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Google Play Newsstand 3.3 Brings Material Design Makeover

In a clear break from the previous practice of delivering nearly weekly Google Update Wednesdays, it's been quite a while since we see a significant update to one of Google's core Android apps. While today's not Wednesday, Google has detailed a rather large overhaul to one of its most popular news content consumption apps, Google Play...

App Review: Calculating Your Android Calculator Options

Sure, everyone has a default Calculator and it’s something that you don’t think about it until you need to do some calculations. Default Calculators work in a pinch, but if you have a large formula or a complex equation you need a better Calculator. Let’s put this OMAP chipsets to the test, they are made...

MultiROM Once Again Available for the Galaxy S4

Multiboot, or the ability to select between multiple operating systems on a single device at boot, is an inherently interesting concept. Not only does this allow users to try out new ROMs without losing their data, but it also allows users to keep a particular ROM for one purpose while using other ROMs or even operating...

Build an Impractical But Awesome Lego Mindstorm Dock

The vast majority of what we cover here on the XDA-Developers News Portal relates to software development. Be it new apps, kernel modifications, ROMs, or Xposed Framework modules, we see a lot of cool software tweaks here at XDA. Unfortunately, we don't quite see so many hardware modifications, probably because many users are unwilling to...

MultiROM Makes its Way Over to the HTC One (M8)

While browsing our forum, you will undoubtedly find more than a few enticing ROMs available to download. Original or not, it would take eternity and a day to test them all. Luckily there are some solutions to make the process seamless. One of them, MultiROM, gives users a chance to try a few ROMs at...

Welcome to the New XDA-Developers Portal!

You may recall that a few weeks ago, we opened up the XDA-2015 forum themes to intrepid users willing to help us beta test the new look and experience the newer and more streamlined interface firsthand. Then just under one week ago, we officially launched the two new XDA 2015 forum themes for all. Now, we are pleased to...

An Android Enthusiast’s Apple iPhone 6 Challenge

The media has gone batty again over Apple "revolutionizing" smartphones. However, as a lot of Android fans will tell you, there is nothing revolutionary in the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus. So during Apple phone releases, it's usually best to not read your Facebook or Google+ notifications, as the endless droning from both sides with...

Sony to Extend its AOSP Program to Other Devices

Sony will be offering its users the possibility to use AOSP ROMs as an alternative to the currently offered, skinned firmware. This is the result of agreement made with FXP group associated with both XDA and the CyanogenMod team, which took place a few years ago. One of the leaders of the project, XDA Senior...