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OnePlus 2 Mini Spotted at TENAA

The OnePlus X has garnered a fair bit of popularity in the smaller phone segment, featuring decent specs in a small package and an inexpensive price tag to play along with it. But as capable as the Snapdragon 801 in the OnePlus X may be, the phone does not bear the latest (and arguably, the...

Chroma ROM Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA TV

In the past we have, sort of, reviewed many custom ROMs, like CyanogenMod 12s, Oxygen OS, CyanogenMod 12, OmniROM, SlimKat and more. Here at XDA we live for custom ROMs. Whether they be huge community efforts or the tinkering of a single person, custom ROMs help unlock more functionality to our beloved devices. Now that Marshmallow is out, many ROM...

What’s Your Typical Daily Screen-on Time?

It has become common to measure battery life in terms of screen-on time, and while such measurement is inaccurate due to many factors, it's still one of the most mentioned numbers in reviews and online comments. What is your typical SOT at the end of the day (not charge), and, most importantly, how do you think...

Top 5 Must Have Apps of 2015

For the past couple of days we took a couple moments to reflect on the Top 5 News Stories of 2015 and the Top 5 Xposed Mods of 2015. To continue down this look back at what goodies got released over the last 12 months, XDA TV Host TK talks about the Top 5 Must...

HTC CEO Cher Wang Remains Stalwart In The Face Of Media Criticism

Recently Reuters published an article in which they predicted the demise of HTC in 2016, stating that loss-making brands such as HTC may have no choice but to call it game over as their $1.3 billion dwindles, also pointing out that analysts expect HTC’s market share for next year to stay at around 1%. She was adamant...

Top 5 Xposed Mods of 2015 – XDA TV

Yesterday we took a moment to reflect on the Top 5 News Stories of 2015. As the year wraps up, it is always fun to look back at what goodies got released over the last 12 months. In today’s video XDA TV Host TK talks about the Top 5 Xposed Mods from 2015. At the beginning...

OnePlus One – A Redefinition of the Developer-Friendly Device

Back in 2013, when OnePlus announced the One model, many of us knew almost nothing about this company. We simply heard of a no-name from China with promises of making a “flagship killer”, which was alleged to be competitive against powerful devices made by Samsung, LG and Sony. This sounded ridiculous, but when the One model...

XenoAmp, Feature-packed Music Player with an Alien-Feeling Interface

We've featured XenoAmp by XDA Senior Member ssuukk a couple of times before, in 2012 and 2013. It's come a long way since then, going past the 1.0 release to mark its maturity. The core is still pretty much the same compared to when it first came out. If you're used to other music players, this...

The Best and Worst of 2015: XDA Edition

The year is almost at an end, but it doesn't look like Android's dominance will subside anytime soon. Although we all share the experience of running an Android device here at XDA, each and every one of us will have a unique Android experience based on his or her device, region, carrier, and more. But there...

Xposed Framework Makes Its Way To Samsung’s Marshmallow

A few days ago, Samsung officially released a Marshmallow update for the Galaxy S6... well, kind of. It’s still in beta, but developers are already working hard to bring their greatest projects up-to-date. Yesterday we learned that XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has updated his great CF-Root. Samsung users may feel happy as yet another project...

What Has Your Experience Been Like with CyanogenMod?

CyanogenMod ROMs are popular amongst enthusiasts for their sheer availability, their feature set and the (relatively) AOSP-feel it gives skinned OEM devices. Yet these are not always optimized or stable, sometimes earning the ROM a bad reputation among those with high custom ROM standards or devices that haven't seen stable ports. What has your personal...

Top 5 News Stories of 2015 – XDA TV

It’s that time of year where you look back and remember the things that happened during the year. You learn from the bad things, and celebrate the good things. It’s been a great year here at XDA TV and we are looking back at some of our favorite items from the year. There have been a...