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ICS Device Roll Out, Tapatalk 2 Beta, and More – XDA TV

This week on XDA TV, Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer Shen Ye recaps some of the most relevant news affecting the Android community. Shen covers the release of Temple Run and Angry Birds Space, as well as the open beta for Tapatalk 2, which powers the XDA forum application. He then delves into the development world by...

XDA Recognized Developer Program Expansion

Here at XDA-Developers, we are keen to recognize the time and effort that our members put into the site. As an extension of our existing Recognized Developer program, we are announcing three new titles. As always, the goal of the Recognized Developer Program is to reward the very members who make this site great.

Open Source and Imitations–Samsung Releases ICS-Sprinkled Gingerbread SGS I9000, But Why?

It seems that Samsung has made quite a stir recently thanks to several recently released updates and firmware leaks (albeit they are mostly coming from carriers) to most of their lineup, going back all the way to the original Galaxy S. Thanks to the efforts of XDA Forum Member Przekret and Recognized Developer Faryaab, we now have...

First Steps Towards Branding / De-Branding of the Xperia S

There's nothing quite like the scramble of keyboards hard at work getting things done for freshly released devices---achieving root, getting the bootloader unlocked, releasing ROMs and kernels, the mods and tweaks and even the ports and themes. Owning a freshly released device gives the same excitement, knowing that all those things are coming. For the...

Get Your Galaxy S II Skyrocket to Run T-Mobile HSPA+

Getting the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket to work on T-Mobile isn't a very challenging task. Current methods for unlocking the device and flashing the T-Mobile radio are stable, safe, and effective, making it easy for those who crave Skyrocket goodness. In fact, it's not all that different from the method for getting the...

UnBrickable Mod Lands on the Nexus S

You've no doubt seen the UnBrickable Mod pop up on various Samsung devices in the past. For those unfamiliar, the basic premise of XDA Recognized Developer AdamOutler's work is to essentially make a standard consumer device function as if it were a development board. By doing this, one is able to then communicate with the system-on-a-chip directly....

Windows Phone 7-Style Multitasking on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S

Earlier we brought you news of some MetroUI goodies for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1. However, this wasn't the only element of Microsoft's mobile OS that has found its way onto Android. While the MetroUI modification was based primarily on Windows 8, owners of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus are now getting a little Windows Phone...

4.0.4 Hits AOSP–Eight Month Cycle Begins, But Not for Us

Just a few hours ago, AOSP overlord Jean-Baptiste Queru announced that he had begun pushing the source code for Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich to the Android Open Source Project servers. While offering "a few hundred changes over Android 4.0.3," Queru states that this update mainly delivers on the "tweaks and polish" side of the equation....

Install Debian, Arch, or BackTrack Linux on the Epic 4G Touch

Android phones have undergone a transformation over the last few years. Unlike other platforms that often seem reluctant to change, Android phones have only gotten bigger and faster, squeezing even more awesomeness into every cubic centimeter of each passing new generation. Along for the ride are other fun things such as allowing Android users to...

Samsung Users Bewildered By Random Russian E-Mail Application

A few days ago some users of certain Samsung Galaxy devices began to notice that within the pending updates in the Play Store (that name still feels wrong), was a strange app that they had not installed and the description of which was entirely in Russian. The application was entitled МТС Мобильная Почта, and has...

Extend Readability Functionality with Make Readable Later

For those who don't now, Readability is an Android app that specializes in saving web articles to read later. The interface is specially made for reading, and the article storage is limited only by the internal storage of the device it's running on. That does not mean there isn't some tweaking that can be done in...

One-Click and the Simplification of Technology–Is This a Good or Bad Thing?

Here on XDA-Developers, we tend to cater to everyone's needs and wants. From the most experienced developer to the newest user, who literally just picked up his/her smartphone exactly 25 minutes ago and is curious about what it can do, anyone can find something that will get them hooked on xda and smartphone modding. The...