POSTS TAGGED: All Android
Posted July 3, 2014 at 11:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
Unquestionably, many have grown to like Android L since its official unveiling. Since then, we’ve seen users come up with random application ports, ringtones, and other goodies from Google’s latest work in progress OS. We are all waiting for the official release, so why not give our current OS builds some of L’s graphical style?
Not too long ago, we talked about a theme that changes your UI to look like that in Android L. Unfortunately, however, this only works on ROMs with CyanogenMod’s new theme engine installed. Now, everyone can try Android L’s look on their devices.
Posted July 3, 2014 at 08:00 am by Jimmy McGee
Tomorrow is the Fourth of July, America’s holiday. The great thing about being American is if you want to be lazy, you can bet there is a shortcut product available for you now for only 4 easy payments of $19.95. But wait, there’s more! If you call now, you get twice the product. Today’s app feature helps make your life simpler by making controlling your Android device easier.
XDA Senior Member bluenote73 offers up an application that allows you control your device with a sequence of clicks on your volume keys. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews QuickClick. TK shows off the application, its uses, and functionality; then he talks about his thoughts of the application. Check out this . . . READ ON »
[APK] Sheets and Docs Updated for Android L; Wear App Added to Play Store; Minor Updates for Slides, Search, YouTube, and Google Play Services
Posted July 3, 2014 at 02:35 am by Will Verduzco
It’s still Wednesday in Mountain View, and you know what that means—it’s another Google Update Wednesday. Today, we have one entirely new application in the Play Store, two major app updates that bring Android L compatibility, and four other, more minor updates.
First off, we have Android Wear. Coming in at inaugural version 184.108.40.2061840, this app allows you to pair with and edit the parameters of your new Android Wear device–provided you’re one of the lucky few to already own one. In addition to basic device configuration settings, this app also allows you to control voice action preferences, as well as notification settings.
Next up, we have Google Docs 220.127.116.11 an. . . READ ON »
Posted July 2, 2014 at 08:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Friedrich Nietzsche once said that without music, life would be a mistake. For many, this statement can’t be any more accurate. Music plays an important part in the lives of billions, including many of us here on XDA.
Because of music’s importance in our lives, music players are some of the most important and frequently used applications on Android. If you are looking for a free and lightweight solution, XDA Forum Member kcrims has something that might interest you. Pixel Player is a highly customizable and powerful music player that can replace other, more popular applications. And it won’t use all your system resources because it’s a very lightweight application.
What . . . READ ON »
Posted July 2, 2014 at 04:30 pm by Faiz Malkani
We’ve all likely had the pleasure of coming across words while using our phones that are beyond our literary grasp, and this can prove to be extremely annoying. The typical solution in such cases is to switch to the browser and quickly Google the word in question, or alternatively, open a dictionary app and look up the word. However, doing so breaks the workflow and isn’t very user friendly.
For those of using the Xposed Framework, XDA Senior Member perseuso807 has come up with a delightful solution in the form of a module that adds a “Define” action to to text input fields next to the “Paste” action. Just like that, the previously tedious procedure becomes. . . READ ON »
Posted July 2, 2014 at 12:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
When it comes to app development, coding and debugging must be treated equally. Finding bugs and fixing them is a tiresome but essential job that simply has to be done. Very often, developers decide to create tools to help with debugging and make their apps bug free.
Debugging also applies to modding, hence why some changes cause crashes and unexpected behavior. XDA Senior Member r3pwn created an application that helps debug Google Apps. Some ROM teams or individual developers change the proprietary Google application using reverse engineering tools. These changes may cause malfunctions, and those apps have no debugging system built-in. Luckily, an application by r3pwn adds a menu with deb. . . READ ON »
Posted July 2, 2014 at 09:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Android’s user interface allows for the use of various types of gestures. Accordingly, they have been used in quite a few projects. Gestures like two-finger swipes can be found in third party apps or even bigger projects like HTC Sense. And to many, the use of gestures enhances the Android experience by making things more streamlined, without the need to go through multiple menus.
A totally new approach to gestures can now be taken, thanks to XDA Forum Member mirasmithy who shared a library used in Epoch Launcher. With this library, you can enhance your application’s functionality by adding gesture support. The list of available enhancements is long and contains swipes, pinches, and o. . . READ ON »
Posted July 2, 2014 at 06:00 am by TK
The Xperia Z2 (D6503) is the successor to last year’s Xperia Z1/Ultra/Z. The Z2 is Sony’s current flagship device, though rumors are starting to buzz about the Z3 already. If you are familiar with the Z1, you will be very comfortable with the Z2’s design. The main thing you will like about the Z2 is that the Sony has fixed the viewing angle issues that plagued the Z1/Ultra/Z. The device sports a decently sized 5.2” display, with a now-average 1080p resolution, as well as a quad-core 2.3 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor. All of this combines into one of Sony’s best mobile devices yet.. . . READ ON »
Posted July 1, 2014 at 06:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The Google Experience Launcher has become one of the most popular home applications on Android. It’s used as the default launcher in every Google Nexus and Google Play Edition device, and it’s found its way to many more thanks to various XDA members.
Although many care for the Google Now Launcher, it lacks quite a lot of relatively standard configuration options. XDA Senior Member theknut decided to do something about it, and used Xposed Framework to fix this with his module Xposed GEL Settings.