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SystemGlow Adds CPU Load And Network Activity Info on Top of Your Status Bar

Most modern day smartphones are equipped well-enough to blaze through common, everyday tasks of the normal users. Making a call, sending a text or an email, checking out images in the gallery -- all of these are tasks that should be no sweat to any smartphone. But even the best of the best have instances where...

PSA: Disabling Accessibility Services Breaks OK Google Audio Feedback on Nougat

"OK Google, what's the weather like tomorrow." The Google App's voice recognition feature is incredibly useful for answering many basic questions, though the feature tends to be underutilized in public spaces. Many phones with dedicated voice processing chips are able to summon Google Search with a simple hotword, and if your phone isn't silenced you'll...

Registrations for Sony’s Nougat Beta Program Now Open to Xperia X Performance Users

There's good news coming in for owners of the Sony Xperia X Performance, especially for those users that are always looking to try out new software. While Sony had cancelled off the Beta program earlier for the Xperia Z3, they had kept the program with a view to get it running for the Xperia X Performance. Registrations for this Beta...

Indian DGCA Bans Use of Note Series in Flights After Galaxy Note 2 Catches Fire During Flight

It seems the Note series has become the favorite dropping point for all recent controversy. What started off with the Note 7 exploding and then Samsung initiating a massive recall of millions of the phones sold and pushing back much more of those unsold, the series of unfortunate event continues on with the Note 2...

Huawei Nova and Nova Plus Coming in Early October (SD625, 5.0″/5.5″ 1080p, 3020/3340 mAh, Type-C)

Huawei has announced the release date for the Nova and Nova Plus, which are coming to North America and Europe in early October. Both devices will launch with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and will be powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SoC, which has an 8 core A53 based CPU running at 2 GHz. They will also share 32 GB...

Best Note 7 MODs ( V4A, Xposed, 3imit…)

A while back TK made a video for XDA TV showing you how to root the Galaxy Note 7. Now if your phone is rooted and you're wondering what to do next, you should check out some of these MODs. TK will walk you through how to install Xposed and what some of the best MODs...

Betrayal of Hype: Playing Fast and Loose with Release Dates Breeds Consumer Mistrust

Yesterday, Google launched Allo on the very last day of summer, just narrowly squeezing into their “Summer 2016” launch window. The product we got was compromised, and arguably doesn’t have a defined place in their product lineup, which raises the question of “Why was it launched now?” If Google had been upfront with us and come out...

How Allo and Duo Want to Complicate Messaging by Fracturing the Market

I remember back in 2013 when Google unveiled Hangouts, it was a breath of fresh air. Finally, a true cross-platform integrated messaging program to compete with iMessage and BBM. Finally, an easy way to integrate SMS, Google Voice, and all the bonus features that come with instant messaging into one app, which would sync across...

Allo’s Shortcomings Seriously Limit Adoption and Potential in a Competitive Market

Deducing release dates scribbled on paper, googling when Summer ends down to the minute, watching Play Store listings looking for any movement… If you have been around the forums or Reddit you probably took part in one of those activities or saw someone who did. Expectations were high, Google finally seemed to have a pulse on what...

Ultimate Homescreen Apps

Marco has been showing us a bunch of amazing homescreen designs over at XDA TV. Today's video is going to focus on Kustom widgets and wallpapers. You see these a lot in the previous videos he has done, so now it's time to talk about all the possibilities with these powerful apps. Download KLWP here Download KWGT here 

Say Hello to Google Allo, Google’s AI Powered Messaging App

When Google Allo was previewed at Google I/O 2016, the world got excited about talking with bots all over again. Allo and its Smart Assistant features placed a personal bot at your fingertips, one that was promised to learn over time and make your life a few clicks and taps easier. Google Allo was promised...

Pixel Phones Not Yet Rootable with Current Methods

It's only Tuesday, but it's already been a pretty great week for Nexus Pixel fans. In a single day, we've seen the first alleged non-blurry pictures of the upcoming Google flagship phones and have gotten official confirmation from Google about the mythical October 4th event date. Besides the news about the supposed pricing model for the...