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Nexus 5X & Nexus 6P Pricing Info Leaked Prior To Launch

We're just a bunch of hours away from the official Nexus release and announcements, and the last set of leaks have started flowing in, giving us a complete and clear picture of what we can expect regarding the new Nexus. First up, Android Police has managed to score a few exclusive pieces of information regarding the...

Sunday Debate: The Best Smartphone Materials & Textures

Now that Android software is polished and efficient on almost every high-profile phone, manufacturers have taken to improve their smartphone designs and make this a big priority for each and every release. In the past 2 years, “leak culture” has accelerated, and it has become an integral part of our blogosphere and enthusiast discussion, in...

Google Security Engineer Explains Issues With Root and Android Pay in the XDA Forums

A forum member that has been confirmed as working as a Security Engineer for Google out of Mountain View, has joined XDA in order to discuss the issues with Android Pay on rooted devices, why it will not work and has confirmed that Google are listening to your feedback. Regarding root access and Android Pay...

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...

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...

Gimmicks Galore: What Was Tried and Failed

It's a fact now that most smartphones across the world run on the same operating system; there are over a thousand different companies that design phones and release them, with software that's all based upon Android. In this vast sea of similar devices, the most popular way of trying to make waves is to differentiate by...

Do You Cover Your Phone’s Design With a Case to Protect It?

Manufacturers are constantly trying to make their phones prettier -- and in doing so, they also make their flagship devices more fragile due to "premium materials". Dropping an expensive device made out of glass or covered in pristine metal can render it scratched, scuffed or worse. Cases save the day, but some users prefer to...

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...