The LG G4 has a lot to prove, given that last year’s LG G3 was among the best smartphones of 2014. The Global Mobile Awards given out during the time of MWC 2015 named it the Smartphone of The Year (SOTY?) alongside the iPhone 6, and at the time of its release it packed the very best in Android specifications, from the powerful Snapdragon 801 to the class-leading 1440p display. The camera, battery life and feature set were also deemed...
This Week’s Recap
This Week’s Recap is a series of articles, in which we we give you a short recapitulation of the week’s most popular news from the XDA forums.
Windows Phone 7 Shown Running on HD2 (Video)
Quite possibly what many HD2 owners have been waiting since the announcement of WP7 earlier this year. XDA member Cotulla and DTF seem to have succeeded in booting the long awaited new OS from Microsoft into a device that was said to be completely incapable of running WP7 (both by HTC and Microsoft). The port is far from complete and there is no download, flashing instructions, or anything available at the moment. However, as with many ports, the first step was getting it to boot. Now, let the feature development begin. This is a huge step in the right direction for one of the best Windows Mobile devices that HTC has ever released. Consider this, sometime in the next few months, you could have a device capable of booting into: WM 6.5.x, Android (2.2), Ubuntu, or WP7 (and even Windows XP if you use an emulator), depending on your mood.
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Flipout, Flipside, and Bravo Forums Added.
No matter how you see it, Android seems to be spreading out like butter on a hot toast. With that in mind, and considering the ever growing user base for devices wielding this OS, XDA tries to keep up with the times and adds development sections for promising devices. In this case, the trio from Motorola was given an individual home for our members to play in and for support of those who own the devices and don’t know what to do with them.
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Easily Run Ubuntu on the EVO
Digging a bit through the most recent breakthroughs in OS porting, we stumbled upon this little jewel that had been buried in the EVO forums for a little while now. The guide describes in a few steps how to easily run the Linux desktop distro known as Ubuntu. If you own an EVO and can’t get enough of “sudo” in your daily diet, then you really want to check out how to do this.
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We may not be a big commercial publication, but we certainly are resourceful enough to come up with hands on reviews of things out there. This article was presented as a review of an unnamed WP7 test device. The article goes in depth into the features and fluidity of the new upcoming OS from Microsoft, from a users point of view.
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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...
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.