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Which Phone Did You Always Want, But Couldn’t Get?

Even Android lovers have feelings over the one that got away; at some point, we all wanted a phone we just couldn't get. Be it because we were short on money or because we couldn't justify the purchase, we all have that one phone in our memory which we wish we had (at the time,...

XDA and LeaseWeb: Win Free VPS/Dedicated Server Trial and Huawei Watch

As you might recall, XDA relies on hosting infracturer from LeaseWeb to power our forums. We picked them as our hosting provider because they were able to provide a highly custom solution that meets our demanding needs. From the time your HTTP request hits our load balancer to when it's handled by one of our...

Elephone Launch The Vowney – Amazing Specs, Odd Name

When I first got my hands on an Elephone Vowney at their headquarters in Shenzhen I was over-joyed and yet ambivalent, the phone was incredibly responsive, the specs were impressive, what let it down was a small niggle, the design feels premium with a sturdy body but the gold finish on the unit I handled...

TapDeck Adds Community Collections Feature

TapDeck 3.0 has now rolled out bringing with it a new "collections" feature. TapDeck you may remember is a smart wallpaper app that when double tapped changes to a new image based on your likes and you can explore the information behind an image by swiping up to display the story behind the wallpaper. The...

Motorola Announces Verizon-Exclusive Droid Maxx 2 And Droid Turbo 2

Motorola, in collaboration with Verizon, took centre stage today to unveil two new entrants to the Droid lineup, the mid-ranger Droid Maxx 2 and the top specced Droid Turbo 2.Starting off with the Droid Maxx 2, this phone is essentially a carrier-branded version of the Moto X Play, bearing the same design and aesthetics along...

A Personal Step Forward of a Phone: Moto X Pure Edition Quick Review

Few electronics companies have a history as long and as storied as Motorola. The OEM just recently celebrated its 87th birthday. In 1983 the FCC approved the first commercial cell phone from Motorola: They DynaTAC 8000X. The following 30 plus years were a roller coaster of highs and lows. Today, the former American brand is...

Want a Nexus 6P or Nexus 5X? It’s Not Too Late, You Still Have a Day to Win!

On our last podcast, we announced a giveaway for a Nexus 5X and a Nexus 6P, the latest and greatest in the Nexus line-up. If you are a developer or an Android enthusiast, Nexus phones need no introduction -- you probably know all about them.So how can I get a brand new and shiny Nexus...

Big Android BBQ 2015 Event Recap – XDA TV

The rain-soaked Big Android BBQ 2015 has come and gone! We have been supporting the event for the past five years. XDA TV Host TK was at the Big Android BBQ. He got to try out a lot of fun technologies, check out some exciting presentations given by leaders in the Android field and talk...

Customization, OEMs & Brand Recognition: An Unnecessary Conflict

Android is about customization— particularly to Android enthusiasts and XDA users. The ability to tweak and tailor your device to match exactly how you want to use it is one of the major features of the OS that draws users to it.  And that’s probably why you're here at XDA— you love customization, and this is...

The State of Android Gaming — Interesting Takeaways From TestBird

TestBird is a Chinese startup company established in 2013 that offers a cloud testing platform for mobile games. The company will be publishing the first English edition of their report, China's Mobile Game Compatibility Test White Paper for the First Half of 2015, at Game Connection this coming Wednesday. Game Connection is an international convention for...

Have You Tried Virtual Reality? How Will It Change Technology?

Virtual Reality is trying to push the boundaries of media consumption by creating an immersive experience unmatched by previous formats. So far, VR alternatives are limited and they are not quite what they are aiming to be a few years from now. That being said, they give us a glimpse into the future, and many enthusiasts...

Big Android BBQ 2015: IonVR Interview w/ Chainfire (Virtual Reality) – XDA TV

Big Android BBQ 2015 has come and gone! We have been supporting the event for the past five years. XDA TV Host TK was at the Big Android BBQ and took the time to interview some of the attendees and other sponsors. In this video, TK interviews XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire about the latest...