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Honor Launches Two New Services

Huawei Subsidiary Honor will be launching two new services aiming to provide the best customer service for users of their devices. The more notable of these is the 'Honor VIP Replacement Service' and the second is named 'Honor Elite', an expansion to their already impressive 'Honor Club'.   Many will recognize that the Honor VIP Replacement Service...

S6 and S6 Edge Allow You To Get Rid of Bloat

Rejoice, power-users! Another nail in the coffin of the once-sluggish state of TouchWiz has been firmly hammered. We had reported back in January on how Samsung was planning to trim TouchWiz by cutting bloat among other optimizations. Samsung followed suite, and in the Mobile World Congress 2015 conference the Korean giant made a lot of...

USB Type C, Android, and You – A New Standard for All

Android has seen its share of charging ports and data transfer technologies: the original HTC Dream released with a Mini USB port instead of the Micro USB variant that we are so used to today, and along the way there have been some OEMs trying to stir up new things as well. The current Micro...

Apple Appeal & My Voyage to The Store of Oz

Given that there are no proper Apple Stores in my South American country, I haven’t had the opportunity to experience what many say is one of the cleanest shopping experiences you can have. I’ve been coming back and forth to America for a couple of years now, and on this visit I finally had a...

Huawei Begins Friendly User Testing Program and Contest

Huawei in recent months has begun to expand their Android marketing and business, from Huawei USA sponsoring the Big Android BBQ to being what looked to be the largest Android OEM sponsor of this year's Mobile World Congress. Even rumors (hardly something to go to the bookies in Vegas about though) have suggested the next...

Microsoft Expansion: Subverting Android One App at a Time

When it comes to operating systems, the name “Microsoft” is bound to ring in everyone’s ears. They deserve that recognition, given that they have been a major player in desktop computing since the early days of GUIs. While their advancements in the PC world are arguably some of the fundamental pillars of all software experiences...

Unfinished Software: A Valid Excuse?

HTC has been the focal point of internet discussions since MWC 2015, for many reasons. After what the internet considered a lackluster flagship reveal presentation of the HTC M9, the Taiwanese company also made comments towards the competition, allegedly claiming Samsung was in the game for the money, and not user experiences. What's more, early...

Wear Openness & Possible Model Alternatives

We say this time and again: openness is our favorite bit of Android. Without it, XDA wouldn't be what it is. From the ability to switch launchers to the open-source framework itself, Google allowed anyone (with a bit of knowledge) to have a shot at making their smartphone vision come true, be it through apps,...

Moto E 2nd Gen 2015 – Device Review

The year 2015 just started and the list of flagship devices that came out at Mobile World Congress 2015 this year is short. Motorola decided to release a little surprise at the same time in a new way. They sent a press conference in a box to the media. This was the unveiling of a...

New App Spotlight: Geak Camera

Do you love adding filters to the snapshots you share on Instagram and Facebook, but wish you could see the filtered effects live while taking the shots? Senior XDA Forum member Flying Snail's new app is here to help. Geak Camera contains a pack of eight filter effects, two aspect ratios, and an intuitively minimal interface. Nothing here is...

HTC M9 Benchmark Proves Snapdragon 810 Overheating

When LG announced the successor to the G Flex back in January, the specs detailed that the device packed a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor. This alarmed a significant number of people, because despite the anticipation that had been built around Qualcomm's next generation SoC, a number of reports claimed that the S810 had severe overheating issues. Following the...

Droid Turbo Root Achieved, But Not Ready Yet

Those who opted for the gargantuan battery of the Nexus 6's little brother have cause for celebration today, as the Droid Turbo appears to be rooted! Junior XDA Forum member maiko1 has posted two videos in the Droid Turbo Root Bounty thread, each of which show root level actions being taken on a Droid Turbo. No tutorials or...