Posts From Mathew Bloomer

Mathew Bloomer
Mathew Bloomer 237 posts

He fell in love with Android after buying a T-mobile G1 in 2008 and hasn't looked back since. He firmly believes the future of technology lies within bio-hacking and is an NFC implantee.

LG G6 Teardown: Don’t Expect Many Home Repairs

Most of us have suffered from a broken screen or a battery with diminished capacity after too many cycles. Thankfully many of us who frequent XDA also have the ability to replace or repair minor hardware faults such as these, and when purchasing a device we will take repairability into consideration. Join us as we teardown...

LG Launches The LG G6, Complete With Dual Cameras, 18:9 Ratio, and Google Assistant

It has now been a full year since the ill-fated launch of the G5, a device that aimed too high yet fell too short of it’ potential. After the device’s launch, it was mired by reports of questionable build quality and firm competition.Now at MWC 2017, LG Electronics is back with some major changes to the...

We Are Hiring! Do You Have What it Takes?

Are you looking for a rewarding job, working with a great team of like-minded individuals? Want to work flexible hours from the comfort of your own home? Then consider a career in journalism with xda-developers! We are looking for News Writers and Content Creators to expand our portal team -- 2016 saw an incredible leap forward with...

Xiaomi Releases Kernel Sources for Redmi 3S/Prime/X

Xiaomi, an OEM not exactly revered for their GPL compliance, has now released the kernel sources for the Redmi 3S, Prime and X on GitHub. The company has been known in the past for being lax when it comes to the timely release of source code under GPLv2, which is a common occurrence among various OEMs. While releasing the kernel source...

Android N-ify Development Ceased by MrWasdennnoch and Main Contributors

Developer MrWasdennnoch and the two main contributors paphonb and Maxr1998 have announced that they will no longer be developing the popular Xposed module Android N-ify.MrWasdennnoch reminded users that updates have been sparse over the last few weeks with his last commit being over a month ago, and he gave several reasons as to why he was ending development...

China’s Fluctuating Mobile Market And Future Trends

China's mobile market is by a comfortable margin the largest in the world, with over 1.3 billion monthly mobile subscribers across the three carriers. It is understandable then that short term trends and fashions can have a huge effect on the incomes of OEMs and the market as a whole.If are unfamiliar with the Oppo...

National Infrastructure Commission Reveals Britain is 54th In Global 4G Coverage (USA 10th)

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), the British agency in charge of advising the government on matters of infrastructure such as the energy market and transportation, has released their report on mobile connectivity. In March of 2016, the Commission was tasked with answering the following question:"What does the UK need to do to become a world...

Latest Updates To Accelerated Mobile Pages — What You Need To Know

Accelerated Mobile Pages are a brilliant way of browsing sites, by stripping away unnecessary content sites with AMP enabled can appear to load almost instantly. Recent changes mean that now the Google AMP cache will now serve each site from its own subdomain https://cdn.ampproject.org. This allows AMP content to be protected by the HTML5 origin,...

*Update* Three UK Suffer Major Data Breach – 133,827 Customers Have Details Stolen

Major UK carrier Three which is responsible for 37% of all UK Mobile data has admitted Thursday evening that their customer database was breached using an employee's login. Up to six million of the company's nine million customers could be at risk and that the data accessed included names, phone numbers, addresses and dates of...

OnePlus Announces OnePlus 3T: Snapdragon 821, 3400mAh Battery, 16MP Front Camera, 128GB Storage for $480

Five months after the launch of the 3, OnePlus has officially announced the next evolution of their flagship smartphone, the OnePlus 3T. The phone features some impressive upgrades to both the hardware and software of one of 2016's hottest devices.Device Name: OnePlus 3T Release Date/Price Nov 22nd, 439 USDAndroid Version 6.0.1 (Oxygen OS ROM) Display 5.5 inch 1080p AMOLEDChipset Snapdragon 821 MSM8996...

Droidcon UK – Europe’s Largest Android Developer Conference Is Bigger and Better Than Ever

Droidcon UK may have been and gone, but the memories of this years event will be with us for a long time to come. The biggest Droidcon UK yet took place in late October and was an exceptional example of what we can achieve together as a community. With sponsors and attendees covering aspects of the...

Join XDA at Droidcon UK & London Hack Weekend!

The largest Android developer conference in Europe is once again almost upon us as Droidcon UK returns to the Business Design Centre in London and XDA is sponsoring the conference. The event is a great opportunity to meet some of the biggest names in the industry, listen to some inspiring talks, enter to win loads of...