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The Paradox of Choice and Why OEMs Don’t Listen

I recently posted a recapitulation of every bit of information we gathered throughout the little "blowout" OnePlus had regarding their OxygenOS. XDA Senior Member Cerberus_tm pointed out that my article seemed overly positive, which was something I hadn't noticed up until that point. Through re-reading it under this light, I saw that he was correct indeed, and...

Xposed Framework for Android Lollipop is Here!

Xposed Framework needs no introduction to XDA readers. When asked about the things our community hates most about Lollipop, the single highest voted comment in the discussion was that it broke support for Xposed. In fact, many forum members have even refused to update to Lollipop specifically for this reason. But that all changes now, as...

Xposed for Lollipop, CM 11S Brings MaxxAudio – XDA TV

Xposed Framework is getting closer to a Lollipop release! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Android 5.0 for the T-Mobile HTC One M8 and be sure to check out the article talking about...

Everything OxygenOS: What We Know, What to Expect

OnePlus has been a heated company filed under many controversies, but with many strengths and virtues that turned them - and their product - into one of the biggest buzz-filled and talked-about entities of the mobile world in 2014. Their debut with the OnePlus One "flagship killer" was met with a lot of conversation surrounding not...

What Was the Ugliest Android Phone Ever Released?

At one point or another, most of our favorite OEMs have made a poor design choice and released a hideous phone. But which Android phone tops them all? Let us know which phone you think deserves to be crowned as the ugliest Android device of all time.

Invoke Cerberus To Protect Your Phone From Thieves

Most of us have experienced that feeling at some point, you reach for your phone but it's not there. What follows is usually an increasingly rapid patting of all your pockets and a rising feeling of dread. Then you realize: the taxi, the restaurant, the man who bumped in to you earlier. Your phone could...

Ampere Measures Phone Power – XDA App Review

How many times have you looked at your phone to check the battery level? How many times have you gotten the low battery alert in the middle of the afternoon? Many people deal with this by having an array of power cords and power banks. But what amount of charge is your battery getting? Is it...

Can VR Justify QHD and 4K Displays?

Are we crazy for wanting QHD and 4k screens in our pockets? With rumors of Sony offering Full-HD and Quad-HD variants of the Z4 despite claiming in September that consumers can't tell the difference, 2015 is set to be a banner year for dense displays. But as our own Emil Kako asked this past Sunday,...

What Do You Have Against Apple?

Things have certainly calmed down since the days of Steve Jobs' declaration of war on our favorite mobile OS. However, a quick scroll through the comments section of any Apple related stories on here will show you that there are still some grudges held. So what is it that you still dislike about Apple? Let...

Reminder: Free Your Phone! – American Carrier Unlock

We've been hearing about unlocking standard laws regarding American carriers and their branded smartphones for years, and it was in late 2013 when the CTIA officially pushed the development through. Something to note from that page is where it says "(...) the Code has a section on Mobile Wireless Device Unlocking, which includes voluntary standards to...

Exynos Past and Future: An Old Chip Comes of Age

Chipsets are arguably one of the main components that drive innovation forward in the mobile space. The formula is simple: the more processing power you have, the more things you can pull off efficiently. In the past 7 years, we've seen smartphone chipsets evolve from single-core CPUs clocked at 412MHz to our current behemoths of...

LiquidSmooth Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA TV

Over that past couple of months we have, sort of, reviewed CyanogenMod 12, AOKP and OmniROM. However, there are many great Lollipop based custom ROM options out there. LiquidSmooth has been around for a while. LiquidSmooth is focused on providing users with smooth, stable and fast ROMs. Does their latest Lollipop release stand up? In today's...