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Best Budget Phone of 2017

If you've shopped for an affordable smartphone recently, you know just how challenging an undertaking it can be. While most phones around the $200 mark aren't exactly best-in-class, some manage to surpass expectations -- but they can be tough to find. To make things easier, we rounded up the best budget phones of 2017. Here's...

Action Launcher Updated to v32, Adds 200 More Icons to AdaptivePack

Android gets a lot of love from the development community thanks to its vast number of customization options. People love to personalize their devices, and it doesn't get much more personal than Android's home screen, which lets you swap out wallpapers, add widgets, and reorgnize application shortcuts. Still, some folks want even more ways to customize...

Janus Vulnerability Allows Attackers to Modify Apps without Affecting their Signatures

Android is installed on a huge large number of devices, and that makes it a target for malicious attackers. Vulnerabilities in Google's mobile operating system continue to be discovered every month, but the good news is that Google is usually diligent about fixing them in regular security patches which are then offered to OEMs, who...

Xiaomi to Focus on Offline Sales to Increase its Business in India

Xiaomi entered the Indian smartphone market in July 2014. Since then, the Chinese OEM has seen years of incredible growth. Although there have been some hiccups along the way, Xiaomi is now either the first or second largest smartphone manufacturer in India, depending on who you ask. That's no small feat by itself, as Xiaomi...

Some Flagship Android Phones Don’t Support Netflix/Amazon Prime Video in HD

If you've ever attempted to watch Netflix or other paid video streaming services on certain devices, you may have noticed that even if your plan supports streaming videos in high definition, the video quality doesn't go over 480p. This is not necessarily an issue with your Internet speed or a bug within the Netflix app....

Here’s Your Last Chance to Save 60% off on this Top VPN

If it seems like you open the news or turn on the television to hear about another high-profile cyberattack happening practically every day, it’s because they’re actually occurring that frequently. And it’s not just major corporations and government agencies that are being targeted. Hackers are just as interested in mining your personal credit cards, banking...

Blackberry Wants to Use Qualcomm Hardware in Cars, Virtual Cockpits, and Infotainment Systems

Qualcomm supplies chips to various Android phone makers but has also recently partnered up with Microsoft to bring Windows to Qualcomm powered laptops. Now, Blackberry wants to team up with Qualcomm and bring their hardware to self-driving cars. The QNX Hypervisor 2.0 is a specialized system developed by Blackberry which can run on the Snapdragon 820Am processor....

Conversations is an Open Source & Secure Jabber/XMPP Client for Android

Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and WeChat are the top three instant messaging apps currently dominating the market. Their continued dominance is easily explained by their inclusion of a simple to use interface along with a user base of millions of people. However, each of these IM apps share one flaw: they are owned by Social Media...

GLOBE: Best Weather and Time Tracker from the XDA Community

While plenty of clock apps on the Play store offer the ability to track multiple time zones, we love promoting apps from within the XDA community. Glode: World clock and time zone converter is developed by lmchanh from the forums. A lot of time was spent making this app look as good as it does and you'll...

Google Chrome 64 Adds Parallel Download Feature to Accelerate Download Speeds

Google Chrome browser on Android is constantly getting better with new features being added each day. Google Chrome 63 recently rolled out to the stable channel and added support for Android Oreo's smart text selection feature. We also recently found evidence that the browser would soon support HDR video playback and a custom download folder, but...

Google Chrome for Android will soon support Custom Download Folders

The Google Chrome browser is based on the open source Chromium browser project, and thanks to its open source nature, it's possible to follow any development on the browser right as it happens. We recently covered that Google Chrome for Android would be adding HDR video playback support after discovering a new commit in the...

Report: Microsoft and Google Concerned that a Broadcom Acquisition of Qualcomm Would Stifle Innovation

By now, we are well-familiar with Broadcom's proposed acquisition of Qualcomm. Broadcom proposed an unsolicited $105 billion acquisition bid of Qualcomm last month, but Qualcomm rejected it on account of the bid "significantly undervaluing the company." News then emerged that Qualcomm wanted Broadcom to raise its bid by $10 a share. Then, in a significant...