EXCLUSIVE Posts on XDA

Exclusive stories are stories you will only find on the XDA Portal. We work hard to bring new and exciting information about upcoming devices and services. If you want to find out about an upcoming Android device before it launches, this is where you’ll find it.

Exclusive: To Offer Fast Software Updates, OnePlus is Merging Hydrogen and Oxygen OS

If there is one thing that OnePlus has done very well over the past few years, it is being the center of conversation. We won't rehash many of their past failings, but ever since the OnePlus 3 was announced a few months ago a new benchmark was set. It was a Nexus alternative. A fast performing, customizable,...

[Exclusive] New Information About Google’s Allo Has Emerged

XDA-Developers has since been contacted by a trusted source close to the matter, who wished to remain anonymous. We endorse the veracity of the claim given the source's relationship to both XDA and Google. This source has revealed several key pieces of information about the future of  Google's messaging apps and the claims made on Reddit: There...

Exclusive: Android L to Add Granular Permissions Prompts

With the announcement of Android L now finished at Google I/O, there are still a number of unanswered questions as to what's actually likely to be coming in Android L. We mentioned some of the changes we know are coming earlier, as well as a bit more about the new design philosophy on the way,...

EXCLUSIVE: LG Developer Event to Highlight New SDKs for Developers

LG has been very involved in Android ever since they became the hardware manufacturer for Google with the Nexus 4 and Nexus 5, and if the rumors are true, the G Watch. They've also upped the ante with the G2 and the soon to be released G3, and today they've announced their new QCircle SDK...

TouchPal Keyboard Launches Exclusive Beta on XDA

One of the many joys of Android is the freedom of choice. This freedom manifests itself in various ways, from being able to choose your email client, media player, and camera apps, all the way to being able to choose an alternative keyboard. Not that there's anything wrong with the stock keyboard, especially after the...

XDA-Developers Exclusive: First Leaked Pics of HTC Mazaa

While most of our stories deal with discussions about apps, games, and things that go on in the world of mobile phones, we do find interesting stuff "out there" from time to time. A very generous anonymous informant provided us with the first ever pictures (high quality too!) of one of HTC's next upcoming devices....

XDA Exclusive: Gingerbread 2.3 / Nexus S Pictures (Update)

Well, we have a little Thanksgiving treat for all of you. Thanks to a source that chooses to remain anonymous, we got exclusive pictures of the elusive Gingerbread! We can now confirm Gingerbread is Android 2.3 and not 3.0. As you can see in the pictures, we also got some pictures of the Samsung Nexus...

XDA Exclusive – HTC Evo Shift 4G Details

Remember that device we got an exclusive picture of about a month ago? Well, it's back with more details thanks to our source. Here are some of its specifications: Android 2.2 Sliding QWERTY Keyboard 3.7" Screen 800Mhz Processor or 1Ghz Dual Core Snapdragon according to a different source 512MB RAM 5 MP Camera or 8 MP according to a different source Sprint 4G And...

XDA Exclusive: Verizon’s LTE Upgrade Plans

Thanks to a source that will remain anonymous, we got our hands on some very detailed plans for Verizon's new LTE Upgrade they are working on. The documents we have cover the very technical side of this network upgrade. We will try to put it in simple terms for the everyday user. As quoted from the document, here is...

XDA Exclusive: HTC Knight (Updated)

Thanks to a source of ours, we got some news about a new phone coming to Sprint. The phone is called the HTC Knight and runs Android. However, we are unsure of what version exactly. It has a sliding screen, which indicates some sort of keyboard based on the following text from an XML file. 3....