You've probably seen or installed modified applications, be it a patched dialer for your resolution or a custom WhatsApp version with added features. How do developers do that, though? A lot of the time, the applications' source code isn't even available, so how does it all work? We'll see that first, then take a look at a new tool that aims to make the process much easier, and finally compare it to the popular Xposed framework to see how they...
This Week in Development – Quick Take: Google vs Oracle – XDA TV
In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan takes time out of his Memorial Day weekend to cover a couple stories of interest from the XDA Portal. In some exciting Android and patent news, Jordan talks about the Google versus Oracle debate. Jordan mentions a couple neat developments on the XDA-Developers Forum, from the Facelock Face Recognition Locking App for Gingerbread and getting Android notifications on your desktop with DeskNotifier. Jordan then talks about the Custom Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Desire S.
Finally, Jordan mentions our new Pro Tip video on XDA TV. So check out this Memorial Day episode of XDA TV. XDA TV and its staff thanks the families and troops that gave their lives for our freedom.
Links to stories mentioned:
- FaceLock Face Recognition App Locking for Gingerbread
- DeskNotifier Brings Android Notifications To Your Windows Desktop
- Google Beats Oracle in Court, Android Users Rejoice
- Pro Tip 3: Developing a Custom ROM On-Device – XDA TV
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With more and more OEMs ditching SD cards on their flagships, cloud storage is becoming even more important in the mobile world. Services like Dropbox and Google Drive have already become widely adopted by the majority of smartphone users, but is cloud storage ready to replace external storage? Let us know your thoughts below.
When the first reports of the M9 overheating came to light, many forum users began a collective joke-round calling the phone a popcorn machine, a grill, and other unoriginal remarks that we’ve seen with every device that presents sign of overheating, from gaming consoles to graphics cards. In this sense, the internet is not very inventive, and the cycle of rehashed jokes re-surfaces on different products every year or so. This time it was the M9’s turn and it was...