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Preliminary Update List For Sense 7 / Android 5.1 Surfaces

This year has been a pretty forgettable year for HTC so far. The company has had little success on the flagship front, and with dwindling stock prices, the company has had to resort to other means to retain consumer interest. Things have been bad, but it seems the company is intent on turning it all around. One such...

XHangouts to Customize the Look – XDA Xposed Tuesday

Most of us here at XDA use Hangouts on a regular basis. Unfortunately, that’s not because Hangouts is the best, most customizable chat program. Google tells you what to like about Hangouts and doesn’t make it easy for you to change that. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed...

OnePlus 2 Will Feature a USB Type C Port

The OnePlus 2 is getting closer and closer, and OnePlus seems to be keen on releasing new details on the kind of features and hardware their new flagship will bring to the table. OnePlus’ “Never Settle” raised expectations last year, and they want to deliver as good of an experience as they did with the...

Sony Brings Android M Dev Preview to 17 Devices

Sony has now released a guide on creating and flashing a test image of AOSP Android M Preview that can be used for any of the 17 Xperia devices listed on their Open Device Program. Although neither the modem or camera have been implemented, the preview is an excellent opportunity to test the new features...

What Are Your Expectations for the OnePlus 2?

The announcement for the highly anticipated OnePlus 2 is right around the corner. All we know about the device so far is that it will be using an updated version of the SnapDragon 810. Can the OnePlus 2 have the same impact on the industry as its predecessor? Let us know your expectations for the...

ZenFone 2 Bootloader Unlocked & More! – XDA TV

The ASUS ZenFone 2 Bootloader has been unlocked. 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 Amazon Fire OS 5 developer preview and be sure to check out the article talking about forcing the Moto...

XDA Recap: This Week In Android (Jun 14 – 20)

Another week, another recap. The Sunday tradition marches on this week with a fresh no-nonsense look at big-picture news. Here in the digital XDA writers’ room, we spend our days poring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process,...

Do You Think Android Can Redeem Blackberry?

Once known as the king of smartphones, BlackBerry is now struggling to stay relevant in the mobile world. We heard reports early last week of BlackBerry working on an Android phone, but is this enough to redeem the falling company? Let us know if you think Android can make BlackBerry relevant again in the comments.

Sunday Debate: Who Will Take The Chipset Crown?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Chipsets. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     As power users, processors are...

Do You Use Your Phone’s Speakers to Listen to Music?

A few smartphone makers, specifically HTC, have spent a lot of time and focus on improving the quality of speakers on their devices. Boomsound is touted as being miles ahead of the competition when it comes to quality of sound, but just how often do you listen to music on your smartphone's speakers? Let us...

Moto 360 5.1.1 Forced OTA & Performance Impressions

Those of you who follow my Wear posts will know that I am often in a bittersweet relationship with my watches. I love the additional functionality, but at the same time, I see plenty of wasted potential. Since acquiring my Moto 360, my thoughts on the platform have changed for the better, but not my...

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (June 13 – 20)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s...