Posts From Haroon Q. Raja

Haroon Q. Raja
Haroon Q. Raja

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Tizen OS: Brief History, Roots, and Current Status

This year's Mobile World Conference was different from most. There were still all the device presentations, announcements, and revelations that we've come to expect from the biggest tech event of the mobile industry each year. What's different was that this time, the spotlight wasn't taken by hardware, but rather by software---and for good reason. After...

Facebook and Twitter Updates on Your Home Screens with Facebook and Twitter Magic

Live Wallpapers support is one of the signature features of Android that sets it apart from its competition. While most live wallpapers that we come across serve a merely cosmetic purpose, at times we run into ones that can be quite functional as well. Brought to us by XDA Member stilv, FacebookMagic and TwitterMagic are...

Annotate any Screen with Floating Draw

Do you often find yourself taking screenshots on your Android device? Have you ever wished you could easily draw on your Android screen in any app, and then take screenshots of that? While you can achieve the same by taking a screenshot first and then editing it using any of the countless photo editors available...

See Contacts Notes During Calls with Call Notes

Long gone are the days when we were limited by the phone books of our dumb phones to store numbers of only the closest of our contacts. Smartphones now allow practically limitless phone book entries, and we often end up saving numbers of people we have just met once or twice. In such cases, it's...

HTC Sense-Style Task Manager for the Galaxy S III I9300

While most Android enthusiasts (including many members of our smartphone community here at XDA) frown upon the idea of custom UI overlays by device manufacturers, they include certain visual or feature enhancements at times that add to the overall user experience for many. Over the course of the past few versions, HTC Sense has been...

Want a Fast, Multilingual T9 Dialer Replacement for Android?

One of the biggest shortcomings in stock Android is the lack of a T9 dialer app. For those who aren't familiar with the feature, a T9 dialer basically allows you to search for phone numbers from your contacts using the classic phone pad by simply pressing numbers instead of letters for contact names. The feature...

Jelly Bean 4.2.1-Based AOKP Available for Nexus Devices

Whenever there is mention of custom ROMs for Android, AOKP is one of the first to come to mind. Over the past year, the popularity of this source-built ROM has skyrocketed to make it one of the most recognizable third party development projects. Though over the past few months, several AOKP users (including myself) decided...

Clean Bloatware, Nexus 4 UI Elements, Some Andriod 4.2 Apps on the i9300 with PalaTool

Many Android device manufacturers ship devices with their custom skins such as Samsung TouchWiz, Motorola MotoBLUR, and HTC Sense, among others. In addition, several carriers also bundle certain apps along with their devices that are by no means necessary, and are not a part of Android. While there are several ways of removing all of...

Secure Your Android Device with SecDroid

Personal information security has been a prime concern for computer users since nearly the beginning of computing itself. Malicious users