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Android App Review: 1-2-3 Draw Your Number with Draw2Dial – XDA Developer TV

Smartphones are smart because they are more than just phones, but let us not forget that they are indeed phones. You can use them to make calls. If you are the type of person who makes a lot of calls to a certain group of contacts or you just want to dial with swag, we...

Google Play Store Now Highlights Chromecast Apps… All Seven

Despite its flaws, the $35 Google Chromecast is a great little device for the price. While it has loads of untapped potential for those of you lucky enough to have root access, many of us are quick to forget about the device's default functionality. Google is now perhaps hoping to remind us of the device's functionality by highlighting...

Happy Thanksgiving from XDA-Developers!

For those of you celebrating, we here at XDA-Developers would like to take a minute to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving! Whether you're spending the Holiday with a large group of friends and family or you're relishing the company of a select few, we hope you have a grand time full of ROMs, kernels, device...

OmniROM Nightlies Launched: 15 Devices, New Features

At this year's Big Android Barbeque, a new player in the multi-device custom ROM world was announced. This was of course OmniROM, an open source project created by some of the greats in the Android development world such as XDA Senior Recognized Developers Xplodwild, Chainfire, Dees_Troy, and others. Over the last few weeks, we've seen Android 4.4-based OmniROM builds appear...

Android 4.3 Returns to the AT&T Galaxy S 4, OTAs Captured

Remember how AT&T pulled the Android 4.3 update for the AT&T variant of the Galaxy S 4 (I337) a couple of weeks ago? While there was no official word as to why, many users speculated that the same issues facing the international SGS3's 4.3 update were plaguing the AT&T S 4. These included issues such as wake...

CyanogenMod Installer Pulled from Play Store, Lives On in Open Source Glory

Not too long ago, we talked about the CyanogenMod Installer. For those who don't remember, the CM Installer basically served as the easiest and most efficient way to install CyanogenMod onto your device. While most of our readers are more than capable of installing aftermarket firmwares the old fashioned way, the CM Installer was primarily...

Legendary Google Nexus One Gets Android 4.4 and Joins Its Younger Brothers

In recent days, we've informed you about a variety of official KitKat updates. They all had one thing in common: Every update was delivered to some brand new devices like the HTC One or Samsung Galaxy S4 Google Play editions, each with powerful CPUs and newest drivers. But what happens with much older and unsupported devices? Do...

Create Your Own Mosaics on Android with ZaBa Photo Mosaic

Our devices have turned from the communicators they were meant to be a decade and a half ago into multimedia powerhouses capable of doing most of what we do with other gadgets and larger equipment. Of course, the all-in-one aspect and reduction in component size come at a cost (normally quality), but that is a...

How to Make an App Launch with Google Now – XDA Developer TV

We've covered How to Build an Android App in the past. We've showed you how to install Eclipse and Android SDK and how to write 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...

GravityBox Xposed Module Updated to Support KitKat

We have been writing about Xposed a lot lately, and this is all well deserved. Most of you have either heard about it, or have already installed it. Xposed Framework gives almost unlimited freedom in adding your favorite features into almost any ROM, no matter if it's custom or stock. Xposed was recently updated to...

Google Confirms Android Will Get RAW Imaging and Burst Mode

One thing that's lacking in Android devices is the ability to capture and save RAW image files and take multiple pictures with burst mode. Sure some devices feature burst mode, but it's not built into the default Android camera application. This is about to change in the future, as Google spokesperson Gina Scigliano confirmed early...

Haven’t Received Your Galaxy S 4 GPe KitKat OTA Yet? Download it Here

Not too long ago, we announced that the Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play edition was finally starting to receive its official Android 4.4 KitKat OTA. This news originally came directly from the Android Google+ page. And while the update arrived sooner than the OEM-skinned variants of these same devices, the timing wasn't exactly stellar. After...