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Asus, My “Device May Have Junk” – Your Junk

We've previously given a full review of the Asus ZenFone 2 on the XDA portal. If you're interested in a more thorough and objective look at the phone, along with its hardware and software, I suggest you check it out. If, instead, you're here for a rant, and don't want to read a serious review about...

Stagefright Explained: The Exploit That Changed Android

One of the strongest points of Android has primarily been its open source nature, which allows for stakeholders to fork, modify and redistribute the OS in a way that suits their particular needs. But this very advantage of being open source acts like a double-edged sword when it comes to the issues of malware and...

Android One: Is It Now or Never?

So, considering that Google arguably delivered on all of those points, why hasn't Android One become the shining example of success it was hoped to be? The Backstory However, it wasn't long after this momentous release that we began to see a number of articles claiming that demand for these smartphones just wasn't there. MediaTek, who manufactured the SOCs for...

The Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus Design

They continued by explaining how the screen size which was once considered a gimmick has since become the norm for many devices. They have since made the body from stronger, thinner and lighter metal, the glass back is now curved and this allows for far easier use of the device with just one hand.   As you...

Watch The Samsung Unpacked Live Stream Here

With the Samsung Unpacked event starting in just a few minutes, check out the live stream here, view our live tweets and discuss the latest news in the comments section below.   Tweets by @xdadevelopers

Encore Music: an Open Source, Extendable Music Player

Streaming services have become a convenient and popular way to enjoy the latest music on the go. Unfortunately, using such a service means you need to use multiple apps if you want to keep your local music separate, or that you have to settle with the service's official app even if it lacks features you...

ZUK Z1 Announced with USB 3.1 and 4100mAh Battery

ZUK are a relatively new sub-brand of Lenovo, who had previously enjoyed press through multiple rumors about their impending release of a CyanogenOS smartphone called the Z1. This has turned out to be off the mark; the company announced the very same handset today, although it's running a custom implementation of Android 5.1 called 'ZUI'. We'll be...

OnePlus 2 Goes On Sale Today Via Amazon.in

The self-proclaimed Flagship Killer of 2016, OnePlus 2, is now available for purchase in India via Amazon.in from 4pm IST today, as announced in their blog. As people following the OnePlus 2 are no doubt aware you still need an invite to purchase the phone from Amazon, with the first batch of invites scheduled to...

Google Becomes A Subsidiary Of Alphabet

Back in 1998 when Sergey and Larry founded Google, they were working from a dorm room and later Susan Wojcicki's garage. It was here that the foundations for what would become one of the most powerful companies in history were laid down. Today one of the largest changes to the company since then has been...

Sunday Debate: Will High-end Flagships Die Out?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Flagship Death. 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!       The blogosphere at large...

New Android-Powered BlackBerry Venice Renders

We have previously reported on the upcoming BlackBerry Venice, which is supposedly being announced later this year as the first Blackberry device to come with Android. Today new renders have emerged, showing an 18 MP camera, a material design BlackBerry Hub and Chromecast support. BlackBerry 10 never supported Chromecast, and as such, the Venice could...

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (Aug 1 – Aug 8)

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...