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LG is Rumored to Unveil New K, X, and Stylus Series Phones at CES 2017

LG hasn't had the best year in 2016, but the company is hoping that some new low-end and mid-range devices will boost sales next year. With a new CEO at the helm of the South Korean technology company, LG is hoping to turn around their misfortunes for the upcoming year. A new rumor we're hearing through the...

Synaptics Announces Optical-based Fingerprint Sensor for Smartphones

Synaptics Incorporated has announced what it claims is the "industry-first" Optical-based fingerprint sensor, the FS9100. The main objective of this product is to enable fingerprint sensor technology through Cover Glass as thick as 1mm. Synaptics has been around for more than two decades in the computer and technology sphere, where they are known for developing, patenting...

Google releases Android Wear 2.0 Developer Preview 4 with Seamless Authentication, In-App Billing, and More

Those of us with an Android Wear smartwatch aren't reluctant to share the opinion that the operating system could do better. Currently, the most commonly used functions of Android Wear smartwatches revolve around notifications, fitness tracking, or weather and time keeping. The more industrious among us would argue that the possible uses of an Android Wear smartwatch...

Google announces updates to its Internet of Things (IoT) Platform

Fascination with technological advancements is a facet that we all likely share here at XDA. With each new generation of Android devices, most companies push incremental changes to their hardware line-up. Some, however, take a leap of faith and introduce new devices that test our imaginations to their very limits. One innovation that has captured the...

Google Keyboard rebrands as Gboard with integrated Google Search

Back in May of this year, Google launched a new keyboard application called Gboard. At the time, the application was only available on iOS,  but we were told that this functionality would eventually be coming to Android in the near future. The application gave you a quick way to do a Google search without leaving the current...

CyanogenMod 14.1 Joins OnePlus 3T’s ROM Roster as Development Picks Up

The development scene on the OnePlus 3T is picking up, even for a device that has its predecessor as a partial competition in past sales. Due to the very nature of open source that promotes collaboration, and OnePlus's decision to release the kernel sources and the device tree of the OnePlus 3T, the device is...

The Inherent Problems in Speed Test Videos and Their Validity as Performance Benchmarks

Clarkson, Hammond, and Mays line up, each of them driving one of the world's fastest “Hypercars." Millions of in dollars metal, aluminum and carbon fiber waiting to barrel down the track, each wanting to take the throne as the fastest of the litter. If you aren’t familiar with the description above, this scene took place in...

Google Launches Website for Android’s Enterprise Presence

We already know how flexible Android is, mainly because the base platform is open source. This means it can be adapted for a wide number of different use cases and one of those is how Android is used in businesses. Not many people understand the type of impact Android can have in the enterprise, and...

Sultanxda’s Unofficial CyanogenMod 13 Lands on the OnePlus 3T Through Unified Build

Many users were rightfully apprehensive of the development scene on the OnePlus 3T not picking up, as the predecessor of the device was launched just a few months ago. Users and developers had already settled for the OnePlus 3, which has a very booming ROM scene by comparison. However, development on the 3T is also picking up....

ZenWatch 3 Review: As Smartwatch Interest Wanes, ASUS Offers a Compelling and Competitive Wear Product

Smartwatches have been on a steady decline for what feels like ages, at least in terms of the interest they garner. It has been a while since analysts even acknowledged the smartwatch as a market force, likely due to their failure to predict the so-called “Year of the Smartwatch” time and time again. With the death...

[Update: U.S. too] Samsung to cut WiFi, Bluetooth & Cellular Connectivity of the Note 7 in Canada

To this day, there are still customers who insist on keeping their Samsung Galaxy Note 7, despite knowing the risks. Samsung has been continuously taking steps in an attempt to force people to abide by the recall. We've covered the explosiveness of this phone in depth here at XDA, so it shouldn't be of any surprise...

LeEco’s Parent Company Halts Trade on the Stock Market

LeEco has been making headlines for a few years now. It was the first video streaming company to go public in China, and since then they've been tapping into multiple markets that help deliver their video streaming service to its customers. They expanded into TVs, smartphones, and have recently started investing in autonomous cars too. It's clear...