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...
What a Year–XDA Portal Turns Two!
You may not be aware, but the XDA Portal—our little news outlet—is celebrating its second birthday! From the start, the main objective of the Portal has been to serve as a virtual window into the endless supply of development here at XDA.
Our first article was posted on January 16th, 2010; and since then, we’ve been dedicated to covering content that ranges from development works, various guides and tutorials, and interviews with Recognized Developers.
Under the leadership of our new Portal Administrator and Editor-in-Chief Will Verduzco, we will be sure to keep sight of our focus of making the Portal your “insider guide” to XDA. The rest of our team consists of the following writers: Egzthunder1, ElCondor, mic_888, jasecloud4, PoorCollegeGuy, Bentenrai, conantroutman, HQRaja, ben_duder, azrienoch, samcaplat, and of course, myself. You can contact any of us if you have any tips or article suggestions. And if you have any suggestions for any particular type of content you would like to see, please send that over to Will.
Seemingly overnight, we went from 1.3 million monthly page views in February 2010 to 4.9 million this past January. In this time, we have managed to rack up more than 4,700 published articles! Going forward, we wish to raise these numbers by doing our best to provide you with the content you want to see. To all our supporters around the globe, thank you for giving us a reason to write and for making the XDA-Developers Portal the place it is today.
Here’s to a great third year! Cheers!
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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...