jerdog

jerdog is an editor on XDA-Developers, the largest community for Android users. Jeremy has been an XDA member since 2007, and has been involved in technology in one way or another, dating back to when he was 8 years old and was given his first PC in 1984 - which promptly got formatted. It was a match made in the stars, and he never looked back. He has owned, to date, over 60 mobile devices over the last 15 years and mobile technology just clicks with him. In addition to being a News Editor and OEM Relations Manager, he is a Senior Moderator and member of the Developer and Moderator Committees at XDA.

Posts by jerdog

· 7/23 at 09:45 am · 0 comments

FOSSCON 2015 Back In City of Brotherly Love

XDA has long been a proponent of FOSS - it's just who we are. We love to highlight applications, projects, services, and even conferences which embrace FOSS principles. FOSSCON 2015, a FREE conference, will be held in Philadelphia, PA on August 22, 2015.

FOSSCON
· 7/11 at 12:16 pm · 0 comments

New Mobile VR Headset Beginning To Make Waves

VR ("virtual reality" for the acronym-challenged) is an old concept dating back to 1950's Sci-Fi, which involves replicating for the user an environment which simulates their physical presence in worlds, whether real or imaginary. Sega, yes that Sega, came out with one of the first VR headsets in 1991, and there have been many over the years who have tried to usher in the virtual world to no avail. Much of the issue stemmed from the lack of supporting technology which...

XDA NEWS
· 6/9 at 08:58 am · 19 comments

NoChromo, A New Ad-Blocking Browser, Appears

Google's recent open-source drop of Chrome on Android was a great step forward. With many users not wanting to be assaulted with ads, and Google not allowing ad-blocking apps on the Play Store, it was only a matter of time before developers created browsers that automatically blocked ads. Enter NoChromo.

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· 5/26 at 11:03 am · 0 comments

LG Developer Event To Highlight App Development

LG held a Developer Event in San Francisco last year to highlight the key features in their QCircle SDK and, with Google I/O set to happen this week, it's happening again. This year's event is entitled "Creating Apps with LG – Stay Ahead of the Curve" and will focus on creating apps for the LG G4, LG G Flex2, plus VR and IoT devices

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· 5/22 at 05:19 pm · 0 comments

GitHub CodeConf 2015 Set For Nashville

GitHub, the largest services for hosting open source projects, is holding their Code Conference (aka CodeConf) in Nashville, Tennessee June 25-26, 2015. They've posted information on speakers, workshops, and hotel discounts over on their blog.

GITHUB
· 5/18 at 08:58 am · 0 comments

Cyanogen To Hold Meet and Greet in Belfast

If you're in the vicinity of Belfast, or just need an excuse to travel there, Cyanogen, Inc. is holding a Meet and Greet in partnership with DroidHorizon on June 19th. The event is of the social variety, with beer, food, music and techies - what more could you ask for?

DROIDHORIZON
· 4/1 at 11:40 pm · 0 comments

HTC M9 S-OFF In Less Than 24 Hours – No ETA On Release

HTC devices are no stranger to XDA's Senior Recognized Developers jcase and beaups, but not necessarily in the way that HTC themselves may like. Both jcase and beaups have consistently shown that beer, pizza and hard work can achieve just about anything, with the HTC M9 already S-OFF'ed in less than 24 hours.

FORUM LINK
· 3/27 at 11:55 am · 22 comments

ASUS US Invites Developers at XDA to Special Event

ASUS has built a solid name over the years for their computer components, but in the last few years they have been expanding into the mobile market. With their Transformer series of tablets, their Padfone line, and being the tablet manufacturer for the Nexus 7 (as well as the 2013 version), they've solidified their place as a viable option in the mobile industry. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 they announced their ZenWatch, and at the beginning of 2015 they announced...

XDA NEWS
· 3/20 at 08:00 am · 19 comments

Huawei Begins Friendly User Testing Program and Contest

Huawei in recent months has begun to expand their Android marketing and business, from Huawei USA sponsoring the Big Android BBQ to being what looked to be the largest Android OEM sponsor of this year's Mobile World Congress. Even rumors (hardly something to go to the bookies in Vegas about though) have suggested the next Nexus device being made by Huawei. So it comes as no surprise that they are beginning to embrace the community a bit more than they...

XDA NEWS
· 3/12 at 11:47 am · 0 comments

ASUS Releases Kernel Source For ZenFone 2

ASUS's ZenFone 2 is shaping up to be quite an interesting device, what with Android Lollipop, an Intel 64-bit Atom processor, choices of 16/32/64 GB of storage, 2/4 GB of RAM, and a 5.5" screen. Even more interesting is the company has already released the kernel source in advance of its worldwide device release.

FORUM LINK
· 2/26 at 02:54 pm · 0 comments

MTX Connects Travellers with Unlimited Data in Europe

With trade shows all over the world, and Mobile World Congress just around the corner, business travelers consistently have to deal with the need for data. MTX Connect is now offering low-priced data, and free mobile calling, with no roaming charges for anyone traveling to Europe.

MTX CONNECT
· 2/17 at 12:29 pm · 0 comments

Kazam Thunder Q4.5 Receives Official TWRP

OEM's who are actually serious about embracing the development community are few compared to those who just pay lip-service, and Kazam is such an OEM. With their device assistance and GPLv2 source code XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy was able to get an official version of TWRP released.

FORUM LINK
· 1/26 at 11:37 pm · 0 comments

New Forums Created for Windows 10 Development

Microsoft, looking to be a player in the game of giants with their recent announcement of Windows 10, hopes to merge the OS experience between desktop, tablets, phones, and anything that falls in between. Check out our new forum for Windows 10 Development and Hacking and join in the fun!

FORUM LINK
· 1/26 at 06:00 am · 3 comments

The Androids Are Marching On The UK

XDA has always been about the community, and as such we are constantly on the lookout for ways to bring awareness to events happening around the world. This year Birmingham University, United Kingdom, is the location for the 4th Annual March of the Droids, an Android Enthusiasts dream. For one day only, March 21st, you can join major OEMs from around the world, a major UK network provider, and other companies who support the Android community, in celebrating and learning...

XDA NEWS
· 1/14 at 09:29 pm · 0 comments

Official VLC Coming To Android TV

The most famous video player, VLC, is set to make an official appearance on Android TV. VideoLan, the creators of the popular video player, have made a preview available for Android TV which is a welcomed addition to the platform.

GIGAOM