Apps are at the front and center of any smartphone experience, and with over a million apps on the Google Play Store and new apps being submitted to our forums every day, staying up to date on the latest apps and games can be a hassle. At XDA, we don’t discriminate apps - if it’s interesting, innovative, original or useful, we mention them. The XDA Portal Team loves apps too, and we usually share and discuss the latest app releases...
What Can You do with 1280×800 Resolution on a Phone?
Call it a phone or a tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Note is perhaps both with its massive 5.3″ display. Not only is the screen large, but it’s extremely high resolution – 1280×80 pixels to be exact, which is the same amount of pixels found on the Galaxy Tab 8.9 and 10.1. With so many pixels, you have a huge canvas to work with on your homescreen. There’s a thread over in the Galaxy Note forum where people are posting screenshots of their homescreens. Click on to the discussion thread to see how people are taking advantage of all 1,024,000 pixels of the Note!
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Lollipop brought a revamp to the lockscreen, taking away custom widgets but showing your notifications instead. If you're a fan of that, you might want an easier way to check your notifications as they come in, without losing your current lockscreen. Glimpse Notifications by XDA Senior Member xrad offers just that. You'd normally have to turn your screen on manually to see your notifications. Instead, Glimpse Notifications will do it for you when a notification comes in. That doesn't mean...
As more developers are updating their apps with Material Design elements, we're starting to see a plethora of beautiful new apps on the Play Store. But which ones are the best? Let us know what you think the best looking apps on Android are and why.