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Google+ 4.3 Update Brings Multi-Device, Nondestructive Photo Editing, Snapseed-Like Editing Interface, Improved Auto Backup, and More!

It's become quite a routine occurrence to have at least one of Google's major first-party Android apps updated per week. This time, the latest "victim" is Google+, which received its update to version 4.3---and with it, a plethora of new photo-related options for your shutterbug pleasure. The most significant update is in the new photo editing...

Google ATAP to Hold Project Ara Developer Conference in April, Register Now!

Ever since the former Googorola's ambitious Project Ara was first announced back in late October, many have been impatiently waiting for modular smartphones to make their way into consumer hands. Since then, we've talked a bit about some of the project's potential pitfalls, as well as the first steps towards making it a reality. We even...

Google Now Launcher FINALLY Available to All Nexus and GPe Devices, APK Mirrored for All Others!

It's been a long time coming, and now the time is here. The Google Now Launcher is finally available in the Google Play Store, but there's a catch: It's only officially available for Google Play edition and Nexus devices running Android 4.4 KitKat. The Google Now Launcher, otherwise known as the Google Experience Launcher, originally debuted on the...

Here’s What “Real” Android Looks Like on the Nokia X

What? Could that image to your right be real? Is that something that actually resembles Android running on the Android-powered Nokia X? OK, fine---there's still a layer of Nokia customization thanks to that status bar, but this is what the Nokia X looks like running a much more traditional launcher.

View Play Store Listings from Your Recent Apps Menu with Xposed Module

The power and versatility of the Xposed Framework is undeniable. Hundreds of projects are already available in the dedicated Xposed Modules Forum, but every day a few new creations are added. The level of creativity is really amazing, as developers modify almost everything that's available to modify. This includes system settings and even certain versions...

Mobile World Congress 2014 Announcements – Sony Xperia Z2, Samsung Galaxy S5 & More! – XDA Developer TV

Mobile World Congress is happening right now. Chances are your FaceGramTwitterBook Plus feeds are being spammed with all the exciting announcements---everything from Sony's new devices to Samsung and HTC, and that's not all! There's a good chance you missed something or have Kelly Bundyed it. That's when you hear too much stuff and you loose...

U.S. House Passes Consumer Cell Phone Unlocking Bill

The right to SIM unlock one's mobile phone has been feverishly contested in recent years. But for the first time since a 2012 decision by the Library of Congress that ruled cell phone unlocking a violation of the DMCA, progress has now been made to give consumers greater choice in network patronage. Yesterday, a bill was...

Track Who Owes What with Who’s Got My Stuff for WP8

If you’re nice, you’ve probably lent out something of yours to someone. If you’re really nice, you might have lent out a couple more things to some people. And if you’re really nice, you probably need an app to track all the things you’ve lent out to people so you don’t forget them. But you’re...

Keep Up to Date with Your Finances with Pocket Book

It happens to the best of us. No, not that... Well, maybe that too, but what I'm really talking about is being so busy with your day-to-day life that you forget to keep track of your finances. This endemic is only getting worse as we progress in this perpetually busy age, thanks to the growing...

Convert a Boot Animation to a Video with Windows Script

A boot animation is the first thing a user sees after turning on a phone or tablet. This introductory part of the ROM is very important, and directly influences our experience of said ROM. For this, Android uses PNG files and a desc.txt bundled into one zip. The text file contains resolution and frame rate information...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Google Experience Launcher (GEL) Settings – XDA Developer TV

If you are a frequent visitor here at XDA, you more than likely enjoy Android, and probably “stock Android” without all the crap OEMs or carriers like to add. On their “stock Android" Nexus 5, Google launched the Google Experience Launcher. But to some, the experience is similar to OEM experience because you can’t fine...

Nokia X: A Phone for Nobody?

It's now been one day since the official unveiling of the Nokia X lineup at MWC in Barcelona. And while most of the details were already known far in advance, there were a few surprises the day of. For starters, we received not one, but three Android-powered Nokia devices. We also learned a bit more Nokia's...