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Moto 360 5.1.1 Forced OTA & Performance Impressions

Those of you who follow my Wear posts will know that I am often in a bittersweet relationship with my watches. I love the additional functionality, but at the same time, I see plenty of wasted potential. Since acquiring my Moto 360, my thoughts on the platform have changed for the better, but not my...

XDA Picks: Best Apps of the Week (June 13 – 20)

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...

LG Releases App Update For LG G4 Touchscreen Issues

The LG G4 is a great phone. Rocking the Snapdragon 808 with 3GB of RAM on a 5.5" QHD display along with a praise-worthy camera, the phone has put itself right on top of the competition thanks to the removable battery and micro SD card support, which other flagships have skipped on. However, the device does...

Thoughts on Fairphone 2’s Modularity and Unfair Price

The Fairphone 2 is a device unlike what you typically see announced each year. On the verge of modular phones hitting the market with Phonebloks and Project Ara, it is not unexpected to find that other OEMs are coming up with their own visions for modular smartphones. The Fairphone 2 is a brave new attempt...

AT&T Charged $100 Million For Throttling Data Plans

AT&T, one of America's largest wireless service providers, was charged a fine of $100 million by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission), America's regulatory agency of interstate and international communication. As per the report, AT&T started offering unlimited data plans to its customers from mid 2007, with the highlight being that it did not throttle users after...

Samsung Releases 16 New Themes on the Theme Store

The launch of the S6 and S6 Edge back in March saw the latest version of Touchwiz being released alongside the devices, with some serious effort put into it this time around, in a bid to move away from the notorious reputation Samsung's Android skin has gained over the past few years. Memory efficiency and...

AirDroid Windows/Mac Client New Support & Features

AirDroid is one of the best applications for managing your files and chats from your phone on a PC, and there’s no shortage of useful applications one can find for this platform. Not only does it have file transfers, but it can also mirror various phone operations on your computer - which makes it perfect for...

Cyanogen OS 12 Build Fixes Touchscreen For OnePlus One

After having made appearances in the nightly builds of CM12.1, the touchscreen driver which effectively fixes most touchscreen issues while still having negligible effects on battery life has made its way on to the official Cyanogen OS builds for the OnePlus One. The build YNG1TAS2I3 is 566 MB large and contains the new and improved touchscreen drivers, fixes...

Sony Xperia Z3 Outperforms Snapdragon 810 in Z4

When Sony launched the Z4 in April 2015, a lot of people were curious about Sony's choice of going with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 for their flagship. This curiosity was based on the then doubts about the heating issues of the processor, as well as rumors of LG's decision to drop the Snapdragon 810 in favor...

Best of XDA: MX Player

There are many video players for Android, but there are few that have proven themselves to be mighty in the way MX Player has. It is not only one of the longest-standing popular video players out there, but it’s also innovated with sensible features, amazing performance, and clean user experience. What makes MX Player amazing,...

Sony Xperia Z4v To Arrive In USA Exclusively On Verizon

Back in April, Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z4 as a kind of exclusive device to Japanese carriers. For all practical purposes, this "Z4" was an incremental upgrade over the Z3, as it did not offer many reasons to upgrade from the last years flagship. Sony realized this apparently, as the same device was...

Google Launches Android Security Rewards Program

Android as an OS is a fair mixture of robustness and versatility. From supporting a wide range of hardware options to allowing OEM's to modify the base and not redistribute the code, Android has clicked with users and manufacturers alike. But as with everything else in the world, Android is not perfect. It certainly does not...