Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
How to Run an Android 4.1 Emulator on Your PC
If you’ve ever thought of emulating an Android device on your PC, for either playing games that are otherwise incompatible with your current mobile device or for Android development and app testing, you may have looked into the Android emulator Genymotion. If you’re looking for a bit of help on how to get things started, you may want to check XDA Senior Member pratyush997‘s guide Genymotion.
The tutorial focuses specifically on PCs running Windows, and guides you along the steps necessary for a successful installation and set up of Genymotion. With helpful screenshots of the program with every step of the way, pratyush997 goes through the necessary prerequisites, the installation stage, and the initial setup of the emulator. The various functions and features of Genymotion are also covered, such as configuration of the battery level, toggling of the various settings, setting a custom resolution. and ADB. Pratyush997 also guides you through setting up and using ADB correctly with the emulator, such as connecting, ADB pushing, and pulling.
Running Android 4.1 and rooted ‘out of the box,’ Genymotion’s ‘basic features’ are also open source—specifically in regards to VirtualBox and support for different Android versions. So if you are looking for a head start with Genymotion, be sure to check out the guide thread for more information.
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SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...
Wireless charging is becoming more and more common as many OEMs are now starting to include this feature in their flagships. There are already dozens of wireless chargers to choose from on the market today, but quality definitely varies. For those of you who charge your devices wirelessly, let us know which charger is your favorite and why.