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Google Unveils Android Wear, LG and Moto Announce Devices, Forums Added!

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wearNine 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 »

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Samsung to Unveil Galaxy S 5 on Monday at Unpacked in Barcelona, Forums Created

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It’s so close, you can almost smell it. “TheNextGALAXY” is set to be announced on Monday at Samsung’s Unpacked 5 event in Barcelona. And while the “next Galaxy” could come as an entirely new Galaxy-branded line, we think that it’s fairly safe to assume that this is for the Samsung Galaxy S 5.. . . READ ON »

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Announcing Better Support for Devices from India on XDA

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XDA is a huge global community. That makes managing the site a challenge, as everything from monitoring the ads to moderating the forums becomes exponentially more difficult when dealing with different countries, cultures, and belief systems. What many people don’t know is that the second largest source of traffic on XDA after the USA is actually India. And until now, we’ve admittedly done a poor job of supporting these users. We’ve never had a defined process for adding India-only devices, and when we do add them, we’ve often relegated them to our legacy/low activity template. Often non-supported device discussion gets spread throughout the general forums, which is a probl. . . READ ON »

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XDA-Developers and Piracy

XDA Forums for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Asus Padfone X

It should come as absolutely no surprise that we at XDA-Developers take piracy very seriously. Not only does pirated content cause our site to face potential legal action, but the developers who create the applications we enjoy deserve to be rewarded for their efforts. It is for this reason that we take a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to willful piracy.

You may recall that a few days ago, we talked about a rather innovative application by XDA Senior Recognized Developer jcase. TimePIN, as its name implies, allows users to use the current time as an unlock PIN for their device. So what does this have to do with piracy and XDA? Quite a bit.

Early yesterday morning, it came to our attention that a (former) membe. . . READ ON »

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Change the Look of XDA Developers with Unofficial Dark XDA User Style

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XDA has a number of themes that can be selected by members. The newest one is XDA 2013 Beta, which was introduced a little over a year ago. It has a fair number of nice features, but not every member likes the brownish color style. Luckily on the Internet, you can change the look of almost everything. XDA is no exception.

A few weeks back, we talked about an unofficial stylesheet that made the XDA 2013 Beta theme look a bit more classic. XDA Forum Moderator GermainZ is at it again with a second user style that changes the look of XDA significantly.

Released over half a year ago, the Dark XDA user style just received a major update. With the newest version, you have a chance to adjust the user style to meet your aesthetic c. . . READ ON »

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Announcing the Winners of Our Poweramp Giveaway Contest!

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You may remember that just under two weeks ago, we held a fun contest asking users to share their funniest tech-related stories. Well, the contest has now been over for some time, and we would like to announce the 25 winners, as voted by our readers!

  1. fepdzu with 131 upvotes
  2. Ayush Singh with 100 upvotes
  3. najodleglejszy with 71 upvotes
  4. Da Avenger with 66 upvotes
  5. gtaguitar7596 with 65 upvotes
  6. Paradoxxx with 49 upvotes
  7. cybojenix with 48 upvotes
  8. dnmmx with 43 upvotes
  9. Dark Wraith with 28 upvotes
  10. enfxuevsi with 19 upvotes
  11. yummyxyz with 17 upvotes
  12. Scattered Osyx with 15 upvotes*
  13. WC with 14 upvotes*
  14. GreyGhostRos with 13 upvotes
  15. PcFish with 13 upvotes
  16. Ricardo Faria with 12 upvotes*
  17. Lostboy2909 with 11 upvotes
  18. InkSlinger4
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Custom ROM Central Expanded to Include AOKP and SlimRoms

XDA Forums for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Asus Padfone X

Not too long ago, we announced the creation of a dedicated forum for large-scale, multi-device custom ROMs. Originally, this forum was home to development and discussion surrounding OmniROMPAC ROM, and Paranoid Android.

Now, we’ve gone ahead and expanded the forum to include two other important multi-device ROMs: SlimRoms and AOKP. As is the case with the previously created entries in the Custom ROM Central forum, this is where general discussion pertaining to these ROMs belongs, as well as Q&A about the projects themselves, and feature development to be incorporated into the ROMs themselves.

To get started, head over to Custom ROM Central, or visit the new sections direc. . . READ ON »

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Pick Your Favorite XDA Apps, Utilities, and Games from 2013

XDA Forums for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Asus Padfone X

Over this past year, we’ve seen loads of innovative tools/utilities, applications, and games created by the talented members of our community. These creations have given new life to our devices by letting us accomplish simple tasks more easily, tailor our devices to our own tastes, and giving us a bit of entertainment when we have some down time.

Thanks to all this hard work by these developers who call XDA home, we’ve seen applications that change the way we perform everyday tasks, help us stay connected, and keep our devices safe. We’ve also covered some fantastic utilities that allow us easily theme our apps, transfer files wirelessly to and from our devices, rid our devices of propri. . . READ ON »

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Farewell 2013: Happy New Year from XDA Developers!

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In all but a few parts of the world, 2013 has already come and gone. And as we begin our journey into 2014, all of us here at XDA-Developers would like to wish you all a very Happy New Year!

2013 was a wild ride in the mobile tech world. We saw bucket loads of innovation in the form of new smartphones, tablets, and gadgets—and even the emergence of new categories of devices. 2013 brought us the Google Chromecast, which lowered the cost of entry into TV-Internet integration. This past year also brought us new Android-powered gaming devices such as Nvidia’s Project Shield, the Ouya, and the new Mad Catz  MOJO. 2013 also brought us the proliferation of wearable computing thanks to smartwat. . . READ ON »

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