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Nexus Sailfish Specs Surface on GFXBench

As we get closer to another Nexus release, the puzzle pieces seemingly can't stop falling from the sky for us to salivate every calendar day until the big release. We've seen solid specs rumors, and some have been backed up by the leaked build.prop, but there is still more to find out and confirm. GFXBench is a...

What Are Your Thoughts on the Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

For today's discussion, we are keeping things simple. Samsung just released their Galaxy Note 7, and the device is garnering a fair bit of attention, praise and controversy just like so many other Galaxy releases have in the past Whether you think it's merely an incremental upgrade from its flagships earlier in the year, or a true...

ZTE Plans to Crowdsource Ideas for its Next Smartphone Through Project CSX

Smartphones these days aim to provide a complete package to the end consumer: companies pick a price point and then roll with the best combination of features and specs to please their target audience. In the case of flagships, the price point is usually decided after the best-of-the-best features are selected. Either case, the smartphones so...

Google’s Nexus Launcher Unofficially Available for Download!

The new Nexus Launcher has been the talk of leak-town the past day and today. For a recap, this is the launcher that is rumored to be default on the new Nexus devices, Sailfish and Marlin. While most of us have to wait to get a chance to try out the new Nexus devices, what...

Remix OS Based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow Now Available for Google Pixel C & Nexus 9!

We've talked a lot about Remix OS in the past. Remix OS is helping create better Android tablets, and in their quest, we've partnered with them to host their forums here on XDA. Recently, Remix also went on to announce Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow for their OS builds. Today's announcement brings the Remix OS love to one more...

Tutorial: Recreate The New Nexus Launcher’s Appearance in Nova

Earlier today the world was treated to a sneak peek at the new Nexus launcher which is believed to be coming with the 2016 Nexus phones. This new launcher added a chevron to open the app drawer and a shortcut to Google Now at the top of the homescreen. Now thanks to some incredibly quick...

LG Officially Announces the V20; Coming in September with Android 7.0 Nougat

We've talked about how important the successor to the LG V10 is to LG. The LG V20, as it stood, had reports coming in that the device would be preponed in its release. With the new iPhone coming in this year that will not be an incremental "S" upgrade over the previous generation, it makes...

[Giveaway] Win a OnePlus 3 With Dash Charge!

One of the most flaunted features of OEMs in recent years has been charging speed, with seemingly everyone looking to demonstrate the fastest and most efficient method of giving your device juice. With #DaysPowerHalfHour I'd read more! 📖 📚 📓 Recently started "hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy" and "programming javascript applications"— Carlos Filoteo (@c_filoteo) July 26,...

What’s the Worst Thing That’s Ever Happened to a Device of Yours?

At XDA, we know that we should always take precautions to ensure our device is safe. Whether that means carefully following flashing instructions or protecting our phone inside a tough case, we want to make sure our devices reach the end of the day unscathed -- or at the very least, functional. But accidents happen sometimes. A sudden...

What Makes an App Worth Paying for?

Android is home to thousands and thousands of apps and games. But not all of these are created equal. Some apps truly shine on what they do, while a lot of others try to cash in on the me-too phenomenon. On the other hand, there are apps which have strong ideas but fail on the execution....

Dash Charging Kernel Code Released for the OnePlus 3!

Just last month, we extensively covered the OnePlus 3 and what makes it a tinkerer's best bet (excluding Nexus, of course) in the current flagship market. One of the things that was a talking point for the OnePlus 3 was Dash Charging -- the ability to fast charge the device irrespective of the usage state of...

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 (Flat) Working Prototype Featured in 11-Minute Long Video

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 unveiling is just round the corner, with the device being unveiled officially on 2nd August. We know a lot about the device so far -- how it will look like, in what colors it will come in, what hardware will it sport internally and even have a glimpse on how the...