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How to Replace Moto X Pure Screen – XDA TV

There are many times where our mobile device screen meets an unfortunate end. Whether that reason is a sky diving mishap, a hunting accident or you drop it on your face when using it in bed, a broken screen can put a damper on your day. However, if you have the Moto X Pure (Style),...

Is HTC Making the Next Nexus? Rumors of Two Nexus Devices Escalate

We are barely a month into the new year, and the hype train for the next Nexus has already begun. Nevermind the fact that the two Nexus released this year, the Huawei Nexus 6P and LG Nexus 5X have had an overall positive response from the community. While the 6P is widely regarded as one of...

Native Apps & Hybrid Apps: The Strengths and Weaknesses of Today’s Paradigms

Over the past few years, the world around us has experienced a powerful paradigm shift, wherein almost every aspect of our day to day lives revolves around, or is connected to, an app-centric ecosystem. Alarm in the morning? There's an app to wake you up with tailored mechanisms. Breakfast? Fire up a recipe book and whip something...

Jide: Remix is Now GPL and Apache Compliant

When it was discovered that Remix, an OS that has been making headlines recently for bringing multi-window Android to PC and Mac was not compliant with GPL and Apache we immediately called them to find out the details and how they were responding. This phone call revealed that they were working hard to meet compliance and...

IoT Scope: The War Between Standards and the Many Players Fighting it

If this year's CES has taught us anything, it's that 2016 will be the year of the Internet of Things (IoT). We've caught glimpses of exciting IoT related products, services, and technologies in the past (Philips Hue and the Nest Thermostat among others). Those devices have only scratched the surface of home automation, as you can now add garage door...

Remix Mini by Jide Review – $70 of Android Desktop Experience

This Mini PC takes the OS a step further by providing all the hardware you need to turn a HDMI enabled display into a PC running Android. Variant 1 2 Processor 1.2GHz quad-core cortex A53 1.2GHz quad-core cortex A53 Storage 8GB 16GB RAM 1GB 2GB Video Support 1080P HDMI output, support for 1920*1080 resolution 1080P HDMI output, support for 1920*1080 resolution Audio Support 3.5mm port and HDMI 3.5mm port and HDMI SD card support Yes Yes Connectivity Wi-Fi: 802.11b/g/n Bluetooth...

Mobile VR and The Hardware Advancements it Requires

Virtual reality is set to make a big incursion this year, with many VR companies trying to seize a share of the pie in what will likely become a heated battlefield. Mobile VR, while somewhat underrated, is growing too. While the HTC Vive and the Oculus Rift have advantages over the untethered Gear VR, IonVR and...

Xiaomi Locks Bootloaders; Unlock Approval Takes up to 21 Days, Bricked Devices Must Wait

At XDA, we have a love-hate relationship with Xiaomi: We love the low-cost revolution they and other Chinese manufacturers have brought to the smartphone race, but absolutely detest them for violating the GPLv2 on multiple occasions. The GPL situation keeps rocking back and forth, with sources for certain devices being released, while other devices get ignored and...

honor 5X Review: What Do You Get for $199?

Just last week at CES 2016 honor announced that they are coming to the United States. XDA TV Host TK received one and unboxed it. Additionally, XDA Editor Mario got one as well and gave his initial impressions and followed them up with a discussion about Emotion UI. While, you’re at it make sure you enter...

Recordr: The Advanced Sound Recorder App

hen it comes to sound recording, AOSP does not provide a very easy way to create standalone audio recordings. Although AOSP does provide a reference API Guide for integrating audio capture into applications, it does not provide a quick way for the general public to utilize their phone's hardware to record sound, out-of-the-box, like how image...

Sony Xperia Z5 Available In US! Remix OS for PC Arrives! – XDA TV

It's Friday, January 15, 2016, and let's talk about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. First up, I did another tech news recap over on my own channel for all things not specifically on XDA, so if you want to see what I'm up to, that'll be the first link in the description. Now on to...

Snapdragon 820 to be Made by Samsung with New 14nm FinFET LPP Process

Rumors had it that Qualcomm would come to Samsung for the fabrication of their new Snapdragon 820 chipset. At launch, the announcement of a 14nm build narrowed it down to just a couple alternatives. Today, we learned that the Snapdragon 820 will, in fact, be built by Samsung. While it was likely this would be the...