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Huawei is Working with AT&T in Hopes to Have Their Phones Sold in the U.S.

Huawei has managed to climb its way to a top three position in the world in terms of smartphone marketshare behind Apple and Samsung. The company was able to do accomplish this feat without having much of a presence in the United States market, either. Sure, they have had some of their phones sold by...

Image and Features of the Samsung DeX Station for the Galaxy S8/S8+ Leak

We've seen leak after leak reveal specifications, details and images of the upcoming Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+ from Samsung. I think it's fair to say there won't be any surprises left once the device becomes official at Samsung's product launch event. We've heard there will be a new Gear 360 camera, a new...

Xamarin Developer Bundle is 96% Off

If you're looking to becoming a pro with Xamarin development, we have a really good online course to tell you about. It's the Xamarin Cross Platform Development Bundle and it's marked down from $1,046 to only $35. For those unfamiliar, Xamarin uses a C#-shared codebase, allowing you to write native Android, iOS, and Windows apps with native user interfaces and share...

Android O Introduces Bluetooth Audio Codec Options in Developer Options

Android O was announced earlier today, and we've been digging through the update to see what's new. Take a look through our earlier coverage if you're out of the loop. After playing with the update for a few hours, we've come across an interesting new suite of options tucked in Developer Options: Bluetooth Audio Codec...

Android O Introduces Notification Badges on Homescreen

Most XDA users are undoubtedly familiar with Nova Launcher, one of the most flexible launcher alternatives on Android. Those that know Nova also know its ancient notification badges feature through TeslaUnread, which mimics functionality found on other mobile operating systems. Such a feature is finally coming to Android, though you won't get to enjoy it yet....

Android O Adds “Inverted” Light Theme to Display Options

Theming has been a big part of Android, and a specially-big part of XDA. Many of our users love being able to change the color scheme of their devices, with dark themes being particularly attractive options. Google itself has flirted with dark themes in previous developer previews, but this time we see something different. Android O...

Google Announces Android O, Developer Preview 1 Available for Supported Devices

Bored of running Android Nougat on your smartphone? Yearning to see what the future holds for the next iteration of the world's most popular mobile operating system? Google has you covered for today, as the company has just announced what comes after Android Nougat. Meet Android O. As is custom with Google, Android O is what the...

Android O Preview Adds Lockscreen Shortcut Customization

Lockscreen shortcuts can be pretty useful -- some OEMs allow you to customize the standard two shortcuts in the bottom corners of the lockscreen, while others allow you to set a dock of apps at across the bottom for app launching. On Android O, Google draws inspiration from the former for its own implementation. Under the...

Android O Preview Brings Nav Bar Customization Under System UI Tuner

While many OEMs offer the ability to tweak the navigation bar, Stock Android and AOSP have fell behind. This is a popular feature that allows users to customize navigation keys, making the most of the flexibility of software keys. Android O makes that feature available for every OEM under a standardized implementation. To find this feature, you...

Samsung Developing OLED Displays Without Polarizer, Force Touch Technology and More

A report originating from Korea mentions that Samsung is on track with experimenting and trying out new display technologies to be used in smartphones and other appliances. As reported by the Korea Herald, Samsung unveiled several of these new display technologies at a private room during MWC 2017. The technologies included an OLED display without a...

ZTE’s Quartz Smartwatch Gets Leaked with its First Ever Pictures

Back in February, we reported that ZTE was reportedly preparing its first ever Android Wear powered smartwatch called the ZTE Quartz. At the time, we didn't know much information apart from the fact that the upcoming watch will run Android Wear 2.0 and will feature 3G UMTS cellular connectivity. Now, thanks to a treasure trove of...

Nintendo Approached Cyanogen Inc. to Partner for the Switch, Kirt McMaster “Told Them to Stick it”

Nintendo's latest console-docking station-portable hybrid, the famous Nintendo Switch, almost had a brush with one of the big names of Android of its time. As revealed in a series of tweet replies on by Kirt McMaster, Executive Chairman of Cyanogen Inc., Nintendo had approached Cyanogen Inc. in the company's early days with a proposition to create an...