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OnePlus Aims to Rectify USB Type-C Cable Woes

One of OnePlus's most interesting products launched this year was a reversible (on both ends) USB cable. Naturally, to accompany the company's flagship, the cable is reversible USB Type-C on one end. The compelling feature however is the other end having a reversible USB Type A connection.  These cables were sold "at cost" (according to OnePlus) and seem like...

GravityBox for Marshmallow – XDA Xposed Mods

The Xposed Framework has been available for the new Android 6.0 Marshmallow for a little over a week now. Last week XDA TV Host TK showed you how to install the Xposed Installer on the Nexus 6P. Even though the Xposed Installer is available for Marshmallow, not all modules have been updated to work. Yet.In...

Processor Temperature Results for Tens of SoCs — How Hot is Your Chip?

Testbird, a company we've talked about previously, reached out to us to share some interesting data regarding processors that they have collected during their extensive compatibility testing. And some of the results that they shared were quite surprising, to say the least. First off, the data shows the maximum and average temperatures of various chipsets from...

ES File Explorer – A Short Story of A Fallen King

File managers are still a missing puzzle in a big Android ecosystem. We have Windows Explorer, The Finder and Nautilus or Nemo on our PCs, but Android still has no truly extensive file explorer included in the system. I'm mostly referring to Nexus software here, which should be treated as a the matrix to all currently available firmwares...

Material Misconceptions: What Developers Get Wrong in Material Design

Google's annual I/O conference has always been a field day for developers, but I/O 2014 brought what was perhaps one of the most groundbreaking revelations in the history of mobile design. As Matias Duarte, Google's VP of Design took to the stage, the screens behind him rippled and revealed the beauty that was Google's foray into a...

In Defense of TouchWiz: How the Kitchen Sink is Getting Cleaner

Samsung’s approach to mobile evolution has largely consisted on a strategy that not many agree with: throwing everything at the wall to see what sticks. While this often results in half-baked, quickly-abandoned products, it also allows for a special kind of evolution not many could afford. That last part is particularly important, given that Samsung’s size...

iDea Pico Review – A Pocket Projector Packing a Powerful Punch

The iDea Pico has now been discontinued and replaced by the Idea Pico P200A which can be found on Amazon here, and can find our new review here. Check out the official promo below:The unit arrived with every accessory you could need for such a device, it comes in a hard shell travel case, lined on...

Snapchat Is at It Again and Blocks Root Users — but for How Long?

Despite many security concerns from the past, Snapchat is still one of the most popular social media service available for smartphones. According to reports, it has 100 million of active users, and 65% of them upload photos.Snapchat users would easily become the 13th biggest country in the world if we take population as a measure.Snapchat's fast way...

Exploring the Android Ecosystem in China — Interview with Greenify’s OasisFeng

Android has dominated the mobile landscape for several years now, and it doesn't look like that dominance will disappear anytime soon. At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai revealed that there are 1 billion Android users. With the explosive developmental growth in places such as the African continent, India, and China, it's hard to predict Android's numbers...

Low Battery Generation: A Momentary Fall, or a Downward Trend?

The battery life of our devices is a top concern for us these days. While better SOCs are released with more efficient processes, and software optimizations help with battery life, a lot of us are still worried if our smartphone or tablet will get us through the day. We root and install apps like Greenify, tweak...

Xposed for Marshmallow, Re-released Nvidia SHIELD Tablet, OnePlus Android 6.0 Plans – XDA TV

It's Friday, November 20, 2015, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. First up, something I think a lot of you guys will be excited about, Xposed for Marshmallow is finally here! It's going to take some time for modules to be updated, and XDA Member failblog is working on an unofficial...

Xposed Framework for Marshmallow on the Nexus 6P – XDA Xposed Mods

Marshmallow has been out on the Nexus 6P for some time, and recently, TK has done a how to a root and TWRP installation video. The one thing that we have been missing is the Xposed Installer, actually the Xposed Framework.So today TK is going to walk you through the process of installing that on...