Over the last few months, you have likely seen a hard push by manufacturers in attempts to try and get closer to developer communities like ours. The effect that we have on their product sales is strong enough to create a tough situation for any company that decides to ignore this part of their consumer base. The best examples that you can see would be number of devices and users of Samsung and HTC products as compared to other brands that are not as developer friendly like Motorola and Sony. The effect is not a coincidence as our intervention in . . . READ ON »
You all know that we have had the Portal up and running for a little over 18 months now. In that time, we have added lots and lots and lots of content from all around the site. Everything has been featured here from themes and icons, to apps, mods, guides, and even some rather questionable hacks. But I am here today celebrating my 1,000th article in the Portal with a much more serious and pressing matter.
Allow me to provide you with a working definition of what our site truly is, what its main focus is, and what rights and . . . READ ON »
Some of you may remember a while back, we were tinkering a bit with the idea of making XDA t-shirts to show off your community spirit. Well, after a while we found a relatively good vendor that sent us a few samples, so that we could evaluate how well they would be received by the community. As you can see from the screenshot, they are pretty much directed at us since no one outside of XDA will know what ORD actually means. In any case, we thought about selling these samples at a very low cost to members but we . . . READ ON »
In this episode of Android ROM Rundown on XDA TV (don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel!), Chad talks about a ROM for the Samsung Fascinate called Super Dark Version 1 which brings forth a slick dark theme. It features a skinned dialer, improved performance, plus some widget enhancements. Click on to see the video!
This week on XDA TV azrienoch talks censoring, the Android ROM rundown, Android lock screens for Windows Mobile, Deluxe Moon for Windows Phone 7, kAmMa’s Folder Player For Android, and XFinity App for Android Sharing Passwords. Click on to see the video!
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Some of you were a part of the recent “ask Samsung a question” thread, which admittedly turned out to be a failure as the pace of questions was too fast. Naturally, sometimes we make mistakes when we try new things here at XDA. That said, we still want to give you an opportunity to communicate with Samsung and have your questions answered. We’ve created this page where you can either provide the company with feedback (intended for developers who have technical issues to report) or ask them a question. Naturally, not all questions can be answered, but they’re going to put forth . . . READ ON »
We’re back with more XDA TV! In this episode, Chad features LiquidMetal and LiquidLight for the Droid Incredible which features a beautiful lock screen packed with widgets, an improved launcher, and lots more. Click on to see the video!
azrienoch is back with his weekly recap for 11 February on XDA TV. He talks Honeycomb on the Dell Streak, a recap of the Android ROM rundown, improved HD2 camera app for those running Windows Phone 7, Froyo on the Milestone, dual-core HTC phones, and much more. Click on to see more!
For more information about the topics of the week, here are the links!
We have reached our first year of the Portal! Thanks to all the members who have contributed with your comments!
After one year online, we have brought you more than 2,200 articles, reviews, interviews, and many more articles intended to let all know about the great minds around xda-developers. Their work is what brings us the best free applications, tweaks, tutorials, tips, etc. Since the Portal was launched, we have seen our little community grow into something that is not so little anymore. . . . READ ON »
As you know, xda-developers is the biggest community of mobile developers and enthusiasts in the whole WWW! This could not be possible without the help of our more than three million members. This article has the intention to invite you to actively participate on our comments section located at the bottom of every article published on our Portal.
Any of your comments will be important to make the whole experience even better! Please be sure to post also in the About xda-developers.com forum section.
Windows Mobile, Android and Windows Phone 7 better than ever!
If you are not a . . . READ ON »
Every year since 2008, we launch a yearly poll to know what members’ preferences are regarding hTC devices. In other words, what is the best device that hTC has come up with throughout 2010? This year, we have included fifteen models launched in 2010. We have taken all the information from our sister site pdadb.net.
On previous years, we had an approximate of 6,000 members who voted and we expect to break that number for this year.
As of this year, a lot of different brands started to take root on XDA. Therefore, we will prepare a poll for . . . READ ON »
For many, many years this idea has been thrown around a lot, but never really took off. As it turns out, t-shirts are still a very important item for any addict… erm enthusiast to have. And with that in mind, XDA member torvick12 decided to ask that one very important question:
Hi guys have u guys made any XDA shirts yet? if so plz let me know im intersted on buying 1. thank u n appreciate it. plz let me know soon
Interview with XDA forum Admin mikechannon part 1
As some of you may be aware, a few months ago our forum Admin Flar left the position and mikechannon entered in replacement. He has actively participated in improving XDA over the years and he is one of the XDA old timers, so we considered it interesting to talk with him.
Orb3000: Hi mikechannon first of all thank you so much for giving us your time to this interview, as an XDA old timer you must have great experiences to share with us, so let´s get into topic. You are member since . . . READ ON »