POSTS TAGGED: xda-devs
Posted May 19, 2014 at 03:00 pm by admin
A battalion of Recognized Contributors on XDA is eager to lend developers a helping hand by maintaining their Q&A threads. This is ideal for developers who don’t want their project threads to be inundated with questions and troubleshooting requests. Instead, we prefer that development threads are split into two threads: one for Q&A + Troubleshooting (Q&A/T), and one for development. In the case where a developer has chosen to use XDA Development Database for their project, they can associate a separate Q&A/T thread to their main project, thus spawning a new tab that makes it super easy for users to find their way. Additionally, linked Q&A/T threads get a specia. . . READ ON »
Posted May 13, 2014 at 12:00 pm by jerdog
2013 was an exciting year for XDA. Not only did last year see our tenth anniversary, but we also held our first developer conference, xda:devcon. A greater time could not have been had by everyone who attended, and the resounding response from everyone was anticipation for the next year’s event. Our top-notch speakers and sponsors gave their all, and without the support of the XDA community, and a willingness to take a risk and show up to a new conference, it would have never been a success.
Well, that time is upon us again. It is with this post, if you haven’t already guessed from the title, that we announce xda:devcon ’14 in Manchester, UK the weekend of September 26-28! We alread. . . READ ON »
Posted May 10, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Will Verduzco
It is absolutely no secret that XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework has vastly shaped how we approach device modification. Rather than having to decompile applications, modify bits and pieces, recompile, and push the modded files back to our devices, we can now replace any method in any class at runtime using Xposed and a purpose-built module. This singlehandedly eliminates the need for those modified “stock” ROMs that only feature basic tweaks. And since Xposed Framework is ROM-agnostic, the majority of modules will work on all devices capable of running Xposed.
Over the course of the past year, Xposed and its virtually endless list of modules . . . READ ON »
Posted May 6, 2014 at 11:30 am by admin
To date we’ve had many thousands of projects added to our Development Database (or DevDB for short), which benefits developers by allowing for more control over development projects (with tabs for screenshots, downloads, bug reports, feature requests, Q&A, and more) and helps XDA users discover the best ROMs, kernels, and apps for their devices.
We’ve just added a feature to DevDB which will make it much easier to manage the same project across multiple devices with a handy variable system. Users can now set up variables to cover common installation instructions, credits, bugs, and other repeated information so that anywhere the variable is placed, the preset text will show up. The user . . . READ ON »
Posted April 1, 2014 at 07:00 am by Will Verduzco
Every year at around this time, we here at XDA-Developers like to take a step back and figure out what we can do to make our little home on the web an even better place. About four years ago, we accomplished this by introducing the world to XDA Core. And then two years later, this meant shifting our priorities to a demonstrably superior operating system.
Today, I’d like to share with you a truly revolutionary idea that was the result of many femtoseconds of reptilian planning. I am, of course, referring to XDA:Ban On One’s Terms, also known as XDA:BOOT or simply “Boot” for short.
Before we talk a little more about Boot, it’d be helpful to shed light on its history and how we came up wit. . . READ ON »
Posted March 25, 2014 at 06:30 pm by Will Verduzco
Earlier today, HTC unveiled its next generation flagship, the HTC One (2014). While the specs weren’t really a surprise to anybody, the M8 is still the culmination of what many believe to be the ideal Android-powered device. After all, the M8 offers top-level flagship specifications, a gorgeous screen, a decent battery, class-leading build quality, and utterly fantastic industrial design.
While we’ve had forums in place for the international variant of the HTC One (2014) for quite some time, it’s now time to create forums for the US carrier variants as well. Are you looking forward to getting your hands on a version of the M8? Let us know your thoughts on the device in the comments below, a. . . READ ON »
Posted March 22, 2014 at 07:30 am by Will Verduzco
There comes a time in every popular flagship device’s life when it grows up, finds an attractive carrier, and it makes many carrier-branded babies… Oh wait, I’m sorry. This is XDA-Developers, not Animal Planet. In any case, the story’s essentially the same, but with a few minor modifications.
Samsung recently unveiled its next generation flagship at Unpacked 5 in Barcelona just under one month ago. And even though the Samsung Galaxy S 5 has thus far seen mixed sentiment from consumers, the as yet unreleased device earned a well deserved place in our forums.
Posted March 20, 2014 at 06:30 am by Will Verduzco
Just yesterday, Chinese electronics manufacturer Oppo unveiled the Oppo Find 7. The device is essentially a tour de force of high end and class-leading specifications. Available in two configurations, the high end model features a 5.5-inch Quad HD screen, a 2.5 GHz Snapdragon 801 AC processor, and 3 GB of RAM. The “lower end” variant packs a plebian 1080p screen, a 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 801 AB processor, and 2 GB of RAM. Both variants pack a rather hefty 3000 mAh battery, and feature a 13 MP camera that can assemble 50 MP images thanks to a neat little software trick. And with how developer friendly the Find 5 proved to be, it will be of little surprise to see quite a bit of aftermarket development appear . . . READ ON »
Posted March 18, 2014 at 01:00 pm by Will Verduzco
Nine days ago, we talked about how Google was planning its entry into the world of wearables. Recently, we also covered leaked specifications for LG’s potential contender in this new product space. Now, Google has gone one step further by officially announcing Android Wear.
Android Wear is a new version of the Android OS, built specifically for wearable devices. Rather than relying on a traditional touch-driven interface, it features an entirely new UI with a heavy emphasis on voice commands. As such, Google Now / Search will be at the heart of the device’s functionality.
Developers will naturally want to start creating new applications for the platform as soon as possible. As such, Google wil. . . READ ON »