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Android O’s Autofill Framework will Finally Resolve a Long-Standing Lag Issue with Password Managers

It's already been a month since Google released the first Android O Developer Preview (time sure flies by fast!), and as with any new version of Android - there's a lot to dig into. We've published plenty of articles about Android O already, but there's one feature that I feel hasn't really received the attention it...

T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy Note 5 Set To Receive Nougat Update

Android O is around the corner, yet according to official statistics, Nougat is still installed on less than 5% of devices. We have good news for the owners of the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 5, though: T-Mobile confirmed that the Nougat update will be available to flash next week. News of the confirmation have been delivered by...

Access Your OnePlus/OPPO Device’s “Hidden” Hardware Diagnostic Tests

Long before a phone arrives in your hands, it goes (or should go) through a wide range of hardware diagnostic tests designed to check for any potential faults before it is packaged and shipped out. As Mishaal mentioned in a previous article looking at accessing these tests on Huawei devices, if you are buying a used...

The P10 Hardware Lottery Exemplifies the Kind of Decision-Making That’s Holding Huawei Back

Any press is good press, or so they say. That's a phrase often used when a company finds itself in a precarious situation -- but as Samsung learned first hand, in a hyperactive segment like this ever changing mobile space, the smallest misstep can turn out to have grave ramifications. Huawei is learning this first hand...

Report: HTC’s Upcoming Flagship Will be Called HTC U 11, Will Come in 5 Color Options

It looks like HTC has finally reached a conclusion as to what to name its upcoming flagship device. Internally code-named ''Ocean'', it was earlier believed that the device would carry the brand name "HTC U," however, a new report shows that won't be the case. The report comes to us courtesy of Evan Blass (@evleaks) over...

Galaxy S8 Unboxing and First Impressions

Miles has a new video on XDA TV giving us his first impressions of the new Samsung Galaxy S8. This phone's main selling point is the new infinity display. In this video, Miles will compare it to other leading phones and see how it looks.    

How to Add Left/Right Keyboard Cursors to the Nav Bar during Text Input

Customizing the navigation bar has been a staple of custom ROMs ever since Google introduced the Galaxy Nexus with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich (we don't talk about the Motorola Xoom and Honeycomb around these parts). Although a few OEMs offer some kind of software key customization on their phones, it's only with the first...

Chrome’s new Custom Context Menu Revamps the Link/Image/Video Context Menu

Google is constantly at work adding additional features to the world's most popular internet browser, Chrome. Given the sheer number of users that rely on Google Chrome on a daily basis, Google rolls out new features after a lot of internal testing. It took nearly 10 months for the scroll anchoring feature to begin officially rolling...

Copyless Paste, a feature that provides Context-Based Text Input Suggestions, is coming to Chrome

Despite the fact that Google's Chrome browser is the market leader in Internet browsers, Google is always working to bring additional features to millions of users in order to stay competitive. Scroll anchoring is one such feature that, after nearly 10 months in testing, was finally released to end users. But even if it takes...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Teardown Reveals Front Facing Camera Hardware Features OIS

Some of the "smallest" improvements found in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ reside in the camera department. That is not entirely a bad thing, because the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge did set the bar really high for their camera performance. The front camera on the Galaxy S8 and S8+ did receive a hardware upgrade....

This Ultimate Coding Bundle is Free

If you're just getting started with learning Ruby, Java, Javascript or Google Go Lang, this is a great place to start. Before purchasing one of the more in-depth bundles from the XDA Depot, check out this one for free. This collection of beginners coding courses is valued at $737. If you get it through the...

Samsung: We’ll Fix the Galaxy S8 Red Tint Issue with a Software Update

Since the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ was first introduced, a few people noticed that some of them had a red tint to it. The first time I perosnally saw someone notice this was in Erica Griffin's hands-on video at the Unpacked launch event here in the United States. But then a few days ago...