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...
Farewell 2012: Happy New Year from XDA-Developers!
Depending on which part of the world you reside, 2012 is now but a memory. While there have been various ups and downs, one thing is certain: Despite the lack of a Mayan Apocalypse, it was quite the eventful year.
What’s even more important than the road already traveled in the world of mobile technology is what is yet to come in 2013. While the progress of our favorite mobile operating systems and their development communities are still very much to be determined, one thing is already known: There are many exciting times ahead.
Please share in the comments section what you are looking forward to most this coming year!
And as we mentioned previously, we would like to hear about your favorite content this past year so that we are better able to tailor what we bring you this coming year. So if you’d like to leave your two cents, please drop by my thread or send me a PM with your suggestions!
Here’s to a happy and prosperous 2013! And what better way to kick it off than with a glimpse back at our Best of 2012 videos!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
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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...