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OnePlus One Bamboo Styleswap Cover Review

After months of waiting and anticipation for users, OnePlus finally launched the Bamboo Styleswap Cover for the OnePlus One in India on May 29th. Priced at Rs. 1,499 (~$24), the accessory is being sold at a price less than the rest of the world. But is it still worth buying?   Listing, Packaging & Delivery The product listing for...

Sony Announces Android 5.1 Update For the Xperia Line

Sony published a list of devices that will get an update to Android 5.1 Lollipop. Users of phones and tablets that got the official Android 5.0 already should not be worried as Lollipop will be bumped on those devices in July. The list contains no less than twenty devices that should get the OTA notification before August. Here’s a...

Is Google Focusing Enough on Wear’s Future?

Android Wear is a platform that is not for everybody, at least not yet. As of now, smartwatches have not found a motive to enter the mainstream consumers’ lives. One could argue that the competition is making huge strides in this regard, but despite the pragmatic advances seen in the latest additions from all parties,...

XDA Forum Member Opinions on I/O and Android M

Google’s I/O event this year brought many announcements that affected us as developers. To better understand just how our community felt about the new products and services, we reached out to some of you in the forums. We received many great responses; here are just a few of the things you felt were important.   jackfacespoon “There's going to...

Huawei Giving Away Goodies Worth $200 with P8 Lite

Huawei has been making waves in the smartphone sector as of late, and after establishing itself as a serious player in Europe and Asia, the Chinese OEM made its first foray into the United States earlier today, where it sought to continue its success. The first device to hit the market is the Huawei P8...

Android M Dev Preview Adds Functional RRO Framework

It has been a couple of days since we were treated to the likes of Android M, or Macadamia Nut Cookie as the repos refer to it as. The Android M Dev Preview system images have been out for a while for the Nexus 5, 6, 9 and the Nexus Player; along with the source code for the...

What’s New in Material Design – I/O ’15 Edition

Design at Google has grown exponentially in the past few years, with three major styles prevalent in that short time. The initial black, green and orange combination gave way to the gray, white and blue style dubbed 'Holo', and while most people deemed it a vast improvement, few realized that the Holo design concepts were...

Blocks Modular Smartwatch To Sport Qualcomm SD 400

If you thought that the smartwatch space was going to experience the same boom Android experienced in 2010, you will be glad to know of this new kid on the block (pun intended). Blocks is a smartwatch concept which is looking to make its way out of the drawing-room and onto your wrist. Designed by Blocks...

Google Launches New Privacy and Security Hub

Google has announced the launch of two large improvements to their privacy and security tools. These include a new hub that allows you to manage all your Google settings called 'My Account' and new site to answer any of your Google related privacy and security questions.   At Google I/O they announced that they will be giving people...

OnePlus Announces $50 Discount On OnePlus One

OnePlus had promised a "change" on June 1st in their attempts to "shake up the industry". Many expected the announcement to be for the OnePlus 2, but Carl Pei later informed that the device is still on schedule for its Q3 2015 release and the announcement was for something else. The date is upon us, and...

Windows 10 To Be Available On July 29

Microsoft's Executive VP of Operating Systems, Terry Myerson, announced in a blog post that the next release of Windows will be available on 29th July 2015. The initial release for Windows 10 will be limited to laptops and desktops, with the OS making its way onto tablets and smartphones later at an unannounced date. Microsoft also...

Asus Announces The New Zenwatch 2

At their Computex event, Asus took the wraps off the second generation of its smart wearable, the Asus Zenwatch 2. The Zenwatch 2 will be available in two different sizes, 41mm width (x49mm) and 37mm width (x45mm) with strap sizes of 22mm and 18mm respectively. Both the watches sport an AMOLED display, with a 2.5D curved...