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Jimmy McGee · May 6, 2015

Vinsic 20,000mAh Ultra Slim Power Bank Giveaway

We have covered a lot of Android Accessories here on XDA TV. Mostly because we realize that there are not many phones out there designed specifically with us in mind. So we get powerful phones that don’t have the best speakers or batteries. To resolve this issue we can grab an accessory to fill the gap. In this episode of XDA TV, Producer Jordan reviews the Vinsic 20,000mAh Ultra Slim Power Bank. This device provides a great big helping of...

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jerdog · Mar 27, 2015

ASUS US Invites Developers at XDA to Special Event

ASUS has built a solid name over the years for their computer components, but in the last few years they have been expanding into the mobile market. With their Transformer series of tablets, their Padfone line, and being the tablet manufacturer for the Nexus 7 (as well as the 2013 version), they've solidified their place as a viable option in the mobile industry. In the 4th Quarter of 2014 they announced their ZenWatch, and at the beginning of 2015 they announced...

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jerdog · Mar 20, 2015

Huawei Begins Friendly User Testing Program and Contest

Huawei in recent months has begun to expand their Android marketing and business, from Huawei USA sponsoring the Big Android BBQ to being what looked to be the largest Android OEM sponsor of this year's Mobile World Congress. Even rumors (hardly something to go to the bookies in Vegas about though) have suggested the next Nexus device being made by Huawei. So it comes as no surprise that they are beginning to embrace the community a bit more than they...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 27, 2014

XDA LG Development Challenge Winners

Almost 3 months ago, we set out with LG to find two amazing apps that developers could put together using LG’s QPair SDK. That contest came to a close last Friday, and while there were some really great entries that took the QPair SDK and stretched it to its limits, the two winners for the Grand Prize have been selected as explained in the Contest Rules. The XDA LG Developer Challenge was a 8-week competition, and each person had the opportunity to pitch their proposal for the best...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 20, 2014

The XDA LG QPair Developer Challenge Voting Has Begun!

It seems like it was just yesterday that we announced that we had paired up with LG to challenge developers to make great apps with their LG QPair SDK. However, it wasn’t yesterday--it was at the end of September. This challenge came with the reward of some great LG devices. XDA and LG went through every single one of the proposals sent in by developers – we had a tough time selecting the finalists – but in the end we had to...

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admin · Dec 3, 2014

AirDroid 3 Beta Preview – Win a Year of AirDroid Premium! [Update]

Update!: We've chosen the winners of the contest. They are: petzku, Androidshek, mascaliente, damir1, nicopizza, dagoban, cretu01, JDLion, trusselo, mohfreestyl. These users will be contacted via XDA PM shortly with a code to unlock AirDroid premium. Thanks to everyone that participated in the contest, and thanks to AirDroid for the codes! It's the little things that make using convergence apps like Pushbullet and AirDroid so appealing. As I've been sitting here typing this article, I've gotten three text messages from my...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 9, 2014

Root the Google Nexus 9 and Unlock Bootloader – XDA TV

In this episode, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx shows you how to root and unlock the bootloader on your Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 it finally landing into people’s hands. And while development is hot, some things are not readily available yet. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Nexus 9 is no exception! Droidmodd3rx presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Nexus 9 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 1, 2014

LG Challenge Round 1 Winners

With Round 1 of the LG Developer Challenge recently closing, they have now been contacted. We had quite the selection of entrants, and the judges were able to narrow it down to the following 9 winners. We have listed them (in no particular order) along with a brief description of their winning entry: SferaDev– HubToDate for LG, installing or removing an app on your Android phone will prompt to perform the same action on your tablet. Aaahh – ConnectAll, will access the files on the...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 26, 2014

Big Android Giveaway – XDA TV

XDA TV has teamed up with YouTubers DroidModd3rx, Zedomax, Flossy Carter, Danny Winget, and QBKing77 to give you a chance you win some great prizes. All you need to do is subscribe to the above channels, including XDA TV and leave on comment in the YouTube comments for this video. Prizes include a Samsung Galaxy Note 4 or Nexus 6, a OnePlus One, a NVidia SHIELD Tablet, a Samsung Galaxy Alpha and more. Winning one of these prizes could not be easier. Enjoy this great...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 6, 2014

One Week Left to Enter the LG Developer Challenge and Win Prizes

There is only one week left to enter the LG Developer Challenge and Win Prizes, such as the LG G Pad or LG G Watch R. Last week we told you about our LG App challenge where you can submit an idea for a development that makes use of LG's QPair SDK. Originally the contest was limited to those with a US shipping address, but after much consideration, we have removed that restriction and everyone should feel free to take...

