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admin · Sep 5, 2013

XDA DevDB is Live for All Users!

Today, we're excited to announce that we've made DevDB open to all users who want to post development projects. As a reminder, DevDB is XDA's new way of organizing development projects. We've been working on it for quite a while, and are pretty excited with how developers are already using it across the site. It's live for the most popular devices, and will be active for all future devices added to XDA. Over time we plan to add new features...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 22, 2013

Forum Added for the Motorola Droid Ultra

Not too long ago we talked a little bit about the Moto X and gave it a place here on the forums. While Motorola's first real post-Google flagship may not have what it takes to win over the specification-frenzied techno-elite, its innovative software features have won the favor quite a few. This has lead to apps that emulate much of the functionality on other devices. However, the Moto X isn't Motorola's only high end phone. Launching exclusively on Verizon in...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 15, 2013

Forums Added for the Moto X and LG G2

So the much anticipated Moto X launch has come and gone, and many power users were left feeling a bit underwhelmed. Packing a 1.7 GHz dual-core variant of the Snapdragon S4 Pro and a 720p AMOLED panel, the Moto X is certainly not in the same category as the class-leading flagships of 2013---or even 2012. Though with two ancillary processors working in tandem with the main CPU to process specialized tasks, the device's X8 "Mobile Computing System" is certainly its...

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admin · Aug 8, 2013

XDA Development Database Enters Stage Two Rollout

Earlier this month, we announced the first stage of our rollout of XDA DevDB to a handful of forums. For those unfamiliar, DevDB helps developers on XDA better organize their ROMs, kernels, and other development works, while adding useful functions like a bug reporter, feature requestor, user reviews, download section with torrent functionality, and more. It's heavily integrated into the forums, so that if you want to use XDA as usual, you can do so. In the second stage of...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 1, 2013

Forum Added for the Super-Thin Huawei Ascend P6

Just exactly how thin is too thin? Well, that's a question that Huawei is trying to answer with its Ascend P6. And if you ever felt your current handset was a bit too portly, the P6 begs for at least a passing glance. Coming in at a mere 6.2 mm thin, the Ascend P6 features a brushed metal rear and silver metal accents along its sides. The sleek device packs a 4.7" 720p display, backed by their in-house quad-core Huawei K3V2...

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Will Verduzco · Aug 1, 2013

Forum Added for the Nokia Lumia 1020

Have you ever wanted a little bit more resolving power from your cell phone's camera? We've just added a forum for a device that gives you more than than your fill of megapixels. Of course, I'm talking about the Nokia Lumia 1020. Devices in Nokia's Lumia lineup have traditionally offered excellent camera image quality in their respective categories. But with the Lumia 1020, nearly all stops were pulled to give the device an incredible 41 megapixels of resolution. This includes...

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admin · Jul 29, 2013

New Controls for XDA’s Mention/Quote Tracking System

A few months ago, we announced XDA's new mention and quote tracking system for our community members. We've been excited to see the system used tens of thousands of times per day. Earlier today, we rolled out a new controls that are available in the Mention System Settings page. You can now hide mention and quote notifications that you yourself make. This way, you can make sure you're only notified when other users are quoting or mentioning you.

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Will Verduzco · Jul 26, 2013

Forum Added for the Nexus 7 (2013)

To say that the Internet has fallen in love with Google's Nexus 7 refresh would be quite the understatement. After all, the new device is a healthy upgrade over its predecessor, packing a vastly improved screen and a faster processor in a slimmer and sleeker design. The refresh features an IPS panel at 1080p resolution. At 7", this equates to an impressive 323 ppi, making it the sharpest 7" tablet currently on the market. The processor was upgraded as well,...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 25, 2013

Forums Added for the Google Chromecast and Galaxy Tab 3

If the release of Android 4.3 and the new Nexus 7 didn't do quite enough for you, yesterday's Google event also marked the release of Google's new Chromecast. The diminutive media streamer will work with many apps to deliver seamless media streaming from services like Netflix and Pandora. It also can mirror tabs that you have open on any desktop instance of Chrome. And at just $35, it may well be quite the steal, but that depends largely on third-party development to support...

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Will Verduzco · Jul 22, 2013

Forum Added for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Mini

They say that good things often come in small packages. Well, whoever said that certainly never spoke with a member of the fairer sex. But luckily, the mobile tech world generally prefers diminutive device dimensions, so the Galaxy S 4 Mini has a definite niche to fill, so to speak. The Galaxy S 4 Mini packs a 1.7 GHz dual-core Snapdragon 400 SoC backed by 1536 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage.  The device weighs in at...

