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...
Nexus 7 Giveaway, XDA Partners with Swappa, and Helping a Community Member! – XDA Developer TV
The Ubuntu Touch developers and the developers here are collaborating on porting Ubuntu Touch. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. The special community bulletin talking about Ryan Scott is mentioned as well. Jordan then talks about TWRP 18.104.22.168 and its extras and the Swappa and XDA partnership.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK talks about making backups of Android software, XDA Senior Moderator jerdog released a highlights of the first XDA Roundtable event and XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an app review of Sidebar. Additionally, Jordan talks about the subscriber contest we are having here on XDA Developer TV. Pull up a chair and check out this video. Finally, be sure to check out all the other news from XDA-Developers.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Special Community Bulletin: Please Help Ryan Scott (ChiefzReloaded)!
- TWRP 22.214.171.124 Comes Loaded with Extra Sauce
- Android Beam Capable File Manager – Introducing File Beam
- XDA Developers and Ubuntu Touch
- XDA Makes Swappa Its Official Marketplace:
- [CONTEST] XDA Developer TV 100,000 Subscribers Contest – Win a Nexus 7
- Android Basics 101: Backing Up Your Apps and Data – XDA Developer TV
- XDA Roundtable Highlights: DMCA & Franco’s Kernel – XDA Developer TV
- App Review: Fast App Switching with Sidebar – XDA Developer TV
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