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Jack Jennings · Jun 10, 2015

Should Google Open Up Android Wear?

2014 was going to be the year of the wearable. And it was, insofar as it was the first year that I started to notice news headlines outside of the normal enthusiast channels, covering stories regarding these futuristic devices. Android Wear was released alongside Samsung's Galaxy Gear, Google Glass became available to anybody, and even the long-rumoured Apple Watch was, at least announced. The previous year, the Pebble watch had shown the demand for something that could provide us with...

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Samantha · May 22, 2013

Learn to Edit Graphics for your Development Work

The importance of good and appropriate graphics for your development work is undeniable. Be it an app, a ROM, a tool, or a mod; you'll probably want to invest a good amount of time and effort into such factors because if the 'icon' sucks, the potential user may infer the same for your work. However, not everyone will be adept to create absolute masterpieces, which is why XDA Recognized Developer neroyoung's tutorials are much appreciated. What neroyoung has done is guide...

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Conan Troutman · Aug 12, 2012

Omega Status Bar for Greater Features and Customization

It's not a crazy thought to think that most of us spend a fair amount of time looking at either the status bar or notification drawer. It goes without saying then that you probably want to tweak these areas to suit the way you use your device. While some custom ROMs contain features to do this, you may not wish to run a different ROM for a simple tweak or that tweak simply may not be available. This app might...

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Former Writer · Feb 21, 2012

Get a Tablet UI on CyanogenMod9 for the Atrix 4g

For those of us who don't have tablets, we often find ourselves envious of those who do have tablets. The giant screen, the extra features and the slick user interfaces, to name a few. Sometimes, it's a little fun to grab up a tablet-like feature just to feel the love. Well, thanks to XDA Senior Member AndroidON, users who are carrying the Motorola Atrix 4g can experience a little bit of the tablet goodness with a mod that will give...

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orb3000 · Jan 29, 2012

More Details About HTC Sense 4.0

HTC Sense is one of the most popular customizations UI on the Android mobile interfaces, and just a month before the start of Mobile World Congress in Barcelona we have some leaked information about the upcoming Sense 4.0. According to the source the unlock screen now show us more information from our list, quick access to contacts and even the ability to open the notification bar directly. This is not exactly a customization of HTC as this feature is included...

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Jase Glenn · Jan 23, 2012

Skydroid: the UI of the Future

Android is diverse. From Themes to Launchers, the strength of Android is (in part) measured by its ability to be customized. While custom launchers are quite common, Skydroid takes differentiation a step further. Built by a team of 5 developers, and publicly voiced by XDA Senior Member TheRedDrake, Skydroid is an advanced user interface inspired by Windows 8's Metro UI. Unlike other systems that are only launchers, Skydroid will have around 20 apps involved. Thus far it includes: 1)Dialer 2)SMS 3)Email...

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