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Context Matters: “Huawei Nexus” Confirmation May Have Been Grossly Misinterpreted

Yesterday, several news sites ran with the story that Huawei may have "confirmed" the existence of another Nexus this year. The source for their news originated from an article on a website covering the launch of the Huawei P9 in South Africa. However, we feel an unrelated statement was subject to misinterpretation and molded to fit...

Xperia X Shows Overheating while Video Recording, Cannot Record 4K Video

A few days ago, YouTube user Damir Franc uploaded a video showing a huge problem with the camera on his Sony Xperia X unit. In the video Damir has his X next to a Galaxy S7, both recording at 1080p at full screen brightness. Less than 4 minutes into the recording, the Xperia X notified Damir and the...

Top 5 Gmail/Inbox Features on Android

Hey kids, do you like emails? Gmail is something we all use whether we like it or not. For those of you that are Gmail power users, you'll want to check out these features that will improve your Gmail experience on Android. Now if you're in a situation where you can't be bothered to watch a video, like...

Which Nexus Phone Should Get “Refreshed” With a 2016 Hardware Upgrade?

We love Nexus devices: each brought a familiar yet new Android experience. Nexus devices are also renowned for either their innovative design, their great price-points, or the overall consistency of the user experiences they brought. Many of us would even go through OnePlus' invite system (!) if it meant we could relive our favorite Nexus experience but with...

Halfway in, 2016 is Shaping Out to be Way More Interesting than 2015 for Android Smartphones

The year is halfway done, and we've seen a lot what this year in tech has to offer. Most of the big name OEMs have already pitched in their traditional best-player in the market, hoping to secure that coveted spot in our pockets or purses. Yet for some reason, 2016 feels much unlike 2015, being different in the...

The HTC 10: How the Developer Community Radically Improved My Experience

Sometimes it needs a little help to make it truly yours y 14 day return window drew to a close and I had a decision to make, my HTC 10 hung in the balance.  HTC has always had a soft spot in my heart. Starting with the HTC Incredible and then upgrading the M7 and M8, I have seemed...

[WINNER ANNOUNCED] The UMi Super has 4GB RAM, Stock Android, 4000mAh for $179.99. Win One from XDA!

Gone are the days when you have to pay a lot to get a high-end phone. Look no further than UMi, a Chinese manufacturer making impressively-spec'd phones for not much money. Take their latest, the UMi Super, which offers a full-metal build, octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with 4GB of RAM, a 4,000mAh battery with...

Hangouts v10 is Rolling out with Direct Sharing, Decreased Image Size in Chats, and Hints at Adding Group Invitation Links

You know what time it is. It's the weekly Google-Apps-update-extravaganza! This week, Google has mysteriously decided to bump Hangouts from version 8 to version 10. What's changed? After using the app for a couple of minutes, there are some minor changes here and there. Let's run down what we've found so far: Decreased image size in...

OnePlus 3 to be Launched on June 14, Invite-Free

The OnePlus 3 has been leaked over and over again by now, and we just about know everything there is to the device. The 6GB RAM totting variant also made it through TENAA, so we can hope for a very good package overall. The final pieces of information flowing in before the launch of the device...

Google Reimplement Android Device Manager

In Google's unending quest to create multiples of everything, Google announced today they were making finding your lost device even easier. You may be familiar with the Android Device Manager application which already does this, but is hidden in an overflow menu on the Play Store website that few know where to find. Well Google obviously...