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Developer Salary News… Good News! – XDA Developer TV

Yesterday, XDA Developer TV Producer Jayce talked about earning money being an independent app developer. The findings weren’t super encouraging. However, there are other ways to make money in Android. You could work for a company and be an Android Developer. But what do you look for and how do you get the experience? In today’s...

Build.prop Tools Library for App Development

Let's imagine that you're putting the finishing touches on your application, when you suddenly realize one thing: You wish to add in the ability to modify a device's build.prop directly from the app. Yes, this is far from applicable to every app developer. However, quite a few classes of apps could make use of the ability to...

Use iPod Docks on Your Android Device with PodMode

So you've got an Android device running ICS or greater and it supports USB host mode. However, your car only has an iPod connector, but you want to listen to some tunes. Now, you could always replace your car's built-in head unit for one with an auxiliary input jack. However, that requires quite a bit...

Quad Core Manager for Increased Battery Savings

As our devices acquire larger screens, higher resolutions, and an increasing numbers of cores, so have their power demands. And while battery capacity is going up as well, it can't quite keep pace our demands, giving us less battery life than some of the less fancy alternatives. Luckily for us, there are currently no shortage of...

The Future of Android Development – XDA Developer TV

Here at XDA, we love Android. We love our Android Apps. We love the developers that create awesome apps, hacks, ROMs, and kernels for our Android devices. However, the truth is that we are cheap. When it comes to developers, a recent study shows that Android devs aren’t as successful as those for other platforms. In...

Control Your Device without Touch with Hovering Controls

We've all seen those Sci-Fi movies and salivated over their technology that allows the characters to perform all sorts of things just by waving their hands in the air. The thing is though, this sort of technology does exist, although nowhere near as advanced as what we see on the big screen. Sony Xperia Sola...

Android 4.3 for Nexus 4 Leaked, Virtual PC Steering Wheel for Android Available – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.3 leaked for the Google Nexus 4 That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article using your Android device as a Virtual driving game wheel and news about an Xposed Patch for the two recent Master Key-style Android vulnerabilities Jordan talks...

Get to Know Your Device Graphically with Usemon

Windows PC owners will undoubtedly be familiar with the Task Manager's performance and network graphs that calculate CPU, RAM, and network status in real time. Unfortunately, this feature isn't native to Android, with the closest thing being the battery statistics accessible through settings. So instead of putting up with its absence, XDA Forum Member iattilagy decided to...

Xposed Patch for Master Key and Bug 9695860 Vulnerabilities

By now, you've undoubtedly heard of the Android Master Key vulnerability, which allows a malicious payload to be inserted in an application that is installed, due to a discrepancy between signature verification and app installation. The vulnerability has been known for some time, having been responsibly disclosed by Bluebox back in February, and patched a...

How to Root the T-Mobile Samsung Galaxy S 4 – XDA Developer TV

In this episode, XDA Developer TV Producer TK shows you how to root your Samsung Galaxy S 4 with Odin and a PC.  The Samsung Galaxy S 4 is the fourth iteration (obv.) of the Galaxy S flagship line. Many people say it’s just a small incremental update to the Samsung Galaxy S III. Anyway,...

Stalk Your Friends with Contactive

In June, the XDA community was introduced to Contactive, a new type of caller ID program that works in conjunction with your address book and social media outlets. The introduction, however, was limited to those who frequent XDA's App Development Forums and easily overlooked by users searching for ways to improve their user experience. Although...

Android 4.3 Leaked for the Google Nexus 4

Every year, Android users wait in anticipation for signs of leaked updates. The disappointment end users faced when Google delayed announcing Android 4.3 at Google I/O will soon be outweighed due to a leaked system dump by XDA Forum Member ManOnTheMoon. The dump is available as a Team Win Recovery Project backup for the Nexus 4....