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ASUS US Invites Developers at XDA to Special Event

ASUS has built a solid name over the years for their computer components, but in the last few years they have been expanding into the mobile market. With their Transformer series of tablets, their Padfone line, and being the tablet manufacturer for the Nexus 7 (as well as the 2013 version), they've solidified their place as...

LG G4 Note Leaks

T-Mobile employee and XDA user s3rv1cet3ch has leaked images that he claims are of the upcoming LG G4 Note, LG's answer to the Samsung Note series and 'big brother' to the G4.  LG CEO Cho has been quoted as saying at a press meeting that the company would unveil the next flagship smartphone, G4, in the second...

OnePlus Late March AMAA Roundup

OnePlus is one of those companies that appear one day and next thing you know, they are all over the internet. Their original OnePlus One phone was a major success in the mobile space due to its low price yet remarkable specifications - the ultimate goal of the company and their “Never Settle” slogan. We...

Galaxy S6 US Pricing & Availability Roundup

The Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge will be available for sale across the "big four" US carriers on April 10th, but most pre-orders start tomorrow, March 27th. Which network is the right choice for your new phone? That's a question whose answer received a new wrinkle today as announcements about pricing and bundled perks...

Samsung Attempts to Buy AMD – Speculation & Discussion

Samsung’s semiconductor game and their Exynos chipsets have gained a lot of traction recently given the unveiling of the S6, and its subsequent testing showing a remarkable step forward in performance and efficiency. This advancement was put to contrast with the outcome of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 chipset, which is said company’s incursion into the octa...

Unstable Material & Inconsistency in Design

One thing that was a source of criticism towards Android for years was the appearance of its UI. While each iteration brought newer and more modern elements to the interface, the biggest changes were arguably made in the past few versions. Design languages like HOLO and Material Design have distinct looks that set them apart...

Building The Machine: Cyanogen’s Corporate War

Cyanogen is a name that virtually all of XDA recognizes, and surely many of you have tried their excellent ROMs - perhaps you are reading this on CyanogenMod right now. While the community ROMs that most people get - be it through official sources or unofficial ports - offer some of the best experiences Android...

HTC: Phasing Out Or Phoenix?

It was announced recently that Cher Wang would replace Peter Chou as CEO of HTC. Chou has now taken up a role in the Future Development Lab, as a drastic shift was almost inevitable considering HTC’s recent performance in both share price and market share. However this could be a case of too little, too...

Oppo “R7” Bezel-Less Smartphone Demoed in Video

Recently, images have been doing the rounds of what claims to be the new horse out of Oppo's stable, the Oppo R7. The talking point of this device is the lack of any major bezel on two sides of the 5.5" display. Obviously inspired by the Sharp Aquos Crystal, the images and the accompanying video show a...

Mod Spotlight: Graphic Equalizer for Notification Panel

There's plenty of amazing mods popping up on XDA every day. Some are very inventive and others are beautiful, but it's the innovative contributions and skillful adaptations that usually catch our eye. This Graphic Equalizer mod by XDA Senior Member Adi Aisiteru Reborn is a mix of both. He has found a way to get the CM...

To Worry or Not to Worry: The SD810, an M9 and Throttling

The HTC One M9 has been the center of buzz lately, as the fans eager for a revolution were somewhat disappointed at what resembled a mere evolution. What’s more, early reports surrounding the camera - the most important bullet point in HTC’s to-do list - had not been as satisfactory as their unveiling event had originally touted. While the M9...

Interview With Developers of SaberMod & Hyper Toolchains

To compile any Android project like a kernel or ROM, developers need to use a toolchain. As per elinux.org, a toolchain is a set of distinct software development tools that are linked (or chained) together by specific stages such as GCC, binutils and glibc (a portion of the GNU Toolchain). Toolchains may contain a debugger...