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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...

Android 5.1.1, TWRP And CWM Come To Mi Note

As frequent readers will know, my daily driver is a Xiaomi Mi Note. However, up until now, that has necessitated the use of MIUI, a bloated and poorly translated build of Android. That was until popular MIUI forum member @秋叶随风 known as 'Ivan' released 5.1.1 for the device. Along side the ROM came the release of TWRP and CWM.   The ROM...

Moto X for $299 with 30-day Trial For a Limited Period

The past few years have seen interesting developments in the Android OEM playing field, with Samsung and HTC's dominance giving way to allow smaller OEMs like Asus, Motorola and Xiaomi to strengthen their foothold in the market. Motorola in particular has seen an exponential rise in sales, fueled by their ability to read customer requirements and...

Xposed: Best of XDA

Xposed Framework is exactly what its name says it is, and in software this means that it allows generic code to be overridden by user code to expand or modify functionality. In other words, this "exposes" the system’s code to the framework, which requires root privileges, and allows you to plug in different modules which...

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Now Receiving Android 5.1.1

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge, arguably Android's most popular flagships so far this year, have now begun to receive their much anticipated updates to Android 5.1.1. This update comes courtesy of T-Mobile in the US, although now that the ball has begun rolling, other carriers will be eager to push their own customized updates. Apart...

HTC Execs Strongly Deny Asustek Acquisition Rumors

At the end of 2014, by the time all OEMs had shown off their flagships for the year, Android's front-running manufacturer, Samsung, was looking at a dip in sales with smaller OEMs taking a turn for the better. HTC in particular had a remarkable year, breaking free of the shackles that were causing the Taiwanese OEM...

Sunday Debate: Are We Close to a Performance Plateau?

Join us in a fun Sunday Debate on Performance. 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!     At XDA, we love optimizing...

XDA Recap: This Week In Android (Jun 7 – 14)

Another week, another recap. The Sunday tradition marches on this week with a fresh no-nonsense look at big-picture news. Here in the digital XDA writers’ room, we spend our days poring over an average of 2,500 news items and forum threads every 24 hours. Only the most timely and interesting bits survive the editing process,...