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What’s Your Favorite Trend or Feature from 2017 Smartphones?

We've already seen a substantial chunk of what 2017 has to offer, and with a new year and new smartphone generations came a bunch of new trends, features, design elements and general advancements. While the core Android experience remains as strong as it was in 2016, manufacturers and Google are toying with some interesting ideas. Bezel-less...

English Version of Bixby Reportedly Delayed Because Samsung Lacks Big Data for Deep Learning

Samsung's latest flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, managed to grab everyone's attention with their slew of new additions and features. From the curved display to the lack of bezels, from the refreshed specifications to the improved software experience-- the Galaxy S8 had a lot of positives going in its favor. One feature though...

Evan Blass Leaks Device Render and Specifications of Lenovo’s Moto X4

The Moto X4 is reportedly on track to become the first non-Google handset which will work on Google's Project Fi MVNO, as reported last week. And now we have a good idea on what the next mid ranger from Lenovo under the Moto X lineup would be like, thanks to a report by Evan 'evleaks'...

Android Wear 2.0 Expected to Arrive for ZenWatch 3 This Month; ZenWatch 2 OTA Coming Next Month

Google dropped Android Wear 2.0 back in February along with two new smartwatches, the LG Watch Style and Watch Sport. At the time, Google promised that the new update would soon start rolling out to all supported hardware. Not only that, it even released a list of compatible smartwatches that would be receiving the jump...

Lead Developer of Xperia Open Source Project (XOSP) Will Cease Development

The lead developer for XOSP, XDA Recognized Developer nilac considered, had starting work on XOSP based on Android O earlier this month. However, due to certain major concerns the developer had, he made the decision to stop any development garnered towards XOSP. XOSPApps The XOSPApps package can easily be installed on any device regardless of the ROM...

Meizu Pro 7 Live Image Leaks Point Towards a Secondary Color Display on the Back

The mobile market sees cutthroat competition from all quarters, making it difficult for OEMs to stand above the crowd. There's only so much differentiation one can bring to a phone's design, so these OEMs have to explore unconventional features and sometimes quirky gimmicks to get their phones noticed. Meizu will reportedly be doing something similar with...

I Was Wrong about the U11: HTC’s Latest Flagship Can be a Remarkable Phone

Just over 4 years ago, I had finally upgraded to what I felt was the next level of Android smartphones, the HTC One, which would later get the M7 moniker. It was premium, solid, and felt expensive, unlike my Galaxy Nexus which was everything other than that. I kept that phone for a year going from...

Motorola’s Latest Moto Mod Features a 360-Degree Camera

Motorola's Moto Mod system for the Moto Z lineup has continued to grow and mature ever since its initial debut in September of last year, and thanks to a tweet that was sent out earlier this morning by Evan Blass, we now have a good look at an upcoming 360-degree camera Moto Mod (shown above). The new...

Samsung Officially Launches the Galaxy Note 7 Fan Edition in Korea

Many Samsung die-hards would claim that the Galaxy Note 7 was one of the best devices of its year. Despite Samsung recalling the device over incidents of exploding batteries, many customers still held onto the device and refused to part ways. Samsung eventually had to push out several updates to kill off charging and telephony,...

Android 7.0 Nougat is Now Rolling Out For The Moto X Style in Brazil

If you're still holding onto a Moto X Style (aka Moto X Pure Edition), we have some good news to share: the long-awaited Android Nougat update is now finally rolling out for the device. At the time being, the update appears to be rolling out only in Brazil, however, you can expect the rollout to expand...

OxygenOS Open Beta Update for OnePlus 3/3T Brings Refreshed Launcher, Dynamic Icons, and UI Improvements

The OnePlus 5 may be OnePlus's flagship smartphone at the moment, but that doesn't mean the company has forgotten about the previously released 3 and 3T. If you own a OnePlus 3 or 3T and are part of the Oxygen OS Open Beta, you should be receiving an update to Open Beta 19 or 10 respectively...

Interview with AndroidFileHost’s Vice President of Public Relations: Roy R. (rwilco12)

AndroidFile Host has been the go-to service for hosting custom ROMs, kernels and mods for quite a fair amount of time. Developers and users trust the service and turn towards it when it comes to hosting files without giving much thought - they're one of the most reliable services around. Today we have with us Roy...