Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
Batch of Recognized Developers Added by Mistake
Here at XDA, we want to make sure the most contributive and skilled developers get the recognition they deserve, which is why we have the Recognized Developer program to which any developer can apply. Being a part of the program gives you advantages like a faster, ad-free forum template, a custom title, basic moderation privelages, and more. On November 22, we mistakenly added a small batch of Recognized Developer due to a clerical error. These particular developers were waiting in the queue to be evaluated, and had not yet been looked at. As such, we’ve removed the Recognized Developer status from that particular group until our Developer Committee can properly process them. If you see one of your favorite developers with their Recognized Developer status suddenly removed, it’s likely because of this error. We’re sorry for any trouble this might have caused, and we can assure you that it won’t happen again.
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While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.
At the annual Game Developers Conference being held in San Francisco, NVIDIA announced the latest addition to its collection of devices, the NVIDIA SHIELD. Powered by the Tegra X1 ARM SoC, the SHIELD is a set-top box running Android TV at its heart. But since it is a NVIDIA device, it does things beyond the simple streaming and gaming that is expected in this age. The SHIELD can locally run and stream 4K content to a capable TV. It is compatible with existing...