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Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE to Receive Android 4.3 in Mid-Feb

Despite the massive success enjoyed by the device's predecessor, the Sprint HTC Evo 4G LTE never quite became a pop culture icon like the HTC Evo 4G. But even though the Sprint's branded version of the HTC One X is now nearing its planned end-of-life, it still has a decent amount of loyal users a year...

Tetro Aqua Game Combines Tetris with Chess

We all know Tetris. We all love Tetris! This amazingly easy, yet complicated game is one of our all time favorites. You also know chess, the most brilliant strategic game of all time. Imagine combining these two titles. Is it possible? Yes it is! Tetro Aqua by XDA Forum Member vadimrm is a combination of said games....

Google Nexus 5 and 7 are Your Top Smartphone and Tablet Picks for 2013

Back when we launched our Best of 2013 Holiday Gift Guide, we asked you to cast your vote and pick the best smartphones and tablets of 2013. Well folks, the votes are in, and you've made your voices clear! Starting off with your top tablet picks, the winner by a mile was the Google Nexus 7...

Top 5 Technology Trends of 2013 – XDA Developer TV

The end of 2013 is here, and it has been an exciting year in the mobile device world. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan combed through all the headlines, hardware releases, and device developments that happened this year and identified the Top Five Technology Trends for 2013. Everything from expanded mobile OS offerings to great independant mobile...

Slay the Monsters without Losing Your Fingers with Indie Game

XDA is a place full of great developers of all types. Not only ROMs, kernels, and root methods are created here. Rather, a handful of independent games can be found on our boards as well. Not so long ago, we talked about Mega Drop, an indie game created by XDA Forum Member ildraco. Now, we'd...

Make Your Gingerbread ROM Look Like KitKat

Android 4.4 KitKat was released two months ago, and it brought a lot interesting changes like a transparent status bar. But not many of you know that you can get a very similar effect on any ROM, even Gingerbread, and all you need to do is to visit the thread we're going to describe below. With...

Bring Back Facebook Contact Sync with a Flashable Mod

If you've been on Android for 2 years or perhaps even shorter, you might remember that in Gingerbread you could sync contacts with Facebook. For unknown (mostly security) reasons, it has since been removed. It was quite nice for Facebook users, as your contacts always had updated photos without the need for any third-party applications. But...

T-Mobile and International Variants of Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Get Unofficial KitKat

The Galaxy Note 3 is one of Samsung's newest devices. It's an extremely powerful piece of hardware, placed smack dab at the top of the food chain in Android devices. The device was originally released with Android 4.3. But naturally, it hasn't taken too long to get unofficial, but highly functional KitKat builds working on the...

Change the Audio Stream of Hangouts App with Xposed

Not too long ago, we talked about a widget for the Hangouts app that displays your recent notifications directly on your home screen. Now, I want to present another enhancement to Google's messenger---one that should be music to your ears. The hangouts app has no option to set up the volume level for notifications, and instead uses the system...

Talking Schmidt: Google’s Executive Chairman Makes Predictions for 2014, Future of Mobile

Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt has been known to give his predictions on the future of technology from time to time. Over the years, he's made predictions relating to the future performance of Google's products---some of them eventually came true, others, well... not so much. Now, the Schmidt hits the fan once again, as Google's Executive...

Google Hangouts Widget, Nexus Device Optimizations, Unofficial KitKat ROMs for Optimus 4X – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4 KitKat is now available for the Samsung Galaxy Ace, Fit, Mini and Gio! That and much more KitKat 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 the three-Rom KitKat Combo is available for the LG Optimus 4X...

Loopr Changes the Way You Access Your Running Apps

Modern Android devices have quite a bit of RAM, and they allow you to install quite a few applications. It's not anything special to run 10+ applications at the same time, and switching between them is as easy as pressing the recent apps button. This has some disadvantages, though, as you need to find your...