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Reliance Jio Crosses 100 Million Subscribers in India in 5 Months, Launches Jio Prime Subscription Plan

Have you heard of Reliance Jio yet? If you haven't, Reliance Jio is a new player in the Indian telecom sector. As a mobile network operator, Jio has been creating waves in the Indian market and is responsible for ushering in the cheap data revolution since the past few months in the country. As a primer,...

Analyzing the SoC Market and the Relative Standing of Each Processor

In the ever-changing landscape of mobile technology, many processors have risen and fallen. From the birth of HiSilicons’s lauded Kirin series, to the coming of age of Samsung’s Exynos chips, and even the death of Texas Instruments’ OMAP chipsets, we’ve watched in excitement, horror, and – yes – sometimes even disgust, as our hopes and...

Jide Announces Remix Singularity: The Continuum Alternative for Android

The smartphones we carry in our pockets are a far cry from the initial smartphones that started out a few years ago. We hold a lot more computing power in our hands than we have ever before. Modern day smartphones easily suffice the basic needs of normal consumers, especially with the rise of cloud computing....

Lenovo Shares Details of Moto Mods and Compatibility Roadmap

When it was revealed that the LG G5 would have module support, it made a lot of people get hyped about the smartphone. This also made a lot of people wonder just how long they would be supported by LG smartphones too. LG's modules, and even the Moto Mod ones, are expensive accessories and the value...

Report: Samsung To Launch Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 With a Smaller Battery

A new report coming out of South Korea suggests Samsung is considering selling refurbished units of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung's flagship phablet which the company had to discontinue last year due to dangerous battery failures. Last month, Samsung released its investigative report regarding the Galaxy Note 7's battery fiasco. In which the company blamed the...

Enable “OK Google” Always-on Hotword Detection on Huawei/Honor Phones [No Root]

Last week, I showed you how to force OK Google hotword detection to work on any device when its screen was off. While it can certainly be useful in some cases, it requires users to have root access to enable and is also somewhat battery hungry because it prevents your device from entering a deep sleep...

WhatsApp Begins Rolling Out Snapchat-like Photo and Video “Status”

WhasApp is celebrating its 8th birthday on February 24th. What started off in 2009 as a simple application to let people "what's up" with you has now become a very big player in the Instant Messaging space. The app has ballooned in popularity in developing countries where SMS continues to cost a bomb, but where...

Latest LineageOS Update Adds Support for AptX and AptXHD, CAF Rebase and More

For those who don't read all of the changes happening in the LineageOS Gerrit, we now get an overall update summary each week on the LineageOS website. The latest summary was published on February 20th and it talked about the changes that had happened since February 13th. If you'd rather view the changes as they...

Get Started with Machine Learning with this XDA-Recommended Course Bundle [95% Off]

If you've been checking out the XDA Depot then you know about all the sweet deals you can get on software, online courses, and more.  Some of the best values are the course bundles that have huge discounts. Let's take a look at The Complete Machine Learning Bundle which is currently 95% off. Master artificial intelligence and be ahead of the...

Report: Xiaomi to Add Even More Devices to Their Portfolio in 2017

A couple of years ago, Hugo Barra was working at Xiaomi and he spoke about what he believed the company's secret sauce was. Mr. Barra said that the company was able to keep the prices of their smartphones as low as they were due to two main factors: One was a small portfolio of devices...

Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 XDA Performance and Battery Life Review (Compared to Redmi Note 3)

Xiaomi started off 2017 in India with the release of the next iteration of their most successful device in the country. The Xiaomi Redmi Note 4 is the successor of last year's Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, which was applauded for its performance and battery life, bringing in the best value package in its product category. With...

Enable Double Tap to Wake on some Huawei and Honor Devices [Root]

Double tap to wake is one of those features that you never knew you needed until you actually have it. The feature is especially useful in larger screen devices, as it makes it easier to turn the screen on across the table without having to fiddle with the buttons. While most LG devices have a double...