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XDA/Android Podcast Episode 8: “Death by USB Ports & Life-Saving Patches”

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. Each week you can find our latest episode here, on Youtube, Pocketcasts and on your favorite podcast app through the RSS feed: http://www.buzzsprout.com/49234.rssIn this episode, the team discusses this year's Black Friday...

Of Drives and Clouds: Surrendering Control in a Low-Storage Era

Almost a decade ago I went from using an off-brand MP3-player with about a gigabyte of storage to my first iPod. It was an iPod Classic; a solid chunk of technology that packed 80 gigabytes of just about any data you felt like loading onto it. I, like just about everyone else, proceeded to pack...

Create Your Own Forum on XDA

Historically, adding a forum on XDA has been decided by having our intern spin around in an office chair, blindfolded, throwing darts at a board. Actually, we add forums based on which devices we think will have strong community support. We don't get it right 100% of the time, but a lot of the time, just...

HappyID Shows You Contact Notes When You Need Them the Most

With the ease of meeting people and adding contacts to your smartphones today, you might have found yourself in a situation where you just couldn't remember who that "John Smith" in your contacts list was. Was it your classmate, that guy your friend introduced you to once, or someone else entirely? Thankfully, contact notes exist...

Growing Pains: OnePlus Turn a Corner With New-Found Maturity

Close followers of OnePlus may have noticed a recent change in attitude from the company's co-founder Carl Pei. Of late decisions and announcements have been made that have restored a little faith in the way the company is managed that gives us an increased hope for the future of OnePlus. In early September, an unexpected bout...

Tegra X1 Nvidia Shield Tablet Found? Official CM13 Nightlies Available! – XDA TV

There are reports that a benchmark for a Tegra X1 Nvidia Shield Tablet has been spotted. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week from his top secret cabin. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Huawei Mate 8 and be...

Windows Phone Internals Opens the Custom ROM World for Lumia Phones

Somewhere around a decade ago, when XDA was a little forum based in Netherlands, users gathered together to make some modifications to Windows phones. It was one of the few, if not only operating systems that allowed modding to such degree. Many amazing developers started their careers hacking their Windows Phone devices, but when Android appeared, everything changed. Microsoft decided...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Boots up its First AOSP ROM

Thanks to the efforts of the development community on XDA, you can have the option to switch over to an AOSP-based ROM - if you're willing to wait. Most flagship devices on the market have been blessed to operate on Snapdragon SoCs, making it easier for developers to port AOSP over to their hardware thanks...

Huawei Launches the Huawei Mate 8 with Kirin 950 SoC

Huawei has made the Huawei Mate 8 official at an event held in China earlier today. The device is the successor to the Huawei Mate 7, and sports Huawei's new Kirin 950 SoC. Starting off, the Huawei Mate 8 sports a large 6" IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass. The display is surprisingly still 1080p...

Oukitel Shows K6000 Premium, Affordable Phone with 6,000mAh Battery

Among dozens of phone producers, Oukitel isn't particularly known. This Chinese brand tries to lure customers by offering some interesting and affordable devices. One of them is Oukitel K6000 Premium that is set to compete with the newest flagships without a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 CPU. The Oukitel K6000 Premium will sport the high-flying MT6797 Helio X20 chipset,...

Underrated Tech: Moto Hint Proves Form Factor Makes All the Difference

There is one device that I use every day that few people even know is there. And that’s precisely why it’s so good at what it does -- the Motorola Moto Hint is the most discreet wearable I’ve used, and its usefulness is often overlooked. What is special about the Moto Hint? Most would classify it...

Choetech Fast Wireless Charger Review and Giveaway! – XDA TV

Today XDA TV Host TK Reviews a trio of wireless charging pads from Choetech. Additionally, we are giving away a Choetech one T513S and one T518 charging pad. To learn about the wireless charging pads and how to win, check out the video! These wireless chargers only work with Qi wireless technology.QuickCharge 2.0 Adapter Cords...