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Report: No future for Android Wear in Samsung’s Watches

UPDATE: When Engadget asked Samsung to comment on the issue, the company denied that they were abandoning Android Wear. ' "We disagree with Fast Company's interpretation. Samsung has not made any announcement concerning Android Wear and we have not changed our commitment to any of our platforms." ' A new report is coming from Fast Company stating that "no...

OnePlus 3 to Come With NFC; Leaked Screenshot Shows N Preview Build

OnePlus managed to garner a lot of attention with their first device, and the stakes and hype were raised even higher for their next. But the OnePlus 2 failed to attract as much praise as its predecessor.There were a few things wrong with the OnePlus 2. The device was not built up on the hype...

Ads Suck. So bad. Remove Them with XDA Ad-Free

Ads suck, and we're really sorry about any ads that have annoyed you on XDA in the past. We're constantly yelling at our ad network people to remove any auto-play ads or ones that pop up in your face. In fact we have a thread dedicated to reporting bad ads, and we monitor it closely.The reality...

Would You Get the New Ara if You Could? Why/Why Not?

Project Ara went through quite a transformation since we last heard about it. The phone is still going to be modular, but the level of modularity we previously expected has been cut down, meaning components such as processors, screens and RAM won't be upgradeable nor easily-replaceable. That being said, there is still a lot of potential...

How Google is Laying the Foundation to Kill Rogue Background Services

Google has major plans in the works to further improve the battery life of Android devices. In a talk during Google I/O (which you can watch below), the company shared their current and future plans with developers regarding optimizing for battery life. Google is planning on killing unbound background receivers and will force developers to coalesce their...

OnePlus 3 VR Launch Coming, OnePlus giving out Free “Loop VR” Headset

Last year we saw the first VR launch event with the OnePlus 2, a polarizing device that succeeded the extremely well-received OnePlus One. With the OnePlus 3, the company is trying to re-live the success of their breakthrough device, and they are once again offering a VR launch for us to "Get in The Loop".This...

Tasker Pro: Create an IRS-Compliant Mileage Tracker (and Get Money Back!)

Automation is supposed to be about simplifying everyday tasks to give you more precious time doing the things you love. At XDA, we've shown you how you can use Tasker to secure your device, improve productivity, or make driving safer, all a part of our series called 'Tasker Week.' But the fun doesn't end there. If...

Choetech Quick Charge 3.0 & USB-C Charger Reviews and Giveaway!

Today XDA TV Host TK reviews a plethora of Quick Charge 3.0 devices from Choetech. Additionally, XDA is giving away  thirty (35) Choetech chargers. To learn about these Quick Charge 3.0 devices check out the video and to learn how to win check out the portal article.Be sure to check out other great XDA TV Videos.Links:...

Nextbit Robin Winners!

A short while ago we spoke to our good friends over at Nextbit and together we arranged to giveaway two custom Robins in a colour that will not be available for sale! These "MintNight Robins" were available for two lucky users who answered the simple question "Why do you use Android?". The answers came pouring...

Multi-Window in Android N: What Devs Need to Know to Make the Best of It

Multi-window support is a neat feature we're waiting for in Android N, and one we've wanted to be available on all devices for a long time. For it to be an enjoyable experience, though, developers may have to make some changes in their apps to support it correctly. One of the Google I/O sessions was for...

Project Ara Alive and Kicking: One Step Closer to You

What is Ara? On the technical side, Ara (or Project Ara as it is officially referred to as) is an ambitious initiative undertaken by Google. The aim is to create an open hardware solution and modularizing aspects of a functional smartphone. The goals for the consumer is to allow them to create and truly personalize their...

Tasker: AutoApps Receive First Android N Update

Joaomgcd, creator of the AutoApps  suite of Tasker plugins has begun, readying them for the change in APIs Android N brings to the game. So far AutoNotification and AutoInput have received updates, however due to Google not allowing the publishing of Android N apps to the Play Store yet, you'll have to grab the APKs...