XDA News Articles

Jimmy McGee · Aug 29, 2013

Jordan Interviews XDA:DevCon 2013’s Senior Sponsors – XDA Developer TV

XDA:DevCon has come and gone. We've already seen XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan talk about his experience at XDA:DevCon. Later, Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler unboxed the Oppo Find Mirror (R819) the XDA way live at XDA:DevCon. Then after he got home, AdamOutler did an XDA Unboxing of his swag from the XDA:DevCon. As much fun as was had by all those in attendance, and as awesome as all the presenters were, XDA:DevCon would not have happened without the help of our excellent...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Aug 21, 2013

XDA:DevCon 2013 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV

If you caught yesterday's video, you saw XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler's teardown of the Oppo Find Mirror (R819) while at this year's XDA:DevCon. Well, AdamOutler didn't just teardown the Oppo. He attended presentations and talked with exhibitors and sponsors of the event. In this episode, AdamOutler shows off all the good conference swag he got at XDA:DevCon. From Devices to trinkets to business cards; it's all there. If you wanted to know what kind of cool stuff you missed by not...

XDA NEWS
jerdog · Aug 19, 2013

XDA:DevCon 2013 – Thanks are in Order

So it's been a week  since XDA:DevCon 13 passed, and I am still blown away by the excitement, energy, and community that flowed out of the event. With top-notch speakers and sponsors giving their all, and a hotel staff that was committed to making sure everything went smoothly, there was hardly a chance for Uncle Murphy (the bad luck icon, not our amazing opening speaker Mark Murphy) to make an appearance. Going into this event I didn't know what to...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Aug 14, 2013

XDA:DevCon 2013 Event Roundup – XDA Developer TV

This last weekend the very first XDA:DevCon, which took place in Miami, Florida. There were many people there, and lots of learning and fun was had. Numerous sponsors, speakers, and people were there taking part in the festivities. However, we know that not everyone could make it, so XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan attended and took some video and pictures of the event. Jordan talks about his experience at the event. He shows off his video and pictures. If you...

XDA NEWS
jerdog · Aug 2, 2013

XDA:DevCon 2013 Has Sold Out!

What began as a pitch and discussion around a table at an Olive Garden after Hurricane Sandy is almost a reality. With all of our tickets sold, great sponsors finalized, killer giveaways, and amazing speakers lined up, we are running full tilt towards XDA:DevCon 2013 next weekend (Aug 9-11) in Miami, FL. Here's a full list of what we have in store: Saturday, August 10 Mark Murphy on Plugin Architectures for Android Karl-Johan Dahlstrom and Johan Redestig on How Sony Supports...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jun 27, 2013

Developer Evangelist Michael Hall to Teach Ubuntu Touch Development at XDA:DevCon 2013

Android has become the dominant mobile operating system. Many of us love Android, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore any new mobile OSes that may come along. What if we ignored Android when it was first released? In that spirit of support of new ideas, XDA has added forums for other OSes such as Ubuntu Touch, and we are having some discussions about Ubuntu Touch at XDA:DevCon 2013. We already know the Ubuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon will be...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jun 25, 2013

Elite Recognized Developer Jcase to Talk Android Security at XDA:DevCon 2013

At XDA, we get downright giddy when we see a heavily locked down device unlocked and rooted. An unlocked bootloader and rooted device opens the door for many options of custom ROMs. Without root we have no recovery, no ROMs, no kernel optimizations, and very limited other development. Most of us are guilty of just flashing away what greater minds say we need to without ever understanding what they do. Justin Case, aka XDA Elite Recognized Developer jcase, is a...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jun 23, 2013

Elite Recognized Developer Stericson to Talk Root Development at XDA:DevCon 2013

The main benefit to rooting one's Android device is the ability to run applications that are developed for root users. These applications allow you to take control of your device and do a wide variety of actions not normally permitted or possible without root access. Some of these applications allow you to take entire system-wide backups, change your devices screen density, or even alter the look and feel of your device. There is no doubt that rooting a device has...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jun 21, 2013

Ariel Shimoni to Talk Monetization at XDA:DevCon 2013

I will be the first to admit that I’m cheap. When browsing the Google Play Store, an application has to do a lot and do it simply and easily for me to spend any amount of money on the app. However, I understand that developing an app takes a lot of time, effort, cursing, and knowledge; and the developer deserves to be paid. So I tolerate ads and in-app purchases. Android is the world’s most popular mobile OS, with the...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jun 19, 2013

