Not too long ago, we talked about how Sony was continuing its AOSP efforts on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Now, we have given the device its place in our forums. For the uninitiated, the Xperia Tablet Z is Sony’s most recent flagship tablet. It features a 10.1″ 1920×1200 LCD, equating to approximately 224 ppi. The high resolution panel is backed by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 processor and 2 GB of RAM. It also features a 6000 mAh battery to help keep the device powered all day.
We also added a home in our forums for LG’s . . . READ ON »
During the first half of 2012, XDA initiated the Recognized Contributor (RC) program to recognize members’ exceptional contributions and general helpfulness towards other members. Over the last 12 months, the program has become extremely popular and successful.
We have continuously upgraded the program and adjusted our vetting standards and criteria. As part of our review and monitoring procedures, it was felt that in addition to exemplary adherence to the site rules, Recognized Contributors should also be held to a Code of Conduct (CoC).
A short Code of Conduct was developed and will also bring the RC program in line with . . . READ ON »
When we launched the Recognized Developer program here at XDA, we did so in order to help support some of the most valuable members of the site: the people who create all of the cool modifications, hacks, apps, and tweaks that go into better optimizing our mobile experiences. However, in order to keep up with our ever changing mobile needs, the program has seen its share of revisions and expansions during its course.
Not too long ago, we covered the release of the HTC One and gave you a quick glimpse of its performance. Shortly after, we gave the One a home on our forums for both the international and some US carrier variants. Now, however, we have also created a forum for the T-Mobile HTC One variant.
Similarly, we covered the release of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and gave the international version a forum here last month. However, now we are happy to also give the AT&T and Sprint variants their place as well.
Those looking to get in . . . READ ON »
This is a multipart series on planning the XDA Development Conference to be held in Miami August 9 – 11 (http://www.xda-devcon.com). We want to give everyone a sense of what the event’s all about—and maybe some insight on what it takes to put on even a small conference.
Before we start, we want to apologize for stupidly using the same web “event” template (as well as some sponsorship language) as the Big Android BBQ. We’ve since changed our site, and we have no excuse other than that we’ve been focused on organizing a great event—and the website was the 100th . . . READ ON »
A little over a year ago, a thought began to permeate among some of the staff here at XDA: “Why doesn’t XDA create its own conference?” After much exploring and discussion, and maybe even a few group hugs (inside joke), we’re pleased to announce the first XDA:DevCon on August 9th to 11th.
We want to offer a conference where developers from across the spectrum can gather, collaborate with other developers, learn something new, and hone their existing skills. So we are bringing in some of the biggest names in the mobile development space to teach on app development, UI/UX design, . . . READ ON »
Recently, Samsung announced the newest model in its Galaxy Note lineup. The Note 8.0 comes in as the smaller sibling to the full-size Note 10.1, the tablet that was awarded most productive tablet of the year in the XDA Holiday Guide 2012.
Despite the smaller size, The Note 8.0 shares quite a lot of internal hardware in common with the larger Note 10.1. Both devices feature the Samsung Exynos 4412 processor and share a 1280 x 800 screen resolution, although the Note 8.0 has a slightly higher clock speed and ppi. While some may not favor the device’s . . . READ ON »
We might be the only site on Earth that doesn’t beg you to register at every turn. Outside of posting, guests on our forum can do almost everything members can, including downloading attachments. The rationale for this is that we want to do our best to keep the forums clear of junk posts (cue the chuckling from the people who already think XDA is overrun by noobs). Our moderation team does an outstanding job of keeping XDA ‘on topic’ and free from spammers and other ne’er-do-wellers.
So, we’re not popping champagne to celebrate this milestone. But still, 5 million members . . . READ ON »
Sometimes it gets difficult to keep track of who has quoted you on XDA, and there’s no way to know if someone “mentions” you in the course of discussion. Today we’re rolling out a feature that operates much like @mentions work on Twitter and other social networks. By default, anytime someone puts the “@” symbol next to your username, you’ll get an email notification (which you can turn off) and a vBulletin notification (which you can also turn off). Here’s how it works.
During the past week, we’ve created several new forums for exciting new mobile devices. Not too long ago, we took a look at the HTC One at its launch event in New York City. We then promptly put it through its paces with a round of benchmarks. After we found it to be a solid performer, we then decided to give it a home in our forum. Now, its US variants can also share in the joy with forums of their own.
Despite opening ourselves up to various cheesy puns based on the device’s name, we also decided to . . . READ ON »
There’s so much stuff happening on XDA that it’s sometimes tough to get a handle on it all. Obviously we have root tools and a bevy of ROMs, along with all the related conversation. However, we also have people discussing specs of upcoming devices, talking about what cases provide the best protection, providing community tech support (in practice shaming online efforts by phone manufacturers), posting screenshots of their home screens, and even just letting loose in our off-topic forum. And for the past several years, some of the most popular forums on XDA have been populated with developers discussing the . . . READ ON »
About a year and a half ago, we introduced the XDA Job Board to aid both community members looking for new employment opportunities and companies wishing to fill various positions. Unfortunately, however, these efforts have been abused by our robotic forum goers—failing to realize that much like Trix Cereal, jobs listed on XDA are for humans. Despite rumors that resistance is futile, we on the XDA administration team have deemed it necessary to shut the forum down in order to protect against the enemies of the Federation.
Today (April 1st 2013), leading mobile technology development forum, XDA-Developers.com, and search giant Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) have announced a partnership to help map the location of every iOS device in the world. Taking inspiration from previous efforts to map the location of other unwanted objects, XDA-Developers’ spokesperson confirmed that a form of crowd-sourcing would be used to facilitate the mapping process.
XDA’s spokesperson later went on to confirm that thanks to the partnership with Google, which arguably stands to benefit from knowing the location of all of key rival Apple’s (NASDAQ: AAPL) devices while in use, the app will feature a real-time . . . READ ON »