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...
New XDA Feature: Contextual Search
We recently made some big upgrades to our search system on XDA. It now burdens our servers less (XDA users *really* like to search), provides improved results, and has a contextual search feature. The latter feature makes it super fast and easy to search for certain key terms on the XDA forums. Just highlight what you want to search for and you’ll see a little magnifying glass pop up. Hit that, and you’ll be taken to the XDA contextual search. Enjoy.
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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.