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XDA Tablet Z Competition Winners Announced!

If you have been living under a rock, XDA has been running an amazing contest the past two weeks involving the latest tablet to hit the market, the Sony Xperia Tablet Z. After almost 100 entries, the judges were able to narrow it down to the following 10 winners (in no particular order) along with...

Ariel Shimoni to Talk Monetization at XDA:DevCon 2013

I will be the first to admit that I’m cheap. When browsing the Google Play Store, an application has to do a lot and do it simply and easily for me to spend any amount of money on the app. However, I understand that developing an app takes a lot of time, effort, cursing, and...

Expand Your Screen Size with Ultimate Dynamic Navbar

Ever since moving to a phone with virtual navigation buttons, I've been bugged by the screen space they use---a gripe held by many out there as well. However you minimize this issue, be it a mod that reduces the height of the navigation bar, using Pie control on Paranoid Android or CM10, or a third-party app...

Manage Individual App Permissions with XPrivacy

There's no denying that privacy is a huge concern for a large number of mobile users across all operating systems. Short of smashing your wireless router and trading down to a 3310 that's kept in a lead-lined box until you need to make a call, it can be incredibly difficult to keep track of where, when,...

Device Review: Oppo Find 5

All too often, major device manufacturers such as HTC, Samsung, and Motorola steal the thunder with their announcements and product releases, leaving little room for smaller OEMs to enter the market. Today we're going to put aside the HTC One and Samsung's Next Big Thing to talk about the Oppo Find 5, the Chinese company's first foray into the global...

Android App Review: Four Home Automation Android Apps Compared – XDA Developer TV

There is a big push to have a connected home. Lenevo talks about it. Sony talks about it. Samsung talks about it. Part of home automation is to control your home devices remotely from your mobile device. How do the Android App stack up? Are they any good? In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK...

Dos and Don’ts of Android Design

As long as you're coming from some type of programming background, the unseen part of app programming will not be very hard. Java is a pretty forgiving language and a good IDE makes all the difference. But that doesn't mean the User Interface is going to be easy. A fair amount of upfront planning for the...

MicrowaveTimePicker Brings 4.2 TimePicker to 2.1+ Devices

It's frustrating to see slick new features that you can't use when supporting devices with older versions of Android. Sometimes Android adds in support for a few previous versions, like when the ActionBar was added. But other times, you're just going to have to do it yourself. That's what XDA Senior Member icechen1 did to make...

Pearl Chen to Talk NFC Development at XDA:DevCon 2013

From HTML to LEDs or Android to Arduino, Hardware Hacking is a pastime of many people including XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler. Another hardware enthusiast is Pearl Chen. When working on something, she takes on a cross-disciplinary approach. With over 9 years of professional experience in web technologies, Pearl has a body of work that...

Forum Added for the Samsung Galaxy Mega

What do you do when the Galaxy Note line is simply not big enough? You get the Samsung Galaxy Mega. And what have we done for those who have found themselves in such a spot? We've given them a forum, of course. To say that the Samsung Galaxy Mega is a large device is no understatement. Samsung's...

Voice Control Your Phone with Tasker and AutoVoice – XDA Developer TV

XDA Developer TV Producer Kevin set up his phone to respond to his voice. He does so with Tasker and some other programs like SMS, my Car and Me, AutoVoice, Secure Settings, and Gravity Screen Off. Earlier, Kevin showed us advanced Uses, intermediate uses , and basic uses of Tasker. Then, Kevin showed you an alternative to...

Guide to Take Better Control of Your Volume Levels

Would you like to know one of the things that really annoys me on a daily basis? Tough, because I'm going to tell you anyway. It is not being able to find the perfect volume level for my phone. Whether it's listening to music on a commute or trying to balance the sound of a...