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...
Sam Caplat – Xperia Arc Unboxing – XDA TV
In today’s episode of XDA TV, Sam takes a bit of a break from his niche and unboxes the extremely anticipated Xperia Arc, a phone which has had quite a lot of buzz on and off of XDA-Developers. This glorious device comes stocked with the custom 2.3.3 Sony Ericsson Gingerbread UI, complete in the box with all the usual accessories, including mains-supply to USB charging adaptor, USB cable, a collection of manuals and agreements and some high quality in-ear headphones. A full review of the device, its software and several interesting developments for it is to come! Click on to see the unboxing!
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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...