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Six Alternative Browsers to Chrome for Android

Browsers are one of the most essential parts of smartphones. When the original iPhone came out, there was a big deal about that single fact, as it featured a Safari web-browser that brought the experience a much needed crispness and smoothness. On phones, that is; many of you probably remember what many seem to forget...

What Do You Love about Lollipop?

We recently had a discussion about everything we hated about the new version of Android. From the terrible volume controls to poor memory management, there was definitely a lot to talk about. But what about the good stuff? Let us know what your favorite features are from Lollipop.

A Dimmed Start for Wear: Untapped Style Potential

There are some fundamental problems with Android Wear, and smartwatches as a whole. We've discussed some of these on our feature about its slow adoption. What many enthusiasts think holds Wear back is the lack of a decent app ecosystem, and the fact that it has not gained the functionality it needs. Meanwhile, market analysts place the...

The Androids Are Marching On The UK

XDA has always been about the community, and as such we are constantly on the lookout for ways to bring awareness to events happening around the world. This year Birmingham University, United Kingdom, is the location for the 4th Annual March of the Droids, an Android Enthusiasts dream. For one day only, March 21st, you...

One M8 Lollipop, Blackberry CEO Net Neutrality – XDA TV

The HTC One M8 has gotten its first Android 5.0 Lollipop based Sense 6 ROM! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Android 5.0 update for the LG G3 and be sure to...

Five Free Icon Packs to Rule Them All

Android's charm as an operating system is multi-faceted, and that's after downplaying it considerably. From openness to variety to usability - Google's mastered it all, but one arena where it obliterates all competition is customization, of all forms and fashions. Whether it's live wallpapers, custom home launchers or edited color strings somewhere at the heart of an APK,...

Feature You Are Most Excited to See in Phones of 2015?

OEMs are all working hard this year to win a place in your heart and wallet. But what is the single feature you are most excited to see in the next iteration of flagships? Better cameras? 64-bit processors? Or maybe something entirely new? Let us know your thoughts!

Z:ero, The World’s First Digital Earphones

Zorloo is a another small startup with lofty goals, which include successfully marketing the world's first set of earbuds to have a built in digital to analog converter, or DAC, paired with a quality set of "high powered amplifier" earphones. In theory, this technology could in turn produce some of the highest grade earbuds to...

HTC’s Future: Recap on HTC HIMA

HTC has been the subject of an insane number of leaks and rumors in the past few months. Last year, we saw a lot of information filter for the HTC One M8, so much that the thunder was stolen from HTC because by the time they had announced their device, we already had in-depth looks at its...

Which OEM Skin Do You Prefer the Most and Why?

We're not talking software features from different OEMs here, but purely aesthetics. Do you prefer the look of pure Android or TouchWiz? Or maybe the design of Sense UI? Let us know your favorite OEM skin and why you prefer it over the others.

Spotlight: Resurrection Remix (5.0.2) for GT-I9300

The Galaxy S3 was a massive success for Samsung and even today it remains their most popular phone, and one of the most popular Android phones of all time as well. At the time of its release, it packed more muscle than the usual smartphone, and with the Exynos (GT-I9300) version being one of the...

Why Is Sony Going under and How Can It Save Itself?

One of the most iconic names in the mobile industry has always been the Japanese giant, Sony. Over the years, we have seen this company going from an icon, to an evil empire going after poor developers (yeah, yeah... different division), to one of the most friendly giants a developer could hope to have as...