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Apple will now adopt your Android when you swap it for an iPhone

Apple will now adopt your Android when you swap it for an iPhone

iPhone trade-inApple’s selling more iPhones than at any point in its history, but that doesn’t mean it’s not looking to grow its user base even more. To achieve this, the company today launched its new smartphone trade-in program at brick-and-mortar Apple Stores — allowing owners of selected Android, BlackBerry, or Windows Phone handsets to swap their

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Sony will bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3

Sony will bring Android 5.0 Lollipop to Xperia T2 Ultra and Xperia C3

Sony's super-sized Xperia T2 Ultra will get Android 5.0. Photo: SonyEarlier this year, Sony told users that only the flagship Xperia Z series was part of its Lollipop upgrade plans, leading many to believe everything else would remain on KitKat. But the Japanese company has today confirmed both the Xperia T2 Ultra and the Xperia C3 are also in line for an Android 5.0 upgrade. In

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Dunk test proves the Galaxy S6 Edge is definitely not water-resistant

Dunk test proves the Galaxy S6 Edge is definitely not water-resistant

Do not do this. Screenshot: Cult of AndroidUnlike the Galaxy S5, Samsung’s latest flagships are not water-resistant. It’s not that Samsung just forgot to announce this feature, either; the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge really do not like water — as demonstrated in the video below. Now that the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are available, YouTube is awash with drop test videos

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Third-party tweak fixes Lollipop’s memory leak on rooted Androids

Third-party tweak fixes Lollipop’s memory leak on rooted Androids

Lollipop's dreaded memory leak is fixed for some. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of AndroidLollipop’s memory leak has been plaguing Nexus users since Android 5.0 was released late last year, and despite several updates since then, Google has failed to fix it. Fortunately, third-party developers have stepped in with a patch. The tweak is intended for devices running AOSP ROMs based on Android 5.0 and up, and it’s available

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HTC’s Vive VR headset will be free to qualified developers

HTC’s Vive VR headset will be free to qualified developers

Vive, HTC's VR headset. Photo: HTCIf there’s one way to encourage developers to build software for a brand new device, it’s to give them that device absolutely free. That’s what Valve and HTC are doing with the new Vive VR headset, which won’t cost a penny if you’re a qualified developer. Valve and HTC have already been providing Vive Developer

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iFührer: Hitler is an Apple fan in Chinese smartphone ad

iFührer: Hitler is an Apple fan in Chinese smartphone ad

No. Just no. Photo:Whether it’s arguing over market share vs. profit margins, or Google Now vs. Siri, the war between Android and iOS users can sometimes can a bit heated. But up until today, no matter how anti-Apple the crowd, I’ve never heard anyone stoop to compare Tim Cook’s company to Adolf Hitler, the mass-murdering Nazi Party leader.

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Save 96% on a lifetime subscription to OSTraining developer courses [Deal]

Save 96% on a lifetime subscription to OSTraining developer courses [Deal]

a5594c6a9d88ef1501b2e74722dc2ea8c9747984_main_hero_imageBecome a pro web developer with a lifetime of guidance from OSTraining. With instruction from experts in their fields, you’ll learn how to hack and develop open-source programs — and for a limited time only, you’ll also save an incredible 96% with Cult of Android Deals. OSTraining offers more than 2,500 videos that can teach

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LG G4 could get a curved display just like the G Flex 2

LG G4 could get a curved display just like the G Flex 2

Could the LG G4 be as curvy as the G Flex? Photo: LGLG’s new G Flex 2 may not be its only flagship smartphone with a curved display for 2015. Sources familiar with the company’s plans say that the upcoming G4 will have one, too, but with a sharper Quad HD resolution just like last year’s G3. Citing industry sources, The Korea Herald reports that the G4 will have

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OnePlus One’s OxygenOS software delayed

OnePlus One’s OxygenOS software delayed

OxygenOS won't be here by the end of March. Photo: OnePlusOnePlus doesn’t have a great track record at meeting deadlines, so you probably won’t be too surprised to hear its OxygenOS software has been delayed. As a result, the company has been forced to give away five 64GB One smartphones. OnePlus promised back in February during a Reddit AMA that its first OxygenOS ROM for

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YouTube now supports 4K video at a super smooth 60fps

YouTube now supports 4K video at a super smooth 60fps

YouTube videos get even sharper, and even smoother. Screenshot: Cult of AndroidYouTube has been supporting super-sharp 4K video for over a year now, as well as video playback at 60 frames-per-second at lower resolutions. But for the first time, the world’s biggest video sharing platform will now allow viewers to combine the two. Videos shot in 4K “Ultra HD” resolution (3840×2160) at 60fps can now be played

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