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Sony Ericsson Xperia X8 Receives a KitKat Port

Some of you may remember when Sony smartphones were still branded Sony-Ericsson, and when the OEM offered a long list of devices. These devices included the Sony Ericsson Xperia X8, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro, which proved to be a commercial success despite their locked bootloaders. Now, over 3 years since release, Xperia X8 users are...

Device Review: Mad Catz M.O.J.O.

Recently, Google has been acquiring various companies to possibly expand the reach of the Android platform beyond just mobile devices and tablets. With the announcement of Android Wear, Google is creating a standard for wearables like smartwatches. And perhaps with less fanfare, Google is expanding into set-top gaming Android with their purchase of Green Throttle...

How to Extract the Boot Image From Sony FTF Files

If you’ve been thinking of developing your first custom ROM for your Sony Xperia device, chances are that you probably need a kernel to go along with it, especially if the ROM is for devices with locked bootloaders. Because of this, it’s sometimes best to know how to extract the kernel from an FTF file...

Latest Android Platform Stats Show KitKat Up to 5.3%, 2.x Down to 18.9%

Now we're talking! And no, this isn't an April Fool's Prank. For the first time since Android 4.4 KitKat was launched back in late October of last year, we're finally seeing some significant adoption for Google's latest and greatest. Let's take a closer look at the numbers, shall we? When we talked about Android's platform distribution...

[FTF Available] Sony Xperia M Dual Now Also Receives Android 4.3

About a week ago, the Sony Xperia M started receiving its official update to Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. While not KitKat, it at least proves that Sony still wants to show its mid-range device  some official firmware lovin'. Naturally, many Xperia M Dual (C2005) owners wondered when the dual-sim variant would receive the update. Thankfully, that time...

XDA Myth Busters: Linaro 4.7.4 vs. GCC 4.7

The importance of an optimized toolchain is one of the hottest topics in the Android dev world. Many of you might have heard about GCC and Linaro, which are the two biggest projects of this type. GCC is an old hand that was initially releases in 1987, while Linaro is a relatively young player at...

Bring Google Play Music Cloud Streaming to Third-Party Music Players

Storing your music library in the Google Play Music cloud is incredibly convenient. Not only does this allow you to access your music from any web-connected computer, but doing so also lets you free up valuable storage space on your device. However, accessing the Google Play Music Cloud Streaming always meant using the official Google...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Cool Tools Dude! – XDA Developer TV

XDA members are definitely Gadget Geeks. Some of us have such a heavy obsession that we spend days toiling away to get that extra 1% battery savings or free memory. When you are spending that much time tweaking your device, you want to know some serious stats and you want to know now! In this episode...

[April Fools! Sort of…] Introducing XDA:BOOT

Every year at around this time, we here at XDA-Developers like to take a step back and figure out what we can do to make our little home on the web an even better place. About four years ago, we accomplished this by introducing the world to XDA Core. And then two years later, this meant...