POSTS TAGGED: Google Nexus 5
Posted January 3, 2014 at 11:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
The Google Nexus 5 is an undoubtedly great device. That said, its camera’s image quality leaves much to be desired. Google tried to improve the camera by applying some patches in Android 4.4.1, but the camera can still be improved further.
A few weeks ago, we talked about a camera mod for the LG G2 created by XDA Recognized Contributor Jishnu Sur™. This modification fixed a few issues like low video frame rate in low lighting, as well as a few other minor issues. Now, the modified version of the camera app is available for the Nexus 5, and the results are impressive.
Full HD movies can now use 20 Mbit, minimizing compression artifacts. Also, recorded audio has been improved, and according to develope. . . READ ON »
Posted December 31, 2013 at 09:30 am by Jimmy McGee
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 see the top 5 trends in the mobile industry this year. Let us know if we got it right or why we are dead wrong in the comments below!. . . READ ON »
Posted December 27, 2013 at 11:30 pm by Will Verduzco
Ever wonder how despite its less than jaw dropping specifications, the Moto X still manages to score quite well in many benchmarks? Unlike some of the other major OEMs out there, Motorola doesn’t rely on benchmark-specific application detection and questionable “optimizations.” Rather, they actually employ genuine speed tweaks, in the form of optimized Bionic and Dalvik libraries.
But before delving further to learn about how you can use optimized libraries to improve the performance on your own Qualcomm-based Nexus device, let’s spend a few minutes talking about these libraries in question. After all, you should know what you’re getting into when incorporating . . . READ ON »
Posted December 26, 2013 at 04:00 am by Will Verduzco
As you’re making your way down the list of things to try with your newly acquired tech toys, one thing you’ll undoubtedly get around to is flashing a custom ROM. Those looking for aftermarket firmware now have one more Android 4.4.2-based option, as the AOKP team has just finished incorporating Google’s latest and greatest into their nightly builds.
Currently, Android 4.4.2-based nightly builds are available for the Google Nexus 5, Nexus 4, Nexus 10, Nexus 7 (2013), Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S III, Galaxy S 4, HTC One, Xperia Z, Xperia ZL, Xperia T, and Xperia V. More devices will be added to the nightly list as soon as they’re ready. The AOKP team recommends a full wipe when installing the l. . . READ ON »
Posted December 25, 2013 at 01:30 pm by Will Verduzco
Once again, all of us here at XDA would like to wish you a Happy Holiday Season! Undoubtedly, many of our happy readers are waking up to some extra Holiday cheer in the form of shiny new tech acquisitions. Luckily, XDA is here and has your back in helping you make the most of your new, Android-powered tech toy(s).
You may remember that a little while ago, we shared with you our Best of 2013 Holiday Gift Guide. Now, we’re going to take some of these “Best” devices that you all voted for, and help you make the most of them. Obviously, we’re going to start with gaining root access and installing a custom recovery. But on some devices, this will even include installing an aftermarket ROM or even enab. . . READ ON »
Posted December 16, 2013 at 07:30 pm by Tomek Kondrat
There are moments in our Android lives when we can’t decide which ROM to choose. Each one has its own advantages and disadvantages like bugs, features, and so on. If you have only one device, you can swap around ROMs in the recovery. Unfortunately, that’s not a perfect solution, as it’s time consuming and wipes data every time. Luckily, there is another way.
We’ve covered Multiboot by XDA Recognized Developer Tasssadar several times in the past. The developer has now updated this amazing tool to work with the Nexus 5, enabling the hammerhead to join the Nexus 4 and Nexus 7.
Most multiboot solutions require modifications to the device’s bootloader, or at the very least, it&. . . READ ON »
Android 4.4.2 OTA for SGS4 and HTC One GPe, Nexus 5 Production Update Fix Speaker/Button Issues – XDA Developer TV
Posted December 16, 2013 at 10:30 am by Jimmy McGee
Android 4.4.2 KitKat is now available for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Edition and not to be out done, the Google Play Edition HTC One has KitKat Android 4.4.2 available as well! That and much more KitKat news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week’s news is the announcement that Sony has released AOSP KitKat for the Sony Xperia L and the article talking about how Android 4.3 for the Sony Xperia SP, T, TX and V have been certified by the DLNA!
In other important news, Jordan talks about the announcement that Android 4.3 with Sense 5.5 is rolling out for the HTC One Mini. Also, the Verizon HTC One will receive an official Android 4.3 OTA next week, b. . . READ ON »
Posted December 15, 2013 at 11:30 am by Tomek Kondrat
As you all know, AOSP is the purest form of Android. All Nexus devices are shipped with relatively clean Android, baked by Google engineers. Constant and frequent updates make it a quite interesting position for all Android enthusiasts. But AOSP is pretty barebone, as it lacks many of the key features of skinned ROMs that many of us have come to enjoy. This is when the brilliant Xposed Framework enters the picture.
A few months ago, we talked about an Xposed Module aimed at bringing some goodies to Samsung stock ROMs made by XDA Recognized Developer wanam. This time, wanam created a module dedicated to Nexus devices owners running KitKat. This module allows you to customize many little things to make your sto. . . READ ON »
Posted December 13, 2013 at 07:30 am by Will Verduzco
For the most part, the Google Nexus 5 is an utterly fantastic device—and an even better value. The device delivers top tier specs, as well as the latest and greatest in Android, all in a slim and attractive package.
While the Nexus 5 is largely a success, not everything is perfect with the device. At launch, the device suffered from a dreadfully slow camera and many also complained about a low speaker volume. Thankfully, Google took care of the former with an update to Android 4.4.1, and the latter was initially conquered by XDA Senior Recognized Developer AdamOutler with great results.