Jimmy McGee · Nov 14, 2013 at 01:30 pm

Android App Review: Get the Old SMS on KitKat with 8SMS – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4 KitKat is out. We all love the latest and greatest, but sometimes Google makes some sweeping assumptions that nit everyone cares for. One assumption would be that everyone wants to use Hangouts for SMS. The great thing about Android, especially at XDA, is that you can choose how you want to use your phone. If you don’t want to use Hangouts for SMS on KitKat, you shouldn’t have to.

XDA Senior Member bengtan.leducbao offers an old school SMS application for your KitKat device. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews 8sms. TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check out this app review.


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GermainZ · Mar 4, 2015 at 07:09 pm · no comments

A Look at the Telegram+ Situation

Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...

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Aamir Siddiqui · Mar 4, 2015 at 12:11 pm · 2 comments

Multi Boot: The Fall of Nandroid?

Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...

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Emil Kako · Mar 4, 2015 at 11:49 am · 1 comment

HTC One M8 Owners: Upgrade to the M9, or Skip?

While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.

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