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Opinion: The U Ultra Signals HTC’s Utter Identity Loss After a Compelling HTC 10

Throughout May of last year, I had the pleasure of reviewing the HTC 10, a sturdy little phone that ended up becoming one of my favorite releases of 2016. At the time, HTC had a lot to prove to regular customers and its fanbase alike -- the One M9 had been a colossal failure, blasted by...

Snapdragon 835 Hands On and Qualcomm Visit Part 1: Benchmarks, Performance & Power Savings

Last week, we were invited to Qualcomm’s Headquarters in San Diego, California, to get a first look and hands on with the Snapdragon 835 in the flesh. We were able to put the company’s upcoming chipset through its paces, as well as learn about its product design and philosophy by speaking to project leads and touring...

Guide: Sending a Logcat to Help Debug Your Favorite App

It’s happened to us all at one point or another. There’s no shame in admitting it. Sometimes, Android apps crash. Whether you're using a completely stock device to run Google Maps or a highly-customized ROM with an Xposed module to enhance Google Hangouts, application crashes and other issues can occur and even become quite a...

Decompile and Modify APKs on the go with APKTool for Android [XDA Spotlight]

APKTool is a powerful piece of software developed by XDA Senior Member ibotpeaches. The tool allows you to reverse engineer APK files, allowing you to decode resource files so you can modify them and then recompile the application. It is extremely difficult to qualify just how important this tool is to the Android community, but a list...

Excessive Lag Time Between Device Announcement and Release is Killing Excitement

We've talked at length about how overhyping a product can create unreachable expectations, and it goes without saying that a complete lack of hype can be just as disastrous. However, neither is as damaging as hyping up a product and then letting that excitement die off before launch. People can't maintain excitement about a product that they were...

Could Google’s Interests as an OEM Spell Trouble for Android?

Android is something special to me: My original Droid was one of the very first big new purchases I had ever made. It was the first time I signed onto a mobile carrier contract leaving the prepaid system and moved on from running Windows Mobile devices that got me visiting XDA almost 9 years ago. Even...

Termux – The Ultimate Linux Terminal Emulator for Android [XDA Spotlight]

Have you ever wanted a complete Linux terminal environment on your Android phone? Not just a terminal emulator with basic commands, but a comprehensive Linux command-line environment with all the utilities and packages you've grown accustomed to? If so, then Termux is the answer. Termux is a powerful terminal emulation software, which is similar to the popular...

EFIDroid: A Second-Stage Bootloader Using UEFI Firmware to Multiboot [XDA Spotlight]

Dual booting and multi-ROM implementations have been a major challenge for Android developers for quite some time. Previous solutions have typically needed substantial device-specific development and further support from ROM developers. Even then, they’re often more complicated than they’re worth for the average ROM user. EFIDroid seeks to remedy all of this. Formerly known as GRUB4Android,...

Opinion: The BlackBerry KEYOne Is Not for You or Me, and That’s Why It Is a Great BlackBerry

The Blackberry Priv was considered one of the bigger disappointments of last year, and while it aimed to revitalize BlackBerry’s decrepit influence, it quickly fell out of relevance. The company’s failed efforts to bring their BBOS up to speed were swiftly redeemed as BlackBerry crowned Android the winner through their renewed strategy -- an implicit coronation...

How to Reduce the Long Press Delay Beyond its Lowest Setting

If you've skimmed through any of those listicles on a mainstream technology website promising a trick to "greatly improve" your device's performance, you've probably come seen this one a dozen or so times: lower your phone's animation scale to speed up your phone! By now, I would think that the vast majority of readers on our forums...

A Brief History of the Past, Present, and Future of Dual Camera Smartphones

I have little doubt that nearly all readers here at XDA are familiar with the dual camera setup that has lately become a touted feature of many smartphones across the value spectrum. However, the history of dual lens and smartphone camera sensors is quite a bit more complex and nuanced than the current implementations now in vogue. Of...

On Moto G5 Criticisms: Western Reviewers Should Note the Moto G5 is Not Made for Them

The launch of the Lenovo Moto G5 and Moto G5 Plus is an important event for Lenovo. These products are an integral part of Lenovo’s portfolio under the Motorola brand forming a part of their budget segment. But after their launch, the product line has been facing a lot of flak from readers and some reviewers...