4K Posts on XDA

You Can Now Watch 4K HDR Content with Google Play Movies & TV

Streaming movies and TV shows to your television in 1080p Full HD might still be the norm for a lot of people, but when you're ready to make the jump to 4K HDR, Google now has you covered. You've previously been able to steam 4K Ultra HD content on Google Play Movies & TV, and today,...

Google’s Royalty-Free Answer to HEVC: A Look at AV1 and the Future of Video Codecs

Almost 5 years ago Google first released VP9, the royalty free video codec that aimed to replace H.264 as the primary codec for online streaming and media consumption. While VP9 was not completely successful in that task, it has laid the foundation for Google’s next generation codec, AOMedia Video 1 (AV1), which is looking extremely...

MediaTek’s UltraCast Technology Adds 4K Capabilities to Miracast

Miracast was launched back in 2012, and it allowed for a wireless connection from devices like a smartphone, tablet or laptop to other devices like TVs, monitors and projectors. Many people described this technology as HDMI over WiFi, and we saw a number of products using it as a selling point. As of April this...

Cool & Forgotten Features of the HTC 10

In this video, Jared takes us on a tour through the HTC 10 and show us some of the most awesome features in the phone. If you're not in the mood for a video, here is a condensed overview of each feature that is shown. USB Connection Toggle fast file transfers using a USB 3.1 cable. By...

I/O 2016: NVIDIA, Google Boost SHIELD Android TV Rule of Living Room

Media Embraces Android TV After the keynote we were treated to news that media giants Viacom, Disney and CNN are all jumping on board the Android TV train. Disney is soon releasing support for the platform to its WatchESPN, Watch ABC, Disney Channel, Disney Junior, Disney XD, ABC News and Freeform apps in Google Play. Viacom is also joining in by...

Sony Confirms Why the Z5 Only Renders in 4K When Necessary

If you haven't heard about it yet, the Sony Xperia Z5 Premium is the company's latest flagship and the first smartphone with a 4K display. We previously covered that the Z5 Premium does not run at 4K natively all the time, which actually makes sense. Sony has now confirmed this to Phone Arena, explaining content is...

Sony Unveils the Xperia Z5 Flagship Lineup, Specs and Features

At their IFA announcement, Sony took the wraps off the Xperia Z5 Flagship trio: the Xperia Z5, the Xperia Z5 Compact, and the Xperia Z5 Premium. Starting with the first differentiating factor amongst these is the screen size. The Xperia Z5 comes along with a 5.2" 1080p IPS display. The Xperia Z5 Compact comes with a...