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Drawing on a Linux Desktop with an Android Tablet and a “User Friendly” XBMC for Android! – XDA Developer TV

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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 out this video.. . . READ ON »

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First “User-Friendly” Build of XBMC for Android Emerges

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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 courtesy of the rest of the XBMCANDROID Team by XDA Senior Member kemonine96.

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XBMC for Android Beta 3 APK Released

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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.

Working Add-Ons

  • 1Channel — Developer PM’d me and the choppyness is fixed in latest version (url in add-ons links below)
  • Anarcintosh’s Icefilms
  • BBC iPlayer 2
  • dpstream
  • Freecable
  • fs.ua
  • FTP Sources
  • Icefilms
  • Nav
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XBMC for Android Nightlies Available for Your Mobile-Viewing Pleasure

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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 his nightly builds:

What Is Special About These Builds?
I have re-built the CrystaX NDK that is required for XBMC from sources and made some c

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Jelly Bean on G1, XBMC for Android, Raspberry Pi ICS! – XDA Developer TV

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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!

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XBMC Ported to Android, Nightlies Released

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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 news. The nightlies have been broken up into two different builds—one with support for ARM NEON and one for devices without those extensions. Make sure to downlo. . . READ ON »

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Pro Tip Number 1: Android XBMC Remote Control – XDA TV

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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 »

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XBMC Remote App Modified For GTab

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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 playback controls on ‘Now Playing’ view scales to screen width.

For more information and to download the apk, take a look at the modification thread.. . . READ ON »

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Shattered Screen? Turn Your Broken Device into a Complete Media Center!

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A cracked screen usually means you’ll have to spend a hefty amount to make your device usable again. For older devices, it might actually be easier to buy a new one. If this situation sounds familiar, or if you simply have an old device with a shattered screen laying around, XDA Forum Member mailme45 has written a guide that may help you make that device useful once again.

The tutorial walks you through turning your phone into a fully fledged media center (running a fork of XBMC/Kodi). Assuming your device supports MHL, you’ll only need a few things to get started:

  1. A USB OTG cable along with a mouse so you can control the phone until it’s fully set up.
  2. An MHL adapter that allows you to display your pho
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Device Review: Mad Catz M.O.J.O.

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MoJoRecently, 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 wielded their machetes to slice a path through the Android Gaming forest.

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JynxBox HD Network Media Streamer Unboxing the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

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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 device. The device can be rooted easily, perhaps too easily, so Adam shows you, how you can apply security. Finally, h. . . READ ON »

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We Want You to Join XDA Developer TV’s Line Up – XDA Developer TV

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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 you waiting for? Contact Jimmy McGee with any questions. If you are camera shy, but still want to join our team, contact Portal Administrator Wil. . . READ ON »

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Samsung Rugby Pro Gets Official TWRP, Rugby Smart Gets CM9, CM10

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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 accepted by Team Win as an officially supported TWRP device. That’s pretty good news for a lesser known device. With TWRP, users can flash . . . READ ON »

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