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Sum: Simple Math Puzzles Turned Engrossingly Fun

Inspiration for casual games can be drawn from the simplest of things, from things like three-in-a-row matchmaking to falling bricks, but the complexity of the source does not a game maketh, and Sum proves just that. Based on the fundamental concept of addition, the aptly titled game promises fast-paced and thrilling gameplay for players of all...

XDA User Activates Fi on Nexus 5

Forum member Robpol86 has successfully managed to get Project Fi functioning on his Nexus 5, a service that should currently only function on the Nexus 6. This feat was made possible by activating the sim on a Nexus 6 first before transferring it to a Nexus 5 with a sim adapter. The thread can be viewed here, and...

Do You Do Regular Maintenance on Your Phone For Performance?

A big problem that Android used to have was that it would typically get slower over time with regular use. Android 4.3 brought TRIM to the table, which greatly helped in the matter of clearing blocks blocks and garbage collection. Further optimizations with ART and Android in general also extend longevity, but sometimes that’s not enough,...

Google Open Source Code for Wi-Fi Calling

One of the best features about an open-source operating system like Android is the fact that developers are given a chance to rip apart fundamental code and rebuild it to their own ends. Yesterday, Google posted the latest version of AOSP, Android-5.1.1_r5, and within it can be found the code to support Wi-Fi-calling, which could...

OnePlus 2 USB-C Port & More! – XDA TV

The Qualcomm Snapdragon 620 has been spotted. 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 USB Type-C for the One Plus 2 and be sure to check out the article talking about the Sony Xperia...

Hydrogen OS v4 Released + Download Link

Hydrogen OS is an alternative ROM for OnePlus One users that quite unlike its Oxygen counterpart -- it's a redesign of many of stock Android foundations, especially in regards to organization and aesthetics. Hydrogen OS features eye-catchy animations and a design that is reminiscent to both Material Design and Aqua with similar behavior to the former...

July 27 OnePlus 2 Launch in VR & Free Cardboard

OnePlus keeps releasing detailS about their OnePlus 2 launch -- but this time it is not one about the phone itself but rather its unveiling event. OnePlus claims that all product launches tend to be the same, so they are tying a new way of announcing their phone by "inviting us to their world". Just...

Spotify Update Includes Support for Android Wear

One of the most practical use-cases for an Android Wear device is to get quick access to controls for current activities, like being able to pause or skip tracks whilst you're listening to music. Spotify, despite being one of the most popular music streaming services around, hasn't included Android Wear support in the past but...

Sony Smartwatch 3: Call For Battery Drain Bug Reports

Sony's Smartwatch 3 is the company's third take on smartwatches, albeit the first from the company to feature Android Wear. In many ways, the watch is an upgrade from the Smartwatch 2 as it brings along IP68 rated waterproofing along with the switch to ARM's Cortex A7 for the CPU.The recent update to Android Wear based...

Most Recently Used Apps Widget – XDA App Review

If you use your phone a lot, it’s possible that you use the same set of programs over and over. Having quick easy access to the apps that you have most recently used can be a quick way to go between apps. Android widgets can be very helpful.XDA Forum Member registered-user offers up a neat little...

Stock Lollipop Theme Now Available for S6 Theme Engine

The Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge still featured the same-old TouchWiz design language with aesthetics plenty of power users find unappealing. Despite its theme engine, the phone did not come with any themes that truly captured the simplicity and cohesiveness of Stock Android. Nevertheless, given that developers and designers could create their own themes, everyone...

Huawei Employee Allegedly Confirms Huawei Nexus

Huawei is one of the Eastern giants that the West doesn't know much about, but with their concentrated efforts on expanding their brand, it will. The Huawei watch is one of the most promising Wear watches, and with flagships like the Huawei P8 - which focus on good bang for buck in a premium package -...