While the XDA Portal has seemingly been Jelly Bean, Jelly Bean, JELLY BEAN as of late, there is still much development work to be done on finalizing and perfecting builds based on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. After all, many would rather have a bullet-proof daily driver than an admittedly awesome preview build, which could potentially be a bit buggy.
As such, the CyanogenMod team has now released CyanogenMod 9 Release Candidate 2. Users can expect RC2 to be quite stable. It also adds support for new devices. As described on the CyanogenMod blog:
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This release serves to
The march of Jelly Bean 2012 is in full swing. In the last week, we brought you Jelly Bean-related news on such devices as the ASUS Transformer TF300T, the Acer Iconia A100 and A500, and an XDA Developer TV roundup. The pace is truly awesome. The latest devices to the latest and greatest version of Android are a couple of T-Mobile HTC devices—the HTC Sensation and the HTC Amaze 4G.
Just about three months ago, we brought you news that the Team Win Recovery Project had received a massive update to version 2.1. April’s release largely heralded the start of a new age in recoveries—where one would no longer have to deal with cumbersome menus, instead interacting with a very user-friendly GUI.
It wasn’t simply about the GUI either. In addition to bringing an unrivaled level of UI polish, TWRP 2.1 offered users many advanced features such as update.zip queuing, a basic file manager, and dual storage support for Nandroid backups. Additionally, TWRP added support for the open source scripting . . . READ ON »
XDA-Developers is a site dedicated to phone development and customization. Sometimes carriers and device manufactures lock down their devices. Sometimes this is done to cover devious practices. Other times, it’s done to try and ensure that you will buy the next device they release. Why would anyone buy the Galaxy S III when they can put Ice Cream Sandwich on their Galaxy S II?
Here at XDA we port things to other things, and we create new things. Our developers figure out ways to get the lastest Android on older devices and the latest features on all devices. . . . READ ON »
July 2, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
With I/O 2012 having come and gone, a lot of exciting news has appeared on the XDA Portal. If you missed it, there is no need to fear. This Week in Development, Jordan talks about the articles on the XDA Portal that you may have missed. Some of the stories mentioned are the log cat article and Google Ears being available for any Ice Cream Sandwich ROM. Jordan reminds you to check out XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler‘s XDA TV Google I/O 2012 Developer Review.
Jordan then spends some more time talking about the latest news from . . . READ ON »
June 22, 2012 By: FallenWriter
We here on XDA love innovation and development. We especially love it when one of our members decides to push development on the Android mobile platform further. XDA Recognized Developer ezterry has done just.
The developer has not only created detailed, cross-platform guides on setting up a development environment in Linux, Windows, and MacOSX; but he also provided the latest experimental toolchains for compiling, not normally found when downloading pre-compiled packages directly from Google.
When I asked him about the benefits of this newer toolchain his response was this:
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The newer compiler ought to generate more efficient code from the
Previously we asked you what you thought the best phone of 2011 was. Now, it’s time to move to tablets. In 2011, we saw a huge wave of Android 3.0 Honeycomb tablets with dual-core CPUs, plenty of RAM, and even some with 4G connectivity. Click on to vote for your favorite tablet of 2011! . . . READ ON »