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Announcing The Opening Of FreeYourAndroid…
We all know that there is a myriad of Android forums and related sites throughout the internet. While we would like to think that xda-developers is alone in this race, the fact of the matter is that this could not be further from the truth. Our site is a wonderful place to be a community and learn a lot if you are willing to put the time on it. Learning to develop on xda is not impossible as there is a vast (quasi-endless) amount of information available from some of the brightest minds on the planet. However, due to the vast amount of said information, it is sometimes very difficult and borderline a full time job to be able to go through all the material necessary to do what one wants to do, be it root your device, or be able to theme it from the ground up.
This is where our friends from Villainrom come into play. After many months of market research and studying how people use and search for information, they have come up with a new type of site, which they have called freeyourandroid (FYA), that is aimed to help n00bs and seasoned pros alike with all of their Android related needs. The site is structured around an easy to use type of interface, which is rather intuitive and will save you from having to search and read through thousands upon thousands of things that, while useful, might be completely irrelevant to what you are looking for. On top of that, FYA has the distinct feature that it will offer pro support live via a dedicated IRC channel. Basically allowing you to get all the help you need from the right people.
Last but not least, the site is currently hosting a contest to celebrate its launch. In the words of XDA Recognized Developer nprussell:
To get to my final and most important points:
- We currently have a competition on to celebrate our launch countdown, which is free to enter. A Motorola Xoom is up for grabs.
- On Tuesday, we’re starting a second, Twitter based competition which celebrates the launch itself, where we’re giving away a dual core Android phone to one random winner!
Interested yet? If so, please take a few minutes and visit the newly launched site, which is still growing in terms of content. Please be sure that if your current device is not supported/guides not present, they may be soon, so stick around.
Personal congratulations to the guys over at Villainrom! All the best in this new endeavor…
You can find more information in the newly opened site right here.
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