XDA News Articles

Ian Stacy · Jul 6, 2012

Easy-to-Follow Root Guide for the Nexus 7

Google I/O 2012 brought with it a variety of exciting announcements in both software and hardware. Many Android enthusiasts have been drooling over the 7 inch, Tegra 3 powered Nexus tablet since it's unveiling at the kenote of the event. As you are no doubt aware, the tablet is already available for pre-order through the Play Store, where it is listed as  'Ships Soon (2-3 weeks)'. Power users awaiting their pre-orders won't have to wait for a root method, though. In...

Jimmy McGee · Jul 2, 2012

This Week in Development: More Jelly Bean Ports and Helping Devs with Logcat – XDA TV

With I/O 2012 having come and gone, a lot of exciting news has appeared on the XDA Portal. If you missed it, there is no need to fear. This Week in Development, Jordan talks about the articles on the XDA Portal that you may have missed. Some of the stories mentioned are the log cat article and Google Ears being available for any Ice Cream Sandwich ROM. Jordan reminds you to check out XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's XDA TV Google...

Jimmy McGee · Jun 30, 2012

Google I/O 2012 Developer Review – XDA TV

Another year of the defining event for all things Google and, most importantly, Android developers has now passed, and many exciting announcements have been made. Our Portal Administrator Will Verduzco was live watching the events unfold. XDA-Developers has added forums for the Nexus 7 tablet and the Nexus Q device, both announced at Google I/O 2012. There has been a flurry of activity regrading the latest version on Android, Jelly Bean, since its announcement this week. While all these announcements...

Will Verduzco · Jun 30, 2012

Highlights from Days 2 and 3 at Google I/O 2012

Two days ago, we wrote about what we felt to be some of the most exciting news from day 1 of Google I/O 2012. Now, we're back to take a quick look at day 2's keynote and some of the more interesting sessions on days 2 and 3. While the keynote on day 1 was focused predominantly on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and the various digital media resources available through the Play store, the second keynote was all about Chrome...

Jimmy McGee · Jun 29, 2012

This Week in Development: Google I/O Highlights, Nexus 7, Jelly Bean, and CM9 RC1 – XDA TV

With I/O 2012 happening, this week has been a banner week for exciting news. On This Week in Development, Jordan talks about the articles on the XDA Portal that you may have missed but are very important. Some of the stories mentioned by Jordan are the release of CyanogenMod 9 RC1 for over 37 devices, the Galaxy S III Power Drain issue being identified and Android getting NTFS read and write support. Jordan reminds you to check out XDA Elite...

Will Verduzco · Jun 27, 2012

Highlights from Day 1 at Google I/O 2012

Earlier today, we had the great pleasure of attending the Google I/O 2012 Keynote Presentation at the Moscone West conference center in downtown San Francisco. While Internet connectivity issues precluded us from live blogging the event, we would like to bring you some of the most exciting events that we saw, as well our thoughts on the future of the Android ecosystem. (more…)

Chainfire · Apr 20, 2012

When Google Doesn’t Know the Answer in Their Own Competition, Everybody Wins

Less than a month ago, registrations opened for Google I/O 2012. It was sold out in 20 minutes. This didn't go down exactly as planned. According to Google themselves, server load immediately exceeded the number of tickets they had available. Registration was hit-or-miss, and certainly not first-come-first-serve basis, as promised. Google had also hinted that a coding challenge would be part of the registration process, so more developers and fewer swag-hunters would get in. But for reasons unknown, this didn't...

Chainfire · Apr 1, 2012

[April Fools] Google Announces Second Week of Google I/O 2012

Google I/O registration opened a few days ago, and as you might have heard, was sold out in minutes. Many developers were unable to get a ticket, and this has been widely blamed on resellers (see tickets on eBay) as well as people hunting for the much coveted I/O swag. The past few years, Google have given away pretty spectacular items at I/O, and many expect this year's item to be the rumored Nexus Tablet. This alone would be reason...