CES2016 Posts on XDA

IoT Scope: The War Between Standards and the Many Players Fighting it

If this year's CES has taught us anything, it's that 2016 will be the year of the Internet of Things (IoT). We've caught glimpses of exciting IoT related products, services, and technologies in the past (Philips Hue and the Nest Thermostat among others). Those devices have only scratched the surface of home automation, as you can now add garage door...

Honor 5X Impressions Follow-up: Emotion UI Features and Fallouts

A couple of days ago, we gave you our first impressions of the Honor 5X. Today I want to do a follow up on the touchiest subject I found, the software, as well as expand on a few common questions I've been asked about it. ICYMI, we have three of these phones we're giving away:...

Honor 5X First Impressions: $199 Feels Pretty Good Here

Huawei’s incursion into the U.S. comes at the hand of the Honor 5X, an affordable device that attempts to look mightier than it costs. And it only takes a quick look at the device to realise it succeeds.Technology SpecDisplay 5.5" IPS LCD @ 1080p, 401 ppiProcessor Qualcomm Snapdragon 616, octa-core, 64-bitBattery 3,000 mAhSoftware Android 5.1.1 Lollipop + EMUI 3.1RAM 2GB RAMStorage 16GB ROM,...

820 Critics, the LeTV Max Pro is not the Phone You’re Looking For

The LeTV Max Pro. You've probably heard of it by now, yet not because the brand itself brings any excitement, but because of its chipset. At Qualcomm's CES press conference this year, the company officially unveiled the first smartphone containing its highly anticipated Snapdragon 820 SoC.That's right, the Chinese company LeTV's new "superphone" claimed the...

Brace Yourselves, More Affordable Flagships are Coming

An increasingly competitive cellular market has brought an interesting shift in strategy for OEMs. With the entrance of companies such as Huawei into North America, we’re seeing an increase in the mid-grade and budget device spaces. In North America, the first really decent budget phone was the Moto G. The Moto G created waves with consumers...

Meet the Klikr, a Bluetooth-Enabled Box that Turns your Phone into a TV Remote

Infrared blasters are devices that enable you to emulate consumer remote controls for home theater use. The inclusion of such a device is not widely advertised, but it can be a useful feature to have when you would rather sit on your bum and control your TV via smartphone rather than getting up to find the...

XDA Forums Added For Fossil Q Founder, Acer Iconia One 8, LG K10 and More!

CES 2016 delighted us again, and we are seeing a lot of different companies announcing new devices targeting different segments of the market. To complement the announcement of several of these devices either at CES or outside of it, we've added a bunch of sub-forums. BLU Vivo 5 and BLU Vivo XL US-based smartphone maker BLU announced...

IonVR Virtual Reality Headset with Intel RealSense at CES 2016 – XDA TV

CES 2016 is upon us and XDA TV Host TK is at the event covering all the exciting announcements. Recently, we talked to XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire and the guys at IonVR at the Big Android BBQ about their virtual reality product. At CES 2016 IonVR and Intel have put together a VR demo which showcases...

Nextbit’s Robin Has New Release Date, February 16

Last year, Nextbit, a start-up from some industry veterans, introduced its soon-to-be-released phone - the Robin. The eye-catching Robin quickly nabbed almost 3 times the $500,000 Kickstarter pledge goal. For XDA readers, the device appears to tick a few boxes that are important to our community. While the specs are pretty standard fare (1080p, SD808, 3GB, 32GB...

IonVR Partners With Intel to Create Untethered 6-Degrees-Of-Freedom VR Experience on Mobile

CES 2016 is proving to be the battleground for technologies of the future, as more and more companies look to draw attention to their products and developments. A lot of these new products have the potential to shape the future of how we interact with our environment and the things around us, whether it be...

Win One of Three honor 5X! Also: First Impressions + Forums Launched

We're pretty jazzed about the new honor 5X announced yesterday at CES. While technically it's made by Huawei, it's not branded as such. We're excited about it because it's an unlocked GSM phone with solid midrange specs (shown below) at a pretty unbeatable price point of $199, available for pre-order now from Amazon with an official...

Samsung’s new Family Hub Refrigerator is… The Future?

Sometimes, there are products you don't think you want until it's out. People said this about the original iPhone and iPad, two devices which breathed life into two new categories of electronics by popularizing their use. Few companies have been able to achieve this category evolving product release. Samsung has taken a lot of flak from...