· May 21, 2015 at 06:53 am

Verizon Moto G on Sale for Only $19.99

The first generation Moto G was a big hit. Low price, good hardware and firmware very close to AOSP was a recipe for success. You can get the Verizon Moto G for only $19.99. It's a no-contract black version of the phone which is definitely a great deal.

· May 21, 2015 at 06:43 am

Cyanogen Platform SDK Announced in Alpha Stage

Cyanogen Inc has announced the launch of the Cyanogen Platform SDK, that allows developers to take advantage of APIs introduced as part of the Cyanogen framework. The SDK is still in the  alpha stage, and its rollout will begin with the release of the Quick Settings Tile API.

· May 20, 2015 at 08:30 pm

Adblock Plus Launch Browser For Android

Adblock Plus has just launched a free and open source browser for Android built around Firefox. The browser was built to solve two big problems with ABP, the first being access to the Play Store and second being the ability to block adds on encrypted connections. Check out the beta!


· May 20, 2015 at 04:08 pm · 10 comments

Nexus 4, 5, and 9 OTA Downloads of 5.1.1

This month was a big one for Android 5.1.1 updates, as you can see from last week's roundup and the barrage of posts on the portal's front page in the recent past. So far we are seeing the lineup of Wear watches, the Nexus 4, Nexus 9, Nexus 10, Nexus Player, and a handfull of others slowly make their way to the latest Android. While waiting around for updates may be fine for casual users, this is XDA; we have OTA download links...

· May 20, 2015 at 02:09 pm · 13 comments

Android Wear 5.1.1 OTA Downloads

The much anticipated Wear update that brings wrist flick gestures, a new launcher, and wifi support is now rolling out to wearables far and wide, though staggered releases never come fast enough. Luckily, we have you covered with a series of direct download links for immediate consumption! The zip files for each model are still making their way to Google servers as we speak, so let the following guide serve as your always-up-to-date resource for cutting the update queue and being the...


What’s the One Thing You Want to See on Your Next Phone, but Know You Won’t Get?

4 comments · Although many of our favorite smartphone makers continue to push the boundaries of what our beloved devices can do, we always seem to set some extremely high expectations that we know deep down just won't happen yet. From completely bezel-less phones to 5000mAh batteries, what are some things you want to see on your next phone, but know you won't get?
· May 20, 2015 at 12:20 pm

Google’s New Series: Totally Tooling Tips

Google Developers have just launched a new series on YouTube "Totally Tooling Tips". The series is aimed at improving productivity with web tooling and episode one 'Sublime Text Plugins', presented by Developer Advocate Matthew Gaunt and Chrome Engineer Addy Osmani is available now.

· May 20, 2015 at 12:15 pm

Windows XP Runs on LG G Watch

The LG G Watch is one of the devices with Android Wear on board. Surprisingly enough, the Android Wear is not the only system that can be run on this watch. Developer Dave Benett managed to boot the skinned version of... Windows XP on his watch. Check this video to find out how it performs.

· May 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm · 8 comments

Bezel Liberation: Not a Revolution Yet, Luckily

During the dumbphone era, phones aimed to get increasingly smaller, and what once were huge bricks became slim razor-sharp flip phones. Smartphones, however, are seeing a transformation from the compact design to a phablet standard. We’ve all heard the comments regarding these phone screen size increases, and now most manufacturers offer phones with screens above the 5 inch diagonal mark. But there’s a counter-trend seeking to mitigate these size increases:   Phone bezels in today’s phones are not what they...

· May 20, 2015 at 11:37 am

Verizon Droid Turbo To Receive Android 5.1 In Mid-June

Jose Arturo, Verizon Device Test Engineer, has revealed that the Motorola Droid Turbo on Verizon is set to receive Android 5.1 Lollipop update in around mid-June. He also mentions that update delays on Verizon are due to the nationwide HD Voice service.

· May 20, 2015 at 11:10 am

Guide For Adding Xposed Framework On TW Lollipop ROMs

As promised, XDA Senior Member darkera13 has released his guide for enabling Xposed Framework support on Samsung Lollipop ROMs. The steps involve making edits to core-libart.jar and services.jar, and hence requires your custom rom developer to add in support. There are no flash/install-and-go methods available yet.

· May 20, 2015 at 11:08 am

Cyanogen To Open Office In India In 3 Months

Senior VP of global partnerships and distribution of Cyanogen Inc, Vikram Natarajan, has stated plans for setting its own office in India in the next 3 months. Cyanogen's India team is expected to be 50-member strong, based in Bangalore or Delhi. It will also seek to acquire other smaller Indian companies and teams.

· May 20, 2015 at 06:00 am · 4 comments

Put a Pin In It with PinTasking – XDA App Review

Smartphones today are extremely powerful, constantly handling many apps at once. Switching between running apps is handled many ways. However, sometimes it would be nice to just put a pin in it and get back to it later. XDA Forum Member PhinxApps offers up an app that creates a visual pin to switch between apps. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews PinTasking. TK shows off the application and shares his thoughts, so check out this app review. (more…)

· May 19, 2015 at 09:19 pm

Tech Coalition Appeals To Obama

A letter published by The Washington Post has today shown that over 140 tech companies have petitioned President Obama to protect privacy rights in regards to encryption and access by law enforcement to data. The signatories include tech giants such as: Google, Apple Mozilla, Microsoft and Twitter.