It’s so close, you can almost smell it. “TheNextGALAXY” is set to be announced on Monday at Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona. And while the “next Galaxy” could come as an entirely new Galaxy-branded line, we think that it’s fairly safe to assume that this is for the Samsung Galaxy S 5.. . . READ ON »
XDA is a huge global community. That makes managing the site a challenge, as everything from monitoring the ads to moderating the forums becomes exponentially more difficult when dealing with different countries, cultures, and belief systems. What many people don’t know is that the second largest source of traffic on XDA after the USA is actually India. And until now, we’ve admittedly done a poor job of supporting these users. We’ve never had a defined process for adding India-only devices, and when we do add them, we’ve often relegated them to our legacy/low activity template. Often non-supported device discussion gets . . . READ ON »
It should come as absolutely no surprise that we at XDA-Developers take piracy very seriously. Not only does pirated content cause our site to face potential legal action, but the developers who create the applications we enjoy deserve to be rewarded for their efforts. It is for this reason that we take a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to willful piracy.
You may recall that a few days ago, we talked about a rather innovative application by XDA Senior Recognized Developer jcase. TimePIN, as its name implies, allows users to use the current time as an unlock PIN for . . . READ ON »
From all of us here behind the scenes at XDA-Developers, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays! No matter what holiday you’re celebrating—or even if “celebrating” just means that you’re taking some time away from work and/or school—we hope you have a great and relaxing time. And if you find yourself with a few new gadgets this holiday season, be sure to share your new acquisitions in the comments below, and then promptly proceed to the XDA-Developers forums to get started with all that hacking and rooting goodness!. . . READ ON »
Two days ago, we released the smartphone segment of our Holiday Gift Guide for 2013. Today, we are also sharing our tablet guide.
Whether you’re buying a last minute gift for friends and family, or you simply want to find out how best to spend your hard-earned money (or all those gift cards you will receive in the coming days), you should take a few minutes to peruse the guides! And while you’re at it, be sure to vote for your favorite devices!
The Holidays are just around the corner, but there’s still time for last-minute gift shopping! Are you still looking for those last minute presents for your geeky loved ones and yourself? If so, you should make your way over to the XDA-Developers Holiday Guide 2013!
This year, we’re dividing the Holiday Guide into three parts:
When making the guide, we tried to be a little different than most other sites. Rather than simply telling you which device we. . . READ ON »
For those who want a themed Android phone without all the work of configuring widgets, wallpapers, and icons, our friends at MyColorScreen offer a terrific option with their Themer app (available on Google Play). And as of today, those looking to show their love for XDA can do so by applying the XDA theme, which can be found under the “Newest” category in Themer.
This theme features a card-style UI style homescreen design, as well as a direct link to the XDA forums. It also contains clock and battery stats, weather information, music controls, and access to common apps. There’s also . . . READ ON »
Just like the flagship G2, the G Flex is powered by a quad-core 2.26 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor. The speedy processor is backed by 2 gigs of RAM and 32 gigs of internal storage. And providing the juice, you have a non-removable 3500 mAh Lithium Polymer battery.
Then things start to get a little funny. Rather than the G2′s 5.2″ 1080p . . . READ ON »
For those of you celebrating, we here at XDA-Developers would like to take a minute to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re spending the Holiday with a large group of friends and family or you’re relishing the company of a select few, we hope you have a grand time full of ROMs, kernels, device hacking… oh and of course, food.
Now as tonight’s evening binge fest quickly approaches, it’s a great opportunity to remember the reasons why we’re thankful. So we now turn it over to all of you: What mobile device-related “thing” are you most thankful for this . . . READ ON »
Since its inception, the Recognized Developer program was meant to acknowledge the best of XDA’s developers. Thousands of our members have applied over the years, and hundreds have been recognized for making core contributions to the development of mobile devices. During that time, the RD program has grown and evolved to serve the needs of our developers and the community as a whole.
In order to maintain the validity of our RD program, we must retire those who are no longer active or who do not meet the minimum requirements. We want the RD title to be indicative of an active developer . . . READ ON »
Not too long ago, we covered Motorola’s ambitious Project Ara. The project is centered around the idea that a smartphone can be an open and modular platform, and one that end users can upgrade and repair at will. While there are still almost countless logistical hurdles to overcome, the project and the similar Phonebloks concept by Dave Hakkens both promise many potential benefits if executed properly.
Alongside the project’s unveiling, Motorola also stated plans to release the basic building blocks, the Module Developer’s Kit (MDK), this winter. The MDK is intended at letting developers create modules for the Ara . . . READ ON »
Ever wonder what it would take to dwarf the Samsung Galaxy Note 3? Now we know the answer, and it’s the HTC One Max. The HTC One Max is, for the most part, a larger version of the critically acclaimed HTC One.
The One Max’s defining trait is its 5.9″ Super LCD 3 panel. Packing a 1080p resolution, this equates to approximately 373 ppi. Similarly to the international version of the HTC One, the One Max features a quad-core 1.7 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor. Unlike the original HTC One, however, this device packs a fingerprint reader on the . . . READ ON »
It’s rather unfortunate, but we’ve all seen those overly cluttered “development” threads that end up more full of low level questions and user support than actual development work. In order to best combat this, various members of the Recognized Contributor and Recognized Developer groups have worked together to come up with a better way of doing things. Rather than housing support requests and actual development talk in the same thread, it quickly became apparent that large projects need two separate areas for discussion: one for development questions such as bug reports and development-related topics, and the other for tech support . . . READ ON »