· 2/26 · 0 comments

Half Life Theme for CM

Half-Life needs no introduction, but we would like to introduce the Half-Life theme for CyanogenMod 12. This theme by XDA Senior Member xdagee brings the colors from one of the most popular game series in history to your Android device. Check it out!

· 2/26 · 0 comments

Candy Material Icon Theme

Changing icons is one of the easiest ways of refreshing your smartphone's UI. XDA Forum Member Flaff! created an icon pack with square icons and rounded corners. This pack looks really nice with Material Design so check it out!

· 2/26 at 10:44 am · 0 comments

Google Brings Ads to Play Store Search Results

Google is planning to give us yet another reason to hate ads. Advertisements will soon appear in the search results of the Play Store, with a limited group of users taking part in the pilot program soon. More information in the official announcement.

· 2/26 at 10:28 am · 1 comment

Do ISPs Abuse Their Power?

Every day, the majority of us use the internet through several different internet service providers, but what we may not think about whilst using this service is how much control these companies have over our experience. AT&T recently launched their rival to the Google Fiber service and subsequently looked for a way to further monetize on their offering. For an extra $29 on top of the $70 monthly charge, you can buy your privacy back from them. Otherwise expect online adverts...

· 2/26 at 10:02 am · 0 comments

Google+ Mobile Website Gets Material Design Treatment

The Google+ team announced that the social media platform will now have material design on its mobile website. This might be great news for every user that prefers to stay away from the official application, which is somehow a memory-hog on some devices.


· 2/26 at 09:59 am · 0 comments

LPThemer Allows Theming Through Xposed

Theming on Lollipop was already possible thanks to the CM Theme Engine and Runtime Resource Overlay. XDA Recognized Themer vikasb32, however, gave all users an alternative method to theme their ROM. It's possible thanks to Xposed Framework module which allows color changing and more. Give it a shot!

· 2/26 at 09:50 am · 0 comments

BlackBerry Working with Google to Secure Android Devices

BlackBerry announced a partnership with Google to bring "highly secure mobility solutions" to Android. It's the second agreement made with a major company after linking up with Samsung. It appears that Android aims to become the safest mobile OS. More to read in the article.

· 2/26 at 06:00 am · 5 comments

Lollipop Style Lockscreen for Android 4.1 – XDA App Review

Android 5.x Lollipop has provided many visual updates, including the lockscreen. Unfortunately, some carriers and manufacturers are not offering Lollipop for some recent devices. On the flip side, some Lollipop users still prefer the old style of lockscreen. XDA Senior Member thotran7989 offers up an app that allows you to customize everything about your lockscreen. In this video, XDA TV Producer TK reviews Hi Locker.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application....

· 2/26 at 05:20 am · 0 comments

Google: More Protection From Unwanted Software

Google expanded their efforts in Chrome, Search and ads to keep you away from unwanted software. If you ever experienced the interruptions and annoyances of such malware you'll be happy to know that these new warnings, signals and ad changes will make your browsing experience safer and smoother.

· 2/26 at 03:53 am · 26 comments

Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge Side by Side Images Leaked

As unveiling events draw closer, device leaks accelerate and now just a few days away from MWC, we already have a multitude of leaks of the two major flagships from HTC and Samsung. Earlier today, we covered pictures of a Galaxy S6 prototype, which revealed details such as the lack of a microSD slot, a non-removable battery and a 5" screen size. However, the S6 is expected to come in more than one variant, with previous leaks showing off a curved, two-sided edge, somewhat...

· 2/26 at 12:40 am · 0 comments

Google To Launch Android Pay at I/O

Google will announce a new API at I/O in May called Android Pay, this will allow developers to add mobile payments to their apps. Users will be able to add their debit/credit cards and use them for single-tap transactions in app and in real world stores.

· 2/25 at 06:06 pm · 0 comments

Google Tests Live Chat With Businesses From Search Results

Want to text a restaurant to ask a menu question or find out about wait time? Google will soon let you start Hangouts conversations with local businesses right from Google's search results screen. Check out what we know so far after the jump.

· 2/25 at 05:34 pm · 0 comments

AT&T Moto X (2014) Gets Lollipop

Motorola has just started rolling out the Android 5.0.2 update to the 2nd gen AT&T Moto X.  Be on the lookout, as the OTA may hit your device any minute now. More details about the release here.

· 2/25 · 0 comments

Calendar 5.1 APK Download

Update Wednesday is in full swing, with Google Search receiving an update earlier, and Calendar receiving an update now which carries the v5.1 tag. The new version brings UI tweaks, Drive integration, Google+ birthday control and more

· 2/25 · 0 comments


XDA Forum Member Bakumatsu released a theme that covers no less than 32 applications and brings over 1,300 high definition icons. Give it a whirl if you are looking for a complete, dark material solution for your boring AOSP look!