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Top OxygenOS Features

https://youtu.be/NslxR1CtB9g Although OxygenOS faced a bit of hesitation from fans when it first debuted on the OnePlus 2, the ROM has quickly grown up to be one of the best alternatives to stock Android. In this video, Joe runs through his personal favorite features that OxygenOS currently has to offer.  

Super Shortcut uses Android 7.1.1’s App Shortcuts to Declutter the Homescreen

Android 7.1.1 Nougat added the ability to long press an app's icon to reveal shortcuts for quickly launching certain activities within the app. Super Shortcut creatively employs this feature, called App Shortcuts, to clean up your homescreen by letting you store multiple app shortcuts from inside just one icon. Made by XDA Senior Member Geeks Empire, Super...

Interview with XDA Labs and FEED Developer Jeff Corcoran: App & ROM Development, the Future of XDA Apps, and More!

It can take a lot of time and effort to develop an application for Android, and it's even tougher when you're the only one doing it. Jeff Corcoran, the man responsible for two awesome XDA applications - Labs and FEED - is one talented developer. Debuting into the Android scene with Hangar, an application he built...

HMD’s Nokia 6 is already getting the July Security Update

Just last week we informed our readers that the Nokia 6 is coming to the U.S. by this month. Since its release in Asian countries, HMD Global did an outstanding job at delivering system updates. The company is continuing its this trend, as the device is already receiving the July security patch. Unlike many other...

EU Antitrust Regulators Appoint Expert Panel on the Case Against Android

European Antitrust Regulators have been investigating multiple antitrust claims against Google. One such case led to a record fine of $2.7 billion (€2.42 billion) being levied on Google for violating European antitrust regulations as it was determined the company was manipulating search results to favor its own shopping service. For one of its other cases, EU antitrust...

Honor 5X Receives An Unofficial MIUI 8 Port

MIUI is Xiaomi's custom flavor of Android, and while it may not be everyone's cup of tea, it certainly has a lot of fans on our forums. So much so that we see MIUI being ported to more and more devices each week, and this time the Honor 5X is the latest in the line...

“Custom Quick Settings” Update Adds App Shortcuts & Improved Lollipop Support

With Android Lollipop, Google introduced Quick Setting tiles to allow you to quickly (and easily) toggle certain features on your device. Starting with the release of Android 7.0 Nougat, Google introduced the Quick Settings Tiles API to allow users to add their own tiles to the Quick Settings panel. One such application that takes advantage of...

DxOMark Mobile Score for the OnePlus 5 is “Coming Soon”

One of the marketing points of the OnePlus 5 is its dual rear camera setup. OnePlus opted to go for a 16MP Sony IMX398 with f/1.7 aperture for regular photos, and a 20MP Sony IMX350 with f/2.6 aperture telephoto camera to provide 1.6x optical zoom, and 2x "loss-less" zoom. The camera was undoubtedly meant to be...

LineageOS Changelog #12 Brings Updates to Jelly, Quick Tiles and More

Every two weeks, the LineageOS team releases a biweekly changelog to highlight the most significant changes made over that time period. The team has just released 12th changelog and they've introduced some interesting additions. The most important project in the last few weeks is Jelly. The recent, small browser is slowly getting new functionality. Jelly is...

Easy Lock Brings Double Tap To Sleep To Any Device (No Root)

The popular double-tap-to-sleep feature has been a staple of custom ROMs for a while. Unfortunately, users of locked devices can't make use of the feature if their device lacks such functionality in its stock ROM. XDA Senior Member aravindsagar created an Easy Lock app, to replicate the function so that it can be utilized on unrooted devices. The...

The Vernee Mars Pro is a 6GB RAM Smartphone for only $179.99

Recently, Vernee released a new flagship model, the Mars Pro. The slim body paired with a near-borderless design allows the Mars Pro to have a 1mm narrow bezel. This combined with the matte black body makes this phone one of the best looking 6GB RAM devices. This phone also has an edge-to-edge display, so you'll be getting a much...

Flyme 6 For the OnePlus 3/3T Lets you Experience Meizu’s New UX

Meizu's Flyme UX skin is known for its unique take on Android. The skin can draw comparisons with Xiaomi's MIUI and Huawei's EMUI, but it still has its own distinct features and its own characteristics. You can now experience Meizu's Flyme ROM on your OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T, thanks to XDA Member XiaoshaXs. This Flyme ROM...