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Jordan’s Farewell, Android N Freeform Mode, CM13 Nightlies for Zenfone 2

It's Friday, March 24, 2016, and, for one last time, Jordan  talks about what happened this week over at XDA-developers.com. Some of the exciting news from this week include the announcement of price and launch date for the LG G5! The Samsung Note 5 is receiving Android Marshmallow, in India and Android N's freeform window mode...

In Loving Memory of TonyStark

XDA-Developers has, over the years, grown to be a lot more than just a forum for people to discuss phones. We have grown in terms of content, membership, and staff. This last point is the one I will be touching upon today. Our staff is a very tightly knit core of approximately 100 moderators and administrators....

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...

What is Your Ideal Screen Size, and Why?

Just when you thought Apple was going to chase after screen sizes to compete against the Kingdom of Phablets in Android, they refreshed one of their previous flagships to appeal to those users who still want a smaller phone. While they may not have been the first in offering flagship grade performance in a compact...

Through the Viewfinder: March of the Droids 2016

Steve Kondik started the event with his discussion of CyanogenMod and Cyanogen OS, followed by: Skyscanner, Honor, Amazon, XDA and Honor again. Presentations covered a wide range of subjects including: the development of CM13 by Steve Kondik and an explanation of how apps can be improved and further development of Skyscanner by Matteo Doni. Other...

Downsizing: Android, Apple and the Return of the Pint-Sized Flagship

Two years ago Apple was forced to abandon the notion that the best size for a phone was the one you could reach end to end with a circular sweep of your thumb. Caving into the majority vote they adopted a “bigger” and “biggerer” form factor roughly mirroring what was done in the Android world...