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Today Only: $199.99 for UMi Plus E with 6GB RAM

Umi Plus E The Umi Plus E has the fast Mediatek Helio P20 CPU. This processor is built on a 16nm process node and offers 25% better power efficiency. The full HD display is packed into an awesome 5.5-inch screen. With 6GB of RAM and 64GB ROM, you are getting flagship specs for a fraction of the price. The...

Android 7.1 Dev Preview 2 Images are Live for Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Nexus 9 and Pixel C

Not too long ago we received hints that we'd see a second 7.1 developer preview for Nexus devices, as the rollout process had reportedly begun yesterday. Now, we finally see the system images become available for select Nexus devices! This is the final update to the Android 7.1 Developer preview before the final release, and it...

(Updated w/OTA Files) Google Pixel NPF26J Update Brings Two New Gestures and More!

Updated (both devices included now): We have the link to sideload the OTA onto existing Pixel devices. This can be done by entering the recovery and initializing ADB Sideload. These are the OTA's for both the Pixel (Sailfish)  and the Pixel XL (Marlin). The OTA's were successfully done to the existing V variant update and...

Google Play Services and Firebase to Drop Support for Gingerbread in Early 2017

This week, Google announced some future plans that they have for both Google Play Services, as well as Firebase for Android. Google Play Services version 10.0.x is what is currently available and this will continue to support Gingerbread devices. Things will be changing with the upcoming 10.2.x release though, and Google says this will be made...

Google Pixel XL XDA Review: A Foundational Release for Google & Post-Nexus Android

Google's newest incursion into the smartphone market is upon us, and the Pixel and Pixel XL aim to offer top-notch hardware and the perfect realization of Google's new vision for Android. Most importantly, perhaps, it is key part of a bigger push for a redefined Google ecosystem.With so many great Android phones around, how clearly can...

ZTE Announces the Axon 7 Enhanced with Force Touch, 6GB RAM and 128GB Storage

Competing very strongly in the affordable flagship category are the OnePlus 3 and the ZTE Axon 7. But the matchup here seems to be changing, with OnePlus discontinuing sales of the OnePlus 3 and producing the OnePlus 3T instead. ZTE has decided that they too should shake things up a little.  And so we meet the...

Create a Context Aware Fingerprint Reader in Tasker

Fingerprint readers are fairly limited in their default state. Besides the obvious ability to unlock the phone or authorize some payments, there isn't much else you can do with the fingerprint reader on most Android phones. The feature always felt like a missed opportunity - until now!Tasker-based, Context Aware Fingerprint Reader Creating a customized fingerprint reader...

CM13 Beta ROM on the Honor 8

Today we are going to look at a CM13 beta ROM on the Honor 8. There are a few things you'll need to get ready to flash this ROM. If you haven't yet, check out these videos first:How to Unlock Bootloader on Honor 8 How to Root Honor 8 and Install TWRP and Xposed Check out the...

*Update* Three UK Suffer Major Data Breach – 133,827 Customers Have Details Stolen

Major UK carrier Three which is responsible for 37% of all UK Mobile data has admitted Thursday evening that their customer database was breached using an employee's login. Up to six million of the company's nine million customers could be at risk and that the data accessed included names, phone numbers, addresses and dates of...

Google Suspends Hundreds of Accounts Involved in a Pixel Resale Scheme

This week, hundreds of people found out their account was suspended for violating Google's terms of service agreement. It wasn't clear exactly what these people did at the time, but this was revealed as more comments came in through various forums on the internet. It turns out they were involved in a reseller scheme that took...

OnePlus Releases OxygenOS Open Beta 7 for the OnePlus 3

While many are still anxiously awaiting the release of OxygenOS for the OnePlus 3 that is based on Android 7.0 Nougat, they have a new open beta build to help tide us over. There's no need to worry though, OnePlus has said the Nougat update for both the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T will...

Tizen Developers Can Build Apps with Visual Studio in C# Now

Multiple OEMs are working on secondary mobile platforms as a backup plan in case they are unhappy with the direction Google takes Android. We've watched Samsung develop their own open source Tizen platform for a while now, and Huawei has confirmed they are doing something similar as well. To help improve the platform, Samsung has...