· Mar 25, 2015 at 03:09 pm

Free Netflix For a Year With the T-Mobile S6

John Legere is really the CEO that keeps on giving. With T-Mobile's latest offer, anyone buying a Samsung Galaxy S6 or S6 Edge with them will also receive a year of Netflix valued at $100. They have also hinted at other devices that will be included in the offer, could we see this as an offer across all of their contracts?

· Mar 25, 2015 at 02:56 pm · 2 comments

Unstable Material & Inconsistency in Design

One thing that was a source of criticism towards Android for years was the appearance of its UI. While each iteration brought newer and more modern elements to the interface, the biggest changes were arguably made in the past few versions. Design languages like HOLO and Material Design have distinct looks that set them apart from the competition. Whilst many manufacturers want their interface to resemble popular models (like several Chinese OEMs and their themes “inspired” by Apple), Google and...

· Mar 25, 2015 at 02:22 pm

[Guide] Getting Started Developing Apps

Reddit user santaschesthairs has put together a guide for developing Android apps. With no prior experience required, simple explanations and a tutorial, if you are looking in to starting your own journey in apps everything you need to begin can be found here.

· Mar 25, 2015 at 01:15 pm

Qualcomm Releases Short Video Demoing QuickCharge 2.0

QuickCharge 2.0 is all the rage among the high-end smartphones and if you don't have a compatible device, Qualcomm has released a short video demonstrating the technology, which pits multiple Nexus 6s with different chargers against each other, the one with QuickCharge getting to 50% in a speedy 40 minutes.

· Mar 25, 2015 at 12:40 pm · 3 comments

Castro: High Fidelity Device Specs with Beautiful Design

While a large majority of Android users content themselves by looking up basic device specs such as screen size, camera resolution, storage capacity etc, these baseline facts don't cut it for enthusiasts. Most of us want to delve deeper into the specifics, and Castro is an app designed and developed to cater to that very need. Sporting a near-perfect implementation of Material Design right from the icon to the settings page, Castro's aesthetics are top-notch with a pleasant orange-backed interface...

· Mar 25, 2015 at 12:12 pm

HTC One M9+ Launch Event

HTC looks set to launch an improved version of the One M9 at an event on April 8th in Bejing, from the image on the invite it would appear that the new device will feature a dual camera as seen previously on the M8. Other leaked images also hint at a return of a physical home button.

· Mar 25, 2015 at 11:57 am

Best Buy Holds 4 Day Mega Sale on Samsung Products

Best Buy is having a major sale on Samsung devices and accessories, with bargains such as the Galaxxy S5 going for $1 with a two-year contract and up to $56 off on memory cards. The price-cuts last for 4 days, with the sale concluding on Saturday so if you're looking to grab new Samsung hardware, now's the time.

· Mar 25, 2015 at 11:48 am · 2 comments

Do You Think HTC Messed up the Camera on the M9?

If there's a single thing that the HTC One M8 lacks, it is a great camera to match the phone's great build quality. HTC attempted to fix that on the One M9 by featuring an all new 20.7 MP camera, but early reports claim that the new camera may actually not be all that wonderful after all. What do you think? Could HTC have messed up on the camera of their latest flagship once again, or is it too early to judge? Let us know your thoughts below.
· Mar 25, 2015 at 11:08 am · 10 comments

Building The Machine: Cyanogen’s Corporate War

Cyanogen is a name that virtually all of XDA recognizes, and surely many of you have tried their excellent ROMs - perhaps you are reading this on CyanogenMod right now. While the community ROMs that most people get - be it through official sources or unofficial ports - offer some of the best experiences Android has to offer, the company that is behind the managing of the community ROMs as well as the Cyanogen “operating systems” that are built into...

· Mar 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

Get Rid of Tiny Contact Thumbnails with Clarity for Xposed

Clarity is a handly Xposed module that forces Android to use a user-defined image size when adding contact thumbnails to a database, getting rid of blown-up images being used in some places. The module forces a 256x256 resolution by default and includes a powerful database processor to force image updates.

· Mar 25, 2015 at 10:37 am

Google Open-Sources Bazel, its Internal Code Building Tool

Google has open sourced its internal code building tool, Bazel, which builds code quickly and reliably. Most of Google's software has been built using it, and as such, it is designed with common build problems in mind, such as language and platform diversity.

· Mar 25, 2015 at 09:30 am

OnePlus One Receives Unofficial CyanogenMod 12.1

While the OnePlus One is yet to receive official CyanogenMod 12.1, XDA Senior Member CraZY_BoY^ has compiled unofficial builds of the same, based on CM sources. The bug list for the rom has a few entries, but the builds themselves are pretty good for knowing the progress of CM 12.1 on this device, so give it a shot!

· Mar 25, 2015

[APP] Show Tracker

In the era of series and TV shows, it's really hard to keep track of them. If you don't know when your favorite TV station airs the next episode of the show, this app is something that you really need. Find the show, enter the episode number and you're set.

· Mar 25, 2015

CM12 Nightlies for Moto Maxx

Users of the Moto Maxx can now download Android Lollipop in the form of CM12 nightlies. As usual, this is available before an official 5+ OTA update, so if you were looking to update, now is your chance.    

· Mar 25, 2015 at 07:30 am

AT&T Samsung Galaxy Note 3 OTA Captured

It's been a while since Google released Android 5.0, but some users are still waiting to get the update. Waiting time for the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 in AT&T is finally over. The 1GB update has been captured by XDA Forum Member ericplatham. Grab it now!