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New S Pen Mini-Review: Why is this Stylus Better, and Why Should You Care?

The S Pen is what makes a Note a Note, and now that there are two flagship Samsung phablets competing for your pocket, that differentiator is more important than ever. I’ve been on this train since the Note 3, and with each iteration, I find a new reason to use the S Pen. While this...

App Review: YouTube Gaming

Yesterday saw the release of Google’s new addition to the global video site YouTube, YouTube Gaming. Being brought to you by the makers of Android, it of course comes with an app which we have taken an in-depth look at for you. Firstly, what is YouTube Gaming? Well, not only does it let you keep up-to-date with...

ZUK Z1 Specifications, Info and Launch Event – XDA TV

Last week, I traveled for 24 hours straight to the other side of the world, to spend a grand total of 36 hours in Shenzhen and to feast my eyes on the international launch event for the ZUK Z1. Today, I share my experience with you. After a whirlwind couple of weeks obtaining plane tickets and...

Root & TWRP Available For Samsung Galaxy Note 5!

Hopping on to the root bandwagon is the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, courtesy of XDA Senior Member Manh_IT's Noble Kernel. Speaking about the kernel, it is significant here in the fact that it is the only way to get root on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5. The kernel is pre-rooted and also contains a fix for...

5 Kickstarter Projects in Mobile You Should Check Out Now – XDA TV

Thank you for tuning in to XDA TV. Today we are going to be talking about five interesting Kickstarter projects.There have been noteworthy Kickstarter projects that have changed the mobile scene and created new market segments. And there have been other highly funded projects that promised much and delivered little. The five projects we are discussing...

Hands-On with an Unnamed Elephone Device

During a recent visit to Elephone's HQ in Shenzhen, I was lucky enough to get a hands-on with an as of yet unnamed phone that will retail at around $80. Aimed at children or as an accessory, the smartphone is the smallest I have seen, featuring a tiny 2.45" (240x432) LCD display. It seems like...

S Pen Controversy: User Error, or a Design Flaw?

By now, many of us have heard about the Note5's stylus and how it breaks a vital mechanism when you try to store it backwards. Many discussions and debates have happened since, with a number of publications publishing editorials defending either the company or the affected users. Now that we have better information of what is going...

Encore Music – XDA App Review

We listen to music a lot on our devices. We now have more providers of music than we know what to do with. Google Play Music and Spotify are some of the more popular options. The issue, currently, is that we end up downloading many apps to do one thing, listening to our favorite music.Download...

Hardware Dyslexia, or How Specification Sheets Are Not Straight-Forward

With each new device leak and spec announcement we see product-cycle hype rise. Those who frequent enthusiast circles typically want the best they can get out of their favorite phones, and in the last few years, the amount of discussions regarding the cameras and processors of flagship devices has seemingly outgrown sensible expectations. When you...

Do You Care Much About Wireless & Fast Charging?

We all want better battery life, but OEMs seem content with just giving us faster ways to charge our phones. This is not the solution we want, but it is a good thing to have nonetheless. Those that manage to get through the day just fine and charge overnight might not have much of a...

Xposed Framework for the LG G4 – XDA Xposed Tuesday

I have had the LG G4 for some time, and I have done for you guys how to a root and TWRP installation video. The one thing that we have been missing is the Xposed Installer, actually the Xposed Framework.First we need to do is download a few files from this page. The first item...

Walking The Great Firewall Of China

Frequent readers will be aware that as well as being a news writer for XDA, I am also the manager of our social media. Because of this when I was invited to attend a press conference in Shenzhen, China I had some concerns. Many of the websites and services we take for granted are inaccessible...