On a side note outside of XDA, but very related to mobile world, French authorities have dismantled a cybercrime network and arrested nine people suspected of being involved in the illegal sale of codes used to unlock mobile phones.
At least 100 phone codes were stolen each day and an estimated 30,000 per month. The codes were then resold on a website that had 100,000 clients.
Authorities estimated the fraud was costing mobile operators anything from about 500,000 euros ($667,200) per month per to several millions in profit.
Mobile service providers France Telecom’s Orange Mobile, Bouygues, and European mobile phone . . . READ ON »
As technology leaps forward, we cannot help but to ask ourselves “why aren’t we a part of that?” Unless you have been sleeping under a rock for the last few months, you will probably have noticed that there is a new breed of devices in the mobile tech world… the tablet. This concept is far from being new since Tablet type computers have been around for well over 10 years. However, these were always bulky and, in essence, were computers with swivel displays, which turned a regular laptop in what we know today as the tablet. You have to keep . . . READ ON »
For those of you who enjoyed reading the first part of my article, here is the second part:
So, moving to a “modern” device is the name of the game and now you have a Leo, Nexus one, EVO, or any other “actual” magnificent device on your hands…
How much time each of us will wait before moving to a “newer”, yet as powerful and nice looking device? And with so many news about Android and Windows Phone 7, the temptation to upgrade will become even worse…
What is the real useful life time of our devices? What is . . . READ ON »
To the world of Windows Mobile developers, GPL was never an issue since “closed source” operates in a different manner. However, as of lately it has come to the attention of the site that the licensing requirements for open source software are very real and out there. At this point in the article, you may be asking yourself some questions, depending of your level of involvement on the Android development world:
Lots of people were eagerly waiting for this, and we are happy to announce that the new and improved xda-developers Wiki has been officially released. Some of you are probably not aware, but XDA has had a Wiki for many years where users would put in guides, troubleshooting tips, useful links, among many other things to complement this huge knowledge database. Recently, we were having several security related issues with it and the “rejuvenation” project for the wiki, which was in the talks, had to be pushed a lot sooner than expected. As a result of that, the current Wiki . . . READ ON »
After the launch of the XDA Portal earlier this year, we had a vision where this would serve as a news source for everything XDA. A place where our fellow members can drop by and check out things of interest, ongoing projects, news, and many other topics that affect the community in any way. This has flourished thanks to our members and the news writer team who are always looking for the best of the best.
Most of you probably know about the peer-to-peer developer recognition program called the Devvy Awards.
The idea came from XDA member quicksite, who is now very busy organizing the awards.
Recently, I’ve had some contact with quicksite. We talked about the Devvy Awards, what his plans are, what progress has been made in the last couple of months, and more. I discovered that by no means this is a simple ‘game’, where the winner takes all, with a voting system that is only meant for commercial purposes.
He told me about the factors that have been important for him to . . . READ ON »
In an interesting turn of events on the whole HTC vs Conflipper saga, we have learned some very interesting news directly from the developer himself (which he later posted in shipped-roms.com). Conflipper said that he has spoken with HTC and had reached yet another agreement on the kind of content that he can (and cannot) have on his site. In essence, the company has asked the dev to take down any test files or carrier files, and this is where it gets tricky. Most roms are from carriers (there really aren’t that many plain Jane stock, carrier-free rom versions floating . . . READ ON »
Well, for those of you who thought that the whole shipped-roms simply had a bad ending, you may want to think again. Thanks to XDA member indagroove, we have learned a few updates about the whole legal situation raised against XDA member conflipper. In fact, his site www.shipped-roms.com has a few updates on this situation. As it turns out, conflipper marched straight into HTC’s offices in the US to talk about the situation. Everything seemed a bit inconclusive, but there were two things that came out for certain out of that meeting. The first thing is that HTC . . . READ ON »
Due to an increase in demand and a huge rise to popularity even before its official release, we have decided to add a forum for discussion and development of the much anticipated Motorola Droid X. The device is so impressive in the hardware department that we simply couldn’t resist as we see a ton of potential for it. The announced release date for this is expected to be July 2, but Verizon Wireless will be making an announcement on June 23 regarding its newest Android additions.
The device itself is Motorola’s answer in the “bigger, better, and faster” game that . . . READ ON »
A lot of us know perfectly well who our administrator is. For those of you who have no clue, look up the user “Flar“. Back at the time when XDA was launching (sometime around 2003), the community was beginning to grow from a few users to hundreds of people world wide. Soon, the community had a few thousands users and was rapidly growing into a haven for people who had devices not supported by anyone else. Because the user base of the site was growing faster than what the original owners/admins had anticipated, the site was becoming sluggish . . . READ ON »