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ZTE Makes the Notification Bell Optional in the Latest Axon 7 Update

ZTE released a very impressive smartphone this year that focused on build quality and audio performance while keeping the pricepoint very competitive. Many were wondering if they would be able to afford regular updates on the device and worried that it might only receive an update or two before being forgotten for the next phone...

Samsung is Investing in Bezel-less, Edge-to-Edge Screen Technology

While some companies, including Samsung, are investing in foldable display technology, others are opting for a full screen display product. We recently watched Xiaomi make headlines with their Mi MIX concept phone. A smartphone that reportedly sports a 91.3% screen-to-body ratio. This type of technology is still in its infancy, and has already shown to...

It’s still possible to enable the AOSP Lock Screen on HTC Devices

Over the years, the lock screen has evolved with the changing design language of Google's Android. Starting with Android 5.0 Lollipop, the lock screen developed a Material Design flavor and implemented rich notification support. But apart from Motorola, OnePlus, and a couple of other outliers, most OEMs have opted to use their own lock screen...

How to Root your Honor 8 and Install TWRP and Xposed

In this video, TK show us how to root the FRD-L04 and the FRD-L09 versions of the Honor 8. To root, we will flash TWRP and install SuperSU.Before we get started with the root tutorial, you will need to unlock the bootloader on your phone. See this video to learn how to unlock the bootloader...

Google “Evaluating” Firmware Update to Add Fingerprint Gesture Support to Nexus 6P and 5X

The Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL have been stealing the show in the latter half of 2016 so far. Google deciding to turn on the heat in the premium smartphone segment certainly surprised many users, as many expected Google to remain closer to the Nexus roots. But the Pixels have proved to be...

A Look Back: 2016 Has Been One Of The Most Exciting Years For Android Enthusiasts

This is part 1 in my three part series reviewing 2016; the good, the bad, and an outlook on what 2017 may hold for smartphone enthusiasts and Android fanaticshis year will likely go down as the year of few compromises, the year of the flagship, the year where Android OEMs tried something entirely new or...

First Google Tango Phone, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro, Now Available in the USA for $499

A few months ago, Lenovo introduced its first smartphone with Google's Tango, the Lenovo Phab 2 Pro. This device was to be the first smartphone developed to showcase the technological innovations that grew out of Google's ambitious augmented reality (AR) project, formerly known as Project Tango. The Phab 2 Pro was scheduled to go on...

Android to iOS for 30+ Day Challenge

For this XDA TV video, Jared has switched from an Android device to using an iPhone as his daily driver. What happens when you no longer have lockscreen media control, app drawer, white balance and other android features? Check out this video and find out!

Google Beefs Up Fraud and Spam Detection in the Play Store

As a developer, having your application rise to the top of the charts can mean the difference between having enough money to fund your next app or having to look for outside funding. You may not like it, but you can understand how a superior app beats your app in ratings. Competition will drive you to...

Xiaomi is Testing Devices in US Wireless Carrier Labs

Xiaomi has become a well-known smartphone OEM in countries like China, India, Russia, Mexico and the Middle East. These are the markets where they currently push their smartphones and they are working to get their smartphones sold in Poland, Vietnam, Thailand plus some Latin American markets soon. The causal smartphone owner in the United States likely will have...

Photos Allegedly Reveal the Upcoming Mate 9 from Huawei

Huawei has a product launch event coming up this week, so it's not surprising that we're seeing an influx in rumors surrounding their next flagship smartphone. The company launched the Mate 8 last year in November, so everyone is expecting to see the Mate 9 during the November 3rd product launch. Rumors about the Mate...