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Play Your Favorite Summer Hits with Pixel Player

Friedrich Nietzsche once said that without music, life would be a mistake. For many, this statement can't be any more accurate. Music plays an important part in the lives of billions, including many of us here on XDA.Because of music's importance in our lives, music players are some of the most important and frequently used applications...

Get Your English On with the XDictionary Xposed Module

 We've all likely had the pleasure of coming across words while using our phones that are  beyond our literary grasp, and this can prove to be extremely annoying. The typical solution in such cases is to switch to the browser and quickly Google the word in question, or alternatively, open a dictionary app and look up the...

Debug Your Modded Google Apps with #DebugAllTheThings

When it comes to app development, coding and debugging must be treated equally. Finding bugs and fixing them is a tiresome but essential job that simply has to be done. Very often, developers decide to create tools to help with debugging and make their apps bug free. Debugging also applies to modding, hence why some changes cause crashes...

Add Gesture Support To Your Application with Airy

Android's user interface allows for the use of various types of gestures. Accordingly, they have been used in quite a few projects. Gestures like two-finger swipes can be found in third party apps or even bigger projects like HTC Sense. And to many, the use of gestures enhances the Android experience by making things more streamlined, without the...

Device Review: Sony Xperia Z2

The Xperia Z2 (D6503) is the successor to last year's Xperia Z1/Ultra/Z. The Z2 is Sony’s current flagship device, though rumors are starting to buzz about the Z3 already. If you are familiar with the Z1, you will be very comfortable with the Z2's design. The main thing you will like about the Z2 is that the...

Limited Android L Developer Preview Source Code Now Available, Support for Current Nexus Devices

Update: As pointed out by XDA Forum Member a3361035 in the comments below, this isn't a complete release just yet. Rather, these are just a few GPL projects for the L-Preview release, and not a full platform update.__As we mentioned earlier today, the Android L Developer Preview is exactly that--a developer preview. However, many users understandably want...

Xposed GEL Settings Updated to Change Google Now Launcher to Android L Style

The Google Experience Launcher has become one of the most popular home applications on Android. It's used as the default launcher in every Google Nexus and Google Play Edition device, and it's found its way to many more thanks to various XDA members. Although many care for the Google Now Launcher, it lacks quite a lot of relatively...

Don’t Expect Developers to Update Apps for Material Design Just Yet

During the Google I/O 2014 opening keynote, we caught our first glimpses of the radically different Android L. And when Google made an early developer preview available, many end users went ahead and installed L on their own devices. Unfortunately though, intrepid users were quick to find that the developer preview didn't feature all of the UI goodies that we saw in...

Swappa Launches Boneyard; Buy and Sell Accessories, Broken Devices, and More

Swappa is XDA's official marketplace for buying and selling gently used mobile devices because it has earned the trust of the community. With no seller fees, stringent requirements on the quality of devices that can be listed, and amazing customer service, we can't imagine why anyone would use eBay. However, one thing that Swappa has lacked...

XDA Xposed Tuesday: Deep Sleep Battery Saver – XDA Developer TV

Our phones are more powerful than ever. With lusciously crisp screens, GPS navigation, and quad core power, our phones can render a pixel better than ever. This naturally comes at a cost, battery life. Many people have resorted to carrying extra battery packs around, like the Lepow U-Stone or the RAVPower RD-WD01. However, there is...

SuperSU 2.01 Lets You Root the Android L Developer Preview the Right Way

Last week during the Google I/O 2014 opening keynote, Google unveiled the much anticipated and radically different Android L release. The very next day, Google made an early developer preview available for users to get an early taste of what L will eventually be like.Many end users rocking the Google Nexus 5 or 7 ended...