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A Widening Gap: The A10 Fusion Puts a Chokehold on Qualcomm’s Prospects

Yesterday, Apple announced their latest chipset, debuting on the iPhone 7. This new A10 “Fusion” (not to be confused with AMD’s processor) chipset brings a few new things to the table, but most importantly, showcases once more the uncompromising lead on performance that slowly suffocates Qualcomm. John Poole, CEO of Primate Labs and creator of Geekbench,...

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Nexus No More: Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL, Coming to You on October 4th Mark your calendar for the 4th of October, as this is when we are told to expect the new Google Pixel and the Google Pixel XL. What we once predicted, is actually becoming a reality in a form. Read more Samsung is Recalling...

Samsung misses their S7 Vulkan Deadline, but Finally adds Support

Back in February, Samsung made a big deal about the gaming performance of their new Galaxy S7 smartphone. One of the key features of the S7 that they were showcasing was that it would be the first smartphone to support the Vulkan API. Samsung representatives talked extensively at the time about how Vulkan support would allow...

Chainfire Discusses SuperSU and Problems With The Note 7

Earlier today Chainfire took to Google+ to discuss progress with the Note 7 and SuperSU, explaining that as the Note 7's release has been delayed in some countries he has had to work via remote debugging. Thankfully, with the aid of Dr.Ketan and SeraphSephiroth it is now working. However it is not all good news. "As...

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  With the Note 7, Samsung Still Delivers Embarrassing Real-World Performance: Every year we notice the same pattern: new Galaxy device comes out, it gets positive reviews (excluding, perhaps, the Galaxy S5), and among one of the positive points, you usually find performance… somehow. Read More Android 7.0 Nougat Finally Released — Coming Your Way!: Android’s latest OS update, the...

Beyond the Specs: In the End, the Note7 is a Remarkable Phone for Life

Often times as tech enthusiasts we tend to look at things from a single perspective, and that perspective is performance. The performance we expect, demand, and receive must meet our ever growing expectations or it runs a severe risk of being sidelined. Android phones in particular always seem to a draw special polarization in thie regard. Looking...

What You Pay For: A List of What Lets the Note 7 Get Away with its Price

The most anticipated phone of the year is here, and its cost is equal to about 2 months worth of my rent. The Samsung Galaxy Note 6 7 was unveiled on August 2, 2016 and is going for an unlocked price of $850. With the recent surge of “affordable flagships” brought by smaller companies, some consumers...

The Root of the Problem: Reminiscing How And Why Tinkerers used Samsung Phones

The Galaxy Note 7 is looking to continue the locked-down trend of recent Samsung flagships, and coupled with the fact that the relatively-unlocked variants come with Exynos processors, many of our users have been dreading the prospect. We’ve seen this at the bottom of nearly every story surrounding the latest Galaxy phones -- users leaving...

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It's Friday at last! There's no need to scroll through the articles you've missed to catch up on the news. Every week we compile all the best stories from XDA and put them into one YouTube video. If you'd rather skip the video, you can jump straight to the articles here. LG Officially Announces the V20; Coming...

Watch Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Live Stream, Blog and Discussion!

It's Galaxy Note 7 day at last! Join us to watch the event live, catch up on the highlights or join the conversation below as we take a look at the latest iteration of the original "phablet". Note 7 - Curated tweets by xdadevelopers

The Sorry State of Android Fragmentation: An Example to Understand Developers’ Plight

Fragmentation has been a contentious issue in Android quite literally since the mobile operating system was announced. Apart from being a cudgel for trolls to use in online flame-wars, the diversity that comes with fragmentation is now largely seen as a net positive for consumers of Android devices. After all, we're given so much freedom in choosing...

Samsung Already Did it: For Better or Worse, Samsung-led Innovation and Trendsetting helped Shape Android

Samsung is one of the world's biggest smartphone brands, and part of what made them the tech giant they are today is their ability to convert unorthodox features into seemingly useful additions, even if it takes them multiple tries, and multiple failures. The Korean Company couldn’t make their features and name stick if they didn’t sell...