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Google Nexus 5 and 7 are Your Top Smartphone and Tablet Picks for 2013

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Back when we launched our Best of 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, we asked you to cast your vote and pick the best smartphones and tablets of 2013. Well folks, the votes are in, and you’ve made your voices clear!

Starting off with your top tablet picks, the winner by a mile was the Google Nexus 7 (2013) with 53% of your votes. Then in second place, we have the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) with 15% of the votes. Next up is the LG G Pad 8.3 with 10% of the votes. The remainder of the votes was split up between the Surface Pro 2 (6%), Asus Transformer Book T100 (4%), Dell Venue 8 Pro (3%), and other (10%). And for those of you wondering which was the most popular write-in, it was none other than the Sony Xperia Tablet Z.

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Happy Holidays from XDA-Developers!

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From all of us here behind the scenes at XDA-Developers, we would like to wish you Happy Holidays! No matter what holiday you’re celebrating—or even if “celebrating” just means that you’re taking some time away from work and/or school—we hope you have a great and relaxing time. And if you find yourself with a few new gadgets this holiday season, be sure to share your new acquisitions in the comments below, and then promptly proceed to the XDA-Developers forums to get started with all that hacking and rooting goodness!. . . READ ON »

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Win a Free Copy of Poweramp!

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The kind folks behind the powerful media player Poweramp are no strangers to showing some serious kindness to the XDA community. For those who don’t remember, last Thanksgiving, they so generously donated two Nexus 7 tablets to a couple of lucky contest winners.

Now, the team wishes to spread some Holiday cheer by donating 25 free copies of their namesake media player. But rather than having a simple giveaway to the first responders, we figured that we’d have a little fun with a contest. After all, we have to make you work for it. To do this, we want you to tell us your most hilarious tech story. The winners will then be selected by your fellow community members.

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Check Out Our Best Tablets of 2013 Guide!

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Two days ago, we released the smartphone segment of our Holiday Gift Guide for 2013. Today, we are also sharing our tablet guide.

Whether you’re buying a last minute gift for friends and family, or you simply want to find out how best to spend your hard-earned money (or all those gift cards you will receive in the coming days), you should take a few minutes to peruse the guides! And while you’re at it, be sure to vote for your favorite devices!

Visit our Holiday Gift Guide 2013 to get started, or head directly to the two lists below:

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In the coming days, we’ll also post a submission form for you to vote on your favorite community-created apps. Stay tuned to the XDA Por. . . READ ON »

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Psst–Check out Our Developer-Friendly Holiday Guide!

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The Holidays are just around the corner, but there’s still time for last-minute gift shopping! Are you still looking for those last minute presents for your geeky loved ones and yourself? If so, you should make your way over to the XDA-Developers Holiday Guide 2013!

This year, we’re dividing the Holiday Guide into three parts:

When making the guide, we tried to be a little different than most other sites. Rather than simply telling you which device we think is best, we put together the tools for your to decide which device(s) suit your individual needs. As such, you won’. . . READ ON »

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Unofficial Stylesheet Makes the XDA 2013 Theme Look More Old School

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Like almost any large forum, XDA allows its users to select from a variety of forum themes. The current XDA 2013 Beta theme is default, and features many new features compared to previous versions. However, the older XDA 2010 theme still has plenty of users who love its simplicity and appearance, or simply are nostalgic.

XDA Forum Moderator GermainZ, who created a dark user style we talked about a few months ago, modified the XDA 2013 Beta – 1024 theme to look very similar to the 2010 theme. The big advantage of this is that all the new features from the new theme such as DevDB are still available. The list of themed elements includes fonts and all colors. It’s the perfect solution for more sentimental user. . . READ ON »

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Happy Thanksgiving from XDA-Developers!

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For those of you celebrating, we here at XDA-Developers would like to take a minute to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you’re spending the Holiday with a large group of friends and family or you’re relishing the company of a select few, we hope you have a grand time full of ROMs, kernels, device hacking… oh and of course, food.

Now as tonight’s evening binge fest quickly approaches, it’s a great opportunity to remember the reasons why we’re thankful. So we now turn it over to all of you: What mobile device-related “thing” are you most thankful for this year? Is it a particular device, a developer, or some mobile innovation? Finally, we have one more qu. . . READ ON »

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Re-Review of XDA’s Recognized Developers

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Since its inception, the Recognized Developer program was meant to acknowledge the best of XDA’s developers.  Thousands of our members have applied over the years, and hundreds have been recognized for making core contributions to the development of mobile devices.  During that time, the RD program has grown and evolved to serve the needs of our developers and the community as a whole.

In order to maintain the validity of our RD program, we must retire those who are no longer active or who do not meet the minimum requirements. We want the RD title to be indicative of an active developer who is making contributions to the development community on an ongoing basis.

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Q&A / Troubleshooting Threads for ROMS, Kernels, Projects

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It’s rather unfortunate, but we’ve all seen those overly cluttered “development” threads that end up more full of low level questions and user support than actual development work. In order to best combat this, various members of the Recognized Contributor and Recognized Developer groups have worked together to come up with a better way of doing things. Rather than housing support requests and actual development talk in the same thread,  it quickly became apparent that large projects need two separate areas for discussion: one for development questions such as bug reports and development-related topics, and the other for tech support questions such as whether a particular . . . READ ON »

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