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.

Android Pay no Longer Working with Systemless Root

Tap. Pay. Done. If you're the owner of an NFC enabled Android phone running 4.4+, then you've probably heard of Android Pay. The app supports adding cards from many different banks and works in many major retailers, and it's pretty easy to set-up as well. Google is practically begging you to sign-up! That is, unless, you're a power...

IoT Scope: The War Between Standards and the Many Players Fighting it

If this year's CES has taught us anything, it's that 2016 will be the year of the Internet of Things (IoT). We've caught glimpses of exciting IoT related products, services, and technologies in the past (Philips Hue and the Nest Thermostat among others). Those devices have only scratched the surface of home automation, as you can now add garage door...

Not Dead: Android-based Smart Glass Round-Up — What’s New at CES 2016

While smart glasses aren't really the coolest kid on the block anymore, they've come a long way since their humble beginnings. Prices are dropping, the app ecosystem is evolving, and with more companies investing heavily into VR (Virtual Reality, think the Oculus Rift/Samsung Gear VR and HTC Vive), AR (Augmented Reality) seems poised to make a comeback...

820 Critics, the LeTV Max Pro is not the Phone You’re Looking For

The LeTV Max Pro. You've probably heard of it by now, yet not because the brand itself brings any excitement, but because of its chipset. At Qualcomm's CES press conference this year, the company officially unveiled the first smartphone containing its highly anticipated Snapdragon 820 SoC. That's right, the Chinese company LeTV's new "superphone" claimed the...

Meet the Klikr, a Bluetooth-Enabled Box that Turns your Phone into a TV Remote

Infrared blasters are devices that enable you to emulate consumer remote controls for home theater use. The inclusion of such a device is not widely advertised, but it can be a useful feature to have when you would rather sit on your bum and control your TV via smartphone rather than getting up to find the...

Samsung’s new Family Hub Refrigerator is… The Future?

Sometimes, there are products you don't think you want until it's out. People said this about the original iPhone and iPad, two devices which breathed life into two new categories of electronics by popularizing their use. Few companies have been able to achieve this category evolving product release. Samsung has taken a lot of flak from...

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...