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Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Side by Side Images Leaked

As unveiling events draw closer, device leaks accelerate and now just a few days away from MWC, we already have a multitude of leaks of the two major flagships from HTC and Samsung. Earlier today, we covered pictures of a Galaxy S6 prototype, which revealed details such as the lack of a microSD slot, a non-removable battery and...

Major Samsung Galaxy S6 Leak

    XDA member Reefur has just uploaded some photographs that appear to be of the new Samsung Galaxy S6, that he claims he managed to get directly from AT&T head quarters. The pictures certainly match up to the glimpses in teasers we have been seeing recently and If these pictures are indeed of an S6 this clears...

Cell Phone Unlocking Bill – Expert Analysis of Why it Sucks

We all remember the story on this one. It was our moment of triumph. The moment our collective voices were heard across the Capitol, which yielded a law nearly 2 years later. The glorious Cell Phone Unlocking Bill, finally came into full force in the beginning of February. As of now, it is perfectly legal...

How To Upsell Free Android Apps

There are many ways to make money from users in the Android ecosystem: subscriptions, recurring in app purchases, paid apps, advertisements... the list goes on. None are inherently better or worse than the others, and we all have to find our own way as devs. One of the gold standards touted by analyst firms, though,...

Pebble Time: The Most Practical Smartwatch Yet?

The Pebble smartwatch, it's embedded in all of our minds as the first specimen of notable quality in the smartwatch world. Sure, there were others, more expensive even. But the best bang for your buck smartwatch for plenty of Android users, and every iOS user is still the Pebble smartwatch today. Currently the smartwatches are...

@Upleaks Leaker MIA After Huge Leak Blowout

These past couple of hours have seen a massive leak blowout by @upleaks whose twitter is now non-existent. The leaks provided feature promotional videos of commercials detailing many aspects of the HTC M9, including the highly rumored and speculated design. Whistle-blower @upleaks had originally confirmed that the renders of the M9 that have been floating...

Massive Video Leak for HTC M9 Confirms Design, Specs

The HTC M9 has been at the vanguard of mobile tech journalism, with iterative rumor after rumor solidifying our mental image of what was once known as "HIMA". When we first covered the original specification leak, we marveled at some of its specification offerings, but had no clear confirmation for the time being. More over, the...

AcDisplay and HeadsUp: Better Notification Handling

We've featured both HeadsUp and AcDisplay by XDA Recognized Developer AChep in the past. Both have been constantly improved since they were released, and with the recent updates for better Lollipop support and material design, we figured it would be a good time for a double feature. The two apps are excellent for handling your notifications,...

GravityBox Makes Massive Return to Lollipop

If you are an Xposed user, you know about GravityBox. There's just no way around it, as it is the single biggest tweak box we've seen on the platform. While its compatibility was mostly limited to stock ROMs, many others could enjoy it in some way or another. For those unable to run it, there were alternatives like Wanam which...

Sunday Debate: Rumors & Leaks, Good or Bad?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Rumors & Leaks. 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!   For the past few smartphone cycles,...

Free Software Philosophy Part 1: On Knowledge & Education

“Free software” means software that respects users' freedom and community. Roughly, it means that the users have the freedom to run, copy, distribute, study, change and improve the software. Thus, “free software” is a matter of liberty, not price. To understand the concept, you should think of “free” as in “free speech,” not as in...

Customization of Third Party Apps: Right or Wrong?

Aesthetics have been a major focal point of the latest updates to Android, and with Material Design bringing new guidelines, many developers jumped into the trend of grandiosely humble, mutely colorful and deeply flat applications. The result is a bunch of new skins that give the OS a more consistent look - or so they...