Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
Mishaal Rahman

I am the Editor-in-chief of XDA. In addition to breaking news on the Android OS and mobile devices, I manage all editorial and reviews content on the Portal. Tips/media inquiries: [email protected]

Podcasts are now Available in Google Play Music

It's not secret that Google has been working on incorporating podcasts into Google Play Music. After all, they did announce the service back in October of 2015, however, it was restricted to users uploading their podcasts. A rather smart move, at the time, as it gave content creators several months to fill the new marketplace with...

TWRP Makes its Way to the HTC 10 Weeks before its Official Release

It was just last week that HTC unveiled its newest flagship smartphone, the HTC 10. After weeks and weeks of rumors and leaks, we thought that HTC had little left that could surprise us. In a move that surprised many of us, HTC announced very consumer-friendly bootloader locking terms. Well, it looks like merely days after the announcement we're already seeing the...

Google Introduces Customizable ‘Live Cases’ for Nexus Phones

Surprise! Two years after the rumors of Google implementing its own version of Motorola's Moto Maker surfaced, Google has finally lifted the veil on the case-maker tool now dubbed 'Live Case.' The service itself is not new, however, previously it was only available for the Nexus 6 and was for some reason only aimed towards fans...

Nextbit Robin XDA Review: The Cloud Phone That’s Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

Amidst the vast sea of high-end flagship smartphones, it's difficult to imagine how a newcomer could compete. That's why Nextbit opted to avoid the water and instead go by air with their cloud-based Robin, aimed at the upper mid-range market. Priced at $399, the Nextbit Robin competes with the likes of Google's Nexus 5X, the Motorola Moto X...

Android N Testers: Here’s why your Root Apps Keep Failing

You love to live at the bleeding edge, so you hopped on board and installed Google's new Android N preview builds. If you're running the software as your daily driver (maybe you like things crashing and burning, who knows?) then you've likely noticed many of your favorite apps simply not work at all. You've flashed...

XDA Tasker Week in Review

Did you miss Tasker week? If so, here's a compilation of all the guides, videos, and other posts we've made this week showcasing the power of Tasker.Tasker Week Kick Off. Tasker Day #1: One-Handed Mode, Security Features, Add Contacts Swiftly, and More!.[GUIDE][Difficulty: Beginner] Prompt to add Previous Caller as Contact. [GUIDE][Difficulty: Beginner] Take a Picture and Grab...

Tasker Day #5: Community Best-Of!

The final day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we're featuring a plethora of neat creations made by the Tasker community. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality we wish...

Tasker Day #4: Read Calendar Events, Get Best Route for a Commute, Hotspot Monitor, and More!

The fourth day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we've featured a bunch of neat tasks to make your smartphone life much easier. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality...

Tasker Day #3: Automatic 2G Toggle, TWRP Backups, Driving Mode, and More!

The third day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we've featured a bunch of neat tasks to make your smartphone life much easier. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality...

Tasker Day #2: Shake to Toggle Brightness, Automate Screenshot Editing, Monthly Call/Data Monitoring and More!

The second day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we've featured a bunch of neat tasks to make your smartphone life much easier. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality...

Tasker Day #1: One-Handed Mode, Security Features, Add Contacts Swiftly, and More!

The first day of Tasker Week is coming to a close, and we've featured a bunch of neat tasks to make your smartphone life much easier. The beauty of Tasker is that it has endless possibilities, with the ability to create a Task for just about anything. There are many cool features and plenty of functionality...

Baidu Browser found to be Leaking Personal User Data – What it means for you

You've probably heard of Baidu before. Known somewhat as China's Google (though that may change if Google finally decides to re-enter the market this year), the mammoth search engine giant/advertising platform/online encyclopedia has dabbled in developing numerous applications designed around its service ecosystem for both Android and Windows (much like Google).These apps have millions of users, most of whom...