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Ringing Bells ‘$4 Smartphone’ Founder Arrested on Fraud Allegations

Does the name 'Ringing Bells' ring any bells? The oddly-named company was responsible for stealing the limelight for a few weeks with its Freedom 251 smartphone, which was being sold to the customer for an astonishingly low $4 (₹251). There were a number of things not quite right with this $4 smartphone. We had an article over why the...

New Leak Shows The Huawei Watch 2 Will Come In Three Color Options; Will Officially Launch On Feb 26

While the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport are the first to come running Android Wear 2.0 out of the box, other OEMs have also been working on releasing an updated watch hardware to take advantage of new features introduced with Google's latest Android Wear OS update. Huawei is one of relatively few OEMs who...

Qualcomm Announces the Snapdragon 835 Virtual Reality Development Kit

Virtual Reality is still a young and booming market even though it seems a lot of hype has died around it. It's not talked about in every other headline anymore, but we're still seeing some big companies investing in VR as a future content source for their products. This is most noticeable with Samsung and...

Google Executive Teases a Web Version of Google Allo

It's fair to say that Google Allo hasn't had the warmest greeting from the Android community at large. Before the application was even launched we saw the hype building as many hoped it would be Google's answer to iMessage on iOS. Many were also hoping that the application would be more fleshed out and feature-packed...

Google Changes App Refund Policy, Adds the Voided Purchases API

Google's application refund policy has been pretty spotty over the lifespan of the Android platform. Thankfully, this started to get better over the last couple of years with one milestone being the biggest for them. Back in 2014, Google started allowing instant refunds for applications purchased within a 15 minute window. The whole "I pirate...

Learn to Hack

Today we are looking at a great deal for an Ethical Hacker Bonus Bundle. It's like that movie Hackers but less cool and without Angelina Jolie. While this bundle of courses is valued at $681, it's currently on sale for 92% off at only $49, but then you can use coupon code LEARN50 for another 50% off...

Google Pushes for RCS Messaging with “Android Messages”, New Partners and Business Integration

The adoption of the Rich Communications Services standard is an initiative in the mobile industry that aims to upgrade the outdated SMS experience, the one that fails to take advantage of a modern smartphone's capabilities. Current user needs rely more on media sharing and features like enhanced read receipts and group conversations, which is why...

Substratum introduces FloatUI: A Per-App Theming Solution

Recently, we broke the news that CyanogenMod Theme Engine won't be making a return in LineageOS. This development is a temporary blow to the world of custom theming, as CMTE has been one of the major theming frameworks for many years now. However, it isn't the only framework that provides the ability to theme your device....

Press Render of The Huawei P10 Leaked Ahead of its Official Launch

Huawei is expected to launch its next flagship, the Huawei P10, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in a few days. The device has been subject to numerous leaks for the past few weeks, which have allegedly revealed most of what we should expect from the Chinese OEM's upcoming device so far. Now, we have a...

TWRP v3.1.0 will Bring Support for Backing up Directly to your PC

If you've come to the XDA forums looking to install mods, ROMs, or kernels onto your device, there's a very high chance that your device has TWRP flashed onto it. TWRP has evolved from being an alternative to ClockworkMod recovery back in the HTC Evo 4G days to becoming the most widely used custom recovery in...

Latest Huawei Security Advisory Highlights a Privilege Elevation Vulnerability

Huawei has just announced a new vulnerability that is currently possible on both the Huawei Honor 7 and the Huawei Mate S. This is said to be a privilege elevation vulnerability that is possible thanks to an arbitrary file upload in Huawei Themes. The vulnerability already has an update ready to fix it and devices...

Samsung Launches the Exynos 9 Series 8895 Octa-Core Processor on 10nm FinFET Process Technology

After a bit of teasing, Samsung has unveiled the Exynos 9 Series Processor with the launch of the Exynos 8895. This is the latest flagship SoC from Samsung, and is built on the industry leading 10nm FinFET process technology. The Exynos 9 Series 8895 is the latest premium application processor from Samsung Electronics, and is the...