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Jide Remix Ultra Tablet Review: Multi-window Done Right

Jide may not be the OEM that first spring to mind when considering a new tablet, but the crowdfunding-born company produce one of the best productivity tablets available. Renowned for their heavily customised version of Android, Remix OS brings a level of multi-tasking never seen before on Android. Their massive Ultra tablet has had time...

Shattering Expectations – A Deep Dive into Current & Future VR Software

I’ve had a couple of weeks to play around with the GearVR virtual reality headset, and it’s been a blast. The hardware has finally matured enough for virtual reality to be quite convincing, and at an affordable price. Since VR is such a new technology, there is currently a massive call for developers to get...

A Case for Unlockable Bootloaders: How Could Everyone Benefit?

OEM’s provide a service. Your device is a way to access that service, and whether you agree with the conclusion or not, you can see why they might want to limit your access to modify that service. However, there is a difference between modifying, tweaking and tinkering with your device to match your exact personal...

Toast Skins Review: A Genuinely Radical Change in Design

While Android is all about customization of software in the inside, various companies and their products allow you to customize the outside hardware. From cases to skins, your options grow by the day, but a quick glance at the bigger alternatives reveal just how samey they are. This is where Toast comes in: the company offers...

Future-Proofed: Note5’s Evolution, Progress & Development

It’s been 4 months since the Galaxy Note5 came out, and since then, developers have taken to provide custom kernels, and Samsung has provided updates to better the experience. But most importantly, we’ve grown used to the device, and new devices came out too, meaning we have more comparison points. With the inevitable release of the...

Walking The Great Firewall Of China: Part II

Last time I visited China, I was able to gain some invaluable insights into the lives of those who live on the far side of the great firewall; this time I thought I was prepared for anything. I was wrong. 翻牆 - Over the Wall China is infamous for censorship -- most popular forms of social media...

Hands-on With The Huawei Mate 8

 XDA recently had the opportunity to spend some time with the impressive device in Huawei's Chinese HQ. Hoping to live up to the expectations set by their recent Nexus launch, the device has big shoes to fill, here is what we discovered. The Specs Model: Huawei Mate 8 Dimensions 157.1 x 80.6 x 7.9 mm Weight 185g Display 6 inch, LCD Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels...

Through the Viewfinder: Honor’s 2nd Birthday!

To celebrate, many of Honor's partners were invited to exhibit their products, the HiLink router and Huawei LiteOS were launched, as well as some other Honor home devices and then for fun, the Honor sponsored Festival International des Sports Extrêmes (FISE) gathered on the half pipes to demonstrate their skills and a concert was held in...

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....

Elephone M2 Review: Hardware and Style on a Budget, but Not Much Else

The Elephone M2 is a device that aims much higher than its price tag. Featuring the exterior design language seen frequently in the higher-end of the market, the Elephone M2 packs in much of the same hardware internally as other other Elephone devices devices in the market currently. So what makes the device different and worth...

Pixel C AMA Summary: Google Touts Hardware, Excuses Software

The Pixel C is an ambitious attempt by Google to take on the likes of the productivity oriented tablets like the Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and Apple iPad Pro. To promote the newly available device and to answer questions of the masses regarding the $499 Android tablet, the team behind the Pixel C took to...

Odd VR Future: Living Room Adventures & the Power of Virtual Reality

Virtual Reality is quickly becoming one of the biggest rising technologies, and now that Samsung’s Gear VR has reached consumers, we can expect a bigger presence from more players and better experiences. Last weekend I got to try out the Gear VR at length, as XDA/Android Podcaster Corey Feiock brought it with him to a real-life...