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HTC 10 vs Galaxy S7 microSD Speed

So first off, we will find the fastest SD Card we can get. Even though two devices might have seemingly identical internal specs, one might read and write to the same SD Card faster than the other. That's because not all microSD slots are built the same. So we decided to test he R/W speed,...

Google May Add Live-Support App for Nexus in Android N, Along with Navigation Bar Refresh

We're in the last few days of the first half of 2016, which means that a lot of what was supposed to happen in the Android world for this year has already happened: we've seen the newest sets of SoC's in consumer-ready products, we've seen Android OEMs bring out said products and we've even had...

OnePlus 3 Reviewers’ OTA Impressions: Better RAM Management and More Accurate Calibration is Just What the Doctor Ordered

OnePlus has rolled out a 3.1.4 Oxygen OS update to the OnePlus 3 in order to address a few of the issues that early reviewers pointed out. The update, however, is only available for reviewer units at the moment. We’ve received this 12MB patch on our OnePlus 3 for review, flashed it, and tested it for...

Paranoid Android 6.0 ROM Overview

Floating Mode The first new feature in Android 6.0 is floating mode. When you long press any notification, it will turn dark and then you will see the floating icon. When you press the icon, a small window will pop up in front of any app that you have open. The window is just a slightly smaller scale...

Tasker Pro: Calendar-based Alarms to Never Miss Work and Save yourself from Embarrassment!

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...

Dash Charge Speed Analysis: Even with Heavy Usage, Your Phone Will Charge Rapidly and Stay Cool

Faster charging has becoming a common specification for OEMs to gloat over, pushing forward their own standards and implementations to top you up in no time. Nowadays, when a phone doesn’t charge fast, it sticks out like a sore thumb. The OnePlus 2 was one of such cases, with a horrifically slow (relatively speaking) charging in time...

OnePlus 3 (Reviewer) OTA Brings sRGB Mode and RAM Adjustments

The OnePlus 3 is a good phone, and there are just a few roadblocks in its way from becoming a great one. The phone is amongst the few in the mainstream to sport a humongous 6GB of RAM, but the software side of things leaves a vast part of this 6GB underutilized. OnePlus reasoned that this...

Updates Not Guaranteed: Don’t Panic, Nexus Phones Don’t Have Execution Dates

A lot of the bad press against Android is simple fear mongering. It was around this time last year when Android security was a hot topic, and while so many of us know that a lot of those claims were overstated, the mass media was successful multiplying the worry for Android users. I fear something...

Bezel-less Beauty: the Elephone S3 is Elegant and Powerful for Just $149.99 [Sponsored]

If you've been around XDA for a while, you might recall that phones of the past would have massive bezels. In fact the phones on which this site were based, the XDA line of phones from O2, had bezels so large, you couldn't help but wonder about a future where bezels would shrink, or even...

Google, Can You Stop Making New Messaging Apps?

In this video, Rawad rants about Google and the mind boggling number of messaging apps they put out. Let us know in the comments what you think on this subject. Are you excited for the new apps? Do you think you'll keep 3 or 4 different Google messaging apps on your phone?

Android Pay Prepares to Show a Map of Nearby Locations that Accept Payments

Android Pay version 1.4 is now rolling out to all compatible devices on the Google Play Store and in the official changelog there's very little information about what's been changed apart from additional translations. While it's nice that Google is able to tell you in a dozen more languages that Android Pay won't work for...

Google Publishes End-of-Life Dates for Guaranteed Nexus Support

One of the major reasons why Android enthusiasts opt to purchase a Nexus device are the guaranteed updates. At its Google I/O conference way back in 2011, Google initially tried to get its partners to provide software updates for their devices for at least 18 months. While many devices unfortunately received the cold shoulder when it...