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Microsoft Moonraker Leaked, Is Beyond Concept Phase

When we talk about smartwatches, we see most of the big names in the smartphone industry jumping on the bandwagon, trying to gain foothold in an industry that is at a very young stage compared to the rather saturated smartphone market. One noticeable name that has been missing from the party is Microsoft, but it...

Blackberry Devices To Feature Android

Reuters is reporting that Blackberry may be considering shipping new devices with Android after it has become apparent that the Blackberry 10 range was not enough to claw the company back from the brink. This news comes from four sources they have been in contact with over the sudden change in direction.     The four sources, who...

Overlay Firefox OS On Your Android Device

As many of you may know, Mozilla also has their own operating system for mobile devices known as Firefox OS. Thanks to Mozilla developer Fabrice Desré, you can now try the Firefox OS experience without flashing a ROM or removing Android by installing B2GDroid. The  concept of the app is quite simple, set it as your default launcher...

The New Oculus Rift: What You Need To Know

After listening to Oculus talk for almost an hour about its latest version of the Rift and its accessories, it's becoming clear to me that the other players in this field have a lot of work to do to compete. Despite the increased investment from other companies like HTC, Valve, and Sony and even after actually assisting with...

Samsung Publishes 9 New Themes To The S6 Theme Store

In an effort to get people actually interested in its home brewed Theme Store on the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, Samsung is ramping up efforts to provide more flavor to the collection present. This comes in the form of new themes being added every week, and these are today's additions!   RED Soccer My cat A cup of...

AirDroid 3 Update – Win a Year of AirDroid Premium!

AirDroid has just received an update that gives AirMirror compatibility to most Samsung phones. This comes just days after their poll to decide the next IM client to receive support ended, showing Telegram as the winner and most likely to receive attention in the coming months.   The latest update has brought significantly improved AirMirror compatibility to Samsung...

No, Root Is Not Coming To The LG G4 Just Yet

By now many of you will have heard that Senior Recognized Developer jcase in collaboration with autoprime and thecubed were successfully able to root the LG G4. Many of you understandably had questions regarding the break through, so we reached out to jcase to find out some of the details and the stage of development they are on.   What Exactly...

Gionee Elife E8 Launched, Packs a 24 MP Rear Camera

If you've never heard of Gionee before, we won't really blame you for it. Gionee is one of China's biggest manufacturers of mobile phones, with recent forays into other Asian markets. They don't really have an international presence at this stage, but the company has just launched a product which is making heads turn in...

Should Google Open Up Android Wear?

2014 was going to be the year of the wearable. And it was, insofar as it was the first year that I started to notice news headlines outside of the normal enthusiast channels, covering stories regarding these futuristic devices. Android Wear was released alongside Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Google Glass became available to anybody, and even...

OnePlus Holds Competition For Experiencing OnePlus 2

OnePlus is prepping itself up for the eventual launch of the OnePlus 2, and it's back to using the power of crowd marketing to build up hype for its yet-to-be-launched flagship. This time, the company is holding contests to give users a chance to experience the OnePlus 2 with an all expense paid trip to OnePlus...

Voices of XDA: All IT-Guys, Right?

Editor's note: This weeks feature has been written by forum member laufersteppenwolf and takes a look at a popular misconception that everyone at XDA faces on a regular basis; we are in fact not all involved in IT outside of XDA in either career or education.      It’s no secret that here at XDA we have many exceptional developers. They are so...

Audio-Focused APIs Mark Promising Direction for Android

Aside from Android, I've maintained a healthy interest in writing and producing music over the years, and unfortunately I've never quite found a compelling use for my smartphone as part of my audio set-up. Annoyingly for me, Apple have always had a bit of a head start here, or more rather an increased focus on...