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Sunday Debate: Will High-end Flagships Die Out?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Flagship Death. 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!       The blogosphere at large...

New Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice Renders

We have previously reported on the upcoming BlackBerry Venice, which is supposedly being announced later this year as the first Blackberry device to come with Android. Today new renders have emerged, showing an 18 MP camera, a material design BlackBerry Hub and Chromecast support. BlackBerry 10 never supported Chromecast, and as such, the Venice could...

Snapdragon 820 Reveal Date – A Misunderstanding

This has been a rough year for the leading provider of Android chipsets: Qualcomm's much talked about Snapdragon 810 has been plagued with issues in multiple devices. For some of us, the awaited Snapdragon 820 sequel cannot come soon enough. Among other changes, the 820 is also planned to be manufactured on a 14 nm...

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (Aug 1 – Aug 8)

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...

Flagship Furore – Why the Market Changed

Recent headlines have talked much about the future of smartphones. We hear the phrase "flagship" banded around, a moniker typically reserved for a company's "headline" product release, used to lead the company flag forward into battle in the marketplace. Back in 2009, when Android first began to gain a sensible level of traction, a flagship...

Stagefright Details; OnePlus Invite Cheating! – XDA TV

The OnePlus 2 invite queue contains flaws that allows cheating. That and much more news is covered by XDA TV Producer Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of a the details of the serious security vulnerability on Android called Stagefright and be sure to...

OnePlus Charity Auction: Where The Money Actually Goes

By now you may have heard that OnePlus are auctioning off 100 invites for the OnePlus Two on eBay with all the proceeds going to UNICEF's Project Tap. But what is Project Tap, how do they relate to mobile and why would One Plus care? We reached out to OnePlus to find out.   The highest bidder...

OnePlus 2: Not A Phone For The Future

Whenever new smartphones are released, the manufacturer and carriers (if they are involved) go to great lengths to promote it. After all, people need to know that a new device exists in the first place before they can be expected to purchase it. Marketing, promotion and advertising play a very large role in influencing the buying...

Sony’s Emergence in The Middle: Is The Price Right?

Sony’s Electronics Division is not in its best days, and its smartphone products are seemingly an important cause of this. The Japanese giant’s Xperia line has been on the decline in terms of sales, and these past few months have been particularly damaging to the company due to the Xperia Z4’s market performance. Sony’s Q1...

HTC Delivering Ads Straight to Sense Home

HTC's 2015 has been a year marked by a desperate search for revenue. The HTC One M9 launched with its own launcher complete with a Smart Folder in the Sense Home Widget. This automatic pseudo-folder would populate with "suggestions" that were nothing more than thinly-veiled ads.   Just over a month ago, HTC began placing advertisements (that can thankfully...

Galaxy S6 & Edge get €100 Price Cut—New Models Incoming

Samsung has dropped the price of both the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge by €100, making the current retail price of these phones €599 and €699, respectively. Though no new prices have been announced stateside, a cut is expected soon.

PSA: You Can Optimize Your Note 4’s Recents Menu & RAM

The Note 4 never had the fastest Recents Menu, and despite its 3GB of RAM, its app-holding capabilities only got worse on Lollipop. The infamous RAM bug that plagued the S6 is indeed an annoyance on the Note 4's 5.0.X ROMs. Rumors of an update to fix all of this were confirmed with the first...