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Easily Theme Your Android OS with “KatKit”

GIMP is a popular image editor for various operating systems. It's free, easy to use, and can perform many complex operations on various file types including PNGs, which are widely used in Android. It's the primary image editor on Linux, and it has no real alternative (except perhaps Pinta). This makes GIMP's user base quite large and devoted. GIMP can be...

Rid Yourself of Annoying Play Store Errors

The Google Play Store is home to countless numbers of apps. Inside, there are hundreds of thousands of applications divided into many different categories. Most of us use it practically daily to install new software onto our devices or get updates for our favorite applications and games. The Play Store can bring lots of fun, as well...

Sprint LG G Flex and Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) Now Receiving KitKat

Now that we're a half year past the  official release of Android 4.4, many devices have already received or are just now receiving Google's latest and greatest. What's more, various carrier variants of devices that have already received the update are now receiving KitKat as well. You may recall that eleven days ago, the Galaxy Note...

Transform Your Device into an Android Command Center with MultiWindow Sidebar

Floating applications and notifications are all the rage nowadays. ParanoidAndroid's HALO and Facebook's Chatheads have demonstrated just how useful floating windows can be. Not too long ago, we talked about XMultiWindow and XHaloFloatingWindow, two projects built using floating window technology. The developer of two aforementioned projects, XDA Senior Member zst123, recently released another project: a MultiWindow Sidebar. MultiWindow Sidebar's purpose is to...

Tell Us How Android Influenced Your Life and Win a Flagship Device Courtesy of Poweramp

You may recall that we've hosted several giveaways in the past that have been sponsored by the kind folks over at Poweramp. Today in honor of Poweramp's 555 build, we (in conjunction with four other Android-centric sites) will be hosting Poweramp's 555 Giveaway, where you can win a Galaxy S5, LG G2, HTC One (M8),...

KitKat Released for International Note 2, Verizon Galaxy S4, Leaked for Xperia Z! – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4.2 KitKat has begun rolling out to the Verizon Galaxy S 4! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this weekend's news is the announcement that KitKat for the Xeria Z has been leaked and that the Galaxy Note II international...

Sony Xperia Z2 Smart Social Camera and Addons Ported to Xperia Devices Running CM11

It's often enjoyable to experience another device's software package on your existing hardware. Because of this, it's quite common to see applications and even complete ROMs ported from one device to another---and one of the most popular device-specific apps to port is the camera app. You may recall that not too long ago, we talked about how the...

Create Your Own Floating Apps with the Tooleap SDK

Not too long ago, we talked about Floating Calculator. And then just earlier today, we briefly covered Floating Mail. You may be wondering what ties these two apps together. Aside from the fact that both of these apps can be launched on top of your currently running app, they were both created using the Tooleap SDK by XDA...

Turn Your Android Device into a Fancy, Motion-Sensing Wireless Gamepad for Windows

Much of Android's power comes from its relatively open nature and developer-friendly versatility. If you wish to create an application that performs a particular task, you can do so. And once created, you can upload it to the Google Play Store or simply sideload it to your device. This has lead to some interesting use cases, such as using...

Configure Your Overclock with Ease using Performance Tuner

Just yesterday, we talked about a great tool that helps users automate various settings including root-level overclocking parameters on a per-app basis. However, not everyone is a fan of automation, and many would instead like to set and visualize these parameters manually. Luckily, there are quite a few options like the utterly fantastic TricksterMod that let...

Floating Mail Displays Your Email atop Any Application

As the screens on our mobile devices are growing larger and higher resolution with each passing generation, it'd be silly to not use that added screen real estate for some serious multitasking. Of course, there are a couple OEM-specific multi-window systems already to help us do this, but what about users of other devices? Luckily,...

Access Your Camera with a Flick of Your Wrist with QuickCamera

The Moto X brought with it many interesting and truly innovative features. This includes the device's Always Listening mode and its Active Notifications, as well as simple gestures to help speed up common activities such as flicking your wrist to open the default camera app. In the past, we've covered several ways of getting Active Notifications and Always Listening mode...