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[Exclusive] New Information About Google’s Allo Has Emerged

XDA-Developers has since been contacted by a trusted source close to the matter, who wished to remain anonymous. We endorse the veracity of the claim given the source's relationship to both XDA and Google. This source has revealed several key pieces of information about the future of  Google's messaging apps and the claims made on Reddit:There...

Good Phones at Any Price: The Best By-product of the Affordable Flagship

The affordable flagship has been a well-documented phenomenon that has given us a lot to talk about throughout the past two years. Setting their sights on flagship specifications, various OEMs have managed to offer more than anyone had expected on a budget. Indeed, premium construction and top-tier internal hardware are no longer limited to devices at the upper...

XOSP ROM Review for OnePlus 3

 XOSP SettingsLet's take a look at some of the personalization options in in the settings menu. You can toggle things like the XOSP logo, SU indicator and Headset icon. You can also change the way the date appears in the status bar. Tweak the font, style and position, until you have it exactly as you...

The Chuwi Vi10 Plus is a $169 10.8″ Tablet that runs Remix OS (and optionally Windows 10 for $239)

Android tablets unfortunately don't get a lot of love these days, for many quite understandable reasons. They're generally pricy and the software experience just isn't that great, at least compared to the Android experience on smartphones. Google has put some effort into improving the tablet experience with the official introduction of multi-window in Android Nougat...

What’s a Mod, Tweak or App That You Can’t Live Without?

With the new Android version fast approaching public release, it's a good idea to refresh our memories on the things that we certainly can't live without in our current setups. Whether these tweaks make our lives simple, or whether we are just simply habituated to some apps just because reasons, each of us has a...

Cyanogen Inc. Lays Off 30 of its Staff; May Turn from OS Towards Apps

Remember Cyanogen Inc.? Yeah, the same company whose top executives were reported as expressing their intention to "put a bullet through Google's head". The Cyanogen Inc. (not to be confused with their open-source sister branch, Cyanogenmod) that partnered with Microsoft to replace the Google Apps on its OS with Microsoft alternatives. Well, it seems that their plans...

The Modular Concept: Why a Change of Direction Is Needed

Have modular phones failed, is it too early to give up hope on what looked to be such a promising market?To set the stage, the LG G5 released as one of the first mainstream phones pushing a modular aspect. As LG’s yearly flagship it was priced as such and so were the modular components, at least...

Win 1 of 20 Tronsmart QC 3.0, Type C Power Banks *Winners*

These sleek power banks would normally set you back $35 and feature a standard QC 3.0 and a USB Type-C port meaning you can charge two devices at the same time, but to enter to win one of these awesome power banks all you have to do is check out the Rafflecopter below. The contest...

Theming 101 – Kickstart Your RRO Layers Development Streak

What is RRO Layers? Runtime Resource Overlay was a solution developed internally at Sony for the functioning of Xperia Themes and for quick prototyping, in the wake of Android Lollipop’s limited theming abilities. Given its excessive potential, a few developers from the community built upon Sony's base, bringing forth the RRO Layers Framework that worked effortlessly with...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7’s Iris Scanner Demo Leaked

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is due for a launch in a few weeks, and as expected, the leaks have been flowing. Previously, some images appeared which gave us a glimpse of how the tech would work. But today, we get a short demo of how it works.https://youtu.be/AiNBpupkM2YAs is apparent from the 4-second video, the...

Andromium’s $99 Superbook Converts Your Android Smartphone Into a Laptop

Every now and then, Kickstarter tends to give us products and ideas which are received brilliantly by the crowd. These products offer simple and practical solutions, and the audience very obviously votes them to success with their wallets. One such product is Andromium's Superbook.If Andromium sounds familiar to you, you may have heard of them...

Why I Chose the OnePlus 3 as my Daily Driver: A Nexus 6P Lover’s Excuse

After writing the final word of my extensive OnePlus 3 review, I was met with the same choice I find myself debating after every XDA review. Do I want to keep daily driving this device, or do I want to go back to my older phone? Many times this has meant putting my self-bought unit on Swappa,...