Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
Still Like That Old Time XDA (A Tribute)
This week on XDA TV, Azrienoch explores the ancient mysteries of O2’s line-up of devices branded “XDA” with user CajunFlavoredBob. These are the devices for which our beloved forum, XDA-Developers, was named. CajunFlavoredBob shares his memories of his XDA devices, and explains what life with Windows Mobile was like, a time when HTC Sense was more than just a bloated user interface, shedding light on how times changed with the coming of the iPhone and Android. Of course, SassiBoB chimed in with a story of her experience with Windows Mobile on the HTC HD2. This interview is a must-see for everyone who gets a little tingly from the phrase, “Classic XDA.” Click on for the video!
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Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but showing your notifications instead. If you're a fan of that, you might want an easier way to check your notifications as they come in, without losing your current lockscreen. Glimpse Notifications by XDA Senior Member xrad offers just that. You'd normally have to turn your screen on manually to see your notifications. Instead, Glimpse Notifications will do it for you when a notification comes in. That doesn't mean...
As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we're starting to see a plethora of beautiful new apps on the Play Store. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best looking apps on Android are and why.