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Would We Care About the Essential Phone if it Wasn’t for Andy Rubin?

After months of alluding to what’s coming next and an essentially leak-proof operation, Andy Rubin has finally announced what his new company “Essential” is simply calling the Essential Phone, or the PH-1. It has been hard to miss the hype surrounding its announcement day, since virtually every media outlet has been covering this device, including...

Android O – Daily Driver for 2 Weeks

https://youtu.be/KrHBVUfoCFA The dust for the Android O Developer Preview 2 is starting to settle, with much of the hype now passed. When it was first released in mid May, Android fans scrambled to get their hands on the new version. TK was one of them, and decided to try it out for 2 weeks to see...

Paranoid Android returns with Android 7.1.2 Builds: Pie Controls, Color Engine, and More!

Paranoid Android's recently teased a return to form with a revamped Pie control and Android Nougat on board, and while a few users are skeptical of their return, the team is ready to unveil that what they've been working on in the shadows. The wait is finally over - Paranoid Android has returned with Android...

SuperSU v2.82 Released on the Google Play Store

XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire has announced that SuperSU is being updated to version 2.82. The latest app should be available on the Google Play Store already to most users, as the roll out began last week. This comes after a few updates that caused a number of issues with some users. Chainfire and the CCMT company...

Essential will (Essentially) Support all 4 Major U.S. Carriers, will ship with New Virtual Assistant in June

Yesterday was a big day for Andy Rubin and his team over at Essential Products. The company announced a new smartphone called the Essential Phone, a new virtual assistant for the home called Essential Home, and even a new operating system that is being used in Essential Home. We talked about these big announcements as...

BlackBerry KEYone now available for Purchase in the U.S. and Canada

Originally announced at MWC 2017, the latest BlackBerry-branded Android smartphone, the BlackBerry KEYone, is now finally available for purchase in the U.S. and Canada. In a press release, TCL, the manufacturer of the device, has announced that the device will officially go on sale in the U.S. and Canada starting today. The BlackBerry KEYone will be...

Pete Lau Confirms OnePlus 3 And 3T Will Get Android O

It's only a matter of time to see before we see the official premiere of the much-awaited OnePlus 5. The new flagship smartphone will most certainly be shipped Android 7.1 Nougat, but we expect it to get Android O as well. Today, we have some pretty good news for the owners of OnePlus 3 and...

Mod Adds a Call Record Button to the Huawei P10 Plus

Sometimes there are situations where you just need to start recording a phone call. There are thousands of applications in the Play Store that do this, but true integration of this feature is obviously more elegant (and is a common feature of custom ROMs, for example). So XDA Senior Member Blackball has released a TWRP-flashable mod for...

Android Pay is now live in Canada

Another country is officially joining the shortlist of places that support Google's Android Pay program. After the official announcement during Google I/O 2017, support for Android Pay in Canada is finally rolling out starting today. This confirms earlier rumors that stated Google would unveil Android Pay support on this exact day. If you are an Android user...

Request A Logo For Your Project From Dibble Designs

Every project, no matter how small, should have a high quality logo. It's the face of the project after all and the first thing that a potential user sees when looking at your project. Not every developer is good at creating graphics, but this is why XDA Forum Member dibbled comes to the rescue. They are offering to...

OmniROM Status Update – Moto G4/G4 Plus and Redmi Note 3 Added, Improved Camera for Xperia X/X Compact

It's been a while since we last talked about OmniROM. The Omni team has been very busy with a number of administrative tasks but found a brief moment to post an update on that they've been working on lately. Omni, just like most Android custom ROM teams, uses Gerrit as its code review portal. The team did...

Essential Home is Andy Rubin’s Answer to the Google Home and Amazon Echo

The Essential Phone has dominated our morning as it quickly became the new talk of the town. The co-founder of Android launching a flagship smartphone certainly got people interested for many reasons. But the Essential Phone isn't all that Essential Products revealed today. Essential Home is another product that was announced today by Essential Products. Essential...