Posted October 16, 2014 at 10:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Recently, we talked about an Xposed Module that allows you to modify the volume bar on your device and put it in the statusbar. However, sometimes you don’t have the Xposed Framework available, or root. Sometimes you want more customization options for your volume control.
XDA Forum Member tombarr offers up a customizable, powerful application that allows you to customize your volume bar. In this video XDA TV Producer TK reviews Noyze. TK shows off the application, its uses, functionality and talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this app review.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 16, 2014 at 06:30 am by Will Verduzco
Just yesterday, Google unveiled not only Android 5.0 Lollipop, but also three new Nexus devices that collectively serve as the reference platform for the new OS. Before the official unveiling, we announced the creation of a forum for the then-unreleased Google Nexus 6 (as well as the similarly specced Motorola Droid Turbo). Now, we’ve also created two new forums for the Google Nexus 9 and Google Nexus Player.
Just as we wrote yesterday, the HTC-built Google Nexus 9 features an 8.9″ QXGA (2048×1536) display with a 4:3 aspect ratio and double-tap to wake functionality, a speedy 64-bit Nvidia Tegra K1 processor (Kepler GPU), 2 gigs of RAM, 16 or 32 gigs of internal storage, an 8 MP rear camera. . . READ ON »
Posted October 15, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
While most of us are super excited about the Android Lollipop and the new Nexus devices, a few of you might have noticed that Google issued a major update to its Androidify app. This small, yet cool application allows you to create funny avatars that are used by many XDA members such as Senior Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD.
With this latest update, Androidify has become quite a different application. There are a sheer number of sharing tools that can be used to promote your avatar. If you are lucky, your small guy can take part in a Google commercial or be a face on a billboard.
Here’s a full changelog of the app:
- Pick a move and watch your Android character laugh, dance, cheer, rock out, or all sorts of other m
Posted October 15, 2014 at 06:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
As is the case with every Unix-based operating system, Android uses symlinks. A symbolic link is a special type of file that contains a reference to another file or directory in the form of an absolute or relative path, which affects pathname resolution. In Android, they are mostly used in the /bin and /xbin folders, where all the executing binaries are kept.
If you want to make your own symlinks or get to know which files are a part of Toolbox or Busybox, you can find out manually by entering some commands in Terminal. You can also use a script written by XDA Senior Member LENAROX. Chklnk is nothing but BASH script that can identify the symlinks easily with just one command. After pushing to selected system folder and . . . READ ON »
Posted October 15, 2014 at 01:30 pm by Will Verduzco
Folks, the day that we Android fans across the globe have been waiting for is finally here! Google has just now formally announced the highly anticipated (and heavily rumored) Google Nexus 6 and Google Nexus 9, as well as the official name of Android 5.0 “Lollipop” and the new Nexus Player device.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 15, 2014 at 11:30 am by Jimmy McGee
It is only a couple days until the fun and interesting festivities of this year’s Big Android BBQ start. Every year the event just keeps getting better and better. Last year, we interviewed OmniROM maintainer XpLoDWilD, TWRP Lead Dees_Troy and Tha Phlash. Additionally Jordan shared his experience.
In today’s episode, XDA TV Producer AdamOutler talks about the Big Android BBQ. He talks about all the people he’s excited to see. Also, he gives an overview of the Big Android BBQ App and its many features. So, check out this video.. . . READ ON »
Posted October 15, 2014 at 08:30 am by Will Verduzco
Will today be the day of the Nexus and the official unveiling of Android L (possibly Licorice or Lollipop)? Quite a few people seem to think so. Just yesterday, we talked about how the Google Nexus 6 may possibly be unveiled today, alongside the rumored official release of Android L (and possibly the HTC-built Google Nexus 9). And now, we’ve gone ahead and added a forum for Google and Motorola’s upcoming whale of a device with our new forum for the Google Nexus 6.
The Google Nexus 6 is a device that needs no introduction. Google’s and Motorola’s upcoming flagship Shamu has been leaked so many times in the last few weeks, that we can nearly taste its large, 5.2″ (or 5.9″, depe. . . READ ON »
Posted October 15, 2014 at 06:00 am by Will Verduzco
This past week has certainly been a good one for Google fans. In the span of the last seven days, we’ve seen updates to Chrome Stable, Hangouts for Chrome We even got to see a screenshot showing the Material Design-laden future of Google Now. Now, we’ve got yet another update to share, and this time it’s to the Chrome Beta channel.
Coming in at version 39.0.2171.25, Chrome Beta 39 brings many new feature additions that one would expect from a major version number bump. For starters, there’s a new “Reader Mode,” which can be accessed by pressing menu and clicking the Reader mode option (with a dog paw icon). Once enabled, Reader mode strips webpage formatting to make tex. . . READ ON »
Posted October 15, 2014 at 02:00 am by GermainZ
Charts give you a way to represent your data in a clear and concise manner. This becomes even more important on mobile devices, where screen sizes require you to provide your data in a straight forward manner, and users expect a simple representation instead of an overwhelming table.
There are several libraries that allow you to use charts in your applications already, but HelloCharts by XDA Forum Member lech0 is a new, easy to use library that supports several chart types. It also sets itself apart with quite a few features. As you would expect, it supports line, column and pie charts, as well as bubble charts. It also allows users to zoom, scroll and fling charts to focus on the area they’re interested in. D. . . READ ON »