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admin · Jul 10, 2013

New on XDA: Participated Forum Index Tab, “My Devices” Profile Field

We've added a couple of small new features for logged in users of XDA. The first is a new Participated Tab in our forum index that keeps track of all threads in which you've participated. The second is a new profile field where you can show off which devices you're currently using. To add devices, go to the Devices section of the User Control Panel. You can add as many devices as you want, and they'll show up in your...

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admin · Jul 3, 2013

Introducing the XDA Development Database!

One of our goals for the year has been to better organize all of the development works (ROMs, apps, tools, kernels, etc.) on XDA. We wanted this to be useful but also to have minimal impact on how developers post to XDA and on users who are happy with the current structure of the forums. We're currently testing a system, we call the Development Database (or DevDB for short) on a handful of forums (Galaxy S II, Xperia Z, Galaxy Note...

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egzthunder1 · Jun 17, 2013

A Guide to Paid Work on XDA-Developers

For the longest time, XDA has been a bastion, a pillar in the world of development. This is essentially because we try our hardest to make the free flow of knowledge and information our main focus so that everyone can benefit and grow, but more importantly, because it encourages others to share as well. Everyone understands that very few things in this life are free and many simply see the things that started as hobbies either as a potential business...

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Conan Troutman · Jun 14, 2013

Dark Userstyle For XDA-Developers.com

Considering how many people feel an overwhelming urge to tweak the aesthetics of their devices, whether that is a mobile home screen or PC desktop, it's no surprise that the same urge has also extended to the sites that we browse. Although web designers spend huge amounts of time meticulously tweaking the layout of a site and sometimes even offering multiple layouts to choose from (XDA being no exception), as the old saying goes, "You can't please all the people...

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jerdog · Jun 10, 2013

XDA:DevCon 2013 Contest!

XDA:DevCon 2013 is shaping up to be a great experience. We have some of the biggest names in application security, NFC, UI/UX development, and root applications on tap to speak, as well as companies like Sony Mobile, Ubuntu and StartApp slated to speak about development and technology.  Seeing as this is about helping people grow in their development skills, we would love to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to attend. So fill out this form telling us about...

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admin · May 28, 2013

Promote Your Listing on Swappa with These Signature Badges

When we announced our partnership with Swappa, we also made an exception to one of our forum rules by allowing XDA members to list to their Swappa listing in signatures to garner more attention. XDA Recognized Contributor and Themer PulseDroid created a handful of signature badges for the most popular devices, should you have a listing up on Swappa for the Samsung Galaxy S II/III, Note I/II, Galaxy Nexus, Nexus 4, HTC One X, or Droid DNA. You can view the badges...

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Will Verduzco · May 21, 2013

Forums Added for the LG Optimus G Pro and Sony Xperia Tablet Z

Not too long ago, we talked about how Sony was continuing its AOSP efforts on the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. Now, we have given the device its place in our forums. For the uninitiated, the Xperia Tablet Z is Sony's most recent flagship tablet. It features a 10.1" 1920x1200 LCD, equating to approximately 224 ppi. The high resolution panel is backed by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8064 processor and 2 GB of RAM. It also features a 6000 mAh...

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PG101 · May 19, 2013

Recognized Contributor Code of Conduct

During the first half of 2012, XDA initiated the Recognized Contributor (RC) program to recognize members' exceptional contributions and general helpfulness towards other members. Over the last 12 months, the program has become extremely popular and successful. We have continuously upgraded the program and adjusted our vetting standards and criteria. As part of our review and monitoring procedures, it was felt that in addition to exemplary adherence to the site rules, Recognized Contributors should also be held to a Code...

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Will Verduzco · May 15, 2013

Updated Requirements for Recognized Developer Applications

When we launched the Recognized Developer program here at XDA, we did so in order to help support some of the most valuable members of the site: the people who create all of the cool modifications, hacks, apps, and tweaks that go into better optimizing our mobile experiences. However, in order to keep up with our ever changing mobile needs, the program has seen its share of revisions and expansions during its course. Today, we are announcing a few more...

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Will Verduzco · Apr 30, 2013

Forums Added for the T-Mobile HTC One, AT&T and Sprint Galaxy S 4

Not too long ago, we covered the release of the HTC One and gave you a quick glimpse of its performance. Shortly after, we gave the One a home on our forums for both the international and some US carrier variants. Now, however, we have also created a forum for the T-Mobile HTC One variant. Similarly, we covered the release of the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and gave the international version a forum here last month. However, now we are happy to...

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