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Jimmy McGee · Sep 29, 2014

[UPDATED Terms & Conditions] XDA Partners with LG for Developer Challenge

Many Android enthusiasts know the name LG. LG is the maker of some Google Nexus devices and some great devices of there own, from the LG G2 and the follow up LG G3. Of course, there are many other great devices that LG makes, including tablets and watches. LG is focusing heavily on user experience. The thought is, if I have a smartphone and a tablet, can I have the same experience on both? Well LG thinks you can, that's...

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jerdog · Sep 17, 2014

And the Winners in the XDA Pebble Development Challenge Are…

Almost two months ago, we set out with Pebble to find three amazing apps/watch faces that developers would put together for the Pebble Watch. That contest came to a close last Friday, and while there were some really great entries who took the smartwatch and stretched it to its limits, the voting came down to three winners for the Grand Prize. The XDA - Pebble Developer Challenge was a 3-week competition, and each person had the opportunity to pitch their proposal for...

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Pulser_G2 · Sep 8, 2014

The XDA Pebble Developer Challenge Voting Has Begun!

Back in mid-late July (gosh, that seems a long time ago now!), we announced that we had paired up with Pebble to offer developers the opportunity to #MakeAwesomeHappen, and be in with the chance of winning a trip to Mountain View, CA, to meet up with Pebble at their Annual Developer Retreat. XDA and Pebble went through every single one of the proposals sent in by developers - we had a tough time selecting the finalists - but in the...

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jerdog · Aug 9, 2014

Pebble Developer Challenge Round 1 Closes

A few weeks ago we told you about XDA partnering with Pebble for a developer challenge, and the response was amazing. We had almost 100 entrants with many different ideas and the judging on the part of Pebble and XDA was very difficult. That being said, we were able to pick 20 Round 1 winners and they are in the process of being contacted so that Pebble can send them their devices. If you were someone who entered, please check...

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jerdog · Jul 21, 2014

XDA Partners with Pebble for Developer Challenge

Can you #MakeAwesomeHappen? Your app idea could win a Pebble and a trip to our 2nd Annual Developer Retreat in Mountain View, CA! For those who haven't kept up with the wearables market over the last year or so, you may not be aware of Pebble. Pebble is the smartwatch that 68,000+ people brought to life, crowdfunding a record $10.3MM on Kickstarter, and put wearable technology on the map. With a vibrant developer community and thriving ecosystem, Pebble is the platform for the...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 23, 2013

Win a Free Copy of Poweramp!

The kind folks behind the powerful media player Poweramp are no strangers to showing some serious kindness to the XDA community. For those who don't remember, last Thanksgiving, they so generously donated two Nexus 7 tablets to a couple of lucky contest winners. Now, the team wishes to spread some Holiday cheer by donating 25 free copies of their namesake media player. But rather than having a simple giveaway to the first responders, we figured that we'd have a little...

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jerdog · Jun 21, 2013

XDA Tablet Z Competition Winners Announced!

If you have been living under a rock, XDA has been running an amazing contest the past two weeks involving the latest tablet to hit the market, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. After almost 100 entries, the judges were able to narrow it down to the following 10 winners (in no particular order) along with a brief description of their winning entry: 1. lilstevie - LittleKernel development to allow separate boot and recovery kernels 2. zacthespack - native port of, and...

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jerdog · Jun 10, 2013

XDA:DevCon 2013 Contest!

XDA:DevCon 2013 is shaping up to be a great experience. We have some of the biggest names in application security, NFC, UI/UX development, and root applications on tap to speak, as well as companies like Sony Mobile, Ubuntu and StartApp slated to speak about development and technology.  Seeing as this is about helping people grow in their development skills, we would love to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to attend. So fill out this form telling us about...

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jerdog · Jun 5, 2013

XDA Tablet Z Development Competition

Everyone loves a good competition; there's no denying it. Generally, we don't just give away devices for the sake of giving them away. Sure it drives traffic, but that traffic usually ends up going away until the next giveaway. Wash. Rinse. Repeat. We would rather showcase the amazing work done by the developers on XDA and let that drive traffic than to try and drive traffic by giveaway. However, when given an opportunity to give away something that promotes development, we...

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jerdog · Apr 25, 2013

Ten Winners of the HTC One Molded XDA Cases Announced

Last week we let you know about the slick, new HTC One molded XDA cases and the competition Cruzerlite was running to give away 10 of them. Well, it's time to announce the winners. (more…)

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