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Join the Holofication Nation and Find Your Favorite Apps in Holo Style

Holo UI was introduced just over two years ago with Ice Cream Sandwich. It was Google's attempt to unify the look of Android, and in time became a quite successful project. Now apps look better, feature pleasing colors, and compose really nice with Jelly Bean or KitKat. Holo became a standard, but some applications still...

Learn About Theming and Create Your Own Theme Easily

Android is extremely popular largely due to the fact that users can easily modify its look, which applications to use, and basically anything else. Changing your look is not only a wallpaper, launcher, or new icons. Rather, some deep changes can be done with custom themes that are not so hard to create. With elementary knowledge...

Stay up to Date on Android News with Android Hub

RSS readers are quite popular, especially on mobile devices. They allow us to easily access our favorite news sites, such as the XDA Portal, without actually visiting the site itself. This is beneficial, as our small screens aren't ideal for reading the full versions of various websites. Thus, it's important to have a solid RSS...

Forum Created for Mobile Web App Development (Cordova, PhoneGap)

Just yesterday, we talked about how Chrome Apps are making their way to Android and iOS in the form of apps that look and feel like native applications, thanks to the Apache Cordova toolchain. But as many were quick to point out in the comments, Cordova isn't the only game in town when it comes to developing....

Tired of Being Left Behind? iOS7 Instagram for Android

Instagram has become a necessary evil for many people around the globe. Sharing pictures laced with sepia filters and other effects is one of the latest crazes in the world of mobile photography. This world is, however, split into two: the world of iOS users and that of Android users. So for any software company...

Xperia Z1 Receives Maintenance Release (OTA Captured), 4.3 for Xperia M Preparing for Imminent Release

As is pretty much always the case, quite a bit is happening in the Sony Xperia world. And today, this comes in the form of official updates for the Sony Xperia M and the flagship Xperia Z1---the former coming soon, and the latter already rolling out with a captured update package.First off, we have the Sony Xperia...

Boot Multiple Roms on the HTC Droid DNA with Unofficial MultiROM Port

It seems like XDA Recognized Developer Tassadar's MultiROM seems to be quite the popular method for different devices to boot multiple ROMs nowadays, considering that MultiROM was originally developed for only the Nexus 7 and has since been ported over to a number of other phones such as the Sony Xperia M and the Optimus...

Android App Review: Lock Your Private Data with ZDlock – XDA Developer TV

I think Dwight K. Schrute from the documentary “The Office” put is best when he said, “With today’s modern surveillance technology, we are in a constant state of being watched---whether it’s our government or the government of other countries a.k.a. Google.” And while that’s true, there are even less threatening people who can get ahold...

Put Down the Pitchforks; HTC’s John Mackenzie Apologizes for KitKat Delay on the US Carrier HTC One

When Android 4.4 KitKat was released in the home stretch of last year, many OEMs came forward to announce their update plans for their current flagship devices. HTC was one of these manufacturers, and they were bold enough to announce that all US carrier variants of their flagship HTC One would receive the KitKat goods...

[Update: CONFIRMED!] Google Preparing to Sell Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 Billion

Update: An official press release on Google's sale to Lenovo can be found on Google's Investor Relations page. And according to the PR text, the acquisition is aimed at Motorola Mobility's product portfolio, whereas Google will maintain ownership of the vast majority of Motorola Mobility's patents as well as Project Ara. The full text can...

Let’s Get the Party Started: The Moto G Receives One of its First Custom ROMs

The Moto G was one of the hottest devices of late 2013. Featuring relatively powerful specification and an incredibly low price, the G is a perfect budget phone that can easily compete with the last-generation Nexus 4. And Motorola's close affiliation with Google makes the device even more enticing. A device like the Moto G should...

RAVPower RP-WD01 Wireless SD Card Reader, USB External HDD Reader 3000mAh External Battery & More! – XDA Developer TV

How many times have you been playing with your phone and your battery goes dead? Well in this day and age, you can pick up huge battery packs that will charge your device in no time. But sometimes you don't need the battery, so carrying around a heavy battery pack isn't always worth it. Well...