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Share Your Favorite XDA News Stories of 2012!

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There’s still a little over a month left in 2012, but we’ve already had quite the eventful year. This year saw the launch of Android 4.1, Android 4.2, and several flagship devicesWe featured plenty of ups, plenty of downs, even more downs, and few stories that made us all ask if the whole world around us had gone slightly mad.

On the XDA Developer TV front, we saw various XDA Unboxings and a series on app production by XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. We were kept up-to-date on the latest and greatest in mobile development news thanks to XDA TV Producer and News Recap Extraordinaire Jordan Keyes. We also saw various interesting app reviews by TK, we were given ans. . . READ ON »

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How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 4: JSON Class – XDA Developer TV

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We have been on a journey to show people how to build a Windows Phone app. Many people are enjoying that series, but they have questions. XDA Developer TV Producer Lance is here to move forward from the JSON introduction he gave in Part Three.

In part three, we learned how to BIND the incoming data from the JSON API in our application. Today we will learn how to make a class file for any JSON API Call. We’ll even use a simple website to generate a C# class and potentially save us hours of work, so check out part 4 today.. . . READ ON »

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How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 3: OAuth Tokens and JSON – XDA Developer TV

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Fresh from the Windows Phone bureau desk here at XDA Developer TV is another tutorial for how to build a Windows Phone App. XDA Developer TV Producer Lance is here to move forward from the OAuth introduction he gave in Part Two.

Using OAuth permits the end-user to see or agree to a specified third-party request and what type of access they need for the service or app to be functional. So now we learn how to take our OAuth Token and make a request with Webclient to Foursquare’s JSON API and deserialize the JSON feed with JSON.NET to bind the data in to objects.. . . READ ON »

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Xperia S AOSP Binaries, Boot to Gecko on Motorola Defy, Nokia, Windows Phone 8 and Motorola Event Highlights – XDA Developer TV

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This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan returns to cover all the news you need to know to keep you updated. Jordan talks about the highlights from the Nokia and Windows Phone Event and Motorola Event. Jordan mentions the other great videos released this week from other XDA Developer TV Producers. Lance released his second episode of how to build a Windows Phone App and TK released his latest app review for Around Sound.

In Jelly Bean news, Jordan mentions the AOKP nightlies for the Nexus 7. And in CyanogenMod news, Jordan mentions Xperia Acro S device getting CyangenMod 10 and 9. Also, mentioned is the Epic 4G getting CyanogenMod 10 nightlies. Pull up a chair and check o. . . READ ON »

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How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 2: Using OAuth – XDA Developer TV

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We recently began a series showing you around Windows Phone application creation. Part One talked about using NuGet. Now, XDA Developer TV Lance is here to start you off by showing you how to use OAuth.

OAuth is a security method used to ensure a secure connection to an API using a third party service.  Did we mention it is secure? Using OAuth permits the end user to see or agree to a specified third party request and what type of access they need for the service or app to be functional. Typical uses would be to post your high score to Facebook or Twitter in a game or access your friends list in an application.

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How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 1: Using NuGet – XDA Developer TV

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If you are an avid viewer of XDA Developer TV, you know that we have been releasing some videos regarding building apps for the Android operating system. Also, according to a recent article, Windows Phone market share has grown from 1.6% to 2.7% over the past year. With that phenomenal growth in mind, we present our series on building a Windows Phone app.

Newcomer to XDA Developer TV Lance is here to start you off by showing you how to use NuGet with Visual Studio. NuGet is a package manager with a repository that allows you to type and click to install any specified project or package into your app.  So get your white collared shirts on, and watch this video.. . . READ ON »

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The Smartphone: Cornerstone of Democratic Society?

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Here at XDA, we tend to use the Portal to help you discover some of the amazing development that goes on which you may not have noticed. On this occasion, we’re going to take a quick deviation from this to bring you some thoughts on the impact that smartphones have had on wider society, outwith the confines of the development community.

Lately, no matter where you get your news from, chances are you’ve noticed an increase in the amount of photographs and videos taken from smartphones. In days gone by, journalists would use their network of contacts and associates to try to find out what was going on in the world. If nothing was happening, they’d look for news and report back to their office. Howeve. . . READ ON »

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Nokia Lumia 800 Gets First Custom ROM!

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A while back, we told you about the Lumia 710 getting its first custom ROM. Well today we have even bigger news: the Nokia Lumia 800 (the 710’s more expensive sibling) has received its first custom ROM, courtesy of XDA Forum Member lucifer3006. Known as RainbowMod and based off of Windows Phone 7.10.8773.98 (Tango), the ROM promises such exciting features as:

Full Unlock from UltraShot
Removed OEM applications (Nokia Drive, Maps, etc.)
Search key remapping
QuickLaunch menu for quick switching state of WiFi, 3G, Flight mode, Power save, etc.
Ability to access file system via WiFi/USB
Integrated Live ID, DppImplant no longer needed, but new key can also be banned
Orientation locker
Added many color the

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Forum Added for the Samsung Focus 2

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Just yesterday, AT&T launched the Samsung Focus 2. Although certainly not likely to win any awards based on specs alone, Samsung has graced the device with a 1.4 GHz processor, a 4″ WVGA Super AMOLED display, and 8 gigs of internal memory. In terms of connectivity, the Focus 2 supports quad-band GSM, tri-band UMTS, and dual-band 4G LTE connectivity. The device also preloaded with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

The device also promises to keep you untethered from power outlets thanks to its 1750 mAh battery, which delivers a claimed 6.5 and 10.4 days of standby on 4G LTE and 3G, respectively. Perhaps most importantly though, AT&T’s third LTE-enabled device rocking the Windows Phone OS comes in . . . READ ON »

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