Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
One Man’s Journey to Carrier Contract Freedom – XDA Developer TV
There are those of us who are Android and Open Source software fans. Open Source is about the freedom of choice. Some carriers in America give you an expensive smartphone at a discount if you agree to sign a lengthy contract. While there is nothing wrong with that, as you have the choice not to sign the contract, it may end up costing you more in the long run.
Many people just accept this as the status quo, but now we have no-contract carriers and prepaid plans—we have other choices. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin talks about his choice to change, how much it saved him and shares his experience. Check out this video.
Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos and Kevin’s Tasker Series.
- Basics of Tasker: Automate Your Phone Tasks – XDA Developer TV
- Intermediate Use of Tasker: Location Based Triggers – XDA Developer TV
- Advanced Use of Tasker: Make Your Phone Work for You – XDA Developer TV
- Remote Support Tutorial: Fix Computer Problems without Leaving Your Chair – XDA Developer TV
- Dashclock Tutorial: Add Everything to Your Android Lock Screen – XDA Developer TV
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...