Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
Check Out our Holiday Gift Guide for 2012!
We’re nearing the end of 2012, and you know what that means: The Holiday Season is right around the corner! While you may find yourself with a few unfashionable sweaters, a tie you’ll never wear, and some unwanted fruit cake at the end of the season, we know what you’re really after—mobile technology. Don’t worry, though. We’re here to help you pick out something nice for yourself and your technologically-inclined loved ones.
In order to help you pick between some of the fantastic options, we’ve put together a Holiday Gift Guide with what we consider to be some of the best tech toys of 2012. In our guide, we cover what we consider to be the best Android Apps, OEM, “Other” Device, Windows Phone, Android Phone, and Android Tablet of the year. And given that this is XDA-Developers, we even covered the most hackable Android phones and Tablets of the year.
What are you waiting for? Access our entire Holiday Guide 2012 by clicking the links below!
- Android Apps / Utilities of the Year
- OEM of the Year
- Best “Other” Device
- Best Windows Phone
- Most Hackable Phone
- Most Hackable Tablet
- Best Android Phone
- Best Android Tablet
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While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.
At the annual Game Developers Conference being held in San Francisco, NVIDIA announced the latest addition to its collection of devices, the NVIDIA SHIELD. Powered by the Tegra X1 ARM SoC, the SHIELD is a set-top box running Android TV at its heart. But since it is a NVIDIA device, it does things beyond the simple streaming and gaming that is expected in this age. The SHIELD can locally run and stream 4K content to a capable TV. It is compatible with existing...