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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...

Fix For Galaxy S6 Memory Issues

Not unlike Nexus devices on Lollipop, Galaxy S6 users have been complaining of ram issues for some time now. Apps don’t seem to stay in memory very long, and there are launcher redraws abound. Ideally 5.1 brings some much needed help as it did with Nexus devices. In the mean time, a thread in our own forums seems...

Google Location Aware Search Goes Live

Google quietly announced a new addition to Google Now at an event in Paris today known as Location Aware Search. The new feature uses your real time location to modify its answers to various questions. It can now understand your location, nearby landmarks, businesses and geographical features such as rivers with only vague questions to...

AT&T Issues a No Prompt LG G4 Update

Several AT&T LG G4 users are reporting that AT&T pushed an update out to their devices. Users are claiming there was no prompt, confirmation window, or change log. The device simply updated and restarted on its own. The ability for AT&T to push an update to users devices with no interaction required is certainly cause for concern....

Spotify Launch New Android Beta Program

Like many before it, Spotify has now started their own beta program for its Android app. Don't expect to enroll easily though, Spotify is asking that you send in an 'application' that is comprised of your google account, Spotify username and Spotify community account and then await approval. We have yet to see whether all applications will eventually...

Android M Brings Much Improved Standby Time to Nexus 5

Android fans all over the world get excited about every new iteration of Android that makes its way out of the Google HQ. So it is no surprise to see fans eagerly awaiting the release of Android M, even though their existing device may not receive an update. At XDA, we too are excited to witness...

OnePlus One Hydrogen OS: First Impressions

May 28th 2015 was a special day for OnePlus. Afterall, it was on this day that they had promised to release Hydrogen OS, their own homebrewed China-specific ROM for the OnePlus One. And they did deliver, as Hydrogen OS was unveiled to the public in a beta format. Tag along as we take a look...