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Four New Forums Added – Join the Development!

Today we bring you four new forums for all your XDA needs and pleasures. With an equal share of wearables and phones, we'd like to introduce you to this set of devices that you will be able to discuss or contribute towards on the site, starting today. First in line we've got the upcoming Samsung Galaxy S6's forum,...

Samsung Dramatically Slashes Handset Prices in India

Samsung has been in a thick conundrum this past year, as the company has seen their profits stumble season after season, with the last quarter hitting a disappointing $4.87 billion in revenue when the year before they had a much stronger $7.7 billion figure in the same fourth quarter. Numerous news surrounding Samsung's imminent demise surfaced, many...

Xposed Framework on Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

We knew it would happen! The day has finally come! Xposed now works with ART and Android 5.0 Lollipop. Yes, this release is still an Alpha and some bugs need to be worked out, but the arduous task of porting Xposed Framework to the new Android Run Time has largely been completed! Naturally, this means that...

ColorOS Camera on OPO: Great Port, Great Option

Some lenses are better than others, and when it comes to hardware the difference can be quantified in a lab. As far as applications go, however, the story is a little different - you've got hundreds of options out there, be it on the Playstore, on our forums or whatever third-party resource you can find....

Guide: Best Watchfaces for Android Wear

When Google announced Android Wear early last year, the starter devices from LG and Motorola showed off exquisite watchfaces in their promotional content, creating as much hype for watchfaces as there was for apps of the new form factor. Come Google I/O when the first devices were made available to the public, developers and users everywhere were...

Making Your Lock Screen Work for You

Having the right lock screen is essential to how we experience our devices, as it is the first thing that we see when picking our phones up. We use lock screens for security purposes and for quick glances at notifications. But for something used so often, it is frequently overlooked. The Android lock screen is just as customizable as...

Xposed for Lollipop, Kindle Fire HDX Bootloader Unlocked – XDA TV

Xposed Framework Alpha for Android 5.0 Lollipop has been released! 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 Lenovo upgrading some devices to Lollipop and be sure to check out the article talking about YouTube,...

Smartwatches Had No Year, Again

Android Wear could have been the hit we had all waited for, the gadget that would have made us tech-born enthusiasts finally achieve our childhood dreams of wrist computers you can give orders to, ala 2001: A Space Odyssey minus the murderous bits. Google's initial promises of a great smart-watch had bloggers, journalists, and Android fans spilling...

What Are the Best CyanogenMod Themes?

We recently did a round-up of some of our favorite CyanogenMod 12 themes, and have been highlighting dozens of interesting designs from our forums lately. But it's your turn to voice your opinions on your favorite CM 12 themes. Let us know which themes you think are the best and why.

Xposed Modules to Install Right Now on Lollipop

Unless you've been bootlooping during all of yesterday, you probably heard about Xposed gaining Lollipop support at long last. This was no easy task for super-star XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89, and ever since the release of the newest Android version we've had little information regarding development, which prompted many to believe it might never make...

Xiaomi: The Tech Giant the Western World Never Sees

In 2014 Xiaomi (Pronounced Shao-Mi) sold 61.1 million smart phones, more than tripling on previous years. Now Xiaomi is the third largest smartphone vendor in the world. But oddly enough, if you approached the majority of people in the western world, they will never have heard of the company, or at the very least be...

Best Android Phone on a Budget?

There's no denying that there has been a major push for low-budget android phones in the industry lately. There are some very impressive phones with price-tags around half of what you would normally expect. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best Android phone is to buy when a...