If you’ve seen XDA Developer TV Producer Steve’s video on switching from Windows Phone to Android, you know Steve has no problem sharing his thoughts. He has been reviewing apps on the different operating systems. He has been using Samsung Devices to represent Android and Windows Phone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus and the Samsung ATIV S, respectively.
However, his satisfaction with his Samsung devices has waned and he is switching to HTC. Steve takes the time to explain why Samsung is not the brand for him. He shares the frustration and quirks he experienced with Samsung. Check this . . . READ ON »
For the last two weeks, we’ve talked about exploring your files. We reviewed the newest version of ES File Explorer. Just last week, we compared it to Solid Explorer. But what if you want to share files with someone else quickly? NFC can be clunky, but WiFi Direct (for phones that support it) is a good option.
XDA Senior Member majedev has an application to help you share files and makes the setup easy and painless. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews SuperBeam. TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check . . . READ ON »
The Sony Socialife app has been ported to old Xperia Devices. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is a discussion of an universal Arduino interface for Android and XDA hitting 5 million members.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Rob had talked about Five Tips you might not have known and XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce asks for what you want to hear about regarding App development. Pull up . . . READ ON »
Recently, XDA added a set of forums focusing solely on App Development. We knew that XDA was missing a central hub for app developers to converse about things like development tools, prototyping, analytics, monetization, testing, security, localization, education, and so on. In addition to the forums, we are providing assistance to app developers in any way we can.
To assist app developers, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce takes a break from talking about how to become a hacker and hacker schools and asks you what you want to hear about regarding app development. Jayce will then find experts and . . . READ ON »
The Nexus 7, combined with the Jelly Bean operating system, has finally made the Android tablet accessible and initiative. But there are a few things that aren’t quite so obvious, unless you know where they are. All these tips are standard functionality and don’t require any rooting or modifications to your tablet.
In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer and newcomer Rob give you five tips you (possibly) don’t already know about modern Android devices. You’ll probably all know at least one of them, some of you will know three or four of them but we’ll be surprised if you know . . . READ ON »
The Google Glass API, dubbed Mirror (I get it!), has been released. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is a discussion of version 188.8.131.52 of TWRP and an article on developing Android apps in C# instead of Java.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week onXDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve had an App Shootout between Podcasting apps for Android, Windows Phone, and iOS, XDA Developer TV Producer AdamOutler gave us a demonstration . . . READ ON »
Last week, we covered the third version of ES File Explorer. If the YouTube comments on the video were any indication, there is a plethora of choices for file exploring apps. There are dual windows file explorers, gesture controlled file explorers, simple file explorers, and CyanogenMod even includes its own file explorer.
In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews ES File Explorer and Solid Explorer. ES File Explorer is provided by XDA Forum Member EStrongs, and XDA Forum Member glodos brings us Solid Explorer. TK shows off the applications and gives his thoughts, so check . . . READ ON »
Building an Android App is not hard. However, it is certainly not easy. We have covered How to Build an Android App in the past. We’ve showed you how to install Eclipse and Android SDK and writing a root app. We even showed you how to develop with Arduino and the Google ADK. There is a lot of thought that needs to go into building an Android app.
XDA Forum Member bambou51 has created a great Android application to handle organizing your Podcasts. His application is called Podcast Addict. How does his application compare to similar apps on other mobile operating systems like WPodder for Windows Phone and Podcasts on iOS?
In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Steve shows you these applications side by side-by-side. He shows you what they look like and he pits them against each other to see what one is the best and will reign as king of the Podcast applications. Check out this video to find out who wins.
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Filling in for Jordan, our friend Kevin reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is a discussion of Facebook Home made available to all Android devices. Kevin talks about the device ruggedness and Motorola bootloader unlocking articles.
Kevin then talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK gave us an app review of ES File Explorer, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin talked about his journey away from a cell phone contract, and XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce talked about how to get . . . READ ON »
Recently, XDA Developer TV has been talking about becoming a Hacker. What we mean by hacker is not the basement dwelling anarchist types, we mean the expert coding kinds. We talked about how to become a hacker, and last week we talked about ranking hacker schools. This week, we are talking about how to get accepted into a hacker school.
In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce interviews developers and people from the hacking school world to answer these questions. Interviews include Co-Founder of Mobile Makers Don Bora and Co-Founder at Hack Reactor Douglas Calhoun. Check out this video!. . . READ ON »
There are those of us who are Android and Open Source software fans. Open Source is about the freedom of choice. Some carriers in America give you an expensive smartphone at a discount if you agree to sign a lengthy contract. While there is nothing wrong with that, as you have the choice not to sign the contract, it may end up costing you more in the long run.
Many people just accept this as the status quo, but now we have no-contract carriers and prepaid plans—we have other choices. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin talks about his choice . . . READ ON »
HTC has released the source code for the HTC One and updated source for the Droid DNA. That story and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is a discussion of the Firefox OS Port for the HTC Explorer and a bunch of forum additions.
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Steve had a cross-platform Instagram App Shootout and XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin gave us a demonstration of Dashclock. Pull up a . . . READ ON »