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Android Wear Adds Support For iPhones

Bringing along good news to iPhone owners, Google has announced that Android Wear will now support iPhones. The supported list of Apple devices is limited to the iPhone 5 and newer, all of which should be running iOS 8.2 or a higher version as well. The Wear App will soon go live on the App Store...

The Age of Compromises: A Data-Driven Look at the End of Annual Flagships

Most of us here are Android power users and enthusiasts. We take for granted that smartphones will get better and better every year—we demand ever more from smartphone OEMs, and we get upset when we don't see enough improvement on the latest flagship year-over-year. But the past year in the industry has been disappointing for...

Saturday Contest: Winners and the Answers!

Yesterday we decided to have some fun. We posted 2 riddles for you guys to try and solve, with Google Play Credit prizes for both the winner and the first runner-up. We had hundreds of entries, but only a few of you got the answers correct. The wait is now over, here are the answers...

Sunday Debate: How Will Lenovo Affect Motorola’s Future?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Lenovo and Motorola. 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! Do you trust...

Xposed Module To Fix MobileRadioActive Bug

Lollipop will be remembered as the Android version that introduced us to the world of Material Design, bringing on a rather significant change in how Android attempted presentation of UI. What Lollipop is also famous for is the numerous bugs it introduced to an OS that was very close to maturity, and ended up souring what...

Saturday Contest: Solve These XDA Riddles and Win Play Store Credit!

This week we are bringing you a fun little contest through which you can win Play Store credit to spend on your favorite or most wanted applications. We'll be giving out two Play Store credit codes, a $25 one for the winner and a $10 code for whoever ends up in second place. The contest...

Apps of The Week: Reworked Notifications, Screen Share for Devs, A New Way to Wake up and More!

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...

Will Mobile Payments Replace *Your* Wallet?

With Android Pay coming up soon and Samsung Pay undergoing a U.S. Beta, it seems like mobile payments are picking up across all Android phones (except those without NFC). More stores are bound to adopt the standard, allowing your device to replace your wallet. Moreover, Samsung's offering seems very solid as well (unless you are...

A Personal Perspective of Android and India

If you are a follower of Android-related news, you may have noticed a rather stark increase in the attention of the big Android players towards the Asian market, specifically India and China. China is being predominant with its manufacturing efforts which range from mobile components like SoCs and displays, all the way to phones which...

We Have 30 OnePlus 2 Invites, Here’s How to Get One!

After some hurdles and delays, OnePlus is finally sending out invites this weekend in an aggressive attempt to make up for their lost time. The OnePlus 2 received mixed reviews all over the internet, but the overall consensus is that for the price, it is a very solid phone. And now that it's truly launching, all eager fans...

Note 5 S-Pen Breaking! 256Gb Asus Zenfone 2! Unlimited 4k Recording on Note 5 – XDA TV

It's Friday, August 28, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. Someone, somewhere, "accidentally" inserted their S-Pen into their Samsung Note 5 backwards. Nevermind how, or why, or even the fact that it's possible, it happened... and apparently doing that, even once, breaks a ton of functionality, so please don't do...

A Dece Oasis Power Bank Review

Lenovo subsidiary ZUK has launched its own accessories brand called "A Dece Oasis", currently the company only produces a small but loud Bluetooth/NFC speaker and power banks, here we will take a look at the latter. The power banks are due to go on sale over the coming weeks, and a price has not been set...