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OnePlus 2: What We Know and What We Don’t

Well, everyone, the OnePlus 2 is upon us. In preparation for its much-anticipated reveal on July 27 at 7:00pm Pacific Time, several OnePlus staff have taken to reddit, answering questions from reddit users for almost two hours about the upcoming and anticipated OnePlus 2 Android phone.

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (July 4 – July 11)

Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s...

New Mobile VR Headset Beginning To Make Waves

VR ("virtual reality" for the acronym-challenged) is an old concept dating back to 1950's Sci-Fi, which involves replicating for the user an environment which simulates their physical presence in worlds, whether real or imaginary. Sega, yes that Sega, came out with one of the first VR headsets in 1991, and there have been many over the...

Android’s Audio Latency Problem

There's been noticeable disquiet around the combination of Android and audio for many years, and understandably so. We posted an article last month on how the changes in the upcoming Android M could affect the implementation of audio applications and what we hoped that would mean for the platform as a whole, and since then...

Galaxy A8: Confirmation Of Samsung’s Design Revolution

A few days ago, images of the new Samsung Galaxy A8 surfaced online on Chinese website pconline.com.cn. The Samsung Galaxy A8 will reportedly feature a 1.5 GHz 64-bit Snapdragon 615 processor along with Adreno 405 GPU. The phone will also feature 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which thankfully, will be expandable via a...

BlackBerry and Google’s New Partnership

In a move that adds credence to many recent rumors, BlackBerry Limited has recently bought two domains: AndroidSecured.com and AndroidSecured.net. This almost certainly confirms the existence of an upcoming Android powered BlackBerry device and also sheds some light on why this move is being made when looked at along side today's announcement on a partnership between...

Windows 7 Installation Achieved on Asus Zenfone 2

Android as a platform has always been about its open source nature and the freedom it provides to the end user. From simple modifications like icon packs to more extreme ones like the MultiROM project, each passing day sees the community produce something new, something wonderful that further enforces the platform's openness. In what can only...

T-Mobile Galaxy S6 Battery Woes

I've been using a T-Mobile Galaxy S6 since the device launched with T-mobile's service. However, over this past holiday weekend I knew I would be in an area without reliable T-Mobile service. So, I opened up T-Mobile's default "Device Unlock" app , pressed unlock, and placed my AT&T SIM card in the device. Everything seemed to be...

Sony: The OEM You Want To Save

In our recent Discuss article, we asked you readers on which OEM you would like to help. While the answers we received were varied, a lot of these responses and top comments stood out for helping one OEM: Sony. Some excerpts from our discussion are as below: And many more follow suit. Needless to say, many believe...

Root T-Mobile S6/Edge on 5.1.1 Without Tripping Knox

If you purchase phones from a carrier, you may be no stranger to the difficulties involved in rooting and installing a custom rom, recovery and kernel on such a carrier locked device. Add to this the extra layer of security that Samsung adds in the form of the Knox counter on its devices, and one...

Sunday Debate: Which Factors Caused HTC’s Woes?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on HTC's situation. 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!     HTC is underperforming, and...

HTC’s New Ad Campaign And What It Really Means

HTC has just released three new blind test adverts comparing app loading speed, audio and selfies. Whilst you are surely astounded that HTC won every time, the tests were incredibly biased and their release shows something concerning about the company and how they are performing in the current market.     One of the many reasons companies tend to...