it! The latest gaffe that the Android world is seeing comes to us courtesy of Huawei and one of their particular image posts on Google+ that was made to market and advertise the Huawei...

Honor Launch the V8, Use Same Dual-Cameras as Huawei P9

Huawei's brand Honor has announced their latest addition to their lineup, continuing with the great value for money they have come to be known for with a starting price of just $352. George Zhao president of Honor took to the stage to introduce the device featuring the same dual-camera set up as the Huawei P9...

Chinese OEMs in the West: Can They Capture both the Mainstream and Enthusiasts?

Chinese OEMs are no stranger to North America, but it wasn’t until a few years ago that they really started breaking into our higher-end smartphone market. Until then, offerings from major brands such as Samsung, LG, Sony, and HTC have been dominating the smartphone space. In fact, the same handful of smartphone brands have been available...

Huawei Announces the Dual-Camera P9 and P9 Plus

At an event in London, Huawei took the wraps off the P9 and the P9 Plus. This follows along a long list of spec leaks for the devices, and they are exactly what we came to expect by the end. Starting off with the design, both devices have unibody builds made out of metal, and these...