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Kickstarter Gives KickMaterial The Boot

Remember KickMaterial, the android app that promised to bring Material Design to Kickstarter made by Grzegorz Oksiuta in collaboration with Outline? After contacting the developer on behalf of one of our members for a progress update it was revealed that KickStarter had put an end to all hopes of a release. There was an issue back in May causing...

T-Mobile Brings Messenger-Like Features to SMS

T-Mobile has announced that it's switching on a new messaging technology called, "Advanced Messaging." Built on the international GSM Association's Rich Communication Services (RCS) standard, T-Mobile promises to do to text messaging what VoLTE has done to voice calling—essentially, bring it into the modern age.   When most of us think of standard SMS messaging, we think: Slow Unreliable Finicky Basic Featureless Limited ...and...

Easy Fix for CPU Throttling?

Much has been said about the overheating and subsequent throttling issues surrounding the Snapdragon 810, but XDA forum member schecter7 thinks he may have found a simple fix. What is CPU throttling caused by? Excess heat. How do you get rid of excess heat? Add a bigger heat sink. This is essentially what XDA member schecter7 has done...

OnePlus 2 Gets Certified In China, Images Follow

Just 6 days away from its official launch, the OnePlus 2 has paid a visit to TENAA, which is the telecommunications equipment certification authority in China. The listing gives us the clearest look so far of the OnePlus 2, as all previous leaks and hints did not provide an image of what the device could...

UBIK Aim for OnePlus with their $280 UNO

Ubik is a new company with offices in China, Korea and the USA, and a big idea. It's announced a Kickstarter project today for the UNO, a flagship-level smartphone, which is selling at $280 to backers, or $345 once the campaign ends. This isn't exactly a new idea, but the company is hoping to grab...

Root Achieved for the OneTouch Idol 3

The XDA community achieving root on a new device is always cause for a little celebration, and proud owners of the Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 will be able to do just that now that root access has been confirmed. The 5.5" mid-range handset previously had its bootloader unlocked, but root access was proving tricky due to...

Spotify Rolls Out New ‘Discover Weekly’ Playlist

Spotify has announced a new feature to its music streaming service called ‘Discover Weekly’, aimed at helping users quickly and easily find new music. Discover Weekly is a two-hour playlist, which automatically updates every Monday, and is based upon both your listening habits as well as the habits of other users who listen to similar...

The State of Smartphone Design

The smartphone industry has come a long way in an incredibly short period of time. In one swift decade, we’ve moved on from the clunky PDA style phone hybrids to all-in-one replacements for a raft of outdated devices. This has been aided by typically exponential progress in computing power (see Moore’s Law), along with fierce competition...

The Remix Mini Aims to Put Android on Your Desktop

If you've ever felt that your desktop is too big, too complicated or too ugly, and you have $30 burning a hole in your pocket, the Remix Mini might just pique your interest. Ex-Google employees Jide Tech have come up with a very small and attractive Kickstarter project for those looking to experience the of simplicity of Android on...

ZNAPS Brings Reversible Magnetic Chargers to Any Phone

One of the most tangible benefits of the upcoming USB Type-C connection standard is the fact that it is reversible, meaning that it doesn't matter which way up the connector is when you plug it in. iPhone users have had this functionality since Apple's proprietary Lightning adapter was introduced back in 2012, and it's something that many...

Music Company Marshall Announces Smartphone

Back in 1962, Marshall created their very first amp. Since then, Marshall amps have been well known in the music world and front stage at plenty of concerts. Certainly Marshall isn't the first name that comes to mind in the smartphone arena. However,  just today Marshall announced their "Marshall London" smartphone. The device itself carries over much...

StageLight Music Creation App Free For XDA Members

Open Labs is currently offering a free copy of  their music creation software StageLight to XDA members before the official launch when it will rise to $9.99. The single caveat being that you can currently only install the app on a tablet with a multi-core CPU, 2gb of RAM and running Android 4.4 or higher. The app...