Pearl Chen to Talk NFC Development at XDA:DevCon 2013

From HTML to LEDs or Android to Arduino, Hardware Hacking is a pastime of many people including XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. Another hardware enthusiast is Pearl Chen. When working on something, she takes on a cross-disciplinary approach. With over 9 years of professional experience in web technologies, Pearl has a body of work that includes Facebook campaigns for Google Chrome and microsites for Nike. Pearl also tackles more unusual jobs such as modifying the guts of Nintendo Wii controllers...

XDA NEWS
jerdog · Jun 17, 2013

Responses From Ubuntu Pouring Into Ubuntu Touch Q&A Thread

Ubuntu has become the most successful *nix distribution for a number of reasons, with perhaps the most important being community engagement. Ubuntu's Community actively encourages participation, collaboration, and contribution; and the user community has responded well over the years. Ubuntu has continued this tradition of working with the community with their approach to Ubuntu Touch, and the recent news that they would be actively seeking out questions from the XDA user community and having their engineers respond directly on XDA....

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jun 17, 2013

Developer Mark Murphy to Talk Android Plugins at XDA:DevCon 2013

If you are an Android app developer, you know that however great the Android OS is, it has some failings. One of those limitations is inflexible permissions. However, there are ways to work around that. Using a plugin strategy where the main app can be extended by users is one way to get around that limitation. Except Android doesn’t have a single model for plugins, but it does offer many ways to create plugin-centric architectures for apps. If you have...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jun 15, 2013

Community Manager Jono Bacon to Talk Ubuntu Unification at XDA:DevCon 2013

If you’ve been paying attention to the latest Ubuntu developments, you will know that Canonical is trying to unify the experiences between your different devices---from phones to tablets to computers. We are excited to announce that Ubuntu will be represented at XDA:DevCon 2013 by a well-known man in the open source community, Jono Bacon. If you don’t know, Jono Bacon is a leading community manager, engineering manager, consultant, and author. Working as the Ubuntu Community Manager at Canonical, he leads...

XDA NEWS
Jimmy McGee · Jun 13, 2013

Attorney Daniel Nazer to Talk Patent Trolls at XDA:DevCon 2013

Daniel Nazer is a Staff Attorney on the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s intellectual property team, focusing on patent reform. Daniel has a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Western Australia, an M.A. in philosophy from Rutgers, and a J.D. from Yale Law School. He also practiced at Keker & Van Nest, LLP, where he represented technology clients in patent and antitrust litigation. You may be saying to yourself, “That’s great for Daniel! But, why should I care?” Well you should...

XDA NEWS
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...

XDA NEWS
jerdog · May 28, 2013

Sony Mobile Sponsoring XDA:DevCon 2013

If there's one thing that Sony Mobile has done over the past year to change its image, that's been to support the independent Android developer community. From open-sourcing DASH to releasing an ALPHA build of Jelly Bean with the kernel source to contributing to AOSP projects, Sony has signaled that they are a company that embraces open source and (by extension) the community as a whole. If you haven't already, you should really check out their Developer World site where you'll find...

XDA NEWS
admin · Apr 25, 2013

Planning XDA:DevCon – Part 1

This is a multipart series on planning the XDA Development Conference to be held in Miami August 9 - 11 (http://www.xda-devcon.com). We want to give everyone a sense of what the event's all about---and maybe some insight on what it takes to put on even a small conference. Before we start, we want to apologize for stupidly using the same web "event" template (as well as some sponsorship language) as the Big Android BBQ. We've since changed our site, and we have...

XDA NEWS
jerdog · Apr 24, 2013

Introducing XDA:DevCon – A Conference For Developers By Developers

A little over a year ago, a thought began to permeate among some of the staff here at XDA: "Why doesn't XDA create its own conference?" After much exploring and discussion, and maybe even a few group hugs (inside joke), we're pleased to announce the first XDA:DevCon on August 9th to 11th. We want to offer a conference where developers from across the spectrum can gather, collaborate with other developers, learn something new, and hone their existing skills. So we...

XDA NEWS