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XDA Begins Regular PC Hardware Coverage, Designed For Our Audience

At the tail end of 2015, I started writing for XDA-Developers -- it wasn’t a big jump given my involvement on the site for many years, but until then it was all on the forum side. Since then there have been a lot of changes, capped off with a new geographical location and work schedule....

Android O Users Will Update Graphics Drivers Through Play Store

During the Android Fireside Chat that took place at Google I/O 2017, a nice new feature was discussed. It was revealed that users of Android O will be able to update their graphics drivers through the Play Store. This might be one of the most exciting features of the upcoming Android. We know very little about...

Linaro And Huawei Announce the HiKey 960 — A Professional ARM Board for Development

Developers building apps that require close integration with the hardware in order to maximize performance, take advantage of new sensors or security features, or support new peripherals need to purchase a device that contains the hardware they are looking to test against. Developers of AOSP-based ROMs are also examples of people who need to work...

Access Your OnePlus/OPPO Device’s “Hidden” Hardware Diagnostic Tests

Long before a phone arrives in your hands, it goes (or should go) through a wide range of hardware diagnostic tests designed to check for any potential faults before it is packaged and shipped out. As Mishaal mentioned in a previous article looking at accessing these tests on Huawei devices, if you are buying a used...

LG G6 Teardown: Don’t Expect Many Home Repairs

Most of us have suffered from a broken screen or a battery with diminished capacity after too many cycles. Thankfully many of us who frequent XDA also have the ability to replace or repair minor hardware faults such as these, and when purchasing a device we will take repairability into consideration. Join us as we teardown...

How to Access the Hidden Hardware Diagnostic Tools on your Android Phone

If you're buying a phone secondhand, the first thing you should absolutely do is complete a thorough check of the device's hardware to ensure that everything is working as intended. So you pop in your SIM card, head on over to the Play Store, and download one of the many hardware diagnostic testing apps available...

How to Replace Moto X Pure Screen – XDA TV

There are many times where our mobile device screen meets an unfortunate end. Whether that reason is a sky diving mishap, a hunting accident or you drop it on your face when using it in bed, a broken screen can put a damper on your day. However, if you have the Moto X Pure (Style),...

i-Blades Modular Smartcase (1TB of Storage?) at CES 2016 – XDA TV

The big announcements at CES 2016 have all but happened. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t still some exciting technologies to check out! On the CES Showfloor XDA TV Host TK found a modular mobile platform. This technology allows you to add “blades” to your phone that can increase storage, memory, battery life and functionality....

Tronsmart Titan Quick Charger Review and International Giveaway! – XDA TV

Today XDA TV Host Jordan Reviews a 5-port USB Quick Charge Station for Tronsmart called the Titan. Additionally, we are giving away 30 Tronsmart Titans. To learn about the Tronsmart Titan check out the video! To learn how to enter this international giveaway check out the rules below. If you can’t wait to find out if...

5 Kickstarter Projects in Mobile You Should Check Out Now – XDA TV

Thank you for tuning in to XDA TV. Today we are going to be talking about five interesting Kickstarter projects. There have been noteworthy Kickstarter projects that have changed the mobile scene and created new market segments. And there have been other highly funded projects that promised much and delivered little. The five projects we are discussing...

Easy Fix for CPU Throttling?

Much has been said about the overheating and subsequent throttling issues surrounding the Snapdragon 810, but XDA forum member schecter7 thinks he may have found a simple fix. What is CPU throttling caused by? Excess heat. How do you get rid of excess heat? Add a bigger heat sink. This is essentially what XDA member schecter7 has done...

Montar Car Mount – Android Accessories Review

Our smartphones are more than just phones. They are movie theaters, game consoles, internet portals and more. In fact one of the great things about our phones is the GPS capability. Using GPS on your phone is great because you never have to know the exact directions, your phone will tell you. However, it is...