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XDA/Android Podcast Episode 4: The Big Android Nexus Giveaway

The XDA/Android podcast will bring you the best news each week from the perspective of the XDA team, r/android mods, admins and users, with this week's special guest Linus Sebastian from Linus Tech Tips. Each week you can find our latest episode here, on Youtube, Pocketcasts and on your favorite podcast app through the RSS...

Twitter CEO Sorry for Poor Relationship with Developers

Twitter has had a rocky relationship with third-party application developers for several years now. From the controversial 100,000 token limit that capped the growth of third party clients to the recent incident where they took down an archive service that tracked tweets by politicians, the company is under fire for the way it has treated developers...

HTC Twitter Q&A Compilation

Following up on the launch of the HTC One A9, HTC hosted a Question and Answer session on their official Twitter handle.https://twitter.com/htc/status/656505537513791488https://twitter.com/JasonMacHTC/status/656514004530110464You can find all their replies to their fans over here, but if you do not wish to scroll through hundreds of tweets, we've compiled some of the more important ones below.Starting off were...

Marshmallow Reduces Audio Latency – But it’s still not enough

With each iteration of Android, Google boasts a reduction in audio latency in an effort to finally entice music professionals and music application developers to bring their work over to Android. For good reason, too, because despite making up only 3% of the total application downloads on the iOS App Store, music apps are the 3rd...

A Brief History of Theming: From OEM Themes to RRO Layers

The root of Android's charm as a platform lies in its satisfyingly freeing open-source nature, which gives manufacturers, third-party firmware developers, and even end users a free rein over their device. While the intricacies of open source code will undoubtedly come off as gibberish to the end user, the most obvious and subsequently most appealing manifestation of open...

Kmashi Arma K1 Bluetooth Speaker Review and Giveaway! (10 Prizes!) – XDA TV

Today XDA TV Host TK Reviews the Water-Resistant Arma K1 Bluetooth Speaker from Kmashi. Additionally, we are giving away 10 Kmashi Arma K1s. To learn about the K1 and how to win, check out the video! This speaker is splashproof and dustproof. It runs off batteries and has the ability to charge your device!Enter To...

The A9 is Not the Hero HTC Needs, Nor the One it Deserves

Be brilliant -- that is HTC’s current catchphrase, one that they are not afraid of uttering at every corner. But as opposed to the old Quietly Brilliant, this slogan sounds more like a reaffirmation than a statement, one that HTC desperately needs to keep people hooked on their future. It hasn’t been a good year for HTC; shortly...

Droidcon UK Tickets Giveaway!

The good people over at Honor have been in touch to say they would like to fund 8 tickets to Droidcon UK next week for you guys! Droidcon the global developer conference series heads to London on the 29th and 30th of this month and Honor and XDA will be there sponsoring the event. 52 experts will be speaking including...

HTC Launches The HTC One A9 — Specs & Details

The HTC One A9, at first glance, looks like an iPhone. Specifically speaking, the back of the HTC One A9 bears uncanny resemblance to the iPhone 6's back. Now, HTC greatly emphasized that the design of the A9 is evolutionary, as it borrows the "signature design language of the HTC One family" and builds upon...

HTC A9 Live Stream and Coverage

The HTC A9 is set to launch in just under an hour, join us as we see HTC's latest attempt to turn the company around, although with a rumoured price tag of $599 it seems doubtful.  Tweets by @xdadevelopers What do you think to the A9? Leave a comment below!

Walled Gardens: The Trade-off Between Security and Modifiability

With the recent changes in Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) looking set to make life much more difficult for tinkerers, tweakers and modders, a question people often ask me is "why?" - why does (Company name) want to stop me modifying my phone? In this article, I aim to give a (hopefully) complete run-down of many of the...

Samsung Lists Devices To Receive Monthly Security Updates

A while ago, during the height of the Stagefright scare, major manufacturers made promises to provide monthly security patches. Samsung was amongst the ones who promised, and now, the OEM has launched a security focused blog intending to keep users up to date on the security updates that the company pushes out.Starting off, the website...