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Former Writer · Dec 17, 2012

SNES Emulator Released for Windows RT, Microsoft Surface

Android has enjoyed a myriad of emulators for quite some time now. There are emulators for SNES, NES, Genesis, PlayStation, N64, and many more. With the release of Windows 8 RT, developers have a chance to introduce the emulator goodness all over again. Microsoft Surface owners can now get their hands on a SNES emulator. XDA Forum Member Vdek has posted about a SNES emulator found on the Windows Store. Here is the brief description and feature list from the...

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Jimmy McGee · Dec 3, 2012

UnBrickable SD for the Galaxy Camera, HD2 WP8 Port! – XDA Developer TV

The HTC HD2 lives on, and more, in today's news round-up with Jordan. In this episode, Jordan talks about the HTC HD2 getting a Windows Phone 8 port. In other news, Jordan talks about the HTC Desire HD getting a source-built 4.2.1 ROM and kernel. Jordan also talks about adding your own toggles in Android 4.2 Quick Settings. Jordan talks about being able to restore the internal SD card after a bootloader unlock on the Galaxy Nexus. Also, Jordan mentions UnBrickable SD for...

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Former Writer · Dec 1, 2012

PRadio Gives Windows 8 Full Featured Pandora Radio

Pandora Radio has become quite popular with mobile users. It's available through your browser, and there are mobile apps for at least Android and iOS. It features a simple interface, customizable radio stations, and it doesn't cost money to use it unless you want it to. Now, Windows 8 users have a dedicated app to get Pandora Radio. XDA Forum Member hsalps posted a thread that outlines the various features of the radio app. It's called PRadio, and it's an essential...

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Former Writer · Nov 17, 2012

More Windows 8 Apps Being Released

Some time ago, we brought you a tour through what XDA members and developers were doing on Windows 8. Since then, Windows 8 has been officially released, as has Microsoft's flagship tablet, the Microsoft Surface. Now, app devs have begun making applications for it. XDA Forum Member hulkkii starts us off by porting an application that Android and WP7 users already have called CamSpeed. For those who don't know, CamSpeed is a camera benchmark test that measures how fast and...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 5, 2012

Unlimited Multitasking Mod for Galaxy Note 2, Nexus 4 Android 4.2 System Dump – XDA Developer TV

Recently, we at XDA have been releasing more Android and Windows Phone news updates than you could possibly keep up with. Luckily, Jordan is here to help you get caught up on any news you may have missed. Jordan mentions the PACman Rom's release for the Samsung GT-I9100 and GT-I9100G. Jordan talks about the exciting Windows 8 news, like the articles on the HTC 8x RUU and the Windows Phone 8 SDK. In Android 4.2 news, Jordan mentions the Nexus 4 System dump. In...

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Former Writer · Nov 5, 2012

Enable Flash in Metro Browser on Windows 8 and RT

The release of Windows 8 has come and gone, and people have mixed feelings about it. Some like it; some hate it---pretty much the consensus on everything ever released. Now that it's released, though, it's time to have some fun with it. That means hacking it, making it more usable, and more fun. To start, users of the Metro Browser can now get full Flash on any website. XDA Recognized Developer Marvin_S has figured out how to get past Metro...

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egzthunder1 · Oct 3, 2012

Create Your Own Tiles in Windows 8 with OblyTile

Theming has been as popular on XDA as ROM cooking and development in general. The ability to customize the appearance of our devices is always an appealing concept for many of our members. One thing that we learned out of Windows Phone 7 is that Microsoft does not want us to do any of this, and wants to jam their set-in-stone Metro UI with no background and static colors down our throats. Windows 8 is no different, as it does...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 2, 2012

App Review: Don’t Get Directed into a Lake with Nokia Drive – XDA Developer TV

A lot has been said about Apple’s new maps app. From suggesting people drive off an overpass onto a busy freeway and directing you to an entire underwater town, Apple’s Maps has missed the mark, literally. While Google Maps is the standard, perhaps there are other options as well. In this video XDA Developer TV Producer Lance reviews Nokia Drive for the Windows Phone platform. Lance shows off the application, its uses, and functionality. He then gives us his thoughts...

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Former Writer · Sep 9, 2012

A Tour Through Current XDA Development on Windows 8

So far, users have been through two releases of Windows 8: the Consumer Preview and the Release Preview. Neither of them will stack up to the official release, but they give users a pretty good idea of what the final release will be like. Developers, on the other hand, actually have access to the RTM version now to prepare for when it's released to the public. What has come of this? Not a lot publicly. However, developers here on XDA...

