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AcDisplay 3.4: Pick Your Own Widget

You've probably heard of AcDisplay by XDA Recognized Developer AChep. If not, its goal is to inform you about new notifications while your screen is off. To do that, it shows you a minimal screen with intuitive gestures to view, clear or action the notification. AcDisplay is usable out of the box: you just need to...

MorphWiz-Play: Visual Synthesizer for Android

Music Creation apps have always been a sore spot in the Google Play store. Not many truly professional or even useful ones exist, and those that do will offer varying experiences depending upon which Android device you’re using. Device variables, including touch latency, audio path latency, audio DACs, drivers, and Android OS version all affect...

Which OS Would You Dual-Boot on Your Phone?

As much as we all love Android, it is always interesting to see what competing mobile operating systems are like. With all of the recent talk about phones dual-booting both Android and Windows Phone 10, we want to know what the community thinks. Which OS do you wish you could dual-boot on your phone and...

Review: “Hello” Facebook Dialer, Bye to Your Privacy?

Facebook is known for releasing many experimental apps which integrate into their core services. Groups, Facebook at Work, Facebook Home (yuck), and the like have met uneven reviews, but in a way they have their own niche. When it comes to this new app, a dialer simply called "Hello", Facebook tried to get to the...

Asus Zenfone 2 Launched In India, Pre-orders On Flipkart

At its New Delhi event held today, Asus has launched the Zenfone 2 for the Indian market. The smartphone brings great value to the table, coupling great specs with affordable price tags across all Zenfone 2 models. The variants can be divided into two umbrella models: the ZE550ML model and the ZE551ML model. The ZE550ML model comes...

Xiaomi Announces Mi4i in India for Just Rs. 12,999

As we discussed a while ago, Xiaomi continues to aggressively expand its operation outside of China, and after almost monopolizing the budget smartphone sector in India with the launch of the Mi and Redmi series, today's event furthered their commitment to the subcontinent. VP of Global Operations, Hugo Barra, took to the stage in Delhi to...

Keep Those Services in Check – XDA App Review

Every day when our devices our in our pockets, our bags, or just laying on ours desks there is still a hubbub of activity going on in the background. However, just like your PC, not all those services NEED to run constantly in the background. Yet, Google doesn’t really make it easy to control. XDA Recognized...

Project Fi Goes Live: What To Know About Google’s MVNO

Google's new wireless service, Project Fi, is now accepting applications from Nexus 6 owners with a hankering for high speeds and low rates. The virtual carrier will work on the backs of T-Mobile, Sprint, and the WiFi from every router to which you connect, making for a truly impressive coverage area at launch. As rumored...

If Your Phone Is Capable of It, Do You Film in 4K?

The majority of the screens around us don't even support 4K yet, but we still seem to have an obsession about our smartphone cameras being able to record videos in 4K. I am definitely guilty of this, and I know I'm not alone here. If your phone is capable of it, do you film in...

The Devices Behind The XDA Team

In a recent episode of XDA TV, TK explained which phone he uses and what he was running on it, but what about the rest of the news team? XDA has an incredibly diverse team from many walks of life and locations, so here we will explore just how that is reflected in our chosen devices. Each...

TaoTronics TT-BRO 3 Car Bluetooth Adapter – XDA TV

With all the laws and safety concerns related to talking on your phone when driving, many people are moving towards hands-free car systems. Some cars have Bluetooth capabilities from the factory. However, some people don’t have that option, nor do they want to buy a Bluetooth enabled aftermarket stereo. Well, If you’ve got a AUX...

The Nexus Compromise

If you’ve been a fan of Android for any length of time, at some point you’ve likely had to decide between two categories of devices for your next purchase: a Nexus device, and something else. You’ve looked up spec comparison sheets, read professional reviews, and browsed forums for user impressions. There are many positives to...