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Get XDA Feed for Any Phone

The XDA team has been working hard on the XDA Feed app to bring it to new devices. Today we are announcing a universal version of the app, now available on the Play store. If you have a device that previously wasn't officially supported, now you can enjoy feed on any device. This new version will...

GitHub Declares Every Friday Open Source Day And Wants You to Take Part

GitHub is home to many open-source development projects, a lot of which are featured on XDA. The service wants more people to contribute to open-source projects with a new initiative called Open Source Friday. In a nutshell, GitHub will be encouraging companies to allow their employees to work on open-source projects at the end of...

Update to TouchWiz Home Addresses Lag on Galaxy S8/S8+

We're just about halfway through 2017, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 still remains as one of the most attractive smartphones that money can buy. The S8's Infinity Display truly is something to behold, but while Samsung may have knocked it out of the park with the S8's screen, the company's latest flagship still suffers from...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon Wear 1200, and Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors

At Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017, Qualcomm took the wraps off the Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, its latest lower-mid-range SoC. The new chipset brings number of improvements over its predecessor including an updated GPU, improved camera performance as well as faster modem.Snapdragon 450Unlike the Snapdragon 435, which was an incremental update over the Snapdragon 430,...

Google News Redesign Focuses on UX, Facts and User Control

Since the introduction of Material Design to Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has adopted this design philosophy throughout the entire company. This was a radical move at the time because Google has always been a function over form type of company. There have always been plenty of other services that looked better than Google's counterpart, but...

Wearbttn Adds Two Complications to Android Wear 2.0 for the App Drawer and Google Assistant

You've likely seen the trend of new Android Wear smartwatches having a physical button on the side of the watch. This wasn't on many Android Wear devices before the big 2.0 update, but now it's a vital piece of hardware for new watches. With the Android Wear 2.0 update, this button is used to both...

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is Rebranded the Galaxy Note 7 FE, Coming to South Korea on July 7th

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last year, you likely already know about the issues Samsung has had with the Galaxy Note 7. What initially seemed like a teething process for a new smartphone quickly turned into something the company wishes they could have avoided. This resulted in Samsung having to pull...

Qeexo Wants to Replace Your Proximity Sensor With EarSense

We have often heard how smartphone design has stagnated over the past few years with many smartphones bearing a stark resemblance to each other. Some companies such as Xiaomi have been trying to change this with the introduction of smartphones with radically different designs such as the Mi Mix. Other companies are slowly creeping towards a...

The OnePlus 3/3T Will Receive Android O by the End of 2017

The OnePlus 5 may be the the talk of the town right now, but OnePlus still has a lot to prove to consumers when it comes to updating their older devices. OnePlus previously confirmed that the company would be updating their previous flagship smartphones to Android O, but thanks to a recent AMA that the company...

European Commission Orders Google to Pay $2.7 Billion for Manipulating Shopping Results

European Union regulators have issued a whopping $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) fine on Google for violating European antitrust regulations. The search giant was accused of manipulating search results to favor its own shopping service. Google has been given 90 days to fix the problem, and if it doesn't, the EU will hit it with penalty...

Android Nougat Finally Rolling out for the Moto X Force

Motorola has finally pushed the Android Nougat update for the Moto X Force. Users of this handset may soon receive an OTA update notification when the update has been downloaded and is waiting to be installed. The build number of the update is NPK25.200-12, and the version of Android is official 7.0. There's no telling if or...

Multi-User Features on Google Home are Now Heading to the UK

If you live in the UK and share a Google Home with multiple people in your house or flat, things are about to get a whole lot easier. Thanks to a software update that's rolling out to all Google Home users in the United Kingdom, your Google-made smart speaker will now have multi-user support. You can...