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FallenWriter · Aug 11, 2012

Install Windows 8 via USB on Various Devices

With Microsoft's Windows 8 right around the corner, it's only natural that  interest is kicked into high gear. Two members of the XDA community, Recognized Developer Nullstring and Senior Member lseidman, have posted guides to help users install the latest version of Windows 8 onto their devices via a USB drive. Nullstring posted a video guide that walks users through the process on a PC / laptop, as well as allowing for the OS to be dual booted along side...

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Will Verduzco · Jun 19, 2012

Forum Added for the Microsoft Surface

By now, we are all surely familiar with MetroUI, the critically acclaimed interface powering Windows Phone 7 and the upcoming Windows 8 operating system. While the Windows 8 test builds have proven that the interface is indeed usable under the traditional computing model, many assumed that Microsoft had an ace up its sleeves. This is exactly what Microsoft announced yesterday at a mystery event in Los Angeles. Roughly ten years after the launch of Windows XP Tablet PC Edition, Microsoft announced...

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Jimmy McGee · May 7, 2012

This Week in Development Quick Take: Android and Windows 8 – XDA TV

In today's Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan covers four stories of interest from the XDA Portal. Jordan covers the article discussing C# possibly becoming the code of choice for Android. Jordan then talks about the HTC EVO 3D getting ICS and the Blue Angel receiving an Android port. Finally, Jordan mentions some fixes for the Windows 8 Consumer Preview. Check out more stories at the XDA Developers' Portal. (more…)

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jerdog · Mar 17, 2012

Qualcomm and Microsoft to Provide Devs With Snapdragon Windows PCs

Recently we reported that Microsoft would be requiring that the manufacturers lock down the bootloader on all ARM devices that would ship with Windows 8, and an interesting turn of events has happened. Qualcomm and Microsoft have teamed up to provide developers with Windows 8 PCs and tablets in order to create applications that will optimize the ARM-architecture of Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor. Microsoft's Director of Business Planning, Stefan Kinnestrand, had this to say: “Microsoft’s development tools and the Qualcomm Snapdragon...

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jerdog · Mar 8, 2012

Microsoft Confirms Lockdown of ARM Devices Running Windows 8

Microsoft is at it again. First, they forced many mobile device OEMs to pay a fee for every Android device shipped. Now they want to put the stranglehold on manufacturers wishing to use ARM with Windows 8. In their infinite wisdom, Microsoft has decided that customers who purchase a Windows 8 devices with ARM architecture must not be able to load any other operating system other than what shipped with it. Their Windows 8 Hardware Certification Requirements point to a "custom"...

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orb3000 · Feb 6, 2012

Interesting Windows 7/8 Watch Concept Design

We always enjoy the concept designs that pop up from time to time made by regular users showing what they would like to be produced, although we know this will never happen is nice to have different and amazing options of futuristic devices. This design made by Mithun Darji from Ahmedabad, India demonstrates an interesting concept that would look very cool if ever came to reality. The concept is about a Windows 7/8 device with WIFI and Phone functionality on...

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liwen · Jan 10, 2012

BlueStacks Will Bring Android Apps To Windows 8

BlueStacks is planning to bring all Android apps available to Windows 8, integrating them just like regular Metro-style apps as tiles on the homescreen. The recently released alpha version of its "App Player" software that allows you to run Android apps on Windows has been updated for Windows 8 and will launch alongside the Windows 8 beta, widely expected to be arriving in late February, in the Windows Store. The software is said to be able to run pretty much...

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orb3000 · Sep 20, 2011

Guide – Installing Windows 8 On The HTC Shift

If you are old enough to remember the great HTC Shift or even better you still have one, this will be of your interest. XDA member djwillis told us about a guide to install the Windows 8 preview on the Shift. According to the source, no part of the installation process is complicated, it mostly came down to installing the right drivers in the right order, so if you follow the instructions it should be ok. You will need to...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 16, 2011

And So It Begins… First Development Thread Added To Windows 8 Section – Get The Windows 7 Taskbar Back

If you have been around since the time before Android, you likely remember the joy of playing with your registry values to get your Windows Mobile device to do other things. Well, since we recently added a section in our site for Windows 8, XDA member fiinix decided that it was probably a good idea to get things in this new section going. The best part is that he kicked things off with a registry hack, which likely made people who...

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egzthunder1 · Sep 15, 2011

New Forums Added – Windows 8

Yes, folks you read it correctly. It looks like Microsoft is trying to integrate everything they can into this mobile generation of ours and as such, their new upcoming PC operating system (Windows 8 ) has just established its home here at xda-developers. Microsoft's intentions seem to be rather clear as they are desperately trying to break back into a market they once dominated with Windows Mobile. However, don't expect to see Windows 8 running on any phone any time...

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