Featured

Articles with this category are placed at the top of the Portal. Limit 2 posts that can be Featured at the same time.

Google Open Source Code for Wi-Fi Calling

One of the best features about an open-source operating system like Android is the fact that developers are given a chance to rip apart fundamental code and rebuild it to their own ends. Yesterday, Google posted the latest version of AOSP, Android-5.1.1_r5, and within it can be found the code to support Wi-Fi-calling, which could...

July 27 OnePlus 2 Launch in VR & Free Cardboard

OnePlus keeps releasing detailS about their OnePlus 2 launch -- but this time it is not one about the phone itself but rather its unveiling event. OnePlus claims that all product launches tend to be the same, so they are tying a new way of announcing their phone by "inviting us to their world". Just...

Sony Smartwatch 3: Call For Battery Drain Bug Reports

Sony's Smartwatch 3 is the company's third take on smartwatches, albeit the first from the company to feature Android Wear. In many ways, the watch is an upgrade from the Smartwatch 2 as it brings along IP68 rated waterproofing along with the switch to ARM's Cortex A7 for the CPU. The recent update to Android Wear based...

Updated Steam App Brings Some Material Design

The Steam app for Android is hardly the most up-to-date of things: it’s dated in its design and clunky in its navigation, and the value it adds to consumers is ultimately affected by these two things. Whilst the desktop client makes browsing for new games rather easy, the Android app was just not there. Luckily,...

ZTE’s Mysterious Axon Phone

PC Mag's Sascha Segan has revealed today that the mysterious Axon Phone that has been making the news recently is owned by none other than ZTE, the U.S.'s 4th largest phone manufacturer. The upcoming device started making news yesterday after news sources started receiving invites to an event in New York City on July 14th.   The devices...

Web Gmail Adds the ‘Undo Send’ Option

Today, Google has announced the addition of the Undo Send option to the web version of Gmail. As the name suggests, this long-requested feature allows the sender to set a given time period after sending an email, during which they can cancel the message and stop it reaching any of its intended recipients. Notably it has not...

Ticklr Provides Ticker Notifications For Lollipop

For all the goodies Lollipop brought with it, it did bring along a change which has drawn mixed reactions from all. You either love the idea, or absolutely hate it. That change is the removal of the classic Ticker animation for notifications, which has been a part of Android since the very early days, in...

Preliminary Update List For Sense 7 / Android 5.1 Surfaces

This year has been a pretty forgettable year for HTC so far. The company has had little success on the flagship front, and with dwindling stock prices, the company has had to resort to other means to retain consumer interest. Things have been bad, but it seems the company is intent on turning it all around. One such...

OnePlus 2 Will Feature a USB Type C Port

The OnePlus 2 is getting closer and closer, and OnePlus seems to be keen on releasing new details on the kind of features and hardware their new flagship will bring to the table. OnePlus’ “Never Settle” raised expectations last year, and they want to deliver as good of an experience as they did with the...

Sony Brings Android M Dev Preview to 17 Devices

Sony has now released a guide on creating and flashing a test image of AOSP Android M Preview that can be used for any of the 17 Xperia devices listed on their Open Device Program. Although neither the modem or camera have been implemented, the preview is an excellent opportunity to test the new features...

XDA Recap: This Week In Android (Jun 14 – 20)

Another week, another recap. The Sunday tradition marches on this week with a fresh no-nonsense look at big-picture news. Here in the digital XDA writers’ room, we spend our days poring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process,...

Sunday Debate: Who Will Take The Chipset Crown?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Chipsets. Come with your opinions and feel free to read some of our thoughts, then pick your side or play devil’s advocate to get your voice heard and engage in friendly discussion. You can read our food-for-thought or jump straight into the fray below!     As power users, processors are...