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...
Hands-On with the Galaxy S III at Unpacked 2012: UI, Gestures, and USB Host – XDA TV
You may have already read through our live-blog of the Samsung Unpacked 2012 launch event for the Samsung Galaxy S III. However, a picture is worth a thousand words, and therefore a little hands-on video must surely be worth even more.
In this episode of XDA Developer TV, we get a little hands-on time with Samsung’s latest flagship, and our own Portal Administrator Will Verduzco (that’s me!) puts the SGS3 to the test. We begin by taking a look at browser performance and voice control. Then, we test for USB host functionality (hint: it works) using Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire‘s DSLR Controller App. Finally, we examine the size compared to the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and cover some notable additional features and gestures.
If you’re currently salivating at the thought of Samsung’s latest and greatest, make sure to watch the video below!
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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...