XDA News

Stereo Speaker Mod for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+

XDA Senior Member otonieru has come up with a modification which makes it possible to enable stereo sound output on any Galaxy S8 or S8+ smartphone. The mod enables the phone's earpiece as a secondary speaker to achieve stereo output. Of course, nothing compares to having two equally sized stereo speakers, but it's still better than having...

Mod Enables Multiuser Mode on Moto G4 Play

Thanks to a new mod created by XDA Senior Member facuarmo, users of the Moto G4 Play running stock ROM can now get the multiuser mode back! The flashable zip and instructions can be found over the linked thread.

SystemPanel2 Helps You Monitor the Activity of Your Device

XDA Senior Member tliebeck recently released a major update to his coveted application for Android called SystemPanel. Now released as SystemPanel2, this application helps improve your battery life by giving you a complete overview of your device and what processes are running. Check it out!

Google+ is Now Featured in the Google Apps for Work Service

Google Apps for Work users will now have Google+ as part of the core service when used within a domain. So, people currently using the service can expect Google+ to have the same technical support and service level commitments just as other services like Google Calendar and Google Contacts. However, Google+ will not be a core service...

Google Gifts the City of Montélimar a Nougat Statue

Google chose Nougat as the sweet treat for this year's version of Android and this week they unveiled another statue for it. The new statue went up in the French city of Montélimar, which is known as the world capital of Nougat. The city has been making nougat since the 18th century and currently makes 4.5...

The Pixel & Pixel XL are Rumored to be IP53 Certified

The HTC 10 is IP53 certified, and with them producing the Pixel and Pixel XL for Google, it shouldn't come as a surprise that they are rumored to have the same rating. So while the new Google phones will not be advertised as water resistant, they should be protected from dust and light splashes of...

Active Theory Makes the Paper Planes App Open Source

Paper Planes is an application developed by Active Theory that was featured after the keynote at Google I/O earlier this year. The concept is simple, create an app that lets you make a paper plane that you can then fly from one screen to the other. The app is now featured on Google's Android Experiments...

Samsung is Purchasing New Chip-Making Machines from ASML

It is being reported that Samsung's own Chung Seung-eun recently visited ASML HQ in order to sign a $178.41 million deal with the company. The lithography machines Samsung is buying, which they already have one of, will enable the company to produce smaller semiconductors for their next-generation chips. The deal isn't over yet, as Samsung plans to purchase more...

The Galaxy Note 7 is Available at Sprint & Verizon Again

Yesterday, we learned that the previously unavailable Galaxy Note 7 can be purchased from AT&T again, and now two other major US wireless carriers have it back in stock. So if you have a faulty unit that you purchased from either sprint or Verizon Wireless, then you can take it to them and have it swapped...

Lenovo Launches Z2 Plus (Rebranded ZUK Z2) in India for ₹17,999 ($269)

Lenovo has launched the Z2 Plus, which is a rebranded ZUK Z2, in India at very competitive prices, making it the cheapest Snapdragon 820 available for purchase in the Indian market. The 3GB RAM + 32GB storage variants is priced at ₹17,999 ($269), while the 4GB RAM + 64GB storage variant is still competitively priced at ₹19,999...

Sprint-Exclusive HTC Bolt Render Leaked, Phone Reportedly with No Headphone Jack

Evan Blass took to Twitter to give us a render of an upcoming HTC device, the HTC Bolt. The HTC Bolt will reportedly come as a Sprint exclusive, and looks similar to the existing HTC 10. The major point of difference, tweeted by LlabTooFeR and retweeted back by Evan, is that the device is not...

LeEco Launches Le Pro 3 in China: Snapdragon 821, 6GB RAM, 4070 mAh Battery, no Headphone Jack

LeEco's next flagship, the Le Pro 3 has been launched in China. The device comes with a 5.5" FHD LCD display, Snapdragon 821, USB Type C port, a 4070 mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0, 16MP rear camera with an 8MP front camera and runs on Android 6.0 with LeEco's EUI 5.8 skin. The phone...