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Jimmy McGee · Nov 17, 2014

Nvidia SHIELD Lollipop Coming, Project Tango Hits Google Play – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images are finally available for the Google Nexus 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of Android 5.0 Lollipop for the Nvidia SHIELD Tablet, and be sure the check out the article talking about Chainfire releasing CF-Auto-Root for the Lollipop Nexus Line of devices! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 16, 2014

FuGoo Speaker Style, Sport and Tough – XDA TV

The holidays will be here in no time, so why not start thinking about gifts? Flor the Android enthusiast you can get them many things like a standard battery from Lepow, to a battery plus a plethora of options like an SD Card reader from RAVPower and a huge 14000mAh Power Bank from RAVPower. Perhaps even a WowWee MiP? In this episode XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx takes some time to talk about a unique smartphone accessory, the FuGoo Speaker. This...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 15, 2014

Best Mods for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 – XDA TV

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 has been out for a little bit and if you own this device, you’ve probably gone through the phases of a new device. You’ve watched reviews on the device, you’ve purchased it, and then you’ve rooted it. So what do you do next? In this video, XDA TV Producer TK presents some applications and Xposed mods that he’s installed on his Samsung Galaxy Note 4. Check out these mods to give you an answer to...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 14, 2014

Best Practices for Software Development w/ Chet Haase – BABBQ2014

Googler Chet Haase made a big appearance at the 5th annual Big Android BBQ. He talked about Android 5.0 Lollipop during the Opening Keynote. Additionally, he gave a talk entitled, “Best Practices for Software Development of Practical Practicing Software Practitioners” Lead of the Android UI toolkit at Google, Chet and his team focus on animations, graphics, performance, and more. In this presentation, Chet talks about the latest in best practices for software developers. So if you wanted to learn more about...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 14, 2014

Lollipop Images for Nexus 5, 7, 10, .NET Open Sourced! – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop factory images for the Nexus 5, 7 and 10 are now available! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Sony bringing Lollipop to the Sony Xperia L, and be sure the check out the article talking about Microsoft Open Sourcing the .Net Framework. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 13, 2014

Android App Review: Control Your Phone from Your Computer with Weak Control – XDA TV

Our smartphones are great devices, but sometimes their screens are just way too small. What if you are sitting at your computer and you want to chat with your friends via text message? What if you want to show a room full of people a video on your phone? What if you want to control your device with your computer keyboard and mouse? XDA Forum Member WeakControl offers up a way to connect to your device with a web browser....

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 12, 2014

Root the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 and Install TWRP – XDA TV

In this episode, XDA TV Producer TK shows you how to root and install TWRP custom recovery on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The Note 4 is Samsung’s latest entry in the popular Note lineup. TK recently reviewed the device. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Note 4 is no exception! TK presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Note 4 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process is...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 11, 2014

Control Your Screen On/OFF Animation – XDA TV

Android is about customization. There are what some would consider advanced customizations, such as setting up Tasker Automation. There are also what some would consider basic customizations, like adding Pie Controls to your Chrome browser. Either way, the possibility of choice with Android is great. You can even change the way your screen turns off and on. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you change your screen on and...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 10, 2014

Lollipop-Based OmniROM, Android 5.0 for Moto X 2014 and LG G3 (F400S) Captured – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop is now being booted by OmniROM! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of a leaked version of Android Lollipop for the LG G3 and be sure the check out the article talking about the Moto X Lollipop Soak Test! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 9, 2014

Root the Google Nexus 9 and Unlock Bootloader – XDA TV

In this episode, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx shows you how to root and unlock the bootloader on your Nexus 9. The Nexus 9 it finally landing into people’s hands. And while development is hot, some things are not readily available yet. So as is usual at XDA, we must root all the things, and the Nexus 9 is no exception! Droidmodd3rx presents instructions on how to gain root access on your Nexus 9 using tools from the XDA Developers Forums. The process...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 8, 2014

What’s SOT and Why Isn’t it the Battery Meter – XDA TV

Mobile phones are getting more powerful everyday. With each passing generation, our smartphones are getting higher definition screens and more powerful processors. Mobile phone batteries are getting bigger too, but it doesn't seem that way. Compared to older phones, batteries are bigger than ever. But because of the power hungry screens and chips, you wouldn't notice that. There is a constant battle to get a full day out of a smartphone battery, while still being able to actually use the device....

