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Google Now on AOSP-Based ICS ROMs

If you've been following our recent coverage on the events and highlights of the Google I/O 2012 conference, you no doubt have heard of Google Now. While the location-, time-, and user habits-aware functionality may be eerily reminiscent of SkyNet; the service has the ability to help you be as productive as possible. In my...

Want to Learn? Choose Your Tutorial

Here at XDA we promote information sharing and development. Another thing we encourage is learning how to develop. With currently running XDA TV segments for building your own Android app and awesome tips for using your Android device, we've been working at accomplishing this However, many still learn best through written tutorials. There are tutorials...

Access Android Devices Easily with TotalAndroid Plugin for Total Commander

Many of you are most likely familiar with Total Commander. For those who aren't, it's an alternative to Windows Explorer. I can't possibly imagine why anyone would ever want to replace Explorer, but apparently many people do (tongue-in-cheek).Perhaps it has something to do with a whole bunch of features that Explorer lacks, such as side-by-side file...

W.I.N.C.O. Shows WP7 Some Remote Control Love

For many, the Windows Phone 7 platform is a love-it-or-hate-it affair. While many Windows Mobile enthusiasts were skeptical of yet another closed source mobile operating system by Microsoft, others embraced the new ecosystem and viewed it as a chance to challenge themselves. XDA Forum Member W.I.N.C.O. is one such person. His latest application, W.I.N.C.O. Phone Controller is...

Guide Helps Developers Spot Differences Between U.S. Galaxy S III Variants

It has been generally agreed upon that Samsung making all of their U.S. Galaxy S III phones nearly identical is a great thing. It is a very rare occurrence when developers from GSM phones and CDMA phones get to work together on development for a single device, and should bring about a lot of development....

Jelly Bean for the Acer Iconia A500

When a developer here on XDA is credited as having helped with not just one, but two Jelly Bean ports for the hottest devices on the market, people start to notice. XDA Senior Member randomblame has not only succeeded in doing that, but also in making his own port for the Acer Iconia A500, leading...

Frag Your Way to Victory with Critical Strike Portable

Well-built first person shooters are not quite as common as other game types on Android. Despite the fact that modern hardware is more than adequate to play such graphically intensive games, clunky controls and poor support have doomed many a decent contender. Thanks to XDA Forum Members Pavel M and FrIuNs, that is all changing. Critical...

Google Sound Search Now Available for any ICS ROM

Sick of hearing about Jelly Bean yet? Yeah, me too. But as the old saying goes, a bird in the hand makes for a messy wrist, or something... Anyway, if you're currently still foaming at the mouth and scouring the forums for all the 4.1-related goodies you can possibly lay your grubby little paws on,...

Help Your Developers; Pull a Logcat when Issues Arise

Spend enough time around these forums and you will eventually see a developer request a logcat from users experiencing issues. Logcat is the command to view the internal logs of any Android system. Viewing a logcat is usually the best, and in some cases, the only way to diagnose a problem. Oddly enough, many Android...