Posts From Doug Lynch

Doug Lynch
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When I am passionate about something, I go all in and thrive on having my finger on the pulse of what is happening in that industry. This has transitioned over the years from PCs and video games, but for close to a decade now all of my attention has gone toward smartphones and Android.

Winners Announced for the Google Play Indie Games Festival

A couple of months ago, Google announced they would be hosting the first annual Google Play Indie Games Festival. The idea was to highlight some indie mobile game developers that have produced a great entertainment experience for mobile. There wasn't even a requirement that the game be available in the Play Store at the time...

Mozilla is Removing Firefox OS code from the Gecko Engine

Firefox OS was first introduced back in 2012 and a lot of us here at XDA have had a soft spot for the platform. We are very passionate about open source software and Firefox OS offered a very open source mobile platform and it had some momentum for a while. By late 2014, 14 different...

Replaced Galaxy Note 7 Reportedly Catches Fire

Samsung just hasn't had much luck with the Galaxy Note 7 this year, and this latest report suggests that things might not be changing anytime soon. Samsung has been dealing with their voluntary replacement program for the device since the start of this month. The South Korean conglomerate was hoping this program was all that they needed...

Lenovo Announces More Layoffs That Hit Motorola’s Chicago Office

Motorola's Chicago office has not fared well since the company was acquired by Lenovo. After the acquisition of Motorola, they knew an upcoming financial report would be in the red, so they announced a restructuring plan. The company then laid off 500 employees in Motorola's Chicago office, and then two months later the company announced they...

Code Names Revealed for Unreleased HTC Devices

HTC hasn't had the best of luck, financially, for a while now and the company really needs something innovative to turn itself around. This is why last week's discovery of a concept phone was so interesting for those who are still rooting for the Taiwanese handset maker to make a come back. The video surfaced...

Redmi Note 3 is Now the Best-selling Smartphone in India

Xiaomi's Redmi Note 3 (along with the Pro variant) has been an incredibly popular smartphone since it was released. A device that Aamir called the "King of the Lower End" back in April when he reviewed it. It's never been the most developer-friendly smartphone that Xiaomi has sold thanks to its locked bootloader, but it still...

Moto M Rumored to Launch with Microsoft Bloatware Pre-Installed

It was just last month when we learned about a cross-licensing patent deal between Microsoft and Lenovo. Microsoft has been making deals with multiple Android OEMs as a way to get some of their core applications pre-loaded onto smartphones and tablets. The deal with Lenovo is just one of their latest, and it promised the...

Motorola to Launch the Moto Z Series in India Next Month

When Motorola and Lenovo first announced the Moto Z and Moto Z Force, we were told the Force Droid variant would be a Verizon Wireless exclusive. This is still the case, but we did recently see an unlocked version of the Moto Z go up for pre-order in the United Kingdom last month and this month in the...

Replacement Galaxy Note 7 Units Continue to Have Battery Issues

Samsung has been trying to replace defective Galaxy Note 7s as quickly as possible, but it looks like the South Korean tech giant has run into yet another issue with the device. It's being reported that customers in South Korea who have had their Galaxy Note 7 replaced are still experiencing issues with the batteries...