Androidify Receives a Major Update

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While most of us are super excited about the Android Lollipop and the new Nexus devices, a few of you might have noticed that Google issued a major update to its Androidify app. This small, yet cool application allows you to create funny avatars that are used by many XDA members such as Senior Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD.

With this latest update, Androidify has become quite a different application. There are a sheer number of sharing tools that can be used to promote your avatar. If you are lucky, your small guy can take part in a Google commercial or be a face on a billboard.

Here’s a full changelog of the app:

  • Pick a move and watch your Android character laugh, dance, cheer, rock out, or all sorts of other m
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Check Symlinks in Your Projects with Chklnk

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As is the case with every Unix-based operating system, Android uses symlinks. A symbolic link is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory in the form of an absolute or relative path, which affects pathname resolution. In Android, they are mostly used in the /bin and /xbin folders, where all the executing binaries are kept.

If you want to make your own symlinks or get to know which files are a part of Toolbox or Busybox, you can find out manually by entering some commands in Terminal. You can also use a script written by XDA Senior Member LENAROX. Chklnk is nothing but BASH script that can identify the symlinks easily with just one command. After pushing to selected system folder and . . . READ ON »

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Google Announces Nexus 6, 9, and Player, Alongside Android 5.0 Lollipop

Google Nexus 6, 9, and Player

Folks, the day that we Android fans across the globe have been waiting for is finally here! Google has just now formally announced the highly anticipated (and heavily rumored) Google Nexus 6 and Google Nexus 9, as well as the official name of Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and the new Nexus Player device.. . . READ ON »

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Join Us at the Big Android BBQ 2014 – XDA TV

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It is only a couple days until the fun and interesting festivities of this year’s Big Android BBQ start. Every year the event just keeps getting better and better. Last year, we interviewed OmniROM maintainer XpLoDWilD, TWRP Lead Dees_Troy and Tha Phlash. Additionally Jordan shared his experience.

In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer AdamOutler talks about the Big Android BBQ. He talks about all the people he’s excited to see. Also, he gives an overview of the Big Android BBQ App and its many features. So, check out this video.. . . READ ON »

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Forums Added for the Google Nexus 6 and Moto Droid Turbo

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Will today be the day of the Nexus and the official unveiling of Android L (possibly Licorice or Lollipop)? Quite a few people seem to think so. Just yesterday, we talked about how the Google Nexus 6 may possibly be unveiled today, alongside the rumored official release of Android L (and possibly the HTC-built Google Nexus 9). And now, we’ve gone ahead and added a forum for Google and Motorola’s upcoming whale of a device with our new forum for the Google Nexus 6.

The Google Nexus 6 is a device that needs no introduction. Google’s and Motorola’s upcoming flagship Shamu has been leaked so many times in the last few weeks, that we can nearly taste its large, 5.2″ (or 5.9″, depe. . . READ ON »

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Chrome Beta 39 Brings Reader Mode and Limited Windowed Mode

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This past week has certainly been a good one for Google fans. In the span of the last seven days, we’ve seen updates to Chrome Stable, Hangouts for Chrome We even got to see a screenshot showing the Material Design-laden future of Google Now. Now, we’ve got yet another update to share, and this time it’s to the Chrome Beta channel.

Coming in at version 39.0.2171.25, Chrome Beta 39 brings many new feature additions that one would expect from a major version number bump. For starters, there’s a new “Reader Mode,” which can be accessed by pressing menu and clicking the Reader mode option (with a dog paw icon). Once enabled, Reader mode strips webpage formatting to make tex. . . READ ON »

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Add Charts to Your Application with HelloCharts

HelloCharts Charts Library

Charts give you a way to represent your data in a clear and concise manner. This becomes even more important on mobile devices, where screen sizes require you to provide your data in a straight forward manner, and users expect a simple representation instead of an overwhelming table.

There are several libraries that allow you to use charts in your applications already, but HelloCharts by XDA Forum Member lech0 is a new, easy to use library that supports several chart types. It also sets itself apart with quite a few features. As you would expect, it supports line, column and pie charts, as well as bubble charts. It also allows users to zoom, scroll and fling charts to focus on the area they’re interested in. D. . . READ ON »

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7 Million Dropbox Accounts Compromised, Change Your Password

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This year seems to be a very successful one for hackers with compromise data, and as such a very unfortunate year for users. Recent stories regarding the iCloud and Snapchat attacks only reiterate how we should frequently check and change our passwords and, if possible, enable two factor authentication. Folks on Reddit discovered a massive leak of Dropbox user names and passwords that could potentially be quite harmful to XDA and the Android community as a whole.

Reddit users claim that 7 million accounts have been compromised. But according to their official statement, this was a result of unrelated third party services, rather than a direct hack on Dropbox servers. That said, there is a somewhat lar. . . READ ON »

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Motorola Nexus 6, HTC Nexus 9, and Android L to be Unveiled Tomorrow?

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We know that rumors can grow tiresome after a while, and there have certainly been quite a few surrounding the upcoming Motorola Nexus 6 and HTC Nexus 9 releases. Now, there’s a new set of rumors that place both of these releases, as well as the official release of Android L, tomorrow.

The plot thickens after Forbes magazine announced that Google will release at least one of its devices tomorrow or Thursday (October 16), which means that we may likely be only hours away from seeing both of these devices in action. Earlier today, we also saw mentions about the next codename, Licorice, and the sculpture makers are now preparing a place for the upcoming figure. According to Forbes’s source, the new Nexus . . . READ ON »

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