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Forums Added for the LG G Watch R and Samsung Gear S

A little over a week ago, LG "inadvertently" let the world know about the then upcoming LG G Watch R in an unpublished teaser video that was found on its YouTube page. Since then, the round-faced smartwatch has now officially been revealed. Similarly, Samsung recently unveiled Samsung Gear S smartwatch. To help you decide which one of...

Secrecy App Goes Open Source, New LG Android Wear Device! – XDA Developer TV

Secrecy encryption app goes open source! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of a news LG Android Wear device called the LG G Watch R and be sure the check out the article talking...

Pushbullet Updated with SMS Send Ability

Pushbullet is one of those applications that every Android lover should have installed on his or her device. This smart tool allows multiple actions like sending files through the Internet and the sending and receiving of notes, links, or lists. In the last few months, Pushbullet has grown to become one of the most highly rated applications for Android...

[OTA] Nvidia Shield Tablet Receives its First Update

The Nvidia Shield Tablet is the latest toy from one of the largest desktop graphics manufacturers, and it has just has received its first OTA update. The first update, which is labeled as firmware revision 1.1, brings a rather long list of optimizations and improvements poised to make this device even greater. The rather small, 84.1 MB update...

Quick Control Panel Updated, Adds Notification Support

As some of you may remember, earlier this year we spoke about Quick Control Panel by XDA Senior Member Dr.Alexander_Breen. For those who don't recall, Quick Control Panel is a resourceful app that brings the functionality and usability of the iOS Control Center to Android devices. Quick Control Panel brings the iOS features like settings toggles and music along with...

Narrate Makes Note Taking Efficient and Beautiful

Technology has put life on the fast track. Whether its travelling to multiple places or meeting multiple people, the amount of things we can fit into our schedules has increased tenfold with the advent of innovation. Sometimes, there comes a time when you need to take notes, be it an observation or a reminder or just...

Android App Review: How to Speed Up Your Android Phone – XDA Developer TV

Is your Android device running slow? Is your Android device overheating? Are you a power user who wants to squeeze every morsel of power out of your device and optimize every cycle? Well, one of the best ways to answer these questions is to monitor your CPU and understand what’s using your devices clock cycles. Then...

Make a Pre-Rooted Stock Sony ROMs in Just Few Clicks

Many users don't see any particular reason to change out the stock firmware for AOSP-derived offerings. OEMs for the most part are now taking things much more seriously, and their firmwares are pretty much usable unlike a few years ago. Some of you might remember how “fluid” Eclair was on some devices, which illustrates the past problem with skinned ROM...

Secrecy Goes Open Source, Assures File Encryption

As some of you may remember, a while back we spoke about Secrecy, an effective file encryption app that allows you to secure files of your choosing, lest your phone get into the wrong hands or some tech-savvy friend gets snoopy. One qualm in particular that we had with Secrecy was that due to the app being...

[APK] Google News and Weather Gets Material Design Makeover, Minor Maps Updates

Although Google has somewhat gotten out of the habit of their previously unrelenting Update Wednesday sessions, the middle of the week is still prime time for first party Android application updates. Today, we have been graced by not one, but two updates. And surprisingly, one of the two is for an app that hasn't received a formal app update...

Software Build Automation with Jenkins – XDA Developer TV

Many members of the XDA community come to learn and begin in the exciting world of software development. Once you've gone through the development process and written your software, you need to ensure that maintenance does not cause additional problems and the results are always completely reproducible. This is where a build automation system comes...

Add Bits and Pieces of Honami to Your Current ROM

In the last few months, we've talked about quite a few Sony Honami-related projects. The Sony Xperia Z1 is quite a popular device, due no doubt to its aesthetic UI that has been ported to other devices by many developers and themers. Changing the look of your device's framework to match the Honami isn't as difficult as it may initially look....