There are a number of different apps on the Play Store that make browsing the XDA portal and forums a fun experience on mobile, but we want to know: What's your favorite way to access the XDA forums? Do you prefer browsing on the desktop, mobile app, or mobile browser? If you use a mobile app, which one? Let us know how you connect with our community in the comment section below.
Nokia Shows Other OEMs How to Deal with the Development Community!
During the course of our 11 year history, we at XDA have seen OEMs display many different attitudes towards developers here at XDA, as well as the aftermarket development community as a whole. Perhaps the source of this ambivalence is twofold. On the plus side, aftermarket developers are able to add value to existing products by providing end users with additional features and higher levels of performance. But this blessing can also be a curse, as these software-enabled upgrades could potentially make users more content with their current hardware and unwilling to upgrade to the next generation of products.
Thankfully, there are certain OEMs who get things right. In recent memory, Motorola has become quite developer-friendly, and other OEMs such as Oppo and Sony have a vast track record of treating the community right. Now, you can add Nokia to the fold.
You may remember that just yesterday, we covered a quick guide by XDA Senior Member Kashamalaga that gave Nokia X users the ability to connect to the Google Play Store and load up various Google Apps including the Google Now Launcher. Initially, I was a bit hesitant to post the story, as additional publicity could evoke wrath from an angry hand of Nokia. Thankfully, I was proven wrong, as the Nokia Developer Team expressed support for Kashamalaga’s achievement in a Tweet:
Nokia Developer Team @nokiadeveloper Feb 28
@KashaMalaga This is awesome! Very excited to see progress is being made – we actually really like @xdadevelopers
Well, Nokia, thanks for showing the other OEMs how it’s done. Now please just give us a flagship-level Android-powered device, and I’ll gladly ditch my Nexus 5.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Once a year, top players in the mobile sphere gather for MWC, to show off what they've been working on and collectively set the standard for the year to come. Yesterday was a big day with the launch of HTC and Samsung's flagships, alongside numerous other announcements, and today it was Google's turn to take the stage. SVP Sundar Pichai took the stage in Barcelona to speak about Google's network initiatives, Project Link and Project Loon, as well as to...
Intel showed its face at MWC 2015 to give the world a yearly update on their upcoming line of chipsets for mobile. While last year the company focused on gathering partnerships and strengthening up their services, architectures and production, now they are revamping their Atom line of SoCs for mobile with a new brand name and a distinctive category format much like that of their i3/i5/i7 line of personal computing processors. The new scheme will be naming the chips x3, x5...