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Spotlight: Resurrection Remix (5.0.2) for GT-I9300

The Galaxy S3 was a massive success for Samsung and even today it remains their most popular phone, and one of the most popular Android phones of all time as well. At the time of its release, it packed more muscle than the usual smartphone, and with the Exynos (GT-I9300) version being one of the...

Why Is Sony Going under and How Can It Save Itself?

One of the most iconic names in the mobile industry has always been the Japanese giant, Sony. Over the years, we have seen this company going from an icon, to an evil empire going after poor developers (yeah, yeah... different division), to one of the most friendly giants a developer could hope to have as...

Wearables – Past, Present, and… Future?

If you are a child of the 80's, you will undoubtedly recognize the title image for this article. The Centurions were a great motivation for anyone who's ever thought about wearing technology on their body to do things that they could not normally do, without knowing how to operate heavy equipment. While the idea of...

OnePlus One User Experiences Charging Port Meltdown

OnePlus is an OEM in it's infancy, catapulted into the big leagues partly due to it's pricing and partly due to it's sweet (but short) partnership with CyanogenMod. Along the way, they faced numerous issues such as badly-met PR endeavors, hostility towards the invite-only system and more, but they plowed on, unfazed, and went on...

Interview with Andromium CEO Gordon Zheng

Here at XDA we look forward to newer technologies and the impact they could have in our lives. Lately we've been introduced to many enticing possibilities like Ampere and ExoDrive through kickstarter projects that aim towards solving the problems we smartphone users face every day and are very aware of. But Andromium wants to bring a new category...

Andromium: Mobile Desktop Future

Andromium is a Kickstarter project that has been gaining a lot of buzz lately due to its promise of "democratizing computers". Building on the unsuccessful attempts to create a pocket-sized desktop computer that came before it, Andromium claims to have the resources and infrastructure to shoot for the stars and nail the dream of many 90's geeky children and...

Evolution of Google Play Music

Google Play Music has a short, but rich, history. Google's music offerings were first hinted in a presentation at the 2010 Google I/O developers conference, where the presenter at the time flashed a slide showing a "music" section in the Android Marketplace. For those of you new to the scene here, the first few iterations...

Double Sided Curved Samsung “S6 Edge” Rumored

So we're all very familiar with the Samsung Note 4 Edge (seen in the image above), the "experimental" release of Samsung's epic achievement dubbed the Note 4. Differing from the Note 4 minimally, other than the edition of a significant slope on the right hand side, where an independent curved screen occupies otherwise wasted space....

ExoDrive Brings SD Card Support to Everyone

Today we saw the beginning of an interesting future product aimed at solving a substantial smartphone woe.One of the biggest problems that the modern smartphone suffers is the lack of storage. While our files keep getting bigger, our storage hasn't really grown all that much in the past few years. Sure, you've got plenty of cloud...

SF Launcher 2: Material Design, Further Googlified

I've been using Nova Launcher for 3 years. I've had to test multiple launchers for our XDA link sharing system, and they always ended up in app heaven a few minutes after verifying they weren't bogus or malicious. There is something you just cannot beat about the simplicity of Nova, which takes Android to its...

The Little OEM That Could: Flagship Killers Never Settle

OnePlus has been one of the most talked-about companies of 2014. They have been the topic of countless discussions and debates all over tech enthusiast forums and websites, with comments in all shades of the spectrum. This buzz has been one of the main reasons One Plus became what it is today - a player...

Ampere: A Smart Wireless Charging Phone Sleeve

Ampere is a product by Novelsys, a California-based company whose founders hail from Singapore. Their small team has built up a notable amount of excitement over their Ampere device; a Qi enabled, external battery, with an eco-friendly repurposed leather case fit for the highest end smartphones, all built into one. It comes with an iOS and...