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Wearables – Past, Present, and… Future?

If you are a child of the 80's, you will undoubtedly recognize the title image for this article. The Centurions were a great motivation for anyone who's ever thought about wearing technology on their body to do things that they could not normally do, without knowing how to operate heavy equipment. While the idea of...

Your Favorite Android Keyboard and Why?

There are dozens of keyboards available on the Play Store, but a few of them stand out from the rest of the pack with beautiful designs and innovative features. Do you choose your keyboard based on functionality or theming ability? Let us know what your favorite keyboard is and why.

Clear Your Data Skies with Unclouded – XDA App Review

How many times have you tried to upload something to your Google Drive or Dropbox, only to find you have no more space? With all these different services and files the sky is often clouded with cloud storage. It may be helpful to understand which files are using a big portion of your storage and...

OnePlus One User Experiences Charging Port Meltdown

OnePlus is an OEM in it's infancy, catapulted into the big leagues partly due to it's pricing and partly due to it's sweet (but short) partnership with CyanogenMod. Along the way, they faced numerous issues such as badly-met PR endeavors, hostility towards the invite-only system and more, but they plowed on, unfazed, and went on...

What Do You Hate about Lollipop?

We've all been pretty excited about Android Lollipop here at XDA, but many of us admittedly have a love-hate relationship with the new version of Android. With all of the awesome features it brought, there are a few things that we just can't get over. So, what are some of the things you hate about Lollipop?

Interview with Andromium CEO Gordon Zheng

Here at XDA we look forward to newer technologies and the impact they could have in our lives. Lately we've been introduced to many enticing possibilities like Ampere and ExoDrive through kickstarter projects that aim towards solving the problems we smartphone users face every day and are very aware of. But Andromium wants to bring a new category...

Andromium: Mobile Desktop Future

Andromium is a Kickstarter project that has been gaining a lot of buzz lately due to its promise of "democratizing computers". Building on the unsuccessful attempts to create a pocket-sized desktop computer that came before it, Andromium claims to have the resources and infrastructure to shoot for the stars and nail the dream of many 90's geeky children and...

Smart Unlock Your Phone – XDA App Review

There is a lot of value in having even the cursory PIN or Pattern unlock feature enabled on your lock screen. This prevents curious eyes from going through your phone. However, there are some places where the lock screen PIN is more of a nuisance, like in your Bluetooth enabled car or when it is...

Cool Things to Do with My Old Android Device?

Many of us have older Android handsets around that are well past their glory days, but that doesn't mean you can't put them to good use. Let us know some of your favorite ways to keep your aging devices alive.

Evolution of Google Play Music

Google Play Music has a short, but rich, history. Google's music offerings were first hinted in a presentation at the 2010 Google I/O developers conference, where the presenter at the time flashed a slide showing a "music" section in the Android Marketplace. For those of you new to the scene here, the first few iterations...

Helium vs Titanium Backup – Backup App Showdown!

Just last week, we talked about the Must Have App for backups known as Helium. In the comments there was a lot of discussion about which app was actually better: Helium or, the gold standard, Titanium Backup? Is it dependent on whether you have root on your device or not? Is it brute force versus finesse? In...

Double Sided Curved Samsung “S6 Edge” Rumored

So we're all very familiar with the Samsung Note 4 Edge (seen in the image above), the "experimental" release of Samsung's epic achievement dubbed the Note 4. Differing from the Note 4 minimally, other than the edition of a significant slope on the right hand side, where an independent curved screen occupies otherwise wasted space....