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HTC’s Q3 Financial Results Reveal $57 Million Loss

Since the glory days of the HTC Evo 4G, HTC has failed to make significant waves with most of their smartphone products. Even the much venerated HTC One was unable to dethrone its Samsung flagship counterpart. Continuing on that downward trend, it seems HTC is still struggling to recover from the financial issues they've been having...

Google: A Fix for the Pixel & Pixel XL Camera Flare is Coming

At the launch event for the Google Pixel and Pixel XL, Google advertised that its camera would be the best camera currently available on any smartphone. They backed up their claim by citing a stellar early review score from DxOMark, but some people were still skeptical. As early hands-on reviews started going live from various Android and...

Join XDA at Droidcon UK & London Hack Weekend!

The largest Android developer conference in Europe is once again almost upon us as Droidcon UK returns to the Business Design Centre in London and XDA is sponsoring the conference. The event is a great opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in the industry, listen to some inspiring talks, enter to win loads of...

BlackBerry Launches the DTEK60, Available for $499

BlackBerry is determined to remain in the smartphone market for as long as it can. In this endeavor, the company also had to take the tough decision to drop its hardware division, and concentrate solely on its security and enterprise solutions, one of their biggest USP's. The BlackBerry DTEK60 is the second smartphone that comes out of...

4G LTE Vulnerability Enables Eavesdropping on Conversations and all Data Traffic

For the privacy-minded readers on our forums, you probably steer clear of any open WiFi hotspot while you're out and about. If you're one of the lucky few who owns a select Nexus or Pixel device that is supported by Google's WiFi Assistant, then maybe you aren't so worried about using an unsecured network. But...

Xiaomi Unveils The Mi Note 2, The Mi MIX Concept Phone and Mi VR

It has been an eventful day for Xiaomi, as the company took the wraps off several products at an event in Beijing. While the Mi Note 2 is what most people were expecting out of the event, Xiaomi did surprise all by releasing their own VR headset called the Mi VR, and unveiling a "concept...

Google Announces Android Pay Partnership with Visa Checkout and Masterpass

It was just last week when Google announced Android Pay was finally being launched in Hong Kong. The company has been working at a slow but steady pace to expand Android Pay around the world, and they've also been working to add support for more local banks as time goes by. Now, the company has just announced...

[Winner Announced + Coupon Code] Win a Pixel XL from XDA and RhinoShield

We recently held a contest to giveaway a new Pixel XL thanks to our friends at RhinoShield. Their CrashGuard bumper case has some impressive engineering behind it to give your device tremendous drop protection, while staying super minimal since it does not cover the back of your phone like a traditional case. You can read more...

New Rowhammer Exploits use Hardware Vulnerabilities to Root LG, Samsung, and Motorola Devices

Google is constantly at war with hackers seeking to maliciously exploit security vulnerabilities in their products. Back in the middle of 2014, Google assembled a team of security analysts called 'Project Zero' to report zero-day exploits to the company so they can be patched before any nefarious third-party can take advantage of the undisclosed security hole....

Interview with Carl Pei from OnePlus pt3: Priorities, Cameras, Future Phones and the Developer Community

OnePlus entered the Android market by providing good-value devices that enthusiasts end up enjoying and tinkering with — so much so that their latest smartphone’s sub-forum at XDA has become one of the most active ones in an impressively short time. XDA Editor-in-Chief Mario Serrafero had a lengthy talk (Part 1)(Part 2) with Carl Pei, co-founder of OnePlus,...

Huawei Mate 9 Pro Rumored to Sport 4X Optical Zoom & Cost up to $1,300 (For Specced-out Variant)

We've known for a while that Huawei is preparing to launch their flagship for the year, and that it will be called the Huawei Mate 9. We recently talked about how this is the perfect time for the company to introduce the smartphone to the market because of the issue Samsung has been having with...

LG V20 Users Report Rear Camera Protective Glass is Brittle

Over the years, LG has not built up the best reputation when it comes to manufacturer defects of their products. When the LG G3 was released, many people were having the plastic frame around their phone cracking in multiple locations. This likely happened from prying the plastic cover off the back to swap out a...