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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...

Sony Confirms Why the Z5 Only Renders in 4K When Necessary

If you haven't heard about it yet, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the company's latest flagship and the first smartphone with a 4K display. We previously covered that the Z5 Premium does not run at 4K natively all the time, which actually makes sense. Sony has now confirmed this to Phone Arena, explaining content is...

More Than Just Devices, a Global Community

I would like to take a moment to thank you all, back in May a thought occurred to me; even though we all share a common goal at XDA, our individual experiences differ greatly. This thought remained with me and eventually inspired a project that I would come to be immensely proud of, not just...

Sunday Debate: AMOLED vs IPS LCD Displays

Our screens keep getting brighter and richer, with more pixels in each inch of glass -- all for our viewing pleasure. Resolution wars are far from over, as we now have the first 4K panel on a smartphone with the Xperia Z5. But we all know that resolution is not all there is to a...

Blackberry Venice: Hardware Keyboard Done Right at the Perfect Time

Blackberry helped shape the foundations of modern smartphones, being one of the first brands to bring smartphone features and mobile internet services to mainstream consumers. These primeval smartphones were also powerful in enterprise, and for years they remained the favorite choice of corporate America and big multinationals. Those times seemingly faded with the rise of Android...

Would You Get a Phone With a Hardware Keyboard in 2015?

It's official, Blackberry is coming back to the spotlight and it's bringing hardware keyboards to Android with it. Many enthusiasts have been craving such a return for a while, and if the Venice succeeds, we might see many more sliders in the future. That being said, we all have a favorite software keyboard by now. So,...

IonVR Partners With Stromberg And Spielberg’s VRC

XDA's Mobile VR partner, IonVR, has just made an announcement about another, monumental partner joining them. The Virtual Reality Company (VRC), which consists of some Hollywood heavyweights like Robert Stromberg (Chief Creative Officer, winner of two Academy Awards and director of MALEFICENT) and Steven Spielberg (Advisor, winner of multiple Academy Awards and director known for a few things...

China & Catching up: The Price of a UX

2014 can be remembered as the year when OnePlus stormed into the smartphone market and kept the nerd and enthusiast groups abuzz for months over one single smartphone, the OnePlus One. 2014 can also be remembered for the rise of Xiaomi, as it spread its reach beyond the Chinese nation towards other markets, and wrangled...

Hands-On Video Shows Blackberry Venice Running Android

Much to the rejoice of all the people wanting a physical keyboard along with experiencing all the goodness of Android in a seamless fashion, it appears that all the leaks regarding the Android-powered Blackberry slider device have been shaping up to be true. Codenamed Blackberry Venice, the device has made a pitstop at Canada-based Bell Mobility...

2015 Moto X Gets TWRP, Repartition Alcatel Idol 3, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Coming! – XDA TV

It's Friday,  September 18, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com First up, Elephone has announced a new flagship for their phone line, which they're calling "Vowney" for now. There are 2 versions of it, 1 with a Mediatek MT6795 processor and Android 5.0, 1 with an Intel quad-core processor and...