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Galaxy S6 US Pricing & Availability Roundup

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available for sale across the "big four" US carriers on April 10th, but most pre-orders start tomorrow, March 27th. Which network is the right choice for your new phone? That's a question whose answer received a new wrinkle today as announcements about pricing and bundled perks...

Are You Excited for USB Type-C on Smartphones?

USB Type-C seems to be the new obsession among Android enthusiasts, as we hear more and more reports claim that it will be implemented in the next line of flagship devices. Google itself hinted in the press release of the Chromebook Pixel that more Chromebooks and Android devices would follow suit with USB Type-C. Let us...

Samsung Attempts to Buy AMD – Speculation & Discussion

Samsung’s semiconductor game and their Exynos chipsets have gained a lot of traction recently given the unveiling of the S6, and its subsequent testing showing a remarkable step forward in performance and efficiency. This advancement was put to contrast with the outcome of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, which is said company’s incursion into the octa...

CyanogenMod 12 Theme Options – XDA TV

Be together, not the same. That is the current phrase that Google is using for Android. This is really wise, the strength of Android is that I have a choice in what phone I get and what it looks like. I get more choices than black or white and 16, 64 or 128 GB. One...

Unstable Material & Inconsistency in Design

One thing that was a source of criticism towards Android for years was the appearance of its UI. While each iteration brought newer and more modern elements to the interface, the biggest changes were arguably made in the past few versions. Design languages like HOLO and Material Design have distinct looks that set them apart...

Castro: High Fidelity Device Specs with Beautiful Design

While a large majority of Android users content themselves by looking up basic device specs such as screen size, camera resolution, storage capacity etc, these baseline facts don't cut it for enthusiasts. Most of us want to delve deeper into the specifics, and Castro is an app designed and developed to cater to that very...

Do You Think HTC Messed up the Camera on the M9?

If there's a single thing that the HTC One M8 lacks, it is a great camera to match the phone's great build quality. HTC attempted to fix that on the One M9 by featuring an all new 20.7 MP camera, but early reports claim that the new camera may actually not be all that wonderful...

Building The Machine: Cyanogen’s Corporate War

Cyanogen is a name that virtually all of XDA recognizes, and surely many of you have tried their excellent ROMs - perhaps you are reading this on CyanogenMod right now. While the community ROMs that most people get - be it through official sources or unofficial ports - offer some of the best experiences Android...

Must Have App Review: Pocket Casts for Android

The great thing about our smartphones is the ability to put on your head phones and listen to music or podcasts while on the bus, on the train, waiting at the DMV or just eating lunch when you are trying to block out the outside world. In order to listen to podcasts seamlessly, you will...

HTC: Phasing Out Or Phoenix?

It was announced recently that Cher Wang would replace Peter Chou as CEO of HTC. Chou has now taken up a role in the Future Development Lab, as a drastic shift was almost inevitable considering HTC’s recent performance in both share price and market share. However this could be a case of too little, too...

Oppo “R7” Bezel-Less Smartphone Demoed in Video

Recently, images have been doing the rounds of what claims to be the new horse out of Oppo's stable, the Oppo R7. The talking point of this device is the lack of any major bezel on two sides of the 5.5" display. Obviously inspired by the Sharp Aquos Crystal, the images and the accompanying video show a...

How I Cracked Trivia Crack

Trivia Crack is a highly popular game for both web and mobile platforms which is somewhat modeled after Trivial Pursuit. It's the latest craze in social gaming, allowing users to compete against their friends and strangers in answering questions from an array of categories. Though I've never been very interested in gaming, my wife has recently become a huge fan...