Android One devices were introduced at the latest I/O. Google worked really closely with MTK to provide a fully buildable kernel source. Today, a new 3.10 kernel source was pushed and was instantly grabbed by XDA Recognized Developer varun.chitre15. You can browse the source on his GitHub.
Be together, not the same. That is the current phrase that Google is using for Android. This is really wise, the strength of Android is that I have a choice in what phone I get and what it looks like. I get more choices than black or white and 16, 64 or 128 GB. One of the more visual parts of Android customization is theming. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer TK reviews talks about theming your CyanogenMod 12 device....
The Android 5.1 madness is ongoing. CyanogenMod 12.1 has been released for the mid-range HTC Desire 816. The man who did the porting job is XDA Recognized Developer Grarak. Keep in mind that CyanogenMod 12.1 is yet to be officially released, so there might be bugs.
Google released LMY47I factory images for its two latest flagship devices - Google Nexus 6 by Motorola and Google Nexus 5 by LG. The update brings hot fixes to bugs discovered since the Android 5.1 debut. Get an image now!
This theme by XDA Forum Member aswath_10 uses a combination of salmon pink and black to bring about vibrancy. The theme also has themed icons and several themed system and Google apps, so if you like dark themes, head on over and give it a try!
Rooting is fundamental to communities like XDA. XDA Forum Member maiko1 provided a root method for Verizon's Motorola Droid Turbo. This method allows flashing pre-rooted system images. Keep in mind that it isn't free, however.
With a curved screen on the S6 Edge comes the problem of protecting that screen, Senior Member open1your1eyes0 took it upon himself to compile a list of companies who will be producing screen protectors for the S6. If you are looking to buy an S6 Edge, this is definitely worth a few minutes of your time.
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...