Big Android Giveaway – XDA TV

Big Android Giveaway

XDA TV has teamed up with YouTubers DroidModd3rxZedomaxFlossy CarterDanny Winget, and QBKing77 to give you a chance you win some great prizes. All you need to do is subscribe to the above channels, including XDA TV and leave on comment in the YouTube comments for this video.

Prizes include a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Nexus 6, a OnePlus One, a NVidia SHIELD Tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more. Winning one of these prizes could not be easier. Enjoy this great XDA TV video and the content found on the other great channels mentioned. Check this video out!. . . READ ON »

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Backup+ Lets You Backup Your App Data on Android Lollipop

Backup+ Android Lollipop

Even though Android 5.0 Lollipop hasn’t yet seen its official release, quite a few users are using the latest version of the Android 5.0 developer preview as their daily driver OS. With the latest revision, Lollipop has gained quite a boost in both functionality and polish, with many more applications and features working than in the previous two releases. Unfortunately, however, there are still a few third party applications here and there that don’t quite work as expected, and data backup applications have been a bit tricky thus far.

This is where XDA Senior Member gh0stslayer‘s new app Backup+ comes in. As its name implies, Backup+ is a complete backup and app manipula. . . READ ON »

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TechTalk Compiles All the Android News You Need in One App

TechTalk Android News

If you’re as obsessed with mobile devices as the vast majority of our forum goers, chances are that you browse multiple Android-related websites to keep tabs on all the latest Android news. Manually browsing the web for content, however, isn’t always the best approach. Luckily there are plenty of tools available to aggregate all the relevant content into one place, but following Google Reader’s demise, many have been looking for the “just right” replacement for their Android news fix. XDA Senior Member grilledbacon32‘s new application TechTalk hopes to do exactly that.

TechTalk is an Android news app that aggregates Android-related articles from various sites . . . READ ON »

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Android App Review: Google Inbox to Improve Your Life – XDA TV

Google Inbox Review

Recently, Google+ exploded with the announcement of Google Inbox, as revolutionary new way to handle your email. Google is trying to revolutionize the way you deal with email, with features like Snooze for an email, quick reminders and automatic sorting into categories.

In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Google Inbox.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. If you want a more in depth review check out TK’s videos on his YouTube Channel. For a quick overview, check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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Damp the LG G3 Thermal Throttling

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As our mobile devices grow thinner and more powerful with each passing generation, it’s inevitable that we start to run into their thermal limits more frequently. Although past devices were slow and thick enough to run full tilt practically indefinitely, this is no longer possible on today’s devices like the LG G3, which are really meant to only run at full speed for small packets of time. And while shrinking die processes have helped cooling considerably, this still can’t really keep up with our high power mobile SoCs in demanding circumstances such as gaming.

Luckily, ever since the now archaic Pentium 4, mainstream processors have employed increasingly intricate methods of the. . . READ ON »

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Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement Due Tomorrow

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Every once in a while, Google updates the Google Play Developer Distribution Agreement.  This agreement must be accepted by every developer within one month after changes are published, otherwise certain services may be suspended. The last change was published Septempber 25, 2014, which means tomorrow is the deadline.

Here’s a copy of the reminder email, which was sent out today to each Google Play Developer.

Hello Google Play Developer,

Our records have indicated that you have not yet accepted the updated Developer Distribution Agreement (“DDA”). This is a friendly reminder that the acceptance due date is October 25th. In order to avoid any disruption in service, please sign in to the D

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LG to Release Octa-Core “Nuclun” SoC in the LG G3 Screen

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LG is set to follow the likes of Samsung and other manufacture its own System-on-Chip. The chip will be called “Nuclun,” and it will be used for the first time in the upcoming “LG G3 Screen,” which is debuting this week in Korea. The LG G3 Screen will be unavailable in other countries.

So far, the list of active SoC manufacturers isn’t too long. We most commonly see Qualcomm Snapdragon, Samsung Exynos, Nvidia Tegra, HiSillicon, and Mediatek parts, as well as older devices based on TI OMAP past designs. LG is looking to become a big player here, so this is definitely interesting.

The new LG Nuclun processor will feature eight cores meant to run on ARM’s big.LITTLE arch. . . READ ON »

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Lockdown Pro 2 Brings Material Design and Media Support

Lockdown Pro 2

Back in March of this year, we took a look at a rather innovated security application by XDA Senior Member thotran7989. Aptly titled Lockdown Pro, this app allowed users to lock applications with a PIN or pattern unlock. But rather than simply locking apps like the sea of other app locker solutions, Lockdown Pro differentiated itself by offering pre-defined locations where the phone locks automatically, as well as simulated force closes to prevent intruders from figuring out that they’ve been locked out.

Fast forward about seven months, and a lot has changed in the Android world. Ever since Google publicly unveiled Android L at the I/O 2014 keynote, both third- and first-party applications have been . . . READ ON »

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Mural Watchface Brings 500px to Android Wear

Mural Watchface Android Wear

On a traditional watch, you can’t really do too much to change its appearance once you’ve selected your timepiece and purchased it. Undoubtedly, one of the best features found on Android Wear devices is the ability to change your watchface to suit your mood. What if you took this one step further and had an application to select from some of the most stylish wallpapers available on the Web? Well, when trying to come up with a solution, XDA Senior Member alucine came up with Mural Watchface for Android Wear.

Mural Watchface is an Android Wear app that brings some beautiful photos from the 500px service straight to your Android Wear watchface. The images are presented alongside the weather, dat. . . READ ON »

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