Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
You may recall a while back that we mentioned a new project we’ve been working on behind the scenes here – XDA-University. We’re proud to announce that the first version of XDA-U is now available at XDA-University.com.
We listened to your feedback, in that you wanted it to be easier to get started with development, and learn more about how to make your own ROMs, kernels, and other tweaks for your phone. As such, we set about getting some of our users (to whom we are incredibly grateful) to share some of their knowledge about Android development. While they’ve tried to make this as easy as possible to get going with, we’re sure you will still have questions, so we have also opened an XDA-University forum where you can ask any questions you may have, and get help.
The key thing about XDA-U is that it’s never going to be finished! If you’re a developer, or someone who wants to get involved in helping more people to learn about Android, and getting the chains off their device, we’d love to hear from you – please don’t hesitate to get involved!
Finally, we’d like to extend our thanks to everyone who was involved in getting XDA-U to where it is today. We’d also like to thank everyone who gets involved in future as well, and helps to make XDA-University even more useful for everyone to learn from!
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Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but showing your notifications instead. If you're a fan of that, you might want an easier way to check your notifications as they come in, without losing your current lockscreen. Glimpse Notifications by XDA Senior Member xrad offers just that. You'd normally have to turn your screen on manually to see your notifications. Instead, Glimpse Notifications will do it for you when a notification comes in. That doesn't mean...
As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we're starting to see a plethora of beautiful new apps on the Play Store. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best looking apps on Android are and why.