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Wearables Dominate the Pre-Event Days of CES

International CES 2014 has begun, we’ve talked about Nvidia’s exciting announcement and the entrance of Android into automobiles, but there is a bigger overarching trend when it comes to mobile devices. That trend is wearables. Wearables are not new. We’ve had them for a while---everything from the Pebble smartwatch to the Sony Smartwatches, and even Google Glass. However...

Epson Moverio BT-200 Takes on Google Glass with Head-Motion Tracking, Camera, Stereoscopic qHD Display

In late 2011, Epson released the Moverio BT-100 Wearable Display. While the device was quite an innovation at the time, it was just a bit too rough around the edges to gain any appreciable amount of popularity. Then, Google Glass happened. And with it, wearable computing was thrust directly into the limelight. Now, Epson has announced the...

Get Rid of Bloatware on the Nexus 5 with Ease

It goes without saying that the Google Nexus 5 is one popular device here on at XDA. And given the specs and price point, there's little reason to doubt why. It's got some top notch internals, a good build quality, and it is very welcoming to open-source and community development. What the Nexus 5 isn't exempt from,...

Nvidia Unveils Kepler-Based Tegra K1 with 192 CUDA Cores and Optional 64-Bit Denver Processor!

We've been talking a lot about Android-powered gaming devices recently. Heck, we even gave them a place here on the XDA forums not too long ago. All of this is possible thanks to the increasingly powerful Systems-on-a-Chip in modern Android-powered devices. Now, Nvidia wishes to up the ante in the low-power SoC world with its...

Download the Correct GApps Fast and Easily with Gapps Manager

If you've ever used a custom ROM, you know that due to legal reasons, most of them are released without Google's proprietary applications, simply known as GApps. Those packages can be a bit finicky, as every version of Android needs a particular package, so sometimes it's hard to choose the correct file to download. In the...

Eureka-ROM for Your Rooted Google Chromecast

Not too long ago, we talked about KyoCast by XDA Forum Member Kyonz. For those who may not remember, KyoCast allowed users to bypass Google's predefined whitelist of supported services.  It worked by redirecting any requests for whitelist information over to KyoCast servers, where various third party services and applications are allowed. Now as Kyocast support is drawing to a...

Start Learning Java with a Tutorial App

Those of you who have already started digging into Android's source have undoubtedly noticed that Android's devs primarily used Java to create applications and other crucial system elements. If you are just getting started with learning programming and would like to become more facile, you should definitely carry on reading this article. Programming is insanely difficult,...

Meet JOdin3: A Web Tool that Flashes Your Samsung Device

Odin and Heimdall were pretty badass gods in the Nordic mythology. But to Samsung device owners, these are important and powerful tools designed to flash stock ROM files, much like Flashtool on Sony phones. In short, they are an essential part of Samsung Android development here at XDA. Many times in the past, we've talked about XDA...

Share WiFi Networks with QR Codes

WiFi networks are incredibly commonplace in our modern world. We expect networks to be available in hotels, restaurants, and even trains. But most of the time, these networks are well protected with extremely long passwords. It's okay when only one person wants to use the network, but what do you do when many are to...

Lucid Launcher: A Unique Launcher Made from Scratch

A good looking and highly functional launcher is something that everyone needs to have installed on his or her Android phone or tablet. Stock launchers are fully capable of doing the job, but they often lack of features in aftermarket launchers such as Nova or Apex. This time, however, we will present something a bit unique. Not...

Xposed Mod Allows You to Wirelessly Charge Your Device in Peace

I'm sure that plenty of us smartphone and tablet users suffer from a condition that prevents any sleep until we're absolutely sure that all our devices are plugged in and charging throughout the night. It's not a particularly bad condition, as it makes sense to wake up to a fully charged device that's ready to do...

Improve the Quality of Your Nexus 5 Photos with Simple Mod

The Google Nexus 5 is an undoubtedly great device. That said, its camera's image quality leaves much to be desired. Google tried to improve the camera by applying some patches in Android 4.4.1, but the camera can still be improved further. A few weeks ago, we talked about a camera mod for the LG G2 created by XDA Recognized...