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App Drawers: Are They Necessary? MWC 2016

From MWC 2016 we have seen the future of mobile and for Android appears to have a lack of app drawers. The LG G5’s newest interface lacks one, but it can be enabled by changing the theme. Many other new devices are missing it as well. XDA TV Host TK asks the question: Are app drawer...

Which Theme Do You Run on Your Phone, and Why?

Screenshots are welcome! Thanks to the plethora of customization tools on Android, it's fairly easy to find themes that suit your style. Alternative launchers, icon packs, and custom widget creation tools are just some of the ways you can customize your UI. But unless you're a user on a custom ROM with the Cyanogenmod Theme...

Have You Ever Pledged To A Bounty?

Bounties are an excellent way to encourage development for a device. last year the bounty for root on the Samsung Galaxy S5 on Verizon hit a staggering $18,470 in pledges and less than 2 months later root was achieved. Do you think these bounties on XDA are a good idea? If so, have you pledged to...

Would You Ever Buy a Phone from Xiaomi?

Despite Xiaomi's many glaring issues, the Chinese manufacturer has managed to become the third largest smartphone maker in the world.  Our main issue with Xiaomi at XDA has always been about the company's GPL infringements, but it's clear that the manufacturer obviously still has a lot of appeal around the world. So, we want to...