Samsung has announced their two new flagships, the S6 and the S6 Edge. Both devices will run using Samsung's new 64 bit 14 nm Finfet processor which is a worlds first for a smart phone. It is smaller more powerful and easier on the battery. The performance is 20% faster, consumes 35% less power and sees a 30% productivity gain over the chipset in the Galaxy Note 4 which is running at 20nm. The ram is DDR4 which should boost running memory...
This Week’s Recap
This Week’s Recap is a series of articles, in which we will give you a short recapitulation of the week’s most popular news from the XDA forums.
Domino Effect on Rooting
It looks like HTC has had their most recent Android devices rooted in a matter of weeks. All the devices from the Taiwanese manufacturer have been officially perm rooted by the combined efforts of many of our devs. First came the G2, closely followed by the Desire HD, then the MyTouch 4G, and finally the Desire Z. The similarities between the hardware of all four devices made it possible to do this as a cumulative effort.
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XDA TV Project
Have you ever had the hunch that you would be a star someday? Maybe you still want to do this, but are driven away by all the drama that goes on in Hollywood. If this sounds interesting, you may want to drop by the article below and take a quick glance. XDA is looking for “celebrities” to do weekly shows, which could range from guides, tutorials, and more. Got what it takes? Let us see your best…
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The Current State of Windows Phone 7 Modification
All the excitement over the release of the WP7 devices seems to be well founded, according to reviews, commercials, and more. But how about the dark side of this OS? The underground world of development, cracking, and reverse engineering seems to be slowly approaching to a brick wall of security by Microsoft. Will WP7 be ported to anything else other than the HD2? Are there any obstacles with the new OS? Find out from this great interview with XDA member and moderator Da_G.
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Surely, you can remember that not too long ago, XDA member Cotulla posted a video of WP7 booting on an HD2. According to a few sources, some people over at xda.cn seem to have a pretty much fully working port running on the HD2. Real or fake? We are not certain, but the videos show pretty convincing evidence that this is closer to a reality than what many people give it credit for.
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The mobile payment sector is growing at a rapid pace, with Google Wallet, Apple Pay and Visa's solutions each vying for the top spot, but that race is about to heat up, as Samsung has announced their entry into the space with an initative called "Samsung Pay". While most mobile payment solution rely on NFC to make the transaction, 90% of US retailers don't support NFC and to combat this, Samsung introduces MST technology which allows users to use Samsung...
Alcatel just announced its new flagship device at the Mobile World Congress: the Alcatel OneTouch Idol 3. If you've heard of Alcatel in the past, forget all about that, because the OneTouch is a different beast. Talking about the latest flagship devices… Ever loved everything about one except its uncomfortable screen size? You won't have to choose this time, as the Idol 3 comes in two different sizes to please everyone: 4.7" and 5.5". Other than the screen's size, the...