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Google Talks About YouTube’s New Logo, Recent Changes and Future Ideas

YouTube was launched 12 years ago and since then they've essentially had the same logo. Sure, the logo has evolved from one with a more 3D-esque red tube for the word Tube to sit in to a flat one, but for the most case the idea behind the logo hasn't changed. Today, the company has...

Source: Samsung Galaxy S9 Launching with Snapdragon 845, Android 8.0.0 Oreo

Samsung is on a roll recently with the well-received Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ and the newly-introduced Note 8 breaking pre-order and sales numbers. While they had a rough end to 2016 they are quickly building pace and putting the past behind them. The Galaxy S9 is still 6 months or more away, but that...

Zero Camera Mod Enables 1440p Video Recording at 60FPS on the Galaxy S8 and S8+

The hardware in our smartphones is generally capable of more than what the company enables via the software. OEMs hold back these feature for a number of reasons but the developer community is great at unleashing that power. XDA Senior Member zeroprobe has been working on the Zero Camera Mod for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ since...

Unofficial LineageOS 15 Beta Build Available for the Pixel C

The LineageOS team was among the first ROM development teams to begin working on their Android Oreo ROM. After all, they've started putting together "lineage-15.0" mere hours ahead of AOSP drop, on August 21st. During the last few days, we've seen many people booting AOSP Android Oreo/LineageOS 15 on devices like the Xiaomi Mi3/Mi4, the...

ARCore is a New Augmented Reality Platform from Google

Google announced Project Tango back in 2014 and it sparked a lot of interest within the Android community. The company then launched a dev kit that cost over $1,000, but soon other OEMs stepped up and brought the technology to a consumer level. Google's initial approach required special sensors to work and this has had...

Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus with Improved Cameras, Metal Unibody Design Launched in India

Today Lenovo-owned Motorola officially launched the Moto G5S and Moto G5S Plus in India. Originally announced last month, both devices are an upgraded version of the 5th generation Moto G smartphones which were launched back in February of this year. As far as specifications are concerned, the Moto G5S comes with a 5.2-inch FullHD IPS display,...

OnePlus 5 to Receive an Official Build of LineageOS 14.1 Next Week

The OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T was and still is an incredibly popular smartphone here in the XDA forums. With Google dropping the Nexus series last year, it seemed as if the latest from OnePlus was able to step up and fill that role for the enthusiast community. The company had a bit of a...

Honor 9 Kernel Source Released

Big news for the Honor 9 Development community: The Kernel source has been released! The Honor 9 has already seen a bit of success with development, while the community has put out some custom ROMs and mods that work on the device. Now that the kernel source has been released, you can expect that to...

Playback Audio Won’t Pause for Notifications in Apps Built for Android 8.0

Audio ducking on Android refers to the volume of audio decreasing when another audio source (usually notifications) starts playing. When a notification ducks the audio of the already playing audio source, it's taking the audio focus away from the app, just like Pokemon Go does you start it up while music is already playing. A...

Android Oreo Adds a Splash Screen API so Developers can Easily Build App Loading Screens

Most developers have mixed opinions when it comes to splash screens. Some advocate for the use of it to hide the app loading in the background and then transition to it seamlessly. On the other hand, some consider splash screens a waste of time both for the user and the developer. Google's stance on this...

Win an Honor 9! [Open to All Countries]

We're giving away a shiny new Honor 9, a phone which we found to have stellar gaming performance and a terrific camera. This phone is hard to come by currently as it is sold out in many places, so enter the contest below for your chance to win one of these beautiful phones! ...

How to Sync Do Not Disturb Mode Between Android Wear and Your Phone

Android Wear 2.0 has been a much-awaited update, with watches such as the Moto 360 Sport only now getting it while the update came out in May for the Huawei Watch. With the Wear 2.0 update came many improvements, including the device now being able to install applications directly on your watch and a keyboard...