With a spooky surprise, Google finally released the ghost story that is the Google Nexus 5! That and much more news stories are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the official release of Android 4.4 Kit Kat and Google’s / Motorola’s modular phone venture called Project Ara.
Jordan also talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for the Wanam Module, Jordan released a video detailing the update for . . . READ ON »
If you’ve ever handed someone your phone to someone, whether to show them a funny picture or if they ask to check it out, you know the terror that runs through your mind thinking of what they could stumble upon: your usernames and passwords for different sites, your special ‘recipe,’ your mistress’s phone number, anything.
Well, XDA Forum Member msappz offers a new way to keep your secret life private. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer Walter White TK reviews Safe N Secure Notepad. TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check out this app . . . READ ON »
Just over three months ago, Nvidia released the Nvidia Shield to the world. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan got his hands on it and did an unboxing, review, and a couple gameplay videos. However, there were admittedly some hiccups for Nvidia in their first foray into device manufacturing.
Luckily for us, Nvidia took our “constructive” criticisms and listened. They released an update that has addressed a majority of the problems. The update fixes everything from the much needed ability to move games to the SD Card to the odd solution of living room gaming entitled console mode. . . . READ ON »
Update: Video works now, guys! Sorry for the inconvenience!
You may have already heard of XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework (thread). In fact, we recently talked about the Xposed Framework in an Android Basics 101 video. The great thing about Xposed framework is you can cherry pick from the available Xposed modules what you want to have activated at runtime, and no permanent modifications are made. The real question is how do you know what modules are worth your time? Well, we are here to help.
In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA Developer TV Producer . . . READ ON »
The great Samsung sieve has given us another Android 4.3 leak, this time for the Samsung Galaxy Note II. That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article reporting and Xposed module that will give AOSP lock screens to some TouchWiz users and the announcement of new forum for the jumbo-sized HTC One Max.
The Official Android 4.3 firmware for the International HTC One is rolling out! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article reporting that Samsung posted the Android 4.3 kernel source for the Samsung Galaxy S 4, as well as how to avoid bootloops upgrading to 4.3 on the device.
There are numerous reports out there that say that people now text more than they call. Go anywhere in public, and you will see everyone staring at their phones. We spend a lot of time consuming media on our devices, and sometimes we would like to be able to read and reply to our messages without leaving our Netflix-Hulu-HBOGo time suck.
XDA Forum Member manuja95 offers a new messaging option that floats your text over your current window. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews Floating Text. TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so . . . READ ON »
If you’ve been watching over the past couple weeks, you know that a lot of fun and excitement happened at this year’s big Android BBQ in Texas. To start, the OmniROM project was announced. Our friend XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was there talking to people and capturing the events. So if you missed it, check out this video.
We’ve already released videos of Jordan’s interview with XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD, XpLoDWilD’s presentation from the event, Jordan’s interview with Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy, Dees_Troy’s presentation from the event, and Jordan’s interview with cultural phenomenon . . . READ ON »
Many of us have been using computers longer than we can remember. The dominant operating system for the longest time was Windows, and one thing Windows gave us was quick program switching with Alt+Tab. Wouldn’t it be nice to quickly swap apps on your Android phone with a live preview of the app you are flipping through?
XDA Senior Member Mohammad_Adib offers and app switching application that offers many great features your normal app switcher doesn’t have. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews Switchr. TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check out . . . READ ON »
The Google Nexus 5 mistakenly appears on the Play Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article reporting that Ubuntu Touch is officially available for the Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and an article on how Rumrunner S-Off is now working on the international HTC One!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan released an interview with Developer Dees_Troy (Ethan Yonker), and Dees_Troy’s Big . . . READ ON »
This year’s Big Android BBQ was a great event. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan was in attendance, and you have already seen him interview XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD and Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy (interview). However, these were not the only people Jordan interviewed.
In today’s episode, Jordan interviews the artist and personality that is ThaPHLASH. Tha Phlash is a self-described urban artist and creator of numerous icons in use on Android Devices. Honestly, there are no words to describe Tha Phlash properly, so just check out this video.
Other Big Android BBQ 2013 videos:
During the BBQ, there were many great events and presentations. You’ve already seen the presentation by XDA Elite Recognized Developer XpLoDWilD. However, that was not the only presentation by an Elite Recognized Developer from XDA. Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy, also known as Ethan Yonker, gave a presentation as well. For the few who may not recognize the name, he is the lead developer of TWRP and member of Team Win.
Ethan’s presentation was entitled “Software Architecture and Design.” In this session, Ethan discuss good programming practices in regards to software architecture and program design. Ethan draws real-life examples . . . READ ON »
Before his presentation at this year’s Big Android BBQ, Ethan Yonker (XDA Elite Recognized Developer Dees_Troy) takes a moment and sits down with XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan for a quick chat. Jordan and Dees_Troy talk about his accomplishments, his projects, and a little about himself.
Dees_Troy is the developer responsible for such projects as TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project). Dees_Troy is also part of the group behind the newly announced OmniROM. He gave a presentation about “Software Architecture and Design” at the Big Android BBQ, be sure to check out that video. Check out this . . . READ ON »