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Device Review: Omate TrueSmart

The Omate TrueSmart 2.0 is a new contender in the smartwatch category of wearable tech. The great thing about the TrueSmart smartwatch 2.0 is that it’s shipping to KickStarter backers right now in the form of a developer edition, and has community support from Team Win Recovery Project (TWRP) and developers, such as Lokifish Marz,...

Hide Apps from the Google Experience Launcher with Xposed

If you like to keep things minimal, you've obviously already tried hiding unnecessary applications. It's easy to hide a big list of files, but sometimes one would like to hide an icon from the app drawer without actually disabling it. This can be tricky without the proper tools or an advanced launcher. Not too long...

Energy Bar Shows Your Battery Level with Style

The world will probably be a better place if battery indicators on Android devices were a little bit more interesting. Sure, they're only supposed to do as their name suggests, but it wouldn't hurt if a little bit of creativity was put into them. One way to compensate for this is flashing a battery indicator...

Want to Quickly Switch between Running Apps? Try Fancy Switcher

There are lots of ways to switch between your opened applications in Android. By default, you can simply tap on the recent apps button and choose or close your apps---but that's pretty much all you can do. Quite a unique solution was presented in Loopr, which was inspired by LMT Launcher and Paranoid Android's PIE...

[Update: Not likely!] Updated Samsung-Built Nexus 10 Preparing for Imminent Launch?

Update: It appears as if this was a hoax. See below for more details. Although the Samsung-manufactured Google Nexus 10 still offers a great value with its class-leading display and relatively speedy processor, it's hard to argue with the fact that the device is starting to get a little long in the tooth. The device, which was...

WOW: Moto G Google Play Edition Now Available, Starting at $179!

It's no secret that the highly regarded Moto G has been a major success ever since its launch a few months back. The device, which doesn't delude itself with false flagship aspirations still manages to deliver a fantastic user experience. And perhaps more importantly, it does this at a price that doesn't break the bank. Now, Google...

Rebooting Your PC? Do it Remotely with Droid Remote Lite

In general, apps are meant to make our lives easier and more enjoyable. Perhaps they make us more productive or even more physically active during our awake time. Making the world a better place by means of apps certainly sound like a fantastic objective. There are also some apps that can perform certain tasks that...

Backup Your EFS Partition with Easy to Use App

If you own a Samsung device, you have undoubtedly heard of the EFS partition. If you haven't, let me explain. EFS is a partition where quite a bit of important radio data is stored. Without this data, you won't be able to use your phone correctly. It's extremely important to keep a local copy of...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Root Cloak – XDA Developer TV

We all love rooting our devices, and we all have many different reasons as to why we root. But oddly enough, some companies don’t want you to have root access. Recently, T-Mobile's app began warning users about the “dangers” of running a rooted device. Who knows what companies might do to their app if they...

Nokia Normandy Shows its Color Options in Leaked Render!

Believe what you will about the alleged Android-powered Nokia Normandy, but the device is making quite a splash, and we're not even sure it's real yet. Regardless, we keep seeing the device peek its head out from the shadows with increasing frequency. We first saw some leaked renders and screenshots of the device about a week...

2012 HTC One X and One X+ Won’t Receive KitKat—Seriously!?

We've been talking about Android 4.4 updates, both official and unofficial, ever since KitKat was released alongside the Google Nexus 5 back in October of last year. And thankfully, the number of devices with official KitKat firmware releases is finally starting to gain some momentum. Despite this KitKat growth, many other devices have just recently received...

Preliminary Tegra K1 Benchmarks Emerge, K1 Packing a KO Punch!

About a week ago, we talked about Nvidia's Tegra K1 announcement and what it could mean for the future of mobile gaming. Then, our own XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan got a hands-on look at the chipset and its reference platform, and he took a look at some of what it can do. The chip, which merges Nvidia's GeForce...