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[Giveaway] Win a OnePlus 3 With Dash Charge!

One of the most flaunted features of OEMs in recent years has been charging speed, with seemingly everyone looking to demonstrate the fastest and most efficient method of giving your device juice. With #DaysPowerHalfHour I'd read more! 📖 📚 📓 Recently started "hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" and "programming javascript applications"— Carlos Filoteo (@c_filoteo) July 26,...

What’s the Worst Thing That’s Ever Happened to a Device of Yours?

At XDA, we know that we should always take precautions to ensure our device is safe. Whether that means carefully following flashing instructions or protecting our phone inside a tough case, we want to make sure our devices reach the end of the day unscathed -- or at the very least, functional. But accidents happen sometimes. A sudden...

Off-brand Android: Live TV USB Antenna Review

I had my doubts about the ability to receive a TV signal through my USB port. Still, I am unsure as to if this is even possible. What I do know for sure is that this product is not the solution for watching live TV. Everything already looked suspicious when the only thing this product came with...

Ask TK | Answers For July 2016

What's the benefit of flashing a newer radio image? What firmware do you recommend for the LG G4? Are you using the Remix OS on your PC? Feel free to leave more questions for TK to be featured in a new #AskTK video in the future.

The Sorry State of Android Fragmentation: An Example to Understand Developers’ Plight

Fragmentation has been a contentious issue in Android quite literally since the mobile operating system was announced. Apart from being a cudgel for trolls to use in online flame-wars, the diversity that comes with fragmentation is now largely seen as a net positive for consumers of Android devices. After all, we're given so much freedom in choosing...

The LG V20 is an Important Device for LG, and They Don’t Have Room to Fall Short Again

Last month, we did a report on the walking of LG's product design and how it’s been hurting them in sales. The main takeaway from this analysis is that LG is struggling to hit their stride in product design, and have yet to stick to one design for more than one or two device generations. In the midst...

Weekly Debrief — The Note7, Nexus Sailfish, and More

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Flat) Working Prototype Featured in 11-Minute Long Video The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unveiling is just round the corner, with the device being unveiled officially on 2nd August. We know a lot about the device so far — how it will look like, in whatcolors it will come in, what hardware will...

What Makes an App Worth Paying for?

Android is home to thousands and thousands of apps and games. But not all of these are created equal. Some apps truly shine on what they do, while a lot of others try to cash in on the me-too phenomenon. On the other hand, there are apps which have strong ideas but fail on the execution....

Dash Charging Kernel Code Released for the OnePlus 3!

Just last month, we extensively covered the OnePlus 3 and what makes it a tinkerer's best bet (excluding Nexus, of course) in the current flagship market. One of the things that was a talking point for the OnePlus 3 was Dash Charging -- the ability to fast charge the device irrespective of the usage state of...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Flat) Working Prototype Featured in 11-Minute Long Video

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unveiling is just round the corner, with the device being unveiled officially on 2nd August. We know a lot about the device so far -- how it will look like, in what colors it will come in, what hardware will it sport internally and even have a glimpse on how the...

Beating The Game CLARC

The game he settled on is called CLARC. Right now it's available on the Play store for $2.90. This puzzle/adventure game will follow the story of a robot who falls in love with a nuclear missile named Clara. Taylor takes us through his experience playing the game and describes how the game holds up over...

Defining Bloatware: Where Do YOU Draw the Line?

Bloatware. The very word makes Nexus purists cringe and carrier users flee for the hills. Typically this is for good reason, just the word bloatware is disgusting and gets lumped together with the other ‘wares’. For many of us buying a carrier branded device it means spending 15 minutes pruning our phone; Facebook, Visual Voicemail, NFL...