You've probably seen or installed modified applications, be it a patched dialer for your resolution or a custom WhatsApp version with added features. How do developers do that, though? A lot of the time, the applications' source code isn't even available, so how does it all work? We'll see that first, then take a look at a new tool that aims to make the process much easier, and finally compare it to the popular Xposed framework to see how they...
Nexus Q Receives Unofficial KitKat Update and Becomes First Ball with Android 4.4
The Google Nexus Q was one of the most peculiar devices introduced by Google. This media streaming, exceptionally built sphere was presented alongside Google Nexus 7 (2012) in June 2012 and originally shipped with Ice Cream Sandwich. Google never released an update for it and never really gave it any product distribution, so XDA was the only hope to taste some sweets.
In the past few weeks, we talked about KitKat updates for many devices perhaps nobody expected an update for the least understood Nexus device. But XDA Forum Member hharte proved us wrong, as he released almost fully working build of Android 4.4 KitKat based on CyanogenMod. There are still some things that need to refined like WLAN, and audio doesn’t always work with Google Music. That said, the vast majority of features work as intended and KitKat on Nexus Q can be considered stable even though it is described as experimental.
The Nexus Q looks almost like it belongs on another planet. Too bad Google decided to stop producing it. Nevertheless, if you own one, you should consider visiting the development thread to get started.
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With more and more OEMs ditching SD cards on their flagships, cloud storage is becoming even more important in the mobile world. Services like Dropbox and Google Drive have already become widely adopted by the majority of smartphone users, but is cloud storage ready to replace external storage? Let us know your thoughts below.
When the first reports of the M9 overheating came to light, many forum users began a collective joke-round calling the phone a popcorn machine, a grill, and other unoriginal remarks that we’ve seen with every device that presents sign of overheating, from gaming consoles to graphics cards. In this sense, the internet is not very inventive, and the cycle of rehashed jokes re-surfaces on different products every year or so. This time it was the M9’s turn and it was...