Android 5.0 Lollipop is a great release. It’ has improving usability with material design, given us quick access to our notifications on our home screen, and more. However, there are some very unique idiosyncrasies regarding the notification sounds and silent mode. Basically, it’s not truly silent. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that helps you truly silence your Lollipop device. XDA Recognized Developer tonyp created the True Silent Mode module. TK shows off...
Nokia Store Ported to Other Android Devices
The Nokia X family’s fate is not yet set in stone. The first Android-powered device from the legendary OEM might prove to be a great success or even greater failure, as our Editor-in-Chief Will mentioned in his analysis. One thing is certain though: Some Nokia applications are highly anticipated, with Nokia Maps being right at the very top of the list. While Here Maps hasn’t yet been ported to other devices, one Nokia X app has made its way to other devices.
The first application ported from the Nokia X was the Nokia Store, which is a replacement of Google Play Store seen on the vast majority of Android devices. The application was ported by XDA Senior Member opssemnik, who did the dirty work, and now Nokia’s app can work without any build.prop modifications. Some applications still can’t be installed due to some permissions and API problems, but this is to be expected because of Nokia’s framework and API changes on the X family.
Hopefully, the Nokia Store is only the first application ported from the X. And maybe in time, we will see Nokia Maps and other Finnish goodies on Samsung, LG, Sony, and HTC devices. In the mean time, you can go to the application thread to get your hands on Nokia Store. From there, simply install the Nokia Store like any other app.
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