Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
HTC EVO 4G, Motorola Defy get ICS Ports
We’ve got two new Android 4.0 ICS AOSP ports to tell you about: one for the first 4G phone in America, the HTC EVO 4G, and one for the Motorola Defy. For the former, expect WiFi and cellular data to not work with the first and second Alpha builds, but the third Alpha, due out soon, promises to make all radios fully functional, according to developer Epsylon3. The Defy port is a bit more behind, only on a first Alpha, though the developer, Epsylon3, reports that WiFi is indeed functional, but the phone doesn’t work, nor does the camera.
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Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but showing your notifications instead. If you're a fan of that, you might want an easier way to check your notifications as they come in, without losing your current lockscreen. Glimpse Notifications by XDA Senior Member xrad offers just that. You'd normally have to turn your screen on manually to see your notifications. Instead, Glimpse Notifications will do it for you when a notification comes in. That doesn't mean...
As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we're starting to see a plethora of beautiful new apps on the Play Store. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best looking apps on Android are and why.