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Google Issues Updates to Play Music, Keyboard, Drive, Sheets, Gmail, and Play Services (Update: Newer GPS Version)

Update: As it turns out, a new version of Google Play Services rolled out while we were compiling this post. We've added the appropriate links down at the bottom of this page. ___ It's not quite (Google Update) Wednesday just yet, but we've got a bunch of Google first party app updates to share with you today....

Learn How to Make a Font Application Easily

Around the time of the OnePlus One's release, the CyanogenMod team decided to use refresh their Theme Chooser. One of the new functions that has been added is an ability to change the font, system-wide, without messing with /system/fonts folder. To change your system fonts using this new functionality, the font must be made as an application. If...

[OTA Captured] Moto G GPe Gets Its Share of the Official Android 4.4.4 Goods

Towards the tail end of last week, we saw several Google Play edition devices receive their official updates to Android 4.4.4. This started with and update for the LG G Pad 8.3 GPe, and continued with an update to the Sony Z Ultra GPe, which itself followed the update for the non-GPe variant. Now, the...

Android 4.4.4 Hits More GPe Devices, Rooting Android L On Nexus 5 and 7, Nexus Line Not Going Away! – XDA Developer TV

Android L developer preview for the Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) can now be rooted! 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 Android 4.4.4 hitting more Google Play edition devices and there is an article about...

Change Your Navigation Bar to Look Like Android L with Xposed

Android L is a big thing. And in many ways, it's perhaps the biggest release since Ice Cream Sandwich, as it brings tons of new API and end user changes under the hood. Android L is already available to download as a developer preview for Nexus 5 and Nexus 7 (2013) users, and it should be ready for...

Leaked HTC Update Roadmap Shows Android 4.4.4 Rollout Starting in July, Android L Under Evaluation

While quite a few of us here on XDA have long since forgotten about OEM firmwares and updates in favor of aftermarket development efforts, many still prefer the additional value-added features found in stock-based ROMs. And for those who remain on stock or stock-derived firmware, it's always nice to have an idea about upcoming Android releases. Thanks to famed...

Get Your Android L Fix with a Comprehensive Android L Theme

This past week was quite a frenzy for Android fans, with Google I/O bringing a number of announcements regarding Android and its expansion to our wrists, cars, and living rooms. Perhaps the most significant was Google's unveiling of Android L. The L release is slated to bring a rather significant departure in the Android UI, taking us from...

Google to Take Back Platform Control with Android Wear, Auto, and TV–That’s a Good Thing, But Questions Remain

Android OEM customizations like Samsung TouchWiz and HTC Sense are undoubtedly a love-it-or-hate-it affair. There are certainly users out there who care for the added features that these skins introduce. But on the other side of the coin, there are more than a fair share of users who despise the aesthetic nightmares found in some skins. What's more,...

Forums Added for the LG G Watch, Samsung Gear Live, and Asus Padfone X

Last week at the I/O 2014 opening keynote, Google formally unveiled the first two Android Wear smartwatches: the LG G Watch and the Samsung Gear Live. We recently added forums for these two, as well as another interesting device, the Asus Padfone X. While the two smartwatches both share the same software platform, they feature fairly different hardware. The LG G Watch's 1.65"...

Learn How to Calibrate the Screen of Your Nexus 5

We all have preferences when it comes to the hardware aspects of screens on our smartphones and tablets, with some folks preferring screens that are TFT, AMOLED, or IPS. However, it's hard to argue against the fact that the Nexus 5 has a pretty fantastic 5-inch IPS display. But as part of the Nexus family, we've...

Block Your Children from Seeing Your Private Data with Xposed

How many times has someone tried to read your SMS or view your private photos? If you have a child and want to allow him or her to play some games on your phone without giving access to all your personal data, we have something that might interest you. A new Xposed module written by XDA...

Google to Finally Do Away with QuickOffice in Favor of Docs, Sheets, and Slides

Approximately two years ago, Google acquired Quickoffice, Inc. Then about nine months ago, the QuickOffice suite was re-released as a free app in the Google Play Store. At the time, many were quick to criticize the redundancy of having editing capabilities in Google Drive, as well as a standalone office suite. Complicating matters further, Google also decided to release standalone Docs and...