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Jimmy McGee · Jan 7, 2014

Wearables Dominate the Pre-Event Days of CES

International CES 2014 has begun, we’ve talked about Nvidia’s exciting announcement and the entrance of Android into automobiles, but there is a bigger overarching trend when it comes to mobile devices. That trend is wearables. Wearables are not new. We’ve had them for a while---everything from the Pebble smartwatch to the Sony Smartwatches, and even Google Glass. However this year, wearables are blending and merging in their functions. (more…)

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egzthunder1 · Dec 7, 2013

Has Technology Become a Disposable Commodity?

I am, and have always been, an early adopter of a lot of things, particularly when it comes to technology. My cell phone voyage started back in the year 2000 with a Nokia 5110. Back then, only a handful of people had phones, and seeing someone on the street with one was a somewhat rare sight. Nowadays, the same cannot be said. Cell phones have become a massive commodity---one that gets a lot of attention, and certainly one that is...

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jerdog · Nov 14, 2013

Shock and Awe: OEMs Cause Android Security Issues

It should come as no surprise that here at XDA, we are always calling on the OEMs to do a better job of removing the bloat of their custom UIs (Samsung - we're looking at you and your now insane TouchWiz size) and improving the overall user experience. What may come as a shock to some, though, is that a recent study by researchers at North Carolina State University says that those same OEMs, and their incessant need to have a custom...

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 19, 2013

Highlights from This Year’s International CES

Another wonderful International CES has passed us by. The event was filled with many exciting displays, like the Intel Ultrabook Tree, but most important were the announcements made by many manufactures. Some announcements are still years out, embodying nothing more than an idea. Other announcements having working prototypes, while still others are in the final stages before release or have been released. (more…)

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Jimmy McGee · Jan 7, 2013

LG Talks Tech at CES 2013

The morning started off with an LG press conference. They talked at length about “Touch[ing] the Smart Life.” They then talked about their “smart” products. This included everything from refrigerators and washing machines to televisions with more pixels than people in New York. They spoke briefly about connected devices. They talked about a washing machine that you can start with your smartphone using NFC. You can control their robotic vacuum with your smartphone. They also covered standard device mirroring, or...

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Former Writer · Jan 17, 2012

CyanogenMod 7 Released for LG P350

The LG P350, also known as the LG Optimus ME Titanium, is a mid range device that is pretty affordable. If that isn't enough, it also has received CyanogenMod 7. XDA Member pax0r has been kind enough to compile the mega popular ROM to this humble device and while the ROM is still a beta, it's got enough features working to use as a daily driver for some people. The list of features not working is very short and only...

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liwen · Jan 9, 2012

Sprint Announces Two New LTE-Enabled Android Devices

If you've been following the LTE-wars, you know that Sprint has decided to diversify beyond WiMax by building a LTE network. Today, Sprint has announced its first two LTE devices, both of which run Android. The first ought to be familiar: the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. It'll be the same Galaxy Nexus that we already know (with a 1.2GHz TI OMAP CPU, 1GB of RAM, and a 720p S-AMOLED HD display), except that it'll come pre-loaded with Google Wallet. Then we have the...

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Former Writer · Jan 4, 2012

T-Mobile LG G2x Receives MIUI Port

It's always good news when a device gets MIUI. Along with CyanogenMod, it's among the most popular ROMs out there and a "must have" for pretty much any Android device. The Chinese ROM has found it's newest home under the hood of the T-Mobile LG G2x thanks to XDA Junior Member stormageddon, who was kind enough to port it over from the LG Optimus 2X. The features are pretty standard for an MIUI ROM and include a couple others: *All...

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Jase Glenn · Dec 27, 2011

LG GT540 Optimus Gets ICS

In this time of bleeding edge performance, older devices fall by the wayside as newer, better versions are released. The day a phone is sent to the low activity forum of XDA, is the day that the community officially aknowledges the end of a device's useful life cycle; it means that development has slowed to a crawl and new ROM's have all but stopped being produced. The LG GT540 Optimus is one such device, however, developer mikegapinski refuses to let...

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