POSTS TAGGED: Android 2.2 (Froyo)
Posted September 24, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Obb is a data file format used by multiple game developers. Data stored in such a format often contains music, videos, and other large files that are downloaded after the APK is installed. This makes the APK smaller and easier for developers to maintain. (Imagine uploading 2 GB file every time when the app gets updated!)
Additional data files are stored in internal storage, which isn’t a perfect situation–especially for owners of devices with external SD card support. The internal storage gets full in very short time, even when it’s big, so it’s a good practice to use the external SD card to . . . READ ON »
Posted September 24, 2014 at 09:00 am by Jimmy McGee
The great thing about Android is the vast possibilities when it comes to customization. When you root, you open up even more options for customization. One of those options is changing your boot animation. Why have the same stock boot animation as everyone else? You can find a vast selection of custom boot animations from simple graphic animations to animations that make your phone feel retro or pay homage to another device like a Playstation 2.
Posted September 24, 2014 at 04:00 am by Faiz Malkani
Pictures tell a story deemed worthy of a thousand words. Whether its a picture of a toddler’s first steps or an aerial view of terrain, each picture is undoubtedly more effective and more expressive than describing said event with mere words. But stories are driven by imagination, and the human mind is limitless. Some stories cannot be told by a single picture and may be multi-faceted in nature. What then, is the solution to this? Collages, of course! But how does one go about creating collages in a smartphone driven world?
Posted September 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
In the last few weeks, we have been written quite a lot about Android One devices. There’s plenty of good reason for this, as Google has released the first batch of Android One devices produced by Karbonn, Spice Mobile and Micromax. As a cherry on top, all of them have publicly available kernel source, which isn’t too common for devices running chipsets made by MediaTek.
Owners of these pretty much identical and pocket-friendly devices in India now have yet another reason to be happy. XDA Recognized Developer varun.chitre15 managed to port ClockworkMod recovery to every Android One device available. This also means that Micromax Canvas . . . READ ON »
Posted September 23, 2014 at 04:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Head Up notifications is one of these upcoming features that Android developers hid deep in the Android KitKat source code. It was discovered by the custom ROM community not too long ago, and nearly simultaneously ported to the majority of popular ROMs. This method of notifications has also been introduced as a standalone application and an Xposed Framework module.
One of the most interesting alternatives to this built in hidden code was recently released by XDA Recognized Developer AChep. HeadsUp is a fork of the quite popular AcDisplay application. The developer made quite a few improvements to make it . . . READ ON »
Posted September 23, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Tomek Kondrat
Google recently announced a change to Google Play Store policy that requires developers to provide a physical address if they want to sell their applications in Play Store. This change was pretty significant for the app developer community, but it’s not the only interesting modification that Google has in store for us. Another big change is waiting right around the corner, as Google decided to put information about in-app purchase prices on the application installation screen. Users will now see how much they will eventually have to pay to get the full application functionality.
Freemium applications and games are very popular–and that’s not just . . . READ ON »
Posted September 23, 2014 at 08:00 am by Jimmy McGee
So many different applications want to send us notifications that sometimes the vibration and message tone is non-stop. And as a citizen of this Earth let me tell you, it’s not just annoying to you, it is often more so to others. So be kind to your neighbors and control your phone.
In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you minimize the amount of notification sounds your phone plays. XDA Senior Member ofmb created the Less Frequent Notification module. TK shows off the modules and gives his thoughts, . . . READ ON »
Posted September 23, 2014 at 03:00 am by Tomek Kondrat
Some older devices still remain very popular. Phones like the HTC Desire, Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, and HTC HD2 are considered legendary and have many developers still actively working on ROMs, kernels, and tweaks to keep these old devices kicking. All of these old devices feature the first generation Snapdragon SoC with the Adreno 200 GPU. And although top-notch back in its time, the SoC has long since been forgotten by all but just a few who keep these older devices.
It goes without saying that devices that use the QSD8x50 platform could stand to have their performance improved. Luckily, the Adreno 200 and Qualcomm . . . READ ON »
Posted September 22, 2014 at 07:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
While we are still waiting for Android L to be officially released, the first mentions of Android M have been spotted in the Android Code review discussion group. Google looks to be continuing its Android naming scheme, and M seems to be the future successor for the yet unnamed Android L.
Android L was officially announced at the Google I/O 2014 Keynote, which took place back in June. The official release date and even the full codename remain unknown, but multiple reports claim that we should expect Android L in less than one month.
The functionality discussed in the . . . READ ON »