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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...

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:...

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...

Google Announces Allo-Duo, Google Home and More at I/O 2016!

Google announced Allo and Duo, Google Home and more at I/O 2016! Google talked about Virtual Reality and Android Wear! Those stories and more are talked about by TK as he covers the news from the week ending May 20, 2016 at XDA-Developer.com. Check out this video!Be sure to check out other great XDA TV...

Tearing Down Google Apps Updates: What’s (Possibly) Coming!

Hello readers of our portal! As you might know, many applications are updated or released during the week of Google I/O. Most of these updates are pretty major and most of their features are detailed by the developer teams in the changelog. However, not every upcoming feature gets noted, so we're here to teardown the APKs...

Why You Won’t Get N’s Seamless Updates on Your Current Android Device

If you read our recap of the events from Google I/O the other day, we detailed how the new seamless update feature was going to work in Android N. You can go back and read the piece for a longer explanation, but in essence Android N borrows the dual-partition setup from Chrome OS in order...

Chrome OS Gains Official Google Play Store Support — What You Need to Know

We've been hearing murmurs about official Play Store support coming over to Chrome OS, but today, Google has made the move official.With this latest move, Chrome OS and Chromebooks get the ability to access the whole app ecosystem available on the Google Play Store, without compromising on the experience. This opens up the potential of...

Hands-on With Google Play Developer Console — A Must-Have for the Engaged Publisher

The Google Play Developer Console has long been the “one stop shop” for developers to publish apps, view sales, reviews, analytics, and more. Google’s new Play Console application is a fresh new way for developers to interface with this console on mobile. Through interactive graphs and fine grained notification controls, this app provides developers the ability...