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Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 Indian Launch: First Impressions and Hands-On with Xiaomi India’s Most Expensive Smartphone

The Xiaomi Mi Mix 2 was launched a month ago in China amid much fanfare. The Mix 2 attempted to perfect what Xiaomi started with the original Mi Mix, bringing the same edge-to-edge display down to smaller screen size and an even smaller chin. The eye catching design of the Mix 2 is complemented by...

Interview with OmniROM Developers Max Weninger and Jake Whatley – Origins, Custom ROM Development, Tips and More!

Recently I had the pleasure of talking with two OmniROM developers -- Max Weninger (maxwen) and Jake Whatley (Gandalf). OmniROM has been part of the Android development scene for four years now and it offers a distinct and polished Android experience, with a history of introducing excellent features with tons of customization options. Innovation, transparency, community, and freedom are...

Official Xposed Framework for Android Nougat is Here – Download your Favorite Modules Now!

As the Android ecosystem has matured over the years, fewer and fewer users find reasons why they should root their device. There's a growing trend of users choosing to stay on the stock firmware, either because they find the experience satisfactory or don't want to play a cat-and-mouse game with Google's SafetyNet API. But if...

Xiaomi Mi A1 XDA Review: Android One and Xiaomi Hardware Result in a Delightful & Affordable Stock Experience

The Xiaomi Mi A1 is one of Xiaomi’s biggest releases of the year 2017. Despite its overall humbling package, the phone marks a few important milestones for the Chinese company as well as for the Android ecosystem. The Mi A1 is important because it is the first Xiaomi smartphone to ship without Xiaomi’s own custom UX,...

List of Android 8.0 Oreo Custom ROMs for Popular Devices – Find Your Update! [Updated: 10/08]

Android 8.0 Oreo is more than a week old, and so far, we've really dug into everything we could lay our hands on. This update to Android may be considered incremental in nature, but that in no way diminishes the improvements it brings to the table. But unless you have a Google Pixel device or...

With the Note 8, Samsung No Longer Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance [Comparing Note 8, Pixel XL, OnePlus 5]

For the longest time, TouchWiz was often criticized for its inability to get with the times and correct some of its longest-running points of criticism. Bloatware, a myriad of redundant features, outdated aesthetics and sub-par performance were the main things that stood out to many enthusiasts -- particularly those enamored with stock Android. Through many...

Cameras in Custom ROMs: How Developers Make Hardware Work without Source Code

With the release of Android Oreo and many devices such as the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Google Nexus 5 and others unofficially receiving it, it's probably fair to wonder why the same features (mostly the camera) tend to be broken when developers port an Android Open Source Project (AOSP) based ROM. You’ve probably seen XDA...

AKiTiO Node: Testing NVIDIA eGPU Support in Ubuntu 17.10

Ever since the announcement of Intel's Thunderbolt 3 technology there has been external graphics card (eGPU) support. Unfortunately for most of last year, including with Intel's own Skull Canyon NUC, putting this solution to use was challenging at best. Most motherboards didn't fully support the technology and those that did typically required a system that...

No, Android Oreo’s Rescue Party is not the bootloop fix you were looking for

At XDA, we've been extensively covering the latest release of Google's Android OS: Android 8.0 Oreo. Android Oreo brings a ton of new features, but the ones we've mostly been excited for are the under-the-hood changes. Things like Project Treble and system-wide custom theme support are two examples of Android Oreo-related changes that interest our readers. Another feature...

Speed, Thermal, and Performance Comparison of Fast Charge Standards

One of the most common qualms from smartphone users is how their phones never last through the whole day. Despite all the advances in smartphones in recent years, such as quick charging solutions like Quick Charge, Dash Charge and SuperCharge, batteries feel like they have not evolved quick enough to keep up with our needs. Part...

Why OnePlus is Still Succeeding with Developers and Enthusiasts

We all know OnePlus to be a brand that began its journey through controversy. The OnePlus One remained in the limelight not only for its hardware and price tag, but also for all the claims and tactics employed by OnePlus to ensure that the device became one of the most talked about smartphones in enthusiast...

How to Install Custom Themes on Android Oreo with Substratum

After a lot of teasing, Team Substratum and XDA-Developers are proud to announce the release of the Andromeda add-on for Substratum which brings full custom theme support for any Android 8.0 Oreo device without root. We realize that many people are excited by this project, but there are many people who feel that this news has...