· Jan 29, 2015 at 02:29 pm · 2 comments

Samsung Cutting Bloat, Trimming TouchWiz

Reports keep iterating over the rumors that Samsung has been trimming down TouchWiz for its upcoming devices. After years of customer complaints, particularly from power users, Samsung seems to finally have taken initiative towards cracking down the stutters that often plague some of its devices, particularly older ones or those that see a long life without clean-ups. But even handsets like the Galaxy S5 managed to be outperformed by low range devices. Android enthusiasts as a whole took disdain in Samsung's...

XDA NEWS
· Jan 29, 2015 at 02:06 pm

Google Giving Away Inbox Invites for the Next 24 Hours

Google's biggest email rethink since the launch of Gmail, Inbox, was launched as an invite-only service around three months ago. Despite most potential users having already received invites in the time since then, Google is opening up invitations for those who haven't for the next 24 hours.

GMAIL BLOG
· Jan 29, 2015 at 02:00 pm

Get Extra Note 3 (5.0) Features with this Mod

Dislike the S-Finder and Search buttons in your notification shade? Want to customize your status bar and System UI? This mod can help you out by providing you with new options for your Lollipop Note 3!

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· Jan 29, 2015 at 02:00 pm

HTC One M8 Lollipop Rolls Out in Canada

HTC promised to deliver the Lollipop update within 90 days after the official release. A roll out of the update has started in Canada today for selected carriers. Find out when you should expect to get the OTA notification for other supported devices.

MOBILE SYRUP
· Jan 29, 2015 at 01:45 pm

MIT Startup Could Double Battery Life

SolidEnergy, a startup spawned by the work of MIT researchers, is looking to double the energy density of batteries over that of current Lithium Ion technology, while also making them operate at room temperature. This battery technology is in the process of being built for project Ara due to its reduced size.

FORBES
· Jan 29, 2015 at 01:27 pm

UK Users Can Now Send Money Right from Gmail

Even though Google Wallet is not officially available in the UK, earlier today Google announced the launch of sending and requesting money using Gmail on a desktop. The service works exactly as its US counterpart, with users required to setup a debit card or bank account the first time money is sent or received.

GOOGLE COMMERCE
· Jan 29, 2015 at 01:14 pm · 1 comment

What Bugs You Most about Android Wear?

Android Wear is still relatively young, so it's no surprise that there are still some quirks that need to be worked out. But are these annoyances deal breakers? Let us know what bugs you most about Android Wear and why!

DISCUSS
· Jan 29, 2015 at 11:55 am

Mystery OEM Says Bye to Snapdragon 810

According to re/code, Qualcomm has stated that a "large customer" has dropped the Snapdragon brand in its flagship and decided not to adopt the latest 810 chipset for it. Earlier rumors suggested Samsung would do exactly this, could Samsung be the one and settle with their Exynos?

RE/CODE
· Jan 29, 2015 at 11:18 am

Jake Wharton talks Kotlin Development for Android

Despite Java being the language of choice for a large majority of Android Developers, a number of non-Java options are available for developers too. Check out this informative post by Jake Wharton on using Project Kotlin-a programming language by Jetbrains-to develop Android apps.

GOOGLE+
· Jan 29, 2015 at 11:00 am · 1 comment

Prynt: The First Instant Camera Case

The photography sphere has a somewhat jerky lifeline, divided into the realms of print and digital photos, separated by a colossal ravine that few dare to brave. Portable printers were one of the frontrunners in this field, but the trend didn't catch on due to their bulk and lack of versatility. Prynt is a brainchild of those printers, with their proverbial bridge being a unique, out-of-the-box smartphone case. The Prynt Case, as it is titled, functions in three simple steps -...

XDA NEWS
· Jan 29, 2015

Stunningly Animated Morning Routine

Many of you probably have a neat and functional alarm app. But this one is a sight to behold, and you ought to take a look at its beautiful animations for a glimpse at what the future of Material Design could hold. Simply watch the Playstore video, trust me!

GET IT NOW
· Jan 29, 2015

Semi-Transparent Theme for CM12

XDA Forum Member Leo_elstin prepared yet another theme for CyanogenMod 12. This time you can make your system semi-transparent. The final result is pretty awesome, so don't hesitate to take a quick look at this thread.

GET IT NOW
· Jan 29, 2015 at 09:00 am

FTC Says Unlimited Data with Throttling Is Not Unlimited

Unlimited data with throttling will no longer count as unlimited. The Federal Trade Commission ordered TracPhone to pay a whopping $40 million for slowing down the speeds of "unlimited" data. Is this the end of false advertising? Read this article to learn more!

RE/CODE
· Jan 29, 2015 at 08:00 am

Scan With Your Camera Using SimplyScan

If you often need to scan documents using your phone's camera, make sure to check out SimplyScan. It makes the job much easier for you by allowing you to intuitively transform the image's perspective, crop, rotate and adjust the image's effects for the best readability.

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· Jan 29, 2015 at 07:30 am

Hike Messenger Introduces Free VoIP Service

Hike is one of the few instant messengers that broke free from the pack and acquired a massive user base in emerging markets, largely driven by its unique marketing campaigns. However, the Hike team isn't losing its breakneck pace and they recently announced a free voice calling feature for it's users

ANDROCID