Posts From Mishaal Rahman

Mishaal Rahman
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Editor-in-chief on the XDA-Developers Portal. I have a keen interest in the Android framework and software development, but I'm willing to dip my toes into a variety of subjects. Please direct media inquiries to [email protected] You can also find me on Twitter @MishaalRahman, or on Reddit at /u/MishaalRahman.

Huawei Unveils new Watch models, Golden Nexus 6P, and new MediaPad at CES 2016

We're attending the Huawei Press Conference at this year's CES 2016 in Las Vegas, where Huawei has unveiled some new devices aimed at the international market. Huawei is quickly emerging as a global powerhouse in the consumer electronics space, taking the number 3 spot. Huawei Watch Family Gets Two New Members First up, Huawei has shown their...

Huawei Announces the Mate 8 for New Markets at CES Las Vegas

Huawei has just announced the addition of the 'Mate 8' flagship smartphone line to their Mate line-up. While it was announced and released in 2015, this flagship is ready to take the world by storm by going global. Here are the specs at a glance: Technology Spec Display 6" IPS-NEO LCD @ 1080p, 368ppi Processor HiSilicon Kirin 950 Battery 4000 mAh Software Android 6.0 +...

Android Wear Revisited: Perfect Companion for the Internet of Things

From running your smartphone to your kitchen sink, Android has proven to be quite the versatile operating system. Android devices have become ubiquitous throughout the world, yet many consumers are probably unaware of what exactly it is their smart device is running. As Android enthusiasts here at XDA, we know what Android version our devices are...

Android-x86 Accuses Console OS of Scamming — What Happened

A storm has been brewing in the Android-x86 developer community. The CEO of crowdfunded project ‘Console OS’ has been accused of scamming his Kickstarter backers by failing to deliver on his promises. Thanks to popular threads on social media sites such as reddit, the storm grew into a full-blown drama hurricane. But who are the parties...

The Best and Worst of 2015: XDA Edition

The year is almost at an end, but it doesn't look like Android's dominance will subside anytime soon. Although we all share the experience of running an Android device here at XDA, each and every one of us will have a unique Android experience based on his or her device, region, carrier, and more. But there...

2015 Christmas Play Store Sales Round-Up

Nothing screams 'Holiday Spirit' more than sitting in bed playing games and browsing the web on your phone, right? You're probably not going to spend your Christmas holiday on your phone, but if you are, who are we to judge! We all have spent inordinate amounts of time on our phones, and thanks to the holiday shopping...

What’s in a Brand? A Look at Honor and its Plans to Achieve Virality.

If you’re in the U.S., you’ve probably never heard of Honor before. That’s not very surprising since the brand has yet to launch any products in the U.S. If you’re in one of the regions where Honor phones can be purchased, then you might recognize them as a sub-brand of Huawei that specializes in e-commerce....

Sony Updates Its App Analyzation Tool ‘AppXplore’

If you're a developer looking for an app to help with the quality assurance process (or for checking out your competitors' apps), then you might be interested in Sony's free app analysis tool called AppXplore. It's a simple app, but it provides an incredible amount of useful data about each and every app. Main View When you launch the...

MediaTek Labs Announces Open-Source IoT Development Platform

The idea behind the "Internet of Things" has captivated our imaginations for many years. How cool would it be to control every appliance in your home without laying a single finger on the device? With the advent of smart home security systems like the Nest Cam, a variety of smart HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning) systems,...

Samsung Galaxy S6 Boots up its First AOSP ROM

Thanks to the efforts of the development community on XDA, you can have the option to switch over to an AOSP-based ROM - if you're willing to wait. Most flagship devices on the market have been blessed to operate on Snapdragon SoCs, making it easier for developers to port AOSP over to their hardware thanks...

Exploring the Android Ecosystem in China — Interview with Greenify’s OasisFeng

Android has dominated the mobile landscape for several years now, and it doesn't look like that dominance will disappear anytime soon. At Google I/O, Sundar Pichai revealed that there are 1 billion Android users. With the explosive developmental growth in places such as the African continent, India, and China, it's hard to predict Android's numbers...

Verizon Galaxy S5 Bootloader Has Been Unlocked

Verizon has a storied history with regards to bootloader unlocking - namely, they hate the very idea of it. For years now, Verizon has maintained that preventing you from unlocking your device's bootloader is for your own benefit. In a letter sent to customers who filed a complaint with the FCC, Verizon states that: "[A]n open bootloader could...