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...
Installing ADB on Ubuntu… The Easy Way
In case you haven’t noticed, the majority of ADB setup guides seem to be written with one operating system in mind: Windows. What happens if you happen to be running the open source, alternative operating system Ubuntu and you feel the urge to ADB push the latest themed APK file to your device? In order to save you the from heartache and pain that is encompassed by searching for these instructions yourself, XDA member bloodychaos has you covered. He has written a nice “lazyman’s install guide” on this very topic, which takes you through all the steps from installing the JDK and SDK to setting the path.
If you’re a Ubuntu user and would like help on receiving your share of ADB bliss, please continue on to the original thread.
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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.