Yesterday, we discussed the second part of our tech giants coming to the west series with Huawei. What people may not know, however, is that Huawei owns a company by the name of HiSilicon. Hisilicon's processor department may not be the most popular in the west but their technology is impressive, with year on year improvements being easily seen. In the coming years, manufacturers such as Qualcomm may have to face the fact that there are other companies just as able...
This Week in Development: Samsung Galaxy S III & XDA – XDA TV
Today on This Week in Development, Jordan talks about articles on the XDA Portal—surprising I know. Jordan talks about XDA Elite Recognized Developer, XDA New Writer, XDA TV Producer, and all around awesome guy AdamOutler‘s write up about Nvidia and closed hardware. Also covered is how to use Init.d with any phone. Jordan reminds you to check out AdamOutler’s XDA TV Android web server video.
Jordan then talks about the latest news for the Samsung Galaxy S III. This device gets its source code released, and can be loaded with Ubuntu and Backtrack. Finally in some administrative news, Jordan talks about the new Windows Phone 8 forums and the new XDA 2013 forum style.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Nvidia and the Problems with Closed Hardware
- Galaxy S III SGH-i747 and SGH-T999 Source Code Released
- Load Ubuntu and Backtrack on the Galaxy S III
- How to Use Init.d with Any Phone
- Microsoft Reveals Windows Phone 8, Forum Added
- Android Web Server – XDA TV
- Introducing XDA 2013 Beta, Now Available for Testing
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There are many great Android handsets on the market today that are much cheaper than the flagships from the major players like Samsung and HTC. The OnePlus One and Nexus 5 are two great examples of high-end phones being offered at prices much cheaper than competitors. But there are phones in the mid-range that may offer even more bang for your buck. Let us know which smartphone deal you think has the best value.
TapDeck which has just entered beta, is a smart wallpaper app that allows you to change to a random wallpaper by simply double tapping your screen. After selecting images you like from a selection, your wallpapers will be chosen based on similar images from Flickr, Imgur, Reddit and Wikipedia. If you see one you like, simply swipe up and you will see information relevant to the image. After spending a day with this app it is clear that it is still...