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.
Dramatically Improve Droid Incredible Battery Life
Battery life on many Android devices has been a problem for quite some time. Although the hardware and software in Android has improved much in recent years, battery technology remains largely the same. While there are some rumors out of better batteries being developed and more energy efficient hardware, that isn’t stopped many Android users from living charge to charge.
For HTC Droid Incredible users, it doesn’t have to be that way. XDA Senior Member PureMotive has developed a mod that aims to give Incredible users significantly longer battery life, and so far, the user response has been very positive.
The mod, which is laid out line by line for developers to use in their ROMs, tweaks a very large number of variables in the ROMs already existing sysctl.conf file. If one is not there, it creates on. Once done, PureMotive then explains what the sysctl.conf does, how it works, and why it works the way it does. Now, the cool thing is that many HTC devices all share a similar framework. While users may not be able to simply copy/paste this mod to other HTC devices, a developer could definitely change the tweaks to be compatible with other device, potentially helping many more.
For the entire mod and full explanation, head on over to the original 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...