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KitKat Arrives on the T-Mobile LG G2, Comes as a 1.5 GB Full KDZ Update

We are now four months past the unveiling of Android 4.4 KitKat. And over the course of the last month or two, we've seen more than a few devices receive official updates to Google's latest and greatest. Now thanks to XDA Senior Member Howie Dub, we've learned that the T-Mobile LG G2 is one of the latest devices...

Nokia X Rooted and Loaded with Google Apps, Play Store, and Google Now Launcher!

Just a few days ago, we showed you a quick glimpse of what "real" Android looks like on the Nokia X. Unfortunately, this was only a standard replacement launcher, leaving many of us salivating at the prospect of having a Nokia X with full access to Google Apps and Services. Now thanks to a guide by...

Android 4.4 Leaked for the AT&T LG Optimus G Pro

Ever since its release in late October alongside the highly anticipated Google Nexus 5, Android 4.4 KitKat has been gradually making its way out to various consumer devices---first to modern Nexus and GPe devices, and later to other phones and tablets. While the aftermarket development community here on XDA has largely picked up the slack...

Android 4.4.2 Source Code Released for T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3, NB4 OTA Imminent

Official builds of Android 4.4.2 have been making their way to various iterations of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 over the past month. Now, it seems as if the T-Mobile Galaxy Note 3 is next on the list, as the GPL-mandated kernel source code has been posted to Samsung's Open Source Release Center. News of the source...

Perform Actions from Sides of Your Screen with Navigation Layer

If you’ve seen the Jolla Sailfish phone at work, you’ve probably noticed its UI interesting navigation. Rather than having set buttons to help you navigate around your phone, as we’ve all probably gotten used to on our Android devices, Sailfish instead has gestures. So, depending how and in which direction you swipe certain parts of...

AT&T Galaxy S4 Gets KitKat, Google Now Launcher in Play Store, Cell Phone Unlocking Bill Incoming – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4 has been released! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement that the United Stated House has passed the Consumer Cell Phone Unlocking Bill and the...

Forums Added for the Nokia X, HTC Desire 816, LG G Pro 2, LG G2 Mini, and Xperia M2

Just yesterday, we announced the creation of forums for the Sony Xperia Z2 and Xperia Z2 Tablet. Now, we've created quite a few new forums for other devices announced earlier this week at this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. First up, we have the highly anticipated Nokia X. While the Finnish OEM's first entry into the Android...

Set a Custom Background and Screen Timeout for Your S-View Case

The S View cases for the Samsung Galaxy S 4 and Note 3 are fascinating products, as they not only protect the device and its screen, but they also feature a topside screen that displays your status bar, temperature, caller ID, and date and time. Not only that, but it’s also recognizes S Pen contact on the...

Nokia Store Ported to Other Android Devices

The Nokia X family's fate is not yet set in stone. The first Android-powered device from the legendary OEM might prove to be a great success or even greater failure, as our Editor-in-Chief Will mentioned in his analysis. One thing is certain though: Some Nokia applications are highly anticipated, with Nokia Maps being right at the...

How to Attach an External Condenser Mic to Your Android Device

There are many reasons why one would want to connect a high end microphone to a mobile device. Having a mobile phone that can double as a near-studio quality recording source is not only a really cool novelty, it can be genuinely useful in a pinch. And with the relatively high video quality offered by...

Android 4.4.2 for the AT&T Galaxy S 4 is Here, OTA Captured!

Official Android 4.4.2 has been making its way to various variants of the popular Samsung Galaxy S 4 over the past month. Now, the update has arrived for the AT&T Samsung Galaxy S 4, coming in the form of build I337UCUFNB1. Aside from bumping up the Android OS version to 4.4.2, build NB1 also brings Galaxy Gear...

Android App Review: Castaway Your Local Media to Your Chromecast – XDA Developer TV

The Chromecast is perhaps one of the most innovative $35 devices to come out in the last year. Until recently, you couldn’t do much with it except stream Netflix to your TV. But what about local content? I just want to just select some local media and cast away! XDA Forum Member awjones offers up a...