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Compilation: OnePlus September Software Edition AMA

Yesterday, the OnePlus team took to Reddit's Android subreddit to field questions and provide answers. This AMA (Ask Me Anything) session was attended by Brian (Head of ROM Product), Aaron (Android Technical Lead), Omega (ROM Dev Lead), Bradon (Community/Marketing) and Carl (Head of Global). The AMA was intended to be software focused, but the team...

Winners Announced for the Google Play Indie Games Festival

A couple of months ago, Google announced they would be hosting the first annual Google Play Indie Games Festival. The idea was to highlight some indie mobile game developers that have produced a great entertainment experience for mobile. There wasn't even a requirement that the game be available in the Play Store at the time...

Mozilla is Removing Firefox OS code from the Gecko Engine

Firefox OS was first introduced back in 2012 and a lot of us here at XDA have had a soft spot for the platform. We are very passionate about open source software and Firefox OS offered a very open source mobile platform and it had some momentum for a while. By late 2014, 14 different...

Replaced Galaxy Note 7 Reportedly Catches Fire

Samsung just hasn't had much luck with the Galaxy Note 7 this year, and this latest report suggests that things might not be changing anytime soon. Samsung has been dealing with their voluntary replacement program for the device since the start of this month. The South Korean conglomerate was hoping this program was all that they needed...

How to Discover Hidden Fastboot Commands

In my quest to discover as much about Android customization as I possibly could, I've made many obscure, yet interesting discoveries. I've shown you how to access hidden menus on your device by sifting through all of the hidden application activities on your phone. More recently, I've shown you how to access the hidden hardware diagnostic...

BlackBerry DTEK60 passes by the FCC

The BlackBerry DTEK60's FCC filings were just released, confirming what frequency bands BlackBerry intends to support on their U.S. model, as well as some more information about the device itself. The DTEK60 is the successor to the Android based DTEK50 that was launched earlier this year, which resulted in some head scratching for its questionable naming scheme and small...

SuperSU Privacy Policy Updated Under CCMT

About a year ago Chainfire announced that he would be passing on SuperSU to Coding Code Mobile Technology LLC (abbreviated to CCMT). The end user would not see changes to the app they loved, but the change was happening nonetheless. Until now, SuperSU's privacy policy continued to exist under Chainfire's name. Some users expressed concern over this...

Google Announces YouTube Go in India: The Data-Friendly Way to YouTube

At the Google for India event held in New Delhi, Google announced its next step in targeting the emerging mobile market in India: YouTube Go. While India is currently in the midst of seeing some very heavy competition on the data and its pricing thanks to the entry of Reliance Jio in the 4G space, there...

Xiaomi Launches the Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus in China

Just about half a year from the launch of its 2016 flagship, Xiaomi has released two more devices that become part of its flagship lineup. The Mi 5s and the Mi 5s Plus are upgrades over the Mi 5, and offer some changes that make for an interesting lineup. Both the new devices ditch the glass back...

Lenovo Announces More Layoffs That Hit Motorola’s Chicago Office

Motorola's Chicago office has not fared well since the company was acquired by Lenovo. After the acquisition of Motorola, they knew an upcoming financial report would be in the red, so they announced a restructuring plan. The company then laid off 500 employees in Motorola's Chicago office, and then two months later the company announced they...

Code Names Revealed for Unreleased HTC Devices

HTC hasn't had the best of luck, financially, for a while now and the company really needs something innovative to turn itself around. This is why last week's discovery of a concept phone was so interesting for those who are still rooting for the Taiwanese handset maker to make a come back. The video surfaced...

Android Telescope Zoom Lens Review

Have you ever wondered what it's like to attach a telescope to the camera on your Android? With the inexpensive Leeko Universal Zoom Lens, you can do this fairly easily. I ordered one to put together a video review on XDA TV to see if this thing works the way you'd expect it to.Telescopes are...