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Android TV’s YouTube App Gets a Refreshed UI with Latest Update

Android TV will be receiving a massive refresh to its user interface later this year when Android O is released, and while we still have some time to wait for the overall platform to get a fresh coat of paint, Google finally updated the YouTube app for the big-screen version of Android after more than...

Vivo’s Prototype Device Showcases New Under-display Fingerprint Scanner

Last month at MWC Shanghai 2017, Qualcomm announced a new range of ultrasonic fingerprint solutions with the introduction of "Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors". The new solution allows OEMs to implement a fingerprint sensor under display, glass, or metal. At the time, Qualcomm said that it would be collaborating with Vivo to demonstrate its Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensor...

Playing with Fire Mod Brings Android TV Apps and UI to Amazon Fire TV

The Amazon Fire TV is a really solid streaming box if you want something that'll stream 4K content, have access to a strong selection of apps, offer some decent games to play, and look fairly sleek on your TV stand. Dig a bit deeper into the Fire TV though, and you can do some pretty...

One Class Action Lawsuit Against LG’s Bootloop Issue Has Been Compelled Into Arbitration

Bootloops on LG devices are as infamous as they are common, often being used in arguments against the merit of devices manufactured by LG. LG had admitted that the bootloops were hardware related on the G4 and had promised to repair the affected devices "under full warranty". But despite LG supposedly figuring out the issue, the...

XDA Begins Regular PC Hardware Coverage, Designed For Our Audience

At the tail end of 2015, I started writing for XDA-Developers -- it wasn’t a big jump given my involvement on the site for many years, but until then it was all on the forum side. Since then there have been a lot of changes, capped off with a new geographical location and work schedule....

Sailfish OS Community Port Available for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4

XDA Senior Member piggZ has released a community port of Sailfish OS for the Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. The build is currently in alpha state so there are quite a few things either missing or broken at the moment. The port is based on Lineage OS 13.1 and requires you already have an unlocked bootloader and...

Report: Samsung to use Solid-State Batteries for its Galaxy Phones within Two Years

Samsung will be able to produce solid-state batteries that are safe enough for use in smartphones within one to two years, one of the company's executives said. Solid-state batteries are far more durable and provide better longevity than standard Lithium-Ion batteries. One of the Samsung's SDI executives told The Korean Herald: Solid-state batteries do not use liquid...

LineageOS 14.1 is now available for the Samsung Galaxy J7 (SM-J700P)

While developing for Samsung devices has proven to be a tough task over the years, there have still been a handful of developers who have been able to accomplish a great feat by porting functioning AOSP-based builds. XDA Recognised Developer minz1 is one such developer who recently released LineageOS 14.1 based on Android 7.1 Nougat for the...

Jolla to Begin Testing Sailfish OS on the Sony Xperia X this Month

During Mobile World Congress 2017, Jolla announced a new collaboration with the Sony Open Devices program to bring Sailfish OS for Sony Xperia smartphones. Now, the company has just released a new post to inform us that Sailfish OS would be available for the first Xperia devices starting in this month. The first Sony device to officially support...

You Can Buy the Moto E4 from Amazon, Ting, and Republic Wireless for as Little as $99

There's no doubt that high-end smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S8, LG G6, and HTC U11 are great to use, but for a lot of people, shelling out over $600+ is out of the question when it comes to these premium gadgets. The mid-range smartphone market has blossomed as flagships have steadily risen in price...