To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Get Rid of Occasional Game Lag on the HTC One X
One of the most frustrating things when owning a phone as powerful as the HTC One X is playing a game the phone should be able to handle with ease, and ending up with nothing but lag. The experience, while frustrating, is one phone users know all too well, as this can even happen to dual core devices. While mobile phones aren’t bought primarily as gaming consoles, that doesn’t mean people don’t want them to act like one sometimes.
Thankfully, there’s a fix. XDA Recognized Contributor hamdir has written up a tutorial for users to explain why the One X occasionally stutters on games it should easily run and how to fix it. The process is simple and requires basically no knowledge of anything—just a rooted phone and 5 minutes to read.
The lag has been attributed to the phone’s frequency scaling, which varies depending on how many cores are in use. Even with all 4 cores active, some games apparently do not get access to all 4 of them, and the ones they do get access to don’t always use all the clock speed they can. While annoying, the fix is simple. Simply download an application called System Tuner. Now, in most scenarios, the tutorial would tell you to overclock your phone. This one, however, tells users to change the minimum clock speed. While this tweak would have a great negative impact on battery life if left enabled, battery life shouldn’t change too much if this is only used in-game.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.