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Samsung Pay with Gear S3 Currently Doesn’t Work on Pixel Phones

A major selling point of the new Gear S3 smartwatch from Samsung is the ability to use Samsung Pay directly on your wrist. This includes both NFC and MST capabilities, so even if the pay terminal hasn't been upgraded with a contactless payment option, then you can still use it on the magnetic stripe part. This...

OnePlus 3T Gets Fully Functional TWRP and Root

As the first few batches of the OnePlus 3T begin shipping and users get their hands on the new device, they can now dive straight into the world of custom ROMs without sparing nay another thought on complicated procedures or other difficulties. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Recognized Developer jcadduono, OnePlus 3T owners can flash a fully...

A Look at the HTC 10’s Nougat Update, Rolling out Now!

HTC is wishing all of its flagship users in the USA a Happy Thanksgiving, and it's doing so by announcing the rollout of the official Android 7.0 Nougat update for the HTC 10.Clocking in at a hefty 1.11GB in size, there is no mistake in assuming that this is a significant update for the HTC...

The Elephone S7 Has a Double-Curved Design with Near-Zero Bezels

The Elephone S7, as was the case with the Galaxy Note 7, features a dual-curved design, which means that the surface on the front and back curve towards the edge. The net result is a phone that feels really comfortable to hold, and is impressive to look at, especially considering that the curve on the...

A Look at Nougat Beta on the Honor 8 (Also, Get $110 Off)

A beta version of the Android Nougat update for the Honor 8 has been pushed to phones that are enrolled in the beta program. Along with the jump from Marshmallow to Nougat, we get an update to EMUI 5.0. This video highlights all of the new features found in the beta update.Check out these screenshots...

LG V20 for “US Open Market” Added to LG’s Official Bootloader Unlock Tool

When we talk about developer support, the first name that pops up outside of Nexus devices...is not LG. Recent LG devices have been notoriously bad when it comes to allowing the user full control over what they can do with their device. LG does not provide complete access from the get-go for even its flagship...

OnePlus AMA Roundup: OnePlus 3T Edition

Contrasting the mediocre response to its 2015 products, OnePlus has been on a high with the OnePlus 3 in 2016. The company managed to deliver one of the best and consistent experiences that one could purchase in its price bracket. To top that off, OnePlus is once again in the news with the launch of...

Google Announces the Google Play Indie Games Contest in Europe

Back in July, Google had announced the First Google Play Indie Games Festival. The event was a very successful affair with hundreds of entries that were filtered down to 30 finalists, and the final winners were announced in September. Google said that they would be bringing such events to other parts of the world as well,...

OnePlus 3T XDA Review: What Has Changed, and by How Much

The OnePlus 3T quickly became a controversial release for OnePlus -- while the company has managed to make a great smartphone even better, many wish they knew ahead of time that the best was yet to come, especially those who bought the OnePlus 3 very recently. Most importantly, perhaps, is the fact that OnePlus 3 sales...

Nextbit Releases a Nougat Beta with Help from Paranoid Android

The folks behind the Nextbit Robin have announced they've begun beta tests for their upcoming Nougat release. For anyone who wants to participate, the company asks that you fill out this form to send in your request. However, they warn anyone who has made any type of modification to their phone to stay away from...

Google is Reportedly Rebranding “Google Cast” to “Chromecast Built-in”

In what is said to be the result of the company's newly formed hardware division, it's being reported that Google is currently in the process of phasing out the Google Cast brand. This comes as a surprise since they recently started pushing this name once 3rd-party companies started selling products with the streaming technology built...

Pixel XL Audio Mod Turns Ear Piece into Speaker

A lot of people were disappointed with the lack of front facing speakers on the Pixel XL. In this video, Miles shows us how this simple mod can turn your ear piece into a front facing speaker, on your rooted Pixel XL.Check out this mod from the XDA forums here.