New LG Octa-core SoC, Ubuntu 14.10 – XDA TV


LG is set to release the Octa-Core “Nuclun” SoC on the LG G3 Screen! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend’s news is the announcement of the official release of Ubuntu 14.10 Utopic Unicorn and be sure the check out the article talking about damping the thermal throttling on the LG G3! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!

Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK does an Android App Review of Google’s New Inbox. XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx released a video talking about the Big Android Giveaway. And if you missed it be sur. . . READ ON »

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Learn Some Commonly Used Linux Development Commands

Linux development commands

For the most part, if you’re looking to delve into the world of Android development, you’re going to want to run some variant of Linux. Cygwin’s often times a nightmare and high performance tasks like compiling are never quite the same when run in a virtual machine. For many long-time Windows users, however, making the switch can be a little daunting. Luckily, there are plenty of resources available here on the XDA forums to help you get acquainted with your new OS.

One of the most important parts of most Linux distributions is the easy terminal access. Understandably, using the command line interface isn’t always easy for new users, so XDA Senior Member warrior1208 created a quick . . . READ ON »

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Share Files with Other Devices over WiFi with ShareBox

ShareBox WiFi File Sharing Android

If you’ve ever handed over your mobile device to someone else in order to share files or allow them to look at a picture or video that you’ve captured, you undoubtedly know frustrating the process can be. Not only do your friends and family have to pry your smartphone out of your hands, which is painful in its own right, but you also have to worry about what other content on your smartphone they might “accidentally” find.

ShareBox by XDA Forum Member droidev1 aims to solve both of the problems mentioned above by allowing users to share files via a common WiFi network. The app works by allowing you to select a set of files that will be made available for sharing. Once that is done and the app is . . . READ ON »

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Merge Your Battery Indicator and Home Button into One!

Battery Home Icon

The status and navigation bars are probably the most commonly used areas of your device (that is, assuming you have a navigation bar), and they’re definitely two of the more heavily customizable parts using Xposed modules. Android 5.0 Lollipop will also bring refreshed navigation and status bars, with new, streamlined shapes for the icons.

A new Xposed module by XDA Recognized Developer MohammadAG aims to make your navigation bar even more useful, while also cleaning your status bar some more. Battery Home Icon replaces the normal home button in your navigation bar with a Lollipop-styled version, which also shows you the current battery level. The result is a battery indicator that looks like t. . . READ ON »

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Port Lollipop Checkboxes and Radio Buttons to Older Devices

Android Lollipop material design checkboxes

Ever since it was first unveiled at the Google I/O 2014 keynote, the company’s new UI paradigm Material Design has been dramatically reshaping how we interact with not only Google’s applications, but third party apps written for the Android platform. And by now, we’ve seen most UI-focused applications receive updates to this Android Lollipop style.

As one would expect, not every device has received a highly functional port of the latest Android L developer preview images. However, you can still have some of the Material Design look on older devices thanks to a tutorial by XDA Senior Member KuaQ that helps users bring the Material Design checkboxes and radio buttons to their ROMs.

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Big Android Giveaway – XDA TV

Big Android Giveaway

XDA TV has teamed up with YouTubers DroidModd3rxZedomaxFlossy CarterDanny Winget, and QBKing77 to give you a chance you win some great prizes. All you need to do is subscribe to the above channels, including XDA TV and leave on comment in the YouTube comments for this video.

Prizes include a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Nexus 6, a OnePlus One, a NVidia SHIELD Tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more. Winning one of these prizes could not be easier. Enjoy this great XDA TV video and the content found on the other great channels mentioned. Check this video out!. . . READ ON »

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Backup+ Lets You Backup Your App Data on Android Lollipop

Backup+ Android Lollipop

Even though Android 5.0 Lollipop hasn’t yet seen its official release, quite a few users are using the latest version of the Android 5.0 developer preview as their daily driver OS. With the latest revision, Lollipop has gained quite a boost in both functionality and polish, with many more applications and features working than in the previous two releases. Unfortunately, however, there are still a few third party applications here and there that don’t quite work as expected, and data backup applications have been a bit tricky thus far.

This is where XDA Senior Member gh0stslayer‘s new app Backup+ comes in. As its name implies, Backup+ is a complete backup and app manipula. . . READ ON »

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TechTalk Compiles All the Android News You Need in One App

TechTalk Android News

If you’re as obsessed with mobile devices as the vast majority of our forum goers, chances are that you browse multiple Android-related websites to keep tabs on all the latest Android news. Manually browsing the web for content, however, isn’t always the best approach. Luckily there are plenty of tools available to aggregate all the relevant content into one place, but following Google Reader’s demise, many have been looking for the “just right” replacement for their Android news fix. XDA Senior Member grilledbacon32‘s new application TechTalk hopes to do exactly that.

TechTalk is an Android news app that aggregates Android-related articles from various sites . . . READ ON »

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Android App Review: Google Inbox to Improve Your Life – XDA TV

Google Inbox Review

Recently, Google+ exploded with the announcement of Google Inbox, as revolutionary new way to handle your email. Google is trying to revolutionize the way you deal with email, with features like Snooze for an email, quick reminders and automatic sorting into categories.

In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Google Inbox.  TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. If you want a more in depth review check out TK’s videos on his YouTube Channel. For a quick overview, check out this app review.. . . READ ON »

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