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XOSP ROM Review for OnePlus 3

  XOSP Settings Let's take a look at some of the personalization options in in the settings menu. You can toggle things like the XOSP logo, SU indicator and Headset icon. You can also change the way the date appears in the status bar. Tweak the font, style and position, until you have it exactly as you...

XOSP ROM Review for OnePlus 3

  XOSP Settings Let's take a look at some of the personalization options in in the settings menu. You can toggle things like the XOSP logo, SU indicator and Headset icon. You can also change the way the date appears in the status bar. Tweak the font, style and position, until you have it exactly as you...

Sony Xperia F8831 Photographed: Sony’s Next Phone with a Thorough Redesign (Finally)

Sony has been dwindling down in popularity recently, partly due to their pricing strategy but also thanks to a mix of other factors. A rethinking in their strategy is the need of the hour, and Sony appears to be starting with an aspect that they have stagnated on for a while: the design of their flagships. Some hot news is...

Sony Confirms Termination of the Xperia Beta Program

Earlier this year, Sony launched the Xperia Beta program intended to test Android Marshmallow, stating that it would run until 'at least the middle of 2016.' In accordance with that announcement, Sony has confirmed that the Beta program has ended, with 23.5.A.1.238 being the last build released. Do note that the Concept ROM program is not the one...

For Sony, Android 6.0’s Doze Mode Marks a Battery Life Regression

There's been a lot of debate recently over custom skins, stock Android, and the relationship between the two. Stock Android has been the favorite flavor of Android among our readers for quite awhile now. In Android enthusiast circles, it's practically a given that Google attempting to consolidate the user experience across various Android devices is beneficial to...

Sony Patents Contact Lens Camera! LG Button-less Fingerprint Sensor!

Sony has patented a contact lens camera with zoom! LG unveils button-less fingerprint sensor module. Finally, the Chinese OEMs are coming west! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 6, 2016 at XDA-Developer.com. Check out this video! Be sure to check out other great...

Android N Developer Preview Available For Sony Xperia Z3!

Android N is available for just a small number of devices. It’s still a developer preview, so Google deciding to roll it up for a bunch of Nexus devices makes sense. There is some good news, though, as Sony worked closely with big G to provide a preview for their own Xperia phones. At this moment,...

Sony Launches Xperia X Series — All You Need to Know

In a bit of a surprise announcement, Sony has unveiled a "new look Xperia brand" with the Xperia X series of smartphones. Fitting along with the current theme of MWC 2016, these new Xperia devices are made more capable with the addition of smart accessories, giving us "ambient connected devices capable of changing the way...

Sony Xperia X Launch: Live Feed

The Sony Xperia X range has now burst on to the scene, including a Snapdragon 820 and water resistance, stay tuned as we find out all the juicy details about the X performance, X, XA. Sony

Ubuntu to Show Off Community Ports on OnePlus One & Sony Xperia Z1 at MWC 2016

Ubuntu has given us another reason to look forward to the Mobile World Congress 2016. The team at Canonical have announced the arrival of two new Ubuntu phone ports community ports, namely for the Sony Xperia Z1 and the OnePlus One. If you’re the lucky owner of a Sony Xperia Z1  you will soon be able...

Sony Publishes UART Plans, Makes Kernel Development More Understandable

When you get a custom kernel to flash onto your device, in most cases you don't think about its development process. Developers often use some really complicated tools to make the device boot. Among them you can find Universal Asynchronous Receiver Transmitters (UARTs) used mostly for debugging. One of our favorite OEMs decided to show us how everything...

Sony AOSP Recovery Program is Expanding!

Recovery is a vital part of the Android ecosystem, yet Sony smartphones are distributed without traditional /recovery partition. This is not convenient solution both for users and developers. To include some custom recovery like TWRP, PhilZ or ClockworkMod, ramdisk hacks are required. Despite this somehow weird strategy, we can't say a bad word about Sony as they...