· Apr 17, 2015 at 01:22 pm · 3 comments

What Do You Do with All of Your Old Photos?

Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
· Apr 17, 2015 at 01:04 pm · 1 comment

Diving into the April 2015 Material Design Update

Before the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Holo Design guidelines served as the official reference for Android design, right from IceCream Sandwich to KitKat. However, updates to the guidelines were few and far between, leading to a lack of synchronization between Android design and current UI/UX trends. Google seems to have learned from their mistake the last time around, and earlier this week, a significant update was released for the Material Design guidelines, marking the second revision in less...

· Apr 17, 2015 at 12:37 pm · 11 comments

New Cyanogen Partnerships Bring Privacy Concerns

New Privacy concerns have emerged regarding Cyanogen’s latest announcements, primarily the inclusion of email app Boxer and that of a multitude of Microsoft apps, including Bing services, Skype, OneDrive, OneNote, Outlook, and Microsoft Office. The concerns arise when you look at both announcements together. At face value they may appear to be the beginning of Cyanogen’s plan to “take Android away from Google,” however there is certainly something more nefarious occurring. Along side the partnership with Microsoft, Cyanogen also recently announced...

· Apr 17, 2015 at 11:50 am

Walmart Family Mobile Adds 500MB of Data to Plans

Walmart Family Mobile, powered by T-Mobile's network, is offering extra data starting this Saturday. The entry-level plan is being doubled from 500MB to 1GB for $29.88 per month, and the 2.5GB plan also gets the same boost to 3GB for $39.88 per month. Both get you unlimited text and calls too. Deal or no deal?


· Apr 17, 2015 at 11:15 am · 9 comments

PSA: Google Play Services Wakelock Affects Many 5.x ROMs

Wakelocks are the bane of the battery conscious, and this wakelock bug has been plaguing Android ROMs for a while. Yes, the issue is neither new nor unique, and it won't be resolved for good until Google steps up, but the recent launches of CyanogenMod 12 and CyanogenOS (among others) have prompted a new round of interest in the Google Play Services 7.x SystemUpdateService Wakelock bug. The good news is that CM12 saw a fix folded in yesterday, and CyanogenOS...

· Apr 17, 2015 at 08:00 am · 3 comments

YU Yureka Cyanogen OS 12, TWRP for Galaxy S6 – XDA TV

The YU Yureka is receiving Cyanogen OS 12. That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Huawei P8 and be sure to check out the article talking about the release of the OxygenOS kernel source. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK...

· Apr 17, 2015 at 07:00 am

Better Presentation of URLs in Mobile Search

Starting today Google, in collaboration with Schema.org, are updating the algorithms that return URLs in mobile search results. Instead of showing a URL, results will now show them in a breadcrumb format. These changes are being rolled out slowly for mobile search worldwide.

· Apr 16, 2015 at 06:40 pm

GPE Lollipop 5.1 One-click Installer for Moto G

XDA Senior Member ronin790 has developed an all-in-one one-click installer for the Moto G that gets you a rooted 5.1 Lollipop stock ROM plus TWRP, in the click of a mouse. As always, read the thread before giving it a try to make sure no issues will come your way, and leave feedback if things go right or wrong!

· Apr 16, 2015 at 06:21 pm

Migrating to Studio? Eclipse Says “Not so Fast”

Many of you might have a preference in Android IDEs, and you probably know of the recent developments of Android Studio that are turning away developers from Eclipse in droves. More advocates for Studio are popping up, but Eclipse refuses to give up. Read an overview of the latest buzz and statements of IDEs!

· Apr 16, 2015 at 04:01 pm · 2 comments

Dr. Ketan or How I Learned to Stop Waiting & Flash the ROM

The Lollipop update rollouts bombed. This shouldn’t be news to those of you who have been tracking the progress of many Android devices, but for the most part, Lollipop adoption has been a rollercoaster of broken promises and disappointment for many Android users. This is not to say that many of you didn’t get Lollipop early, however. At XDA we are typically knowledgeable with flashing custom ROMs and, in Lollipop’s case, leaked ROMs - and both of these brought 5.0...

· Apr 16, 2015 at 01:09 pm

Join Meerkat For Android Beta Program

Meerkat, the popular iOS app for live streaming on Twitter, is gearing up for its Android debut. While we still wait for news on Twitter's own solution, Periscope, making its way to Android, you can sign up for the Meerkat For Android beta program by entering your details in a simple Google form.

· Apr 16, 2015 at 01:03 pm · 3 comments

Have You Done Any Home Automation?

Smartphones are becoming more and more powerful, and with apps like Tasker, even something like home automation is possible. We've seen some pretty awesome projects that members have posted in the forums, but we'd like to see what else our clever community has come up with. So, have you ever done any home automation?
· Apr 16, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Yureka Gets CM 12S (Lollipop)

Cyanogen has just announced that owners of Yureka can expect a Lollipop update to start rolling out today. CM OS 12 is now available via an OTA update. Previously, one of the only options to update to CM12 on the device was to download the custom ROM, but now it's official!

· Apr 16, 2015 at 12:26 pm · 6 comments

Developing The Developer Community

We spend a lot of time developing technology but how often do we take a moment to consider how we develop ourselves? With thorough resources being made available constantly and the majority being free, it is becoming increasingly easy to learn and develop new skills. For myself and many others, it all started with picking up a device and thinking something akin to “I wish this could do X” followed by a quick search online. For the most part, these...

· Apr 16, 2015 at 12:14 pm

Amazon Offering up to $105 in Paid Apps for Free

Amazon's Free App of the Day Bundle is back, with more than twenty games and apps available for free. The list includes notable items such as Wolfram Alpha, Runtastic Pro, LectureNotes, Amazing Alex, Osmos HD and more.