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How to Install Pre-Release Android Oreo on the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

Android Oreo was released many months back, but Samsung has finally approved the official release for the Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+. Recently, a version of Android Oreo for the Exynos Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge was leaked, and can be installed as a custom ROM on our forums. Now, an Android 8.0 build for the AT&T Samsung...

Samsung Galaxy S8 Oreo OTA Update Halted, Samsung Explains Why

Exactly one week ago, we reported that Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ devices had begun receiving notifications for an over-the-air firmware upgrade to Android 8.0 Oreo and Samsung Experience 9.0. Over the past few months, Samsung has issued multiple beta versions of the Oreo update to users participating in the company's preview program, but this...

Nokia 7+ and Nokia 1 Renders Show Dual Zeiss Cameras, 18:9 Display, and More

Nokia's resurgence in 2017 went a lot better than some had predicted, and at least some of the company's success can be attributed to its dedication to the Android platform: It isn't afraid to embrace stock Android. HMD Global, Nokia's Finnish manufacturing partner, announced the Nokia 7 with a Snapdragon 630 system-on-chip in China back in...

XDA Feed Gets More Content and Faster Updates with New Community Build

Remember XDA Feed?  It's an official XDA app that shows a curated feed of all the best content for your device!  We originally launched it for the OnePlus 3/OnePlus 3T, but a few months later, due to popular demand, we released a build for all devices.It won't surprise you to learn that there are a...

Microsoft’s Photos Companion App Lets You Quickly Transfer Pics from your Phone to a Windows 10 PC

Back in November 2017, we wrote about an in-development Microsoft app for iOS and Android that let users quickly transfer pics and videos to a Windows 10 PC. Now, Microsoft Garage, Microsoft's skunkworks lab for experimental mobile apps, has released it publicly. It's called Photos Companion, and it's available for iOS and Android devices starting...

Exclusive: the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S is real and is coming with Android Oreo and a 3400 mAh Battery

Xiaomi smartphones rarely make their way outside of China and India, and that's a shame because of their great value. The Xiaomi Mi A1 is perhaps the best Android One device to date, and the newly announced Redmi Note 5 & Note 5 Pro are already contenders for the best mid-rangers on the market. Xiaomi...

[Hands On] Google Dialer’s Floating Bubble Goes Live in v17 with a Fresh Coat of Paint

The Google Dialer, for folks who aren't familiar, is a customized version of the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) phone app with a few extra features. Compatible Nexus and Pixel devices get Google Duo video call integration, real-time spam protection, caller ID, call blocking, visual voicemail (with transcription support on some carriers), and a local directory feature...

MX Player is Recruiting Users for a New Private Beta Testing Program

MX Player, one of the most popular audio and video players on the Google Play Store, has had a public beta testing program for a while, but this week XDA Recognized Contributor Thirumalai.K announced a new, private beta testing program for his media player application. The goal of this private beta program is to improve the user experience and...

Honor 6X update may bring VoLTE support for all Indian Carriers

The Honor 6X, a budget device released by Honor back in October of 2016, is a pretty old device now yet still somewhat regularly receives upgrades from Honor themselves. Earlier this week, an update which might bring VoLTE support for all Indian carriers has been rolled out, which is a function that the device lacked...

Dreaming Battery is a Minimalist Screensaver for Displaying your Battery Level

Knowing what the battery percentage of your smartphone is at a glance while it is charging can be quite convenient. Some ROMs will use the color of the LED notification light to convey this information, but it's a feature not available for every device. That's why XDA Inactive Recognized Developer xenon92 recently cooked up this free application called...

Having troubles with your Ad Blocker? This app adds a Quick Settings tile for easy Ad Block toggling

If you've ever used an adblocker on Android then you may have run into issues when trying to click on certain links. Searching for a particular product can often display a Google Shopping or Slickdeals link but actually tapping on it is blocked if you're using an adblocker. To get around this, XDA Senior Member mkhcb has come...

Android 8.1 Oreo Beta Brings Fixes for Laggy Scrolling on the Essential Phone

Despite its initial hype, the Essential Phone was plagued by various issues at launch. Its initially poor camera quality and high price made it a hard sell, especially in comparison to the Google Pixel 2/2 XL. There were fixes for each of these problems, however, as the unofficial Google Camera HDR+ port significantly improved camera...