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Android Gaming Scene: Which Direction, and for Which Audiences?

One brief glance at the top applications in Google Play reveals that games are the most popular category of applications. What is it about Android that makes it such a seemingly compelling gaming platform? How do the games compare to games on other platforms? What is the future of gaming on Android? To answer these...

Venice vs. Priv: Which Is the Better Name for an Android Blackberry?

The Android Blackberry is coming, and now that we have official confirmation of its existence (which was leaked to hell and back), we also know what name it'll have straight from Blackberry's mouth. The monicker "Priv" is meant to represent Blackberry's history, but many enthusiasts are already discontent at the name change from "Venice". What...

Android 6.0 Coming October 5th? OxygenOS 2.1.0 for OnePlus 2 OTA, Unlocking Moto X Pure Voids Warranty! – XDA TV

It's Friday, September 25, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. Before I get started, I just wanted to mention that I've teamed up with TK from XDA and several other YouTubers, and we're doing a giveaway. You can find a link down in the description to the video on my...

Opinion: Fit and Finish Work Best With a Focus on In-Hand Feel

Frequent XDA readers might remember my Note5 review, which came out not too long ago. Since that was published, I’ve been testing other devices and have not been able to “daily drive” the Samsung's shiny phablet for further testing -- a particular frustration given the ROM scene is starting to pick up thanks to dedicated...

Aukey Hit the Quick Charge 3.0 Ground Running

On September 15, Qualcomm announced Quick Charge 3.0 would be coming alongside the Snapdragon 820, 620, 618, 617 and 430 next year. They stated that with QC 3.0 you can expect to charge "a typical" devices from zero to 80% in about 35 minutes. Now Aukey has released their first officially compatible charger with the technology. These...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Battery Life

You might remember that the previous model (The Galaxy S5) had a larger, 2800mAH battery. Samsung decided to go with the smaller battery, so that they could produce a slimmer phone. Slim shady might be happy about this, but I'm not. Battery Life It is unlikely that you'll be able to make it through the day without...

Join us at The Big Android BBQ 2015

XDA-Developers will one again be returning to sponsor the Big Android BBQ for the 5th year on October 22 and 23, 2015. We will be co-sponsoring the event with our Mobile VR partner IonVR who have recently been joined by Stromberg And Spielberg’s VRC. The Big Android BBQ occurs each year to celebrate Android by bringing together...

Mpow Armor Bluetooth Speaker Review and Giveaway! (5 Prizes!) – XDA TV

Today XDA TV Host Jordan Reviews the Water Resistant Armor Bluetooth Speaker from Mpow. Additionally, we are giving away 5 Mpow Armors. To learn about the Armor and how to win, check out the video! This speaker is splashproof, shockproof and dustproof. It runs off batteries and has the ability to charge your device! Enter To...

XDA Partners With Sub-Reddit r/Android For Podcast!

I am excited to announce that XDA-Developers.com has teamed up with the popular sub-Reddit r/Android. As part of this new partnership, we will be bringing you loads of new content starting today with our inaugural joint podcast! The podcast will bring you the best news each week from the perspective of the XDA team, r/android mods,...

Bright Flexile Future: How P-OLED and Other Display Technologies Work

In late 2013, LG announced that it had created new "plastic OLED," or "POLED," displays. Since then, details on the performance of the new displays have been rather thin, but LG sings their praise every time they release a new product that includes them (e.g., G Flex, G Flex2, LG Watch R, & LG Watch...

Xiaomi Launches Mi 4c In China

Xiaomi has made the Mi 4c official in a launch event held today in China. In typical Xiaomi fashion, the spec sheet of the device keeps pushing our expectations from the budget market segment. First up, the design. The Mi 4c follows the unibody polycarbonate shell design from the Mi 4i. Based solely on looks, you wouldn't be...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Unlocking

GSM Versions The GSM versions of the Galaxy S6 will support the following bands Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE 2G bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G bands HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - G920T - G920A 4G bands LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700),...