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Convert Your HTC One M8 into a Harman/Kardon Edition

When the flagship HTC One (M8) launched about a month ago, many wondered what would take the place of its predecessor's Beats Audio. While the M8 itself didn't have any such a feature, HTC and US carrier Sprint later released the Harman/Kardon edition of the M8. Not differing in hardware, the M8 Harman/Kardon edition uses special software to...

Latest Android Platform Stats Show KitKat Up to 8.5%, 2.x Down to 17.2%

Just as hump day has come to be known as Google Update Wednesday, the beginning of every month is when Google updates its Android Platform Stats. This information is of course invaluable to developers looking to better target their applications. And with this knowledge, app devs can then choose where to devote their limited resources. One month ago, we...

[APK] Google Drive 1.3 Removes Editing Capabilities–You May Want to Pass for Now

Two days ago, Google released the new standalone Docs and Sheets apps. While Docs and Sheets offered a dramatically improved editing experience compared to what was previously available through the official Google Drive app, many quickly felt these new additions were redundant. After all, users could previously edit documents and spreadsheets directly through the Google Drive app, as well as the recently...

Mobile ODIN 4.20 Brings Support for Several Galaxy S5 Variants

We last talked about XDA Senior Recognized Developer Chainfire's Mobile ODIN back in January with the launch of version 4. For those who don't recall, v4 brought quite a few new features such as the ability to flash modem images and support for several new Galaxy S 4 and Galaxy Note 3 variants. Now, version 4.20 is here, and it packs a few...

Sprint G Flex, Galaxy S3, Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Receive KitKat, Oppo 7a Gets OTA Bugfixes – XDA Developer TV

Android KitKat for the Sprint LG G Flex and the Verizon Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) is rolling out! 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 Sprint Galaxy S III receiving KitKat and the OTA update for the Oppo Find...

CyanogenMod 11 and SlimKat for the Locked Xperia SP

Some OEMs are more developer-friendly than others. One of the friendliest is Sony, which gives its user the ability to unlock their bootloader. Many mobile carriers don't quite share Sony's enthusiasm towards open source and lock their phones, leading to the "Bootloader Unlock Allowed: No" message. A while ago, we talked about the Sony Xperia SP receiving a CyanogenMod 10.2 port for locked devices. XDA Forum Member bagyusz...

How Well Does Your OEM Fare in Terms of Android Updates?

Although OEMs are gradually becoming better with each passing generation, the Android update cycle is still a sore point for most users running non-Nexus devices. Heck, even those running relatively recent Nexus smartphones are not guaranteed an update to Google's latest and greatest. That said, much of the update delay is to be expected. After all as HTC showed us a...

Android App Review: Get “Rheti” to Make Some Apps – XDA Developer TV

Here at XDA-Developers, we are developers at heart---it says so in our name. Because of this, we love tweaking our phones and creating widgets, themes, kernels, hacks, exploits, and more for our mobile devices. We also love apps. The journey to app development is a long, but enjoyable trek. So if you’ve ever wanted to start...

[OTA Captured] KitKat Lands on the Sprint Galaxy S III

You may recall that yesterday, we talked about how Sprint was preparing to release an official update to Android 4.4.2 KitKat for the Sprint Galaxy S III. This news came courtesy of XDA Senior Member poit, who noticed that Samsung had updated its Open Source Release Center page for the Sprint variant of the SGS3 to include the upcoming...

[APK] Google Play Music 5.5 Brings Mobile Playlist Management

It is now officially Thursday everywhere around the globe, but mere technicalities such as the calendar day can't hold us Google down. What in the world could we be possibly talking about? Well, Google decided to continue its Update "Wednesday" with yet another app update. Previously we saw two new apps appear (Docs and Sheets), as well...