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OnePlus 3, Dash Charging & Binaries Release: Its Coming to Your Custom ROM Sometime After July!

For about half the cost of conventional flagships, OnePlus delivered an experience that not only attempts to challenge its competition, but actually surpasses them in a few areas. It's the same mantra that worked for the OnePlus One, and it is good to finally see a true successor to the legendary device. But, every device has kinks, and the OnePlus...

Droidcon London — Tickets Now Available and Call For Papers Deadline Extended

Speakers for this year's event have started to be announced, imparting their knowledge at Droidcon this year are: Droidcon bio: "Chris is an engineer working on the Android Support Libraries at Google, most notably AppCompat, Design lib and Palette. He has worked on Android things for over 6 years, from open source libraries to media apps,...

5 Great Ways To Use Android Split-Screen

I've been using Android N for a while and I'm actually liking the split-screen feature. At first it will go against your instinct to use this feature because we have all been switching between apps for so long that it has become natural to us. When we jump between apps we press the "recent apps"...

Meet Substratum, the Future of Theming That’ll Take over Layers

Layers has seen a gradual rise to power, becoming a feasible and potent replacement for the CyanogenMod Theme Engine. Layers builds up on the RRO framework developed by Sony as it allows more complex resource switching and the possibility to theme more elements than RRO originally did. To further its own work on the RRO, Sony worked...

OnePlus 3 Performance over Time, Throttling and Thermals Analysis — OnePlus Claims the Crown

A few days ago we took a quick look at the issues behind the RAM management of the OnePlus 3, a hot topic surrounding the phone’s performance. What’s seemingly not a big topic, nor a hot one, is the phone’s Snapdragon 820 processor’s performance. The conclusion may have been spoiled already, but in preliminary testing for...

OnePlus Proves its Easier to Build a Great $400 Phone Than a $700 One

OnePlus is no stranger to making waves in the market. The hardly 3 year old company has survived a tough and very public breakup, some of the worst advertising blunders in the industry, and a much-maligned invitation system. More than any other manufacturer, possibly including Samsung, their haters are just as vocal as those who love...

Bloatware Rant

Have you gotten rid  of your phone's bloatware? If not, which preinstalled apps do you currently have on your device, and why? Let us know in the comments.

How to “Fix” the OnePlus 3’s Memory Management and Reclaim your Extra RAM

The OnePlus 3 has been criticized lately for suffering similar memory management issues as last year's Galaxy phones, an issue that deferred many users from purchasing these devices. Luckily, we now know more about the issue with the OnePlus 3, and how to fix them. First of all, a few things must be made clear: the memory...

LG’s Identity Crisis and the Random Walking of its Product Design

If there’s one thing LG is known for, it’s that they do not like to meticulously follow the trends set by other popular smartphone lines. The company has been producing some rather unique gadgets, ranging from the LG G Flex Line, the recent LG V10, their dabble into the smartwatch category, to the now-modular G...

Do We Need more RAM on Android Devices?

Now that the OnePlus 3 is here bringing 6GB of RAM to the more mainstream channels of flagship phones, the RAM conundrum is back in full force -- especially given that early reports show it does not perform as you'd expect. Most flagships still sit on 3GB to 4GB of RAM, and there has not been...

XDA Friday 6/17/16

Yay it's Friday! Time to bust out the old TV remote and rubber gloves! But first let's travel through time, looking back on this week as we stop by some of the most exciting Android related news that we've seen. Join me in this video that highlights news from OnePlus 3, SlimRom updates, Snapchat and Android...

Jide Announced New Range of Android Devices & Hire Founder of Android-x86 Project

If this wasn't enough good news for you, Jide have also announced four new devices running Remix OS, their version of Android focussed on multi-tasking. These new devices include: Remix Pro 2-in-1 tablet The successor to Jide's Remix Ultra tablet, the Remix Pro will be the first device to feature Remix OS 3.0, based on Marshmallow with many...