The LG G4 has a lot to prove, given that last year’s LG G3 was among the best smartphones of 2014. The Global Mobile Awards given out during the time of MWC 2015 named it the Smartphone of The Year (SOTY?) alongside the iPhone 6, and at the time of its release it packed the very best in Android specifications, from the powerful Snapdragon 801 to the class-leading 1440p display. The camera, battery life and feature set were also deemed...
Digital Car Brings Android Auto-Like Functionality To Your Device
At this year’s Google I/O keynote, Google announced a number of new products and services. Among them was Google’s foray into the automobile world, which complemented the announcement of the Open Automotive Alliance back in January. Google’s pitch, aptly entitled Android Auto, aims to streamline the experience between your car and your handheld in addition to providing easy handsfree usage. Android Auto requires you to plug your compatible Android device into your car, and then brings up a voice controlled interface with common in-car actions such as navigation and music. However, it could be quite a ways off with Android Auto enabled cars expected “sometime this year.”
Fortunately, XDA Forum Member CdRsKuLL has eased the wait in the form of Digital Car, an app that aims to emulate the Android Auto experience by using your tablet as a screen. Digital Car provides the expected actions such as music and navigation control, further augmented by the presence of features such as power and media awareness, customizable favorites and wallpapers and a nifty, easy-to-access implementation of the app drawer. All of this combines to make Android much more car-friendly in advance of Android Auto’s formal release.
Head on over to the Digital Cars application thread to get started with the app and experience the wonders of Android in a car.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
You've probably seen or installed modified applications, be it a patched dialer for your resolution or a custom WhatsApp version with added features. How do developers do that, though? A lot of the time, the applications' source code isn't even available, so how does it all work? We'll see that first, then take a look at a new tool that aims to make the process much easier, and finally compare it to the popular Xposed framework to see how they...
With more and more OEMs ditching SD cards on their flagships, cloud storage is becoming even more important in the mobile world. Services like Dropbox and Google Drive have already become widely adopted by the majority of smartphone users, but is cloud storage ready to replace external storage? Let us know your thoughts below.