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Sony’s Xperia Z3+, Z4 Tablet, and Z5 Series Get Updated to Android 7.1.1

Despite the fact that we're expecting Android O to be officially released within the next three months, there are still plenty of Android devices out there that are not running the latest version of the OS (Android 7.1). Google and other OEMs have gotten better and better over the years at making sure all current flagship...

OnePlus is Aware of the Jelly Scrolling Effect Some OnePlus 5 Owners are Reporting

With the release of any new smartphone, we quite frequently receive reports about potential hardware or software issues that the Quality Assurance (QA) team may have missed. This occurs because issues that may be present in a small batch of smartphones might not be picked up until the phone is more widely available, as it...

OnLeaks Reveals Device Renders of the Dual-Camera Samsung Galaxy Note 8

The next big release in the Android world is likely to be the next iteration of one of Samsung's most prolific (and lately controversial) lineup: the Note series. The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has to shoulder the responsibility of repairing the "Note" brand and Samsung plans to do just that by giving us a phone...

Xperia XZ Premium Now Part of Sony’s Open Devices Program

Sony has officially added the Xperia XZ Premium to its Open Devices program. Users of the latest (and the most expensive) Sony phone can now easily build AOSP for their devices. If you need a refresher, Sony periodically adds some of its devices to the Open Device program. The company releases device trees, kernel trees, binaries...

Open Source Adreno Project “Freedreno” Receives New Update

Users of Freedreno, the open-source graphics driver support for Adreno on Linux distributions, will be pleased to know that a new update has been released in the past week. Lead developer Rob Clark discussed many of the details in his blog, which highlight above all the support for Adreno 500 series GPUs. Among the highlights...

Get XDA Feed for Any Phone

The XDA team has been working hard on the XDA Feed app to bring it to new devices. Today we are announcing a universal version of the app, now available on the Play store. If you have a device that previously wasn't officially supported, now you can enjoy feed on any device. This new version will...

GitHub Declares Every Friday Open Source Day And Wants You to Take Part

GitHub is home to many open-source development projects, a lot of which are featured on XDA. The service wants more people to contribute to open-source projects with a new initiative called Open Source Friday. In a nutshell, GitHub will be encouraging companies to allow their employees to work on open-source projects at the end of...

Update to TouchWiz Home Addresses Lag on Galaxy S8/S8+

We're just about halfway through 2017, and the Samsung Galaxy S8 still remains as one of the most attractive smartphones that money can buy. The S8's Infinity Display truly is something to behold, but while Samsung may have knocked it out of the park with the S8's screen, the company's latest flagship still suffers from...

Qualcomm Announces Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, Snapdragon Wear 1200, and Qualcomm Fingerprint Sensors

At Mobile World Congress Shanghai 2017, Qualcomm took the wraps off the Snapdragon 450 Mobile Platform, its latest lower-mid-range SoC. The new chipset brings number of improvements over its predecessor including an updated GPU, improved camera performance as well as faster modem. Snapdragon 450 Unlike the Snapdragon 435, which was an incremental update over the Snapdragon 430,...

Google News Redesign Focuses on UX, Facts and User Control

Since the introduction of Material Design to Android 5.0 Lollipop, Google has adopted this design philosophy throughout the entire company. This was a radical move at the time because Google has always been a function over form type of company. There have always been plenty of other services that looked better than Google's counterpart, but...

Wearbttn Adds Two Complications to Android Wear 2.0 for the App Drawer and Google Assistant

You've likely seen the trend of new Android Wear smartwatches having a physical button on the side of the watch. This wasn't on many Android Wear devices before the big 2.0 update, but now it's a vital piece of hardware for new watches. With the Android Wear 2.0 update, this button is used to both...

Refurbished Galaxy Note 7 is Rebranded the Galaxy Note 7 FE, Coming to South Korea on July 7th

Unless you've been hiding under a rock for the last year, you likely already know about the issues Samsung has had with the Galaxy Note 7. What initially seemed like a teething process for a new smartphone quickly turned into something the company wishes they could have avoided. This resulted in Samsung having to pull...