January 21, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
Android gaining X11 support is one of the stories from this weekend on XDA-Developers. You can also make your voice heard and vote on the next XDA cases. However, other big stories occurred this weekend. XDA News Specialist Jordan covers some of the highlights, including the first “user-friendly” version of XBMC for Android.
In learning news, Jordan talks about free Android tutorials. Also, be sure to check out Jordan on last Friday’s XDA Developer TV video. Finally, check out our article showcasing our highlights from this year’s International CES. Pull up a chair and check . . . READ ON »
January 18, 2013 By: Will Verduzco
By now, we’re all familiar with XBMC. The megascale, multiplatform media player has become nearly ubiquitous in HTPC circles, far outgrowing its original home on its vestigial namesake, the original Microsoft Xbox. In fact, we’ve featured quite a few stories that talk about how to integrate XBMC Controller into your HTPC workflow, as well as the release and update of XBMC for Android, a third-party port feared specifically for everyone’s favorite mobile OS.
Just a few hours ago, a heavily updated and stable build was released. As with the previously featured nightly builds, these are brought to us . . . READ ON »
Android received some pretty exciting media player news when it was announced that XBMC had made it to the platform. Initially, there were quite a few issues with the nightlies coming out. However, it has been a few months, and the developers have made some great strides.
There are still some issues to work out, but Beta 3 has been released, and it brings a lot to the table. XDA Senior Member kemonine96 updated the XBMC thread to reflect the changes, and there have been a lot of them.
. . . READ ON »
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August 16, 2012 By: jerdog
For those unfamiliar with XBMC, it has become the defacto standard for Home Theater PC’s (HTPC). Given Android’s Linux roots, the desire has always been there to utilize an Android device as a HTPC, so the recent news from the XBMC developer team took the Android world by storm. Much rejoicing and excitement met the announcement, and XDA Senior Member kemonine96 was no exception. Once the XBMC team opened up their source for all, he jumped in and began working on building XBMC for Android nightlies as the XBMC team pushes their changes. He has this to say about . . . READ ON »
August 13, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
Our friend Jordan loves rehashing the news so much that he did it twice for us today. After some technical annoyances and a snazzy haircut, Jordan finally gets a video to complete successfully. Today, Jordan gives a quick update of the awesome news that appeared on the XDA Portal like how CyanogenMod 10 was unofficially ported to the HTC G1.
Jordan mentions the HTC source petition and the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 rooting guide articles. Finally, Jordan mentions the Raspberry Pi’s upcoming update to Ice Cream Sandwich and XBMC ported to Android. What are you waiting for? Hit play!. . . READ ON »
The last release of a popular, open source media application ported to Android was a pretty big deal, so it wasn’t hard to guess that the next one would be too. For those who don’t know, XBMC is an open source, multi-platform media player. With a strong and loyal following, the media player could be a smash hit on Android once a stable version is released.
Of course, this is quite a long way off. For now, XDA Forum Member kemonine96 is releasing nightlies of XBMC. Given the loyal following of the media player, this is still pretty exciting . . . READ ON »
May 12, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
In the first in a series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows us how to repurpose an Android device as a remote control for your TV with XBMC. He demonstrates sending a YouTube video from the YouTube application on an Android phone to a TV. He then talks about the hardware required to run this setup and what it takes to set up a full-fledged media center with Android integration.. . . READ ON »
If you own a Viewsonic GTab and have Xbox Media Center, XDA forum member WickedStyx has modified the official Android XBMC remote app so that it scales properly on the GTab!
The XBMC remote app is a remote client for Android that lets you connect over WiFi or 3G so that you can control your XBMC from anywhere in the house.
In essence the mod turns your GTab into a huge 10″ remote control!
Features include the status bar which is displayed when using the remote control so that you can use the soft back, menu and home buttons and . . . READ ON »
Recently, Google has been acquiring various companies to possibly expand the reach of the Android platform beyond just mobile devices and tablets. With the announcement of Android Wear, Google is creating a standard for wearables like smartwatches. And perhaps with less fanfare, Google is expanding into set-top gaming Android with their purchase of Green Throttle Games. However, don’t think that Google is blazing the trail in these areas! They are just widening the road. Smartwatches like the Samsung Galaxy Gear and the Omate Truesmart were among the pioneers in that arena. Similarly, the OUYA and Nvidia Shield. . . READ ON »
February 20, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
Not a long, long time ago and not in a galaxy far away—in this galaxy, in fact—Android only ran on smartphones. That’s not the case anymore; it runs on tablets, Raspberry Pis, televisions, and more. Today XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler gets his hands on a Jynxbox Android HD Network Media Streamer. What does AdamOutler do when he gets a device? He tears it down to its basic elements; he does an Unboxing the XDA Way.
After tearing it down and giving a tour of the device’s components, AdamOuter demonstrates the device setup, entering recovery, and rooting the . . . READ ON »
February 12, 2013 By: Jimmy McGee
XDA Developer TV is looking to add more talented people like you to the lineup. If this sounds like something you’d like to try, do not hesitate. All it takes is basic video skills, which we can help you learn, a camera capable of at least 720p resolution, and a love and knowledge of mobile devices—both Android and Windows Phone.
What do you get? You get the enjoyment of spreading the knowledge you’ve learned on XDA to thousands of people. You will get to join the ranks of other XDA Developer TV stars like Jordan, azrienoch, Adam, and others. So what are . . . READ ON »
December 12, 2012 By: Former Writer
Even the less popular devices need some lovin’ too. The Samsung Rugby Pro and Samsung Rugby Smart aren’t the most well known smartphones on XDA. However, that hasn’t prevented developers from hacking then and releasing some good stuff. Now, the Rugby Pro has official TWRP, and the Rugby Smart has CM9 and CM10 ports.
XDA Senior Member kemonine96, who has done much work with XBMC, has released various treats for the two devices. The most recent offerings are TWRP for the Rugby Pro, and CM9 and CM10 for the Rugby Smart.
For the Rugby Pro, it’s been . . . READ ON »
December 10, 2012 By: Jimmy McGee
Android 4.2 for the Motorola Xoom, and more this weekend at XDA. Our friend Jordan takes the time to round up these important stories and serve them up to us in bite-size pieces. First, he talks about the Galaxy Note II‘s multi-window functionality being ported to the Galaxy S II. In other, news you can now pre-order XDA gear!
In CyanogenMod 10 news, Jordan talks about the unofficial release for the Droid RAZR M. Also, Jordan mentions the HTC G2 / Desire Z getting a CyanogenMod 10.1 build as well. Finally, the Xperia Arc and . . . READ ON »