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Niantic Releases Official Sneak Peek for Pokémon GO

If you follow along Google's shenanigans with Android and otherwise, you may have heard the name "Niantic" pop up time and again. While not as exciting as Google X (now Alphabet Inc's X), Niantic Labs was the group within Google that was responsible for Ingress, a location based augmented reality game which pits two factions against each...

HTC 10’s AnTuTu Ranking Surfaces; Shows Impressive Score

As the HTC 10 comes closer to official release, we now see more and more leaks and other informative tidbits flowing from various sources. This time, AndroidCentral got tipped about an image of the HTC 10 in the wild, showing the phones AnTuTu score. The HTC 10 seemingly scores a very good 156,000+ score in the...

How to Repurpose Android as a DIY ChromeCast

Over the last three days we've been taking an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurposing it in a useful way. Today we show you how to make your own ChromeCast or Android TV device. This is accomplished using the apps Unwind Launcher and Tablet Remote. Check out this video to learn...

XDA/Android Podcast Episode 16: “A Small Success + Giveaway Results”

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.rss In this episode of the XDA/Android podcast, the team discusses...

How to Repurpose Android as a Mouse, Mic or Webcam

We continue this week showing you how to take an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurpose it as a Mouse, Mic or Webcam. This is accomplished using the apps linked below. Check out this video to learn more and visit our Repurposing Android Devices forums on XDA. Also, check out our...

Free-form Windows on the 6P: Understandably Unintended, Extremely Buggy Mess [PICTURES]

You can indeed enable free-form windows on the Nexus 5X and Nexus 6P, as the feature is not limited to tablets. But as of yet, the feature doesn't seem to work properly on these smaller phones -- neither by design nor technical execution. We tried this on a Nexus 6P using an adb shell command method shared...

How to Repurpose Android as a Dashcam and GPS Tracker

Yesterday we showed you how to take an old device that is laying around collecting dust and repurpose it as a Security Camera or Baby Monitor. Today we are continuing the topic of repurposing by showing you how to use an old Android device as a Dashcam and GPS Tracker. This is accomplished using the...

SCOTUS to Hear Apple v. Samsung Patent Case

The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) announced this morning that they will hear part of the patent dispute between Apple and Samsung. The order, published on the Supreme Court web site, limits the hearing by SCOTUS though to only the second of two questions presented. Samsung filed the request back on December 14th...

How to Repurpose an Android Device as a Security Camera

As mobile device enthusiasts it is highly likely that we have an old device laying around collecting dust. Perhaps there is still some useful life in that old device. Today we are going to show you how to repurpose an old Android device as a Security Camera or a Baby Monitor. This is accomplished using...

Elephone P9000 Review: Further Blurring the Lines Between Flagship and Budget

The Elephone P9000 is the "successor" to the Elephone P8000 that we reviewed and liked. Bearing some of the previously liked features and improving on the rest, the P9000 evolves over the low-end to tread onto mid-budget territory with specs and features that will give most of the market a run for its money. But can...

Android TV: Case Study of an Understated yet Meaningful Paradigm Shift for TV

The ill-fated Google TV (a predecessor to Android TV) was released in October 2010 and was supposed to be Google's foray into the television space that was still anyone's game. Launching with partners like Logitech, Sony and Intel and following up with LG, Vizio, and Asus; it was Google’s game to lose. But following a lukewarm reception,...

Opinion: Why End User Devices are Locked Down For Security, and Why They Have To Be

I started cutting my teeth on Android here on XDA back in the days of rocking a Kyocera Zio . The goal back then? Finding out how to block those irritating calls almost everyone gets from an auto-dialer. Since those days we have seen Android grow and most definitely mature, and I have loved the journey. Just as...