Posts From Doug Lynch

Doug Lynch
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<p>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.</p>

Google Reportedly Wants OEMs to Integrate Google Home in Products

October 4th is going to be a big day for the Mountain View internet giant. It's all but confirmed to be the day Google officially announces the upcoming Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones. We've seen mock-ups created, the the front display assembly leaked, photos showing the front and back of the devices, and software details about how...

Qualcomm is Reportedly in Talks to Acquire NXP Semiconductor

Qualcomm's financial standing seemed to have started going slightly down hill when Samsung opted for their own Exynos chipset over the traditional Snapdragon variant in select markets last year. The company had to revise their sales targets for the entire year because of this and while they did beat analyst expectations in Q3 of 2015, revenues were still...

LeEco Sends Out Press Invites for an Event in the US

LeEco, formerly known as LeTV, is a massive Chinese conglomerate that has their hand in all sorts of industries. The company deals with music, sports, smart TVs, cloud computing, driverless cars, and has made a big splash in China and India with their smartphone business. Much like Xiaomi, LeEco's smartphones are priced very competitively and...

Samsung is Waiting to See How the VR Market Develops

Samsung is satisfied with the progress they've made in the mobile VR space thanks to the Gear VR for the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series. However, they do realize that the display technology isn't quite there yet and this is why they've been holding back on releasing a standalone VR headset. The company also...

BlackBerry will Outsource Development and Manufacturing of Smartphones

In an attempt to limit the number of employees the company has to lay off in the long run, the CEO of BlackBerry has officially announced they will no longer be manufacturing smartphones anymore. This is a move that we've seen coming for a long time. John Chen has even alluded to this multiple times...

Moto Z Receives Official TWRP Support

The Moto Z is just starting to get in the hands of customers and we're already seeing community developers releasing mods for the device. This build of TWRP for the Moto Z is being maintained by kaneawk, and it is for the device with the codename Griffin (not Sheridan). There aren't any special instructions required to get this...

Samsung: 60% of Recalled Note 7s Exchanged in U.S and South Korea, 90% of Users Choose new Note 7

Samsung has been dealing with their Galaxy Note 7 replacement program for close to a month now. At first, things were slow to start as the company didn't have new, safe units for customers to swap out. So those who participated in the replacement program early were forced to get a refund or switch to...

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...