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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...

Kernel Sources Released for the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ Exynos Variants

The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are now reaching the hands of more and more consumers around the world. With the gradual rise in availability, we were bound to see development work and custom modifications start to pick up for the device. Recently, we featured the release of an unofficial TWRP for the Galaxy S8+ Exynos variants....

PSPDFKit 3.0 brings PDF Form Support and Dynamic Configuration Changes for Android Apps

Android users have a ton of options when it comes to PDF readers. Google and Adobe's offerings are by far the most popular, but there are some lesser known PDF readers that are fast, functional, and beautifully designed. We covered one such product called PDF Viewer by PSPDFKit GmbH, however at the time the product was...

AOSP Code Commit Suggests Muskie, Walleye and Taimen will Sport the Snapdragon 835

Earlier this year, a rumor started circulating that allegedly revealed what is said to be the codenames for the three upcoming smartphones that Google is currently working on. Muskie and Walleye have been reported to be the successors to the Pixel phones, which will presumably be called the Pixel 2 and the Pixel 2 XL. This...

Zive Introduces its Desktop G Suite Client called “Kiwi for Gmail 2.0” for Windows

If you've been using Android devices as long as I have, then Google services have likely become a large part of your life - for better or worse. I use Gmail for all of my e-mail purposes, Google Docs/Sheets/Slides for document creation, Google Photos for my saving all of my best memories, and Google Drive...

LG is Putting a 4,500mAh Battery in the X Power 2, Coming to South Korea in June

LG's X series is rather interesting as it gives consumers a way to pick and choose which aspect of a smartphone is the most important. LG is then able to use a flagship quality part for that specific device while keeping the rest mid-range and giving it a competitive price. The company has many of...

UMIDIGI C Note Drop Test and Giveaway

The durability of a phone is something most people will want to be aware of before spending any money on a new device. The smartphone maker UMIDIGI made a video showing how their latest phone, the UMIDIGI C Note, survives in a series of drop tests. Watch this video to see how the C Note does...

XDA Takes on Ryzen: In-Depth Look of AMD’s AM4 Processors On Linux

In 2016 readers wanted to know how AMD's FX processors performed when it came to Linux and Android building - and thanks to the folks at AMD we were happy to find out and share the results with you. The lessons we learned from that article helped us learn how to better configure our systems...

Opinion: After Many Updates and Growing Pains, OxygenOS is Now a Class-Leading OEM ROM

OxygenOS has been OnePlus's default and primary ROM for almost two years now, first released for the OnePlus One as a flashable zip for users to break away from the increasingly-unsupported but excellent CyanogenMod S ROMs their phone originally shipped with. This software offering took center-stage with the OnePlus 2 back in 2015, a year full...

Report: More People to Buy the Galaxy S8+ than the Regular Galaxy S8

Samsung made some interesting decisions with the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ this year. Not only did they remove the hardware home button that has defined the South Korean tech giant for so many years, but they also stretched the screen more than they ever have before. This resulted in a higher screen-to-body ratio...

Bixbye bye: 3 Applications to Bypass Samsung’s Latest Bixby Remapping Restriction

A few weeks ago, it was discovered that traditional hardware button remapper applications made it possible to change the dedicated Bixby button on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ to anything else. Naturally, many wanted the ability to change this button to launch Google Assistant or even Google Now. We covered this tip and wrote up...