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LG Announces Q4 Loss of $224 Million

LG has announced a press release detailing the company's financial performance in the fourth quarter of 2016. In spite of record revenue from Home Appliances, Air Solutions, and Home Entertainment, as well as record Q4 operating profits, underperformance in Mobile Communications and Vehicle Components resulted in a net loss of just under $224 million. >Major losses...

XDA Labs Still Fastest Way to Browse Forums (2017 Update)

  About a year ago we launched XDA Labs as our new Android app. After many updates and improvements, it's still the best way to browse the XDA forums. XDA Labs is built entirely in-house and is the best way to access the forums while on mobile. It’s fully Material Design, ad-free, and fast. Here are...

Latest Android Experiment Turns Your Android Device into a 3D Mouse

We've talked about a number of applications that Google has highlighted with its Android Experiment program. This gives Google a way to showcase open source Android applications to the world that are more of a proof of concept than a full-fledged application. It has resulted in projects like the Paper Planes, Sprayscape, Eating Time, and Marclay...

Google is Optimizing Chrome OS for use on Tablets

Google announced a couple of education-focused Chromebooks this week with one being called the Acer Chromebook Spin 11 and the other being the ASUS Chromebook Flip C213. Both of these Chromebooks are 2-in-1 convertible style devices so they can both be used in notebook or tablet form. They were actually created with modular components in mind so...

Free Software Foundation lists a Free Phone OS as a Top Priority for 2017

At XDA-Developers, we value and encourage original development efforts of all kinds. While we won't get into the debate over the merits of open source software versus closed source, we do recognize the desire for many users to run their devices on software they know is open for public scrutiny. When we discuss open source...

HTC: Snapdragon 835 Not Coming with MWC Flagships, New HTC Phone Coming when Processor Arrives

HTC has been criticized for many of the decisions they made with the HTC U Ultra -- from a small battery (for its size) to packing last year's Snapdragon 821 instead of the newer 835, HTC seemingly couldn't catch a break from many sectors of the media. A new interview by tbreak clears up some...

Security Analysts Identify a Trojan that Quietly Purchase Apps, a Rootkit that takes over your Device, and Ransomware that Locks your Device

For the average user on our forums, you are probably safe from most malicious threats to your device. After all, you are more likely to be running on the latest Android version with the latest security patches thanks to the effort of developers on our forums. Furthermore, you are likely more conscious of what permissions...

Samsung Confirms a Galaxy Note 8 for Release in 2017

Samsung's Galaxy Note brand took a devastating blow this year with the recall and eventually being discontinued entirely due to some battery issues. This has sparked a new trend in the Android community, and with news publications in general, where each and every Samsung phone that catches fire seemingly needs to be reported on. Don't get...

New Report Reveals Possible Galaxy S8 Display, Camera, & Release Date Details

We've seen a number of Galaxy S8 rumors circulating throughout the Android community, from developing a new personal assistant, to moving the fingerprint sensor to the back of the device, and aiming for IP68 water and dust resistance. The device is said to come with the largest 5.7" display, and we've heard that Samsung will...

LineageOS On the Nexus 6P

In this video, TK compares a device running CM 14.1 with a device running LineageOS. You'll be familiar with most of the features in LineageOS if you have ever used a Cyanogenmod ROM. Since this is a really early look at LineageOS, there's only a few differences that you'll find. Let's take a look at what you...

Xiaomi’s Redmi Note 4 Launch Smashes Sales Records in India

Following the release of the Redmi Note 4, Xiaomi India PR has reported by email that its initial sales have broken several records both in the Indian market and worldwide. According to the press release, more than 250,000 Redmi Note 4s were sold through Mi.com and Flipkart over the course of just 10 minutes, reportedly...

[UPDATE: Comment from HTC] Photos of HTC and Under Armour’s Smartwatch Leak For the Second Time

Update 1/25/2017: According to tbreak's interview with HTC's Chialin Chang, HTC is not creating a smartwatch. Full quote: I can tell you that we're not going to have an Android watch. I don't think we've nailed it with [the experience of] watches. Android watch is one thing but even Apple as a big brand is declining [in watches.]...