· Feb 27, 2015 at 11:10 pm

Google Announce Biodome like HQ

Google has submitted plans to redevelop four of their sites. The buildings will be made of lightweight block-like structures that can be moved easily to adapt to new ventures. The plans also aim to aid the local community and environment, including retail spaces, cycle paths, owl habitats and wider creek beds.

GOOGLE
· Feb 27, 2015 at 11:05 pm

Team Win Recovery Project for Tornado 348

The Kazam Tornado 348 was one of the thinnest smartphones of 2014, but even with that perk it didn't get much attention. XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy brought some official TWRP 2.8.5.0 love to this device, so you can now enjoy this reputable custom recovery on it for all your flashing needs!

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· Feb 27, 2015 at 04:00 pm

A Chinese Nexus May be Approaching?

According to reports by Gizmochina, a Chinese manufacturer could be set to release a Nexus device this year. The same source also informed that there will be another Nexus as well, which will be made by LG. The Chinese Nexus would feature a non-qualcomm chipset, which could narrow the big-name option to Huawei.

GIZMOCHINA
· Feb 27, 2015 at 03:52 pm · 1 comment

PhotoMath: A Math Beginner’s Dream App

To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...

XDA NEWS
· Feb 27, 2015 at 03:49 pm

Google Buys .app TLD for $25 Million

ICANN, the domain name world controller, expanded their generic top-level domains and has been gradually auctioning them off. Google has now invested $25 million in the ".app" domain - the most anyone ever paid in an ICANN auction so far. It is presumed that the domain will be available for user registration soon.

BUSINESS READER
· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm · 2 comments

Leaked Galaxy S6 Apps Hit the Forums

XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread:     The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...

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· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:31 pm · 1 comment

Which App for iPhone Do You Wish Was on Android?

Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.

DISCUSS
· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Hundreds of Free Apps On The Amazon App Store

The Amazon App Store has started a huge sale, 365 apps are now available at a discounted price including 145 which are currently free. With no indication of how long this sale will last it's definitely worth a look sooner rather than later.

AMAZON
· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Fix Untinted Recent Panels on Lollipop

Panels in the redesigned recent apps screens are tinted based on the app's colors, but many don't use this feature yet. XDA Recognized Developer MohammadAG wrote Tinted Recent Panels to fix untinted panels by extracting the color from apps' icons. Check it out!

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· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Cardboard Apps Suite Expands with Three New Additions

Google's cheaper take on a VR, platform Cardboard, has seen tremendous adoption rates, but the number of apps for it remain severely limited. Today however, is a good day for Cardboard enthusiasts as three new VR apps have made their way to the Play Store: Seene, Titans of Space and WAA!

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· Feb 27, 2015 at 11:44 am · 2 comments

Console OS Brings Android to Your PC

Android was always considered as a mobile operating system. While phones and tablets are over 95% of devices running Android, developers put lots of effort to make Google's OS available for other platforms. You've probably heard of Bluestacks, which brings the Android world to PCs, Macs and TVs. The American company is just one of the many brands that ports the Android OS to personal computers. In June 2014, the Console OS team launched its Kickstarter campaign for a system that...

XDA NEWS
· Feb 27, 2015 at 11:38 am

ChromeOS Replaces Launcher Icon with Search Icon

The latest ChromeOS build on the dev channel brings an unusual change to the dock, with the traditional launcher icon being replaced by a search icon. One of the Chromium developers states that the change is to reflect the experimental app launcher more focused on search, and can be reverted by disabling the flag.

GOOGLE+
· Feb 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

Galaxy S6 Earbuds Pictured in Latest Leak

With images of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge having leaked extensively, all that remains is the unveiling itself. While new leaks of the same content may not pique our interest, all things S6 haven't been revealed yet and today, two days away from MWC, images of the device's earbuds surfaced.

SAMMOBILE
· Feb 27, 2015 at 10:41 am · no comments

Design Woes: Can We Get What We Want?

There are many things to love about the mobile industry, and when it comes to Android, I think one of them is that there's something for just about everyone. The OEMs of today cover many different demographics for those that want this, or that. And things like a phone's design aren't excluded either - but what I think is really interesting about this last bit is just how apparent the different approaches are. I'm not just talking about the aesthetics,...

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