Google announced today that it will be bringing ads to the Play Store, and while that will surely annoy the majority of us, it isn't the only thing that sucks about the Play Store. From the lack of clear communication with developers to ridiculous restrictions, there are a handful of very annoying things about Google's approach. Let us know what bugs you the most about the Play Store.
CASUAL: Motorola RAZR Root Method Unlike Any Other
There’s only so much awesome one can cram into a title, which is why there’s typically several hundred works to describe it underneath. For those who own the Motorola Droid RAZR, you have experienced quite a bit of awesome things in the recent past including some developments that have flung the doors wide open on development. This is no different. XDA Elite Recognized Developer and XDA TV Producer AdamOutler has released a one-click-root method called CASUAL—or Cross-platform ADB Scripting Universal Android Loader—for the Droid RAZR, and it’s a truly unique piece of work. While it’s only in beta testing right now, AdamOutler will be supporting this nifty application until bugs are gone and beyond.
Being JAVA-based, CASUAL is compatible for the big three—that would be Windows, Mac, and Linux. The application itself uses a nice, easy to understand interface, and the popular MotoFail root exploit. Since it is beta, Adam asks anyone who experiences problems to post logs in the thread to aid in debugging. And, of course, any suggestions are welcome in thread as well. Along with rooting the device with a single click, the application also gives voice feedback. Beat that, other root methods. As if that weren’t enough, AdamOutler has designed the application so that the .jar can be opened up and the build.properties can be changed to form an entirely different application with different functions. Does it stop there? Of course not. Here are a few scripts AdamOutler threw together that change CASUAL’s functionality to pretty much whatever you want it to be.
Users of the Moto RAZR have been waiting awhile for a slam dunk piece of development to show up, and if this application dunked any harder, Kobe Bryant’s head would explode. Additional information, all the usual disclaimers, download links, instructions, and much more can be found in the development thread.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Smartwatches still have a lot of growing up to do. Not too long ago the latest Canalys figures revealed a rather disappointing outcome for 2014, something we covered with the ultimate conclusion that, once again, smartwatches had no year. The direction of smartwatches is unclear to even the biggest OEMs, and with every new option there seems to be polarizing dissonances from what people and OEMs want and what they both think they want. We've documented many of the reasons as to...
Every day, the majority of us use the internet through several different internet service providers, but what we may not think about whilst using this service is how much control these companies have over our experience. AT&T recently launched their rival to the Google Fiber service and subsequently looked for a way to further monetize on their offering. For an extra $29 on top of the $70 monthly charge, you can buy your privacy back from them. Otherwise expect online adverts...