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Huawei Launches its Own Virtual Reality Headset: Huawei VR

After smartphones, tablets and smartwatches, Virtual Reality seems to be the next big thing. The VR space is recently getting a lot of attention, with all prominent players announcing their involvement in one form or the other. You have HTC's Vive, Facebook's Oculus Rift, Samsung's Gear VR, Google's simplistic take with Google Cardboard and even XDA's...

Google Introduces Customizable ‘Live Cases’ for Nexus Phones

Surprise! Two years after the rumors of Google implementing its own version of Motorola's Moto Maker surfaced, Google has finally lifted the veil on the case-maker tool now dubbed 'Live Case.' The service itself is not new, however, previously it was only available for the Nexus 6 and was for some reason only aimed towards fans...

Multi-Window on Android N Now Lets You Watch Videos Uninterrupted

Multiwindow is shaping up to be the next big thing to hit Android in recent times. It will finally allow tablets an edge over their phablet counterparts, giving them better use of their increased screen real estate. With that being said, Multiwindow is still a continuous work-in-progress. There's a reason that it has remained disabled in...

Nextbit Robin XDA Review: The Cloud Phone That’s Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Amidst the vast sea of high-end flagship smartphones, it's difficult to imagine how a newcomer could compete. That's why Nextbit opted to avoid the water and instead go by air with their cloud-based Robin, aimed at the upper mid-range market. Priced at $399, the Nextbit Robin competes with the likes of Google's Nexus 5X, the Motorola Moto X...

Tronsmart Quick Charge 3.0 Charger Reviews and Giveaway! (30 Winners!)

Today XDA TV Host TK reviews a plethora of Quick Charge 3.0 devices from Tronsmart. Additionally, we are giving away  thirty (30) “Winner’s Choice”* Quick Charge 3.0 chargers. To learn about these Quick Charge 3.0 devices and how to win, check out the video! Note: "Winner's Choice" is defined as the selected and qualified winner selecting one...

CREO Launches Update-Focused “Mark 1” in India

We've talked about CREO before. The Bangalore (India) based startup wanted to enter into the Indian smartphone, and not get lost in the masses of low and mid end devices in the country. To stand out, the company focused on an aspect that is neglected in India: Updates. The CREO Mark 1 is CREO's first smartphone...

Android N Developer Preview 2 Now Available!

It's happening! Android N's 2nd Developer Preview is now out for eligible Nexus devices. This developer preview is a culmination of feedback effort from developers, and as such, has ironed out a few bugs: Not being able to connect to hidden Wi-Fi networks (AOSP 203116) Multiwindow pauses (AOSP 203424) Direct Reply closing an open activity (AOSP 204411) Along with these...

Two Day Battery Life? Give Me One Full Day with No Compromises Instead

For some reason every new device announcement comes the audacious claim that it will last up to 2 days on a single charge. Most of us see these claims, roll our eyes, and turn to the reviewers we trust to see the claims dashed to pieces. HTC made this claim yesterday with the HTC 10 announcement,...

2015 Samsung Lock Bypass Exploit Details Revealed

In December of 2015 an exploit was revealed on Twitter that showed a Samsung Galaxy S6 lock screen being bypassed. https://twitter.com/rpaleari/status/674983960162787328 Not much was revealed at the time other than the proof of concept. Now that the disclosure period has expired the details are making their way out to the public. The exploit was pushed to Github on Monday...

HTC 10 Comes With Unlockable Bootloader, Decent Warranty Policy

Just in case you thought you saw everything there is to see about the HTC 10, keep in mind that the device will come with an unlockable bootloader if purchased directly from HTC. Yep, that's right, unless your device is tainted by carriers, you are guaranteed some XDA fun on this upcoming flagship. HTC is committed...

How to Get Voice Access Beta

Google has released a new voice control app for Android called Voice Access. This product is in Beta and the beta team is full. How do you get the product than you ask? Well today we show you how to obtain and install the Voice Access Beta APK using our program XDA Labs. Check out...

HTC Finally Unveils the HTC 10 and HTC 10 Lifestyle

The leak train has finally reached its last station as HTC has officially taken the wraps off the device. Meet the HTC 10, HTC's flagship for 2016: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=naZ1BZgh2C0 Starting off with the design, the HTC 10 makes refinements and changes to HTC's previous flagships. You still get the metallic unibody with a very gentle curve starting from the...