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Microsoft Doesn’t Want Three Windows OS Versions

Which company has not one, not two, but three operating systems being actively developed at the same time? Microsoft does, and they're getting tired of it. The strongest suggestion of this comes with Microsoft executive Julie Larson-Green's statement that "We [Microsoft] have the Windows Phone OS. We have Windows RT and we have full Windows. We're...

Kernel Source for the HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S 4 Google Play Editions Running KitKat

Yesterday, we saw Google release the Android 4.4 KitKat OTAs for its two Google Play edition devices: the HTC One GPe and the Samsung Galaxy S 4 GPe. While these releases are great for GPe device users looking to experience Google's latest and greatest on their rather expensive phones, and even for those with standard devices looking...

Galaxy S 4 GPe Joins HTC One GPe, Receives KitKat OTA

Earlier today, we talked about how the HTC One Google Play edition finally received the Android 4.4 KitKat goods in official capacity thanks to an OTA update courtesy of our benevolent search overlords in Mountain View. This was just ten days after HTC's Twitter account stated that the update was ready, pending Google's approval. These events naturally...

Easily Set up Your Moto X with the Moto X Toolkit

Getting a new phone can be likened to a ritual in many ways. After ripping apart the delivery packaging and bubble wrap, delicately removing the sticky tape, opening the phone's box, finally holding the glorious new device in your hand, and then feeling the slight jolt of vibration when you turn it on for the...

AT&T/T-Mobile Moto X Gets Android 4.4, Oppo N1 Easily Rooted, Sony Expands KitKat Rollout – XDA Developer TV

The T-Mobile and AT&T variants of the Moto X get Android 4.4 KitKat, hitting the public not long after it was released for the Verizon model! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week's news is the announcement that Sony is...

HTC One Google Play Editions Joins KitKat Team, OTA Available to Download

The Android 4.4 craziness is ongoing. More and more devices are getting official updates to KitKat. Today, we are happy to announce that the Google Play edition of HTC One is now a member of the KitKat family. A few days ago, we wrote about how HTC had delivered a GPe KitKat code to Google, and they were waiting for...

Rooted and KNOX-Free 4.3 for the Sprint Galaxy S III

Two days ago, we wrote about how the Sprint Samsung Galaxy S III was finally receiving its update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. While the Moto X and the current fleet of Nexus devices have already received updates to Android 4.4 KitKat, any step forward is a step in the right direction, even if it is still...

Get a Taste of KitKat with KK Launcher

With a launch of the Google Nexus 5 and the release of the Google Experience Launcher, Android users were allowed to enjoy the new translucent status bar and other goodies offered by Android 4.4 KitKat. Of course, many of you have used similar third-party modifications in custom ROMs years before, but now these features are...

Improve Photos on LG G2 Photos with Jishnu’s Camera Mod

The flagship LG G2 was released not too long ago. Powerful hardware---almost identical to its younger sibling, the Google Nexus 5---places G2 in the top league of Android devices. But while the G2 packs great camera hardware, the stock camera software is a bit less than ideal. A camera mod released by XDA Recognized Contributor Jishnu Sur™...

The Evolution of Android – Part II

Android is six years old now. One week ago, we presented the first part of the Android story. Now, it's time to continue the journey. A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away---located in Mountain View, the first version of the operating system dedicated for tablets was born. Google called it 3. 0 Honeycomb and presented it...

Xposed Framework Now Compatible with Android 4.4

Every now and then, stock ROMs may lack something that we love. Custom ROM developers often make magic happen with code and offer helpful solutions, but not everyone is either able or willing to load a custom ROM. You've surely heard about Xposed Framework by XDA Recognized Developer rovo89.We've written about Xposed extensively , and we...

Crunch Numbers in Style with aCalculator

Although a calculator is one of those taken for granted pre-installed apps that you are likely to find on most devices, the bundled apps are often quite simplistic and useful only for simple calculations. Those of you who might need something a little more heavy duty are certainly not short of choice when it comes...