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 »
In addition the obvious proficiency with graphics, creating a good Android theme requires certain knowledge about exactly one must do. Even the default theme engine used many ROMs requires theme files to have a compatible structure, otherwise your newly created themes will not work or will be incomplete.
Sony devices have a quite unique UI, which many people fancy. Unfortunately, like most of stock ROMs, it’s bloated and full of commercial content. Because of this, quite a few XDA folks decide to venture over to AOSP-derived ROMs in their many flavors. If you ever wondered how to make an AOSP ROM to look like an Xperia device, XDA Senior . . . READ ON »
TWRP has been released for Android Wear Devices such as the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the article talking about the AWToolkit that performs multiple operations on Android Wear. Also be sure the check out the article featuring the toolkit all LG G Watch owners need: the LG G Watch Tool! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Racing games have evolved quite a bit since the days of Pole Position back in the 80′s. In the past 3 decades, the pixelated textures have long since been replaced, along with any and all graphical representations of cars, surroundings, backgrounds, and so on. On top of that, the AI on for your computerized opponents has gotten far better and it no longer lets you win easily. Finally to top things off, you now get the added feature of physics-based gameplay that will make you think twice about wanting to drive that military tank to beat your opponents. All these combined make . . . READ ON »
Changing the profile of your device manually is now long forgotten. Since the advent of Android automation applications like Tasker, we’re now able to take full advantage of automatically enabled profiles. Some OEMs have even noticed that profile management might be a good idea, and they have implemented some features into their stock firmware.
IF you are looking for a free and interesting alternative to Tasker, you should consider meeting Sfen. It’s made by XDA Senior Member greglord. With Sfen, you can create events that can be triggered when certain conditions are met. You can specify an action and the event that is triggered . . . READ ON »
Being the most often looked at part of our device’s UI, the lock screen is prime real estate for things that we care about and are important to us. Be it the time, widgets, or shortcuts, we all have some sort of personalized setup for our lock screens that best suit our tastes. And perhaps, photos may be among them. If this is true in your case, XDA Senior Member wangxing has developed an app called Galaxy Photo Screen Lock which may be of your interest.
Galaxy Photo Screen Lock is a lock screen replacement app that displays photos and images right . . . READ ON »
It seems like OEMs are stepping up their game, with regards to the quality of their devices’ sound and speakers. HTC kicked it off with the fabulous Boom Sound speakers on the original HTC One and its successor the One M8, as well as the mid-range Desire 600 and Desire 816, and Sony hopped on board later with their first front facing speakers debuting on the Xperia Z2. With the bar set up high, other OEMs, such as LG and their G3, may be feeling the heat.
With this said, if you’re an LG G3 owner and are . . . READ ON »
We recently added two new sets of forums here on XDA. The first is the affordable and mid-range HTC Desire 610, while the second set consists of US Carrier variants for the popular LG G3 flagship device.
Starting things off on the LG side, the LG G3 is the company’s flagship for 2014. Just like what we saw with the international version, the US Carrier variants of the G3 are high end devices. They all feature a 5.5″ Quad HD IPS LCD, which runs at an eye-numbing 1440×2560 resolution. The device is powered by a 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor and 3 . . . READ ON »
This year’s xda:devcon 2014 is certainly shaping up to include plenty of discussions about wearables. And why not? Wearables are a big topic right now, and developers are looking into how to develop for this platform.
Today, we are happy to announce another great speaker who will be at xda:devcon ’14. A published author and researcher who has been developing wearable projects for the past 5 years together with his friends and colleagues at Malmö University and Aarhus University, Andreas Göransson will be talking software development. During the day he teaches computer related courses to both engineering and design students at Malmö University . . . READ ON »