Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
Easily Install Google Wallet onto Galaxy Nexus with an APK
While Google Wallet isn’t yet available for devices with an NFC chip, like the Nexus S and Galaxy Nexus, there have been some workarounds that required you to root your device, then install an update at the bootloader level. Now, Google Wallet, in most cases, can be installed with a simple APK, whether you have the GSM or CDMA version of the Galaxy Nexus, thanks to XDA member lukegb. Click onto the discussion thread for a download link and instructions.
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Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but showing your notifications instead. If you're a fan of that, you might want an easier way to check your notifications as they come in, without losing your current lockscreen. Glimpse Notifications by XDA Senior Member xrad offers just that. You'd normally have to turn your screen on manually to see your notifications. Instead, Glimpse Notifications will do it for you when a notification comes in. That doesn't mean...
As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we're starting to see a plethora of beautiful new apps on the Play Store. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best looking apps on Android are and why.