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Android Nougat still has Flappy Droid and the Dessert Case Daydream

With every new iteration of Android, Google introduces a new Easter egg "hidden" away in settings. I say "hidden" because these Easter eggs are more of an Android tradition/Google inside-joke by this point, rather than something we're supposed to actually hunt for. To access the Easter egg in Android, all you have to do is go...

[UPDATE: Response from HTC] HTC Breaks One A9’s 15-Day Update Promise on the Phone’s First Major Update

Today, HTC announced their planned update schedule for Android 7.0 Nougat. The HTC 10 will be getting the update in Q4, and the HTC One M9 and HTC One A9 will be getting it afterwards. It’s always fantastic when an OEM is clear, concise, and communicative about their planned update schedule. That communication is a big part...

Quick Reply from the Lock Screen will soon return to Android Nougat

One of the many welcomed new features in Android Nougat is the ability to reply to notifications in a pop-up without having to switch applications, a feature we've come to label "Quick Reply." The feature made its debut in the first Android Nougat Developer Preview, and with the second Developer Preview the feature was further expanded...

Android Nougat makes its way to the Nexus 5 & Nexus 7 (2013) via First Unofficial Port

Update 11:28PM CST: XDA Recognized Contributor zaclimon has posted the first unofficial port of Android Nougat for the Nexus 7 (2013) over on our forums. We've been expecting this to eventually happen after the initial release of Android Nougat, but perhaps not as quickly as we initially expected. Merely a single day after the release of Android Nougat's source...

OnePlus Releases OxygenOS 3.5 Community Build for the OnePlus 3

One of the complaints with OnePlus devices is how the released phones are often neglected in terms of software. Even though the devices have strong third-party developer communities behind them, the love they receive from the OEM is sometimes too little, too late. But things look like they are changing. OnePlus is working to fix things...

Android Nougat Source Code is Dropping, Work on CyanogenMod 14 is Already Underway

Rejoice, fellow flashaholics! If you, like me, have been waiting for custom ROMs to pop up on our forums before hopping on the Nougat hype train, then your long wait will soon come to an end. With the official release of Android 7.0 Nougat the other day, Google has begun uploading the source code for the latest...

Android Nougat Coming to Many Sony Devices, Xperia Z3 Not on The List (Yet?)

Android Nougat is one of Android's sweetest releases yet, that much is true. With long-awaited features like multi-window and a plethora of user experience refinements, almost everyone wants to at least get a taste of that sweet software! Luckily for Sony fans, the Sony Mobile Team just announced that they will be making Android 7.0 Nougat...

[Upcoming Webinar] Endpoint Security: Mobile Devices Are Endpoints Too

Zimperium, the company perhaps best known for the discovery of the Android security vulnerabilities collectively known as Stagefright will be hosting a webinar next week on August 31st, 2016 at 11:00am Eastern Time. The talk and subsequent Q&A given in collaboration with Ovum will look at the importance of adding mobile devices to your endpoint security...

Upcoming Android Nougat MR1 Dev Preview Could Bring Google Assistant, Nexus Launcher, and Other Leaked Features

With the release of Android Nougat yesterday many users were left wondering what happened with many of the "leaked" features we would see in Android N. Things like the integrated Google Assistant, new nav bar icons, Nexus Launcher and others were absent in builds pushed to existing Nexus devices. Many might immediately assume that existing devices would...

OnePlus X Finally Receives Android 6.0 via OxygenOS 3.1.0 Community Build

At the time of its release, the OnePlus X was a decent entry into the early-mid ranges in the smartphone market. For an affordable price, you basically got the internals of the OnePlus One in a smaller package, and that wasn't a bad thing. But lately, thanks to increased competition from various sources, the OnePlus X has...

Sultanxda’s Unofficial CyanogenMod 13 Lands on the OnePlus 3

If you are a OnePlus user since the One days and frequented the XDA subforums, this name would need no introduction. Sultanxda is responsible for kicking things up a notch for the camera performance on the OnePlus One. First, he allowed 1080p video recording with the front camera. And then, he bumped it up to 2K!...

Xiaomi to Launch Another Product in US in October; Smartphone Launches in the “Near Future”

Xiaomi, the OEM that has caused major upheaval in the Indian smartphone scene in the budget segments, now has its eyes set on the USA. As reported by Bloomberg after an interview with Hugo Barra, Vice President of International Operations at Xiaomi, the company is all set to make an appearance in the U.S. smartphone market "in the...