Tomek Kondrat · Jan 27, 2015 at 02:18 pm

Twitter Receives a Massive Update

Twitter rolls out a new update that brings two exciting features: group messaging and a new mobile video experience. You can now have exciting conversations with multiple friends at the same time with just a few clicks. Head over to the original article to learn more about the update.

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm · 5 comments

Not Retired: Five Things to Do with Your Veteran Devices

XDA is full of power-users and developers. And both groups, which often intersect, usually love new hardware. Some of us crave the extra possibilities and functionality that a shiny brand-new phone might bring to the table. Whenever I buy a new phone, people often comment on how "my old phone was fine", and that I really didn't need a new one. And they aren't necessarily wrong, either! I don't buy too many phones as I simply lack the cash (typically upgrade every...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 27, 2015 at 11:42 am

DBrand 40% off Discount for Nexus 6 Skins

Love your Nexus 6? Well, how about you give it a fine paintjob with these stylish and great-feeling DBrand skins? They are easy to install and there's wide variety of material textures. Now just $6 a piece for the next 24 hours!

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 27, 2015 at 11:31 am

Xiaomi Mi Note Sells Out In Just 3 Minutes

Chinese giant's latest phone had tens of millions of pre-orders and it turns out the theoretical success has now become a reality. Xiaomi's CEO stated that Mi Note could have been even a bigger success, but their demand is much bigger than what they can supply. Apple should be furious!

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 27, 2015

Four Original and Pretty Themes

XDA Senior Member Siddheshpatil has created these four gorgeous and unique CM12 Themes for your Lollipop devices. They are real lookers, so if you've got CM12 you ought to take a peek!

Tomek Kondrat · Jan 27, 2015

Damselfly Theme for CM12

A new theme for CyanogenMod 12 will paint your AOSP look with shades of green and gray. But the UI isn't all, as the theme contains a set of custom ringtones too! Give it a try now!

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 27, 2015 at 11:13 am

Grow Data Partition on Your Find 5

Despite the 32gb capacity of the Find 7, Oppo seems to be stuck in the past given they limit your data partition to just 2 measly GB. With this guide you can figure out how to extend the capacity of the partition so that "out of space" errors become a thing of the past... like they should be in 2015...

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 27, 2015 at 11:09 am

Android Games Becoming as Profitable as iOS Games

The average lifetime value of Android apps has been steadily growing, and now mobile game studios are focusing more resources on Android development seeing that Android games are closing the revenue gap with iOS. From unwanted stepchild to Cinderella in one year!

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 27, 2015 at 10:09 am

Meizu VP Leaks M1 Note Mini

Yes, the oxymoron "Note Mini" does mean the device has a 5 inch screen, between a phablet and a mini. Despite the weird name and electric blue color, the Mediatek powered phone will come at a very low price with a 13MP camera.

Tomek Kondrat · Jan 27, 2015 at 06:30 am

Ampere Charging Meter

Do you have problems with your charger or experience terribly slow charging? Check out this helpful tool made by XDA Senior Member nihil0 and learn what the amperage is during charging. Get information about current and maximum rate on your phone running Android Lollipop.

Jimmy McGee · Jan 27, 2015 at 06:00 am · 4 comments

Must Have App Review: AROMA File Manager

Here at XDA we spend a lot of time in our recoveries. Some of our tweaks, hacks, and mods require you to make changes to system files. That requires some pretty deep access. You can get to that access from recovery, like TWRP. However, the recovery file manager doesn’t feel like the Android file managers. XDA Recognized Developer amarullz offers up an app that lets you have a fully functional file manager in your recovery. In this video XDA TV...

jerdog · Jan 26, 2015 at 11:37 pm

New Forums Created for Windows 10 Development

Microsoft, looking to be a player in the game of giants with their recent announcement of Windows 10, hopes to merge the OS experience between desktop, tablets, phones, and anything that falls in between. Check out our new forum for Windows 10 Development and Hacking and join in the fun!

Tomek Kondrat · Jan 26, 2015 at 08:39 pm

T-Mobile Expands Its LTE Network

T-Mobile US has announced more LTE network expansion. The carrier will provide a signal for the 700 MHz band, which is currently not supported by most available phones. However, upcoming firmware updates should soon bring compatibility.

Tomek Kondrat · Jan 26, 2015 at 08:35 pm

Kernel Source Available for HTC One M8

HTC pushed the Lollipop-based Sense update to the developer edition of the HTC One M8 just a couple weeks ago. We have good news to developers as the kernel source is finally available for those builds. Expect more custom kernels for Sense ROMs, folks!

Mario Tomás Serrafero · Jan 26, 2015 at 06:30 pm

Asus Hints at Upcoming Week-long Battery Smartwatch

Asus hinted that their next smartwatch, succesor to the elegant ZenWatch, could feature up to 7 days of battery life due to mobile processing chipset and "OS optimizations". The same device will also feature voice-calling built in. Let's hope it comes with Android Wear!