· Mar 26, 2015 at 06:32 am

Lollipop Incoming For Xperia Z1, Z1c, & Z Ultra

Early Xperia phones are now passing through the certification process in North America for build number 14.5.A.0.242, the presumed Lollipop update. There's nothing to download yet, but you can read more about this welcome development over on the unofficial Xperia blog.

XPERIA BLOG
· Mar 26, 2015 at 06:00 am

CyanogenMod 12.1 for HTC Desire 816

The Android 5.1 madness is ongoing. CyanogenMod 12.1 has been released for the mid-range HTC Desire 816. The man who did the porting job is XDA Recognized Developer Grarak. Keep in mind that CyanogenMod 12.1 is yet to be officially released, so there might be bugs.

FORUM LINK
· Mar 25, 2015

Android 5.1 LMY47I for Nexus 5 and 6

Google released LMY47I factory images for its two latest flagship devices - Google Nexus 6 by Motorola and Google Nexus 5 by LG. The update brings hot fixes to bugs discovered since the Android 5.1 debut. Get an image now!

GET IT NOW
· Mar 25, 2015

[CM12] Virtue Dark Theme

This theme by XDA Forum Member aswath_10 uses a combination of salmon pink and black to bring about vibrancy. The theme also has themed icons and several themed system and Google apps, so if you like dark themes, head on over and give it a try!

GET IT NOW
· Mar 25, 2015 at 09:30 pm

No Tablets For Motorola This Year

Motorola's President, Rick Osterloh, has confirmed that Motorola will not be launching a tablet in 2015; buy a Lenovo Yoga instead, he says. The confirmation comes as part of an impromptu Twitter AMA you can follow at #AskRickO, but it looks like Mr. Osterloh is done taking questions for the night.

TWITTER
· Mar 25, 2015 at 08:46 pm

Sprint Network Experiencing Widespread Outage

Sprint appears to be having widespread outages with many people being unable to send or receive calls and texts, although many users are reporting mobile data to be still functioning fine. If you have been affected by this outage keep checking back for further updates on the issue.

DOWN DETECTOR
· Mar 25, 2015 at 08:14 pm

Verizon Motorola Droid Turbo Rooted

Rooting is fundamental to communities like XDA. XDA Forum Member maiko1 provided a root method for Verizon's Motorola Droid Turbo. This method allows flashing pre-rooted system images. Keep in mind that it isn't free, however.

FORUM LINK
· Mar 25, 2015 at 07:21 pm

Android 5.1.0_r3 Available to Sync

Google released an update for the Android 5.1.0. A set of changes is available as android-5.1.0_r3 tag. We should see some updates in most custom ROMs in the not so distant future. Meanwhile, you can build an AOSP using the newest source.

ANDROID
· Mar 25, 2015 at 07:14 pm

Curved Screen Protectors for the S6 Edge

With a curved screen on the S6 Edge comes the problem of protecting that screen, Senior Member open1your1eyes0 took it upon himself to compile a list of companies who will be producing screen protectors for the S6. If you are looking to buy an S6 Edge, this is definitely worth a few minutes of your time.

FORUM LINK
· Mar 25, 2015 at 03:09 pm

Free Netflix For a Year With the T-Mobile S6

John Legere is really the CEO that keeps on giving. With T-Mobile's latest offer, anyone buying a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge with them will also receive a year of Netflix valued at $100. They have also hinted at other devices that will be included in the offer, could we see this as an offer across all of their contracts?

TWITTER
· Mar 25, 2015 at 02:56 pm · 2 comments

Unstable Material & Inconsistency in Design

One thing that was a source of criticism towards Android for years was the appearance of its UI. While each iteration brought newer and more modern elements to the interface, the biggest changes were arguably made in the past few versions. Design languages like HOLO and Material Design have distinct looks that set them apart from the competition. Whilst many manufacturers want their interface to resemble popular models (like several Chinese OEMs and their themes “inspired” by Apple), Google and...

XDA NEWS
· Mar 25, 2015 at 02:22 pm

[Guide] Getting Started Developing Apps

Reddit user santaschesthairs has put together a guide for developing Android apps. With no prior experience required, simple explanations and a tutorial, if you are looking in to starting your own journey in apps everything you need to begin can be found here.

REDDIT
· Mar 25, 2015 at 01:15 pm

Qualcomm Releases Short Video Demoing QuickCharge 2.0

QuickCharge 2.0 is all the rage among the high-end smartphones and if you don't have a compatible device, Qualcomm has released a short video demonstrating the technology, which pits multiple Nexus 6s with different chargers against each other, the one with QuickCharge getting to 50% in a speedy 40 minutes.

YOUTUBE
· Mar 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm · 3 comments

Castro: High Fidelity Device Specs with Beautiful Design

While a large majority of Android users content themselves by looking up basic device specs such as screen size, camera resolution, storage capacity etc, these baseline facts don't cut it for enthusiasts. Most of us want to delve deeper into the specifics, and Castro is an app designed and developed to cater to that very need. Sporting a near-perfect implementation of Material Design right from the icon to the settings page, Castro's aesthetics are top-notch with a pleasant orange-backed interface...

XDA NEWS