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David Foster, Head of the Google Pixel Division, Leaves Google to go back to Amazon

Last year was when we first saw Google start to get serious with its smartphone hardware division. Sure, the company has been releasing Nexus devices for several years, but the technology giant mostly viewed these devices as developer reference models and not as true consumer flagship smartphones. That changed with the Google Pixel brand becoming their...

Qualcomm Confirms Adding 600MHz Support to the X16 Modem

T-Mobile spent upwards of $8 billion to purchase 45% of the available 600MHz spectrum earlier this month during an auction for the available spectrum. The company has since been tight-lipped over how it would be utilizing these new airwaves to enhance its network. But recently, the company has hinted in its recent earnings call that...

Linux CLI Launcher Transforms Your Home Screen Into A Terminal

The Google Play Store features many launchers of all kinds ready to make your life easier. Whether it's Nova Launcher, Apex Launcher, or Evie Launcher, there are a ton of third-party launchers out there for you to try out. At the base level, though, these launchers start out thematically quite similar although you can customize...

What Can or Should OnePlus Improve For Their Next Device?

The OnePlus 3T is the most popular device on the XDA forums at the moment and for good reason -- with exceptional dev support and impressive specs the device meets many of our needs/wants but it is still far from perfect. Join us as we look at some of the features we feel OnePlus should...

[Update: Apparently just for Employees] Google-branded Bluetooth Headphones appear in FCC documents

In order for electronic products with any potential for wireless interference to be sold within the United States, these devices must be certified by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). All products receiving certification are made public by the FCC, so it is through this government service that we often learn much about unannounced products thanks...

Google Home Can Finally Read you Step-by-Step Recipe Instructions

When I first purchased my Google Home device, I was initially disappointed by how lacking the official integrations were. Although the list of available services has grown over time, many basic features involving communicating with your smartphone, adding calendar events, or reading recipes were missing. Today, however, the latter of these missing features is finally...

Report: Huawei Overtakes Oppo in China, Has the Largest Market Share in the Country Again

The smartphone market over in China is fierce and incredibly fast paced. Companies such as Huawei, Oppo, Xiaomi, ZTE and Vivo have been battling it out to see who can sell more smartphones than the other. This has resulted in some companies like Oppo to turn to local celebrities to promote their products. While others...

Theming App Elements with Substratum

In this XDA TV video, Rawad continues his series of tutorials related to Substratum theming. Previously we learned how to create a simple substratum theme and how to customize icons. In this video you will learn how to change the color of a specific element within an app.Visit the XDA Themes forum for more Substratum...

Chrome’s Dev Channel Adds a Hidden “Media-Remoting” Feature for Chromecast

Millions of people use their Chromecast to watch media on their TVs, and many are doing this directly from a tab within Chrome itself. If the video service doesn't support Chromecast directly, you can simply cast the entire tab to the TV and then play the video in full screen mode. Google realizes this isn't...

Learn 3D Modeling for Cheap – The Complete Blender Creator Course

If you're a game developer looking to expand your skill set, or a complete beginner who is willing to work hard to get into the field, this course is a great place to start. This set of 48 hours of on-demand videos is a highly-rated course that will help you learn how to use Blender...

Xperia XZs Added to Sony’s Open Device Program

Sony is doing an excellent job in supporting the developer community. It's been a few years since the Japanese OEM first began releasing device trees, vendor blobs, and kernel sources for its most popular devices. And just yesterday, the company announced that the Sony Xperia XZs has joined the Sony's Open Device Program! As you might know,...

Samsung Planning to Sell Refurbished Galaxy Note 7R in South Korea by June

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will go down in the history books as the flagship whose popularity blew up in its face when it hit the market (okay, enough with the exploding jokes!) Despite some impressive hardware, the fatal flaw on the Note 7 was the tendency of some of its units to catch fire, which eventually...