There are plenty of music players for Android available in Play Store. They differ in terms of layout, functionality, and overall user experience. Paid or free, it’s totally up to you to decide which one(s) you prefer and which app(s) will make the cut.
If you are learning foreign languages or simply like to know about what artists are singing, XDA Forum Member siju2012 created a nice music player that fetches lyrics automatically and displays them on the screen. In addition to playing music and displaying lyrics, the NextGen Music Player is very functional. You can change the song by swiping horizontally. If . . . READ ON »
Toasts are delicious, even in their Android flavor. In Android, toast doesn’t lead to a yummy sandwich, but rather a type of notification. Google decided to use these short prompts to inform about various things that are going on. For example, you may see a toast when an application is granted a superuser access.
Despite the idea behind toast notifications being great, Google has left room for big improvements in terms of implementation details. Developers didn’t like to wait, so they started to play with such details like notifications. As a result, XDA Forum Member abellujan created an Xposed module that lets you . . . READ ON »
To be brutally honest, the native options for screen orientation in Android devices aren’t particularly extensive. Actually, it’s not extensive at all, consisting of merely a toggle to turn it on or off. For many folks, this is totally sufficient. What other customization options could you possibly have for a setting that simply turns the screen sideways? But being part of the Android OS, a lot of us also expect some of the customization and flexibility that has come to define the OS as a whole. With this said, XDA Recognized Developer and Themer Pranav Pandey has developed an app which does a great . . . READ ON »
It’s hard to find a more hated object than your alarm clock. They wake us up nearly every day, help us to get up on time for school or work, and basically keep our lives on tracks. However, we still don’t like them. That said, we need to deal with them. But despite their annoyances, we can at least make them look pretty.
Stock Android isn’t always the most beautiful OS. Sometimes, icons and other UI elements look like they’re taken directly from Android 1.5–and that’s somewhat of a true statement. One of these small elements that can be easily replaced and make the OS . . . READ ON »
Since the release of Flappy Birds, we’ve had the “fortune” to see hundreds of variations of the concept. Doge, shoes, and cheese were not too unusual in the sea of weird flying objects trying to squeeze between two pipes.
A quite unique approach to this concept was taken by XDA Forum Member IDSprofile, who decided to take flappy thing to… outer space! In the game Ship Up, you are the pilot of a spaceship trying to reach the stars and go to its home planet. It’s not easy, however, since the route is full of meteorite obstacles, so you need to be really focused . . . READ ON »
Seemingly every day, there are a bunch of new devices being released. Some are budget devices and some are flagship devices. Naturally, there are budget conscious enthusiasts who would like to have both. Recently, a device has made a big splash in the tech industry, and is called by some as the Nexus killer. Then again, what’s not being (perhaps inaccurately) called a Nexus killer these days? This device is the first offering from OnePlus. Let dive in and see if we have a Nexus killer or not.
Before we start this review, please note that some people are having some . . . READ ON »
For the most part, Chrome, Firefox, and Dolphin Browser have no real rivals among the popular Android Web browsers. But from time to time, a new browser pops up and creates quite a fuss because it’s innovative and fresh features that offer something that the three kings don’t.
Not too long ago, we talked about Pale Moon Browser finding its way to Android. Now, the stage of browsers has gained one more player. XDA Senior Member tliebeck created a browser with tons of new features. Atlas Browser is absolutely ad-free, and it also incorporates an ad-blocker and has lots of privacy-related options. But that’s . . . READ ON »
The battery style in stock Android looks pretty dull. It doesn’t offer the percentage remaining, customizable colors, and so on. Basically, it’s not something that most of us here on XDA are looking for. Luckily, you can change your default white or blue battery style to something more fancy with just few steps.
The battery style can look really nice and colorful. XDA Senior Member gharrington created a mod that gives you the ability to browse from over one thousand battery types. With a single click, the 3Minit Battery Mod will download and set the battery type onto the status bar. The application will download . . . READ ON »
Cloud storage services like Dropbox or Google Drive have grown in popularity dramatically over the last few years. They’ve obviously become available on Android since it’s the most popular mobile OS. And nowadays for many users, almost everything is kept in cloud. The list of benefits from using the cloud is very long. Your files are always safe, accessible from everywhere, and available on every platform.
After some time, services inevitably become more and more cluttered and full of duplicated files. XDA Senior Member cgollner created an application that can be used to analyze and clean your cloud storage. Unclouded shows which files . . . READ ON »
Listen, we love innovative applications and modules that expand the functionality of your device. We cover those modules often. However, sometimes you are fine with the functionality you have, and you just want it too look different. So today, we celebrate that desire.
In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you blur your system UI. XDA Recognized Developer serajr created the Blurred System UI module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, so check out this Xposed Tuesday video.. . . READ ON »
Shortly after the USA Unlocked and Developer Editions of the HTC One M8 received the Android 4.4.3 update, the OTA has begun rolling out to users of the European version of the device as well. As stated by Mo Versi, Vice President, Product management at HTC, the update includes all the security fixes from Android 4.4.4 despite carrying the lower version number. Along with the security fixes, the update includes application updates the Camera, Gallery and HTC Sync Manager. Under the hood, Boomsound, Motion Launch and Power Savings Mode have also received updates.
As usual, the OTA is rolling out to . . . READ ON »
SMS and Hangouts messages likely won’t ever replace traditional Emails for more formal communication. This “old fashioned” way of sending messages is used for almost everything, such as getting SPAM to finishing an important report, and everything in between.
The stock Email client in Android is still far from being a perfect and modern-looking app. For example, if you receive an Email, you need to open your notification bar, click the notification to open the app, and then finally read the message. To reply to it, you need to do some extra work. XDA Forum Member glensantacruz saw this as a problem, so he decided . . . READ ON »
Android uses multiple types of notifications. One of these is known as a “toast notification.” You’ve no doubt seen toast notifications in the past, where small prompts with a short text line are shown with information such as successfully signing in, and so on. The default toast notifications in Android are far from being pretty. But luckily, there are tools like the great Xposed Framework that can change almost anything in the Android OS. The best thing about Xposed is that all of these changes can be done without re-compiling the whole OS.
An interesting module to change the look of toast notifications was been made by . . . READ ON »