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 7, 2014

Android 5.0 Lollipop Factory Images and Source Code – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop source code is fully available to build! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of Sony bringing Lollipop to the Sony Xperia Z1, Z2 and Z3 and be sure the check out the article talking about Chainfire rooting the Google Nexus 9. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 6, 2014

Get a Taste of Lollipop with Nova Launcher – XDA TV

Android 5.0 Lollipop is out, and Material Design is all the rage. While some ports are available, most are out of luck as they have to wait for their manufacturer and perhaps carrier to release an update. And unfortunately, some may never come. There has got to be a way to get a bit of Lollipop on your device! XDA Senior Member kevin@TeslaCoil offers up a customizable, powerful replacement launcher with a touch of Lollipop. In this video, XDA TV...

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TK · Nov 5, 2014

Device Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is the successor to Samsung's wildly popular Galaxy Note 2 and 3 phablet devices. The Note 3 was a giant-sized phone with a 5.7” screen display, with the Note 4 still sporting the same 5.7” display but with a higher QHD resolution. The Note 4 was released on October 17, with some US release dates lagging a bit depending on carrier. For this review, we will be looking at the T-Mobile variant, which did not have a delayed release. The internal hardware of...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 4, 2014

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Get Some Pie for Your Chrome

Chrome has become Android’s default browser. As great as Chrome is, it’s still missing some ease-of-use features. Sometimes on our phablet devices, we need two hands to work in Chrome--lest we need to perform an awkward thumb stretch. Because of this, simple Pie Controls would help with navigation. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that lets you enable Pie Controls in your Chrome browser. XDA Forum Member JT5 created the aptly...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 3, 2014

Sony AOSP Updated for Xperia Z3, Google Play Store Updated for Wearable Sensor Permissions – XDA TV

Sony Extends its AOSP Project to include the Xperia Z3! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement of a small wearable based update to Google Play and be sure the check out the article talking about Google allowing searches to interact with apps! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend...

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Jimmy McGee · Nov 2, 2014

AOKP Review (Sort of) and Overview – XDA TV

Over that past couple of months we have, sort of, reviewed CyanogenMod 11 Milestone 9, OmniROM and Paranoid Android. However, there are even more unicorn-filled options out there. Custom ROMs that take charge grab the unicorn by the horn and customize that open source Android, until it glitters with bling. All custom ROM aim to be a great blend of features and tweaks to improve your Andorid life. In today's video, XDA TV Producer droidmodd3rx, shows off AOKP (Android Open Kang...

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jordankeyes · Nov 1, 2014

Device Review: Epson Moverio BT-200 Smart Glasses

Over the last few years, the world of wearables has truly gone from fantasy to reality. With the advent of devices like Google Glass, Android Wear, and the bevy of available fitness trackers, the mainstream is becoming more aware and interested in wearables. Epson took note of this trend as far back as 2011, when they released the Moverio BT-100 smart glasses, but unfortunately, it wasn’t a hit. In many ways you might say it was before its time. Well...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 31, 2014

How Open Source Can Help Your Project w/ Ethan Yonker – BABBQ2014

People have finally recovered from this year’s Big Android BBQ festivities. After all the fun and merriment, we cannot forget the sessions. We’ve talked about the Opening Keynote, and the User Experience session put on by Kevin Bruckert, technical lead for the user interface area of the NVIDIA SHIELD line of products, and today we have another great presentation for you. Lead developer for the Team Win Recovery Project for over three years, Ethan Yonker discusses how the topics covered in...

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Jimmy McGee · Oct 31, 2014

More Android 5.0 Details Revealed, Microsoft Band Fitness Tracker – XDA TV

Google talks more about Android 5.0 Lollipop! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the new Mircosoft Band, a fitness tracker and be sure the check out the article talking about sideloading apps to Android TV thanks to Chainfire. That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV....

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