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Jimmy McGee · Dec 31, 2013

Top 5 Technology Trends of 2013 – XDA Developer TV

The end of 2013 is here, and it has been an exciting year in the mobile device world. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan combed through all the headlines, hardware releases, and device developments that happened this year and identified the Top Five Technology Trends for 2013. Everything from expanded mobile OS offerings to great independant mobile device choices, the rapid expansion of wearable technology and Google Glass, and much more. So take a moment to check out today's video and...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 27, 2013

Ubuntu/Android Dual Boot on 4.2+ AOSP, Oppo N1 CyanogenMod Edition Released, Source Available! – XDA Developer TV

You can dual boot Ubuntu and Android on your device with a developer preview release! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the official CyanogenMod for the Oppo N1 is available, as are the factory images and source code. AOKP KitKat 4.4.2 nightlies are also available for 10 device! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 26, 2013

Side-Load an App to Google Glass and GlassCopter App Review – XDA Developer TV

Just two days ago, XDA Developer TV Producer TK got Google Glass. He took the time to review it, and now he’s showing you some other tricks. TK starts of by showing you how simple it is to side load APKs on Google Glass using ADB. Then, TK shows off a simple Glass game you can play by tilting your head. XDA Senior Member Mohammad_Adib offers a quick, easy, and somewhat addictive game for the Google Glass unit. In the...

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TK · Dec 24, 2013

Device Review: Google Glass XE 2.0

Google Glass XE 2.0 is the refresh of last year’s XE Glass hardware. The main difference here is that you can now use a micro USB mono headset to listen to your music and make or receive calls on the device. Google started to offer replacements to first gen owners so they can enjoy the updated units. Also, a select few had the opportunity to buy an additional set, a change from last year’s one unit per person. Unfortunately, the...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 21, 2013

Google Glass XE12 Factory Image and Rooted Bootloader Now Available

A few days ago, we talked about how Google Glass update to XE12 brought a considerable amount of new functionality to the company's first foray into wearable computing. In addition to new and improved Glassware for YouTube and Hangouts, a lock screen, new search cards, iOS support, and better Google Play Music support, the update also brought the ability to take pictures by simply winking. Now, Google has released the factory restore image for the XE12 update for the device. And...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 20, 2013

Moto G Updated to Android 4.4.2, Windows Phone 8.1 Has “Cortana” Assistant, Google Glass Gets Wink Pics – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now available for the Moto G and the source code has been released for the Moto X running KitKat. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that Windows Phone 8.1 will have "Cortana"  Voice Assistant and the latest Google Glass update brings wink pics and more. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 17, 2013

Google Glass XE12 Update Brings Wink Pics, Lock Screen, Hangouts and YouTube Glassware, and More!

As wearable computing becomes more and more useful, it is finally starting to take off. While the vast majority of wearable computing devices come in the form of various different smartwatches, an increasing number of users are now Google Glass Explorers. Luckily for them, today's update to XE12 brings quite a bit of functionality, making the device significantly more useful before. The XE12 update brings a healthy dose of new features. Some of the highlights are as follows: Wink Pics...

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Will Verduzco · Dec 10, 2013

Unofficial WordPress App Released for Google Glass

Not too many people own Google Glass just yet, but the number is growing thanks to an open invite request signup page. And alongside the greater adoption, comes a greater number of cool things you can do with Glass. We recently covered the release of the GDK, which helps developers create better apps for Glass than what was possible with the cloud-based Mirror API. While the GDK release enables a new class of more immersive local apps, that's not to say that useful...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 21, 2013

Build Better Google Glass Apps with the GDK Preview

Up until very recently, applications designed for Google Glass faced several key limitations when using the RESTful cloud-based Mirror API. Chief among them, was the requirement for Internet connectivity. Well, Google intends to change this with various new APIs introduced with the Google Glass Development Kit, or GDK for short. These allow offline apps that have real time user responsiveness, apps that work without network access, and apps that can make use of deeper access to hardware features. The GDK serves...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 15, 2013

Android 4.4 Factory Images Available, CyanogenMod Installer Released, Google Glass Open for Signup! – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4 KitKat factory images and driver binaries are now available for the Nexus 4, 7, and 10! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that CyanogenMod installer is now available in the Play Store and signups for Google Glass is open. That's not all that covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA...

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Will Verduzco · Nov 12, 2013

Google Glass Explorer Program Open for Signup

If you've been patiently waiting for your chance to get your hands on Google Glass, your time may be near. Google recently launched a new public webpage that allows users to request an invite to purchase Google Glass. Unfortunately, however, there are a fair number of hurdles. First, the Glass Explorer interest form is not available for everyone. Currently, only US residents are allowed to sign up. Second, there is no explicit timetable given, other than the statement that registrants...

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Mike Szczys · Apr 17, 2013

Google Glass API (Called Mirror) Available Now!

Want to write an app for Google Glass? If you think you've got to wait for the wearable computer to ship you're wrong. You can start right now because Google just released the Mirror API used to develop Google Glass software. If you can't wait to get your code on, they've got you covered with two quick start options: one using Java and the other using Python. This begins by wading into the Google services settings interface to enable the...

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Will Verduzco · Feb 21, 2013

Forums Added for the New HTC One, Google Glass, Ouya, and More!

Just two days ago, we brought you live coverage of HTC's launch event for the HTC One. We also gave you a preliminary glimpse of how well it performs by putting it through a few standard benchmarks. The device features a powerful quad-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor (APQ8064T), 2 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of storage, a 4.7″ 1080p Super LCD 3 display with 468 ppi, a 4 MP “Ultrapixel” camera with an f/2 lens and large...

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