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Google will launch two flagship smartwatches with Android Wear 2.0 next year

In an exclusive interview with The Verge, Jeff Chang, product manager of Android Wear at Google, states that the company will launch two new flagship smartwatches in the first quarter of 2017. Furthermore, these two smartwatches will be the first devices to run Android Wear 2.0. We learned of the existence of these two smartwatches earlier this...

Secure Individual Apps with IOBit Applock [+Win a Moto Z Play!]

To win a Moto Z, use the below contest widget!  Win an Unlocked Moto Z Play!  Applock is a security application developed by IObit. You can use Applock to apply a PIN, password or facelock to any of your specified apps. This is ideal for keeping people from seeing your Snapchat, Instagram, email, or other private information....

OnePlus 2 OTA Update Brings OxygenOS 3.5.5 to the Device

OnePlus has announced they are starting to roll out a new OTA update to the OnePlus 2. This new update will bring your device up to version 3.5.5 of OxygenOS, and it comes with a lot of new features and changes. The company warns users that updating to 3.5.5 can cause issues with things like WiFi...

Rumor Reveals Specs of a 4.6″ Flagship from Xiaomi

Over the years, the screen size of smartphones has gotten bigger and bigger. A few years back, smartphone makers were ridiculed for releasing a product with a display that was 5" or bigger. Some have enjoyed this transition while others merely put up with it. Then there are some within the community who outright loathe the trend...

Flashtool for Sony Updated to v0.9.23.0 with Support for Nougat FTF

Users who have owned Sony devices and done any sort of software tinkering with them would have obviously heard of XDA Recognized Developer Androxyde's Flashtool. For the uninitiated, Flashtool offers Sony device owners the freedom to move around on stock packages for both upgrades and downgrades, and was once used as a means of flashing...

2016 in Review: What are the Best Mobile Games of 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far in 2016. We saw several new games in the headlines this year -- some for captivating the masses, and some for failing to live up to expectations. So, our...

How Huawei and Honor Test their Devices During the Design Phase

Honor has been around for three years and already sold over 100 million devices worldwide. With the Honor 7, 5x, and 8 bringing brand awareness to Europe and the U.S., they are beginning to make waves with their devices. Independent, Open Source Development on the 5X and 8 has been coming along over the last...

Some Nexus 6Ps are Shutting Down at Early Battery Percentages

The Huawei built Nexus 6P was the final flagship in the Google Nexus program before the Nexus program was unceremoniously killed off in favor of the Google Pixel. Barely over a year old, the Nexus 6P is still a solid smartphone capable of running on the latest version of Android Nougat that many users will continue to use...

Google Employee Suing Google for its Confidentiality Policies

An anonymous Google employee has filed a lawsuit in the California Superior Court in San Francisco claiming that Google's confidentiality policies are essentially a "spying program". The man behind the lawsuit believes these policies violate the state of California's own labor laws, and they're trying to get something done about it. It's possible that this is the same employee who...

ZUK Officially Launches the ZUK Edge, with a 86.4% Screen-to-Body Ratio

ZUK is a spin off of Lenovo's smartphone business and operates independently from Lenovo itself (similar to how Honor operates independent of Huawei). The ZUK Z1, launched in August of last year, was one of the few smartphones that ran Cyanogen OS out of the box. They've released a handful of smartphones since then, but...

OnePlus Wants to Manufacture the OnePlus 3T in India Soon

It is clear that OnePlus has been struggling to meet the demand of the OnePlus 3T (and even the original OnePlus 3 in some markets). I personally ordered mine back on December 4th, and it's not even scheduled to ship until tomorrow, December 22nd. Other employees at the XDA office have also had to wait...

2016 in Review: What are the Best Apps of 2016?

As we enter the final days of the year, it's time to get your opinion on all the events, news, releases and controversies that we witnessed so far. 2016 has been nothing less than a thriller, and we saw several apps trend and define our daily lives. While some popular apps tanked this year, many more...