Did you watch Apple's VP draw on his wrist during the Apple Watch announcement and wonder "why can't my Wear watch do that?" In typical XDA fashion, one enterprising forum member has brought similar functionality to Android Wear with a twist; it works on phones and watches alike, with other platforms on the way! The app is called Pinsy, and its release debut is a strong proof of concept with plenty of room to grow. You may remember the developer behind this project, XDA...
This is Why XDA-Developers.com Roots Android – XDA Developer TV
Recently, Jamie Condliffe of Gizmodo posted an article asking why anyone would want to root their stock Android device. Our recent news that we published regarding the Nexus 4 being rooted prompted the question.
Condliffe asks, “What are the amazingly useful features you can only access by rooting a Nexus 4? And are they worth the effort, when you already have a great, clean install of Android on your handset in the first place? Tell us”
Who better to answer this question than our own wireless device freedom advocate and XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch. In this video azrienoch “tells them” why rooting is worth the effort. Check out what azrienoch has to say.
Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos.
- Apple Settles with HTC, Nexus 4 Rooted, Galaxy S2 Jelly Bean Leak – XDA Developer TV
- CyanogenMod 10 Final, CyanogenMod.com Drama, Android 4.2 AOSP Released! – XDA Developer TV
- Device Review: Samsung Galaxy Note II S-Pen Overview – XDA Developer TV
- The Truth About Recent DMCA Exemptions – XDA Developer TV
- Samsung Galaxy Note II Review
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Wear is said to not offer enough for mass adoption, even though its been in the market for over 9 months. I personally have a Gear Live which I purchased 8 months ago, and my experience with it has had its ups and downs throughout my time with it. For the longest time, I was not able to recommend the platform to anyone. Since then, a lot of updates have hit Wear watches, some improving battery life, others changing the...
SlimRoms' website has been experiencing technical difficulties for the last month or so, but it's good to know the team is working hard and is still on top of things. The SlimRoms GitHub repos are getting updated with some major changes showing up. Most notably, some projects are getting a new 5.1 branch: lp5.1! A new, revamped and open source website is also in the works, with a look inspired by material design. We also got a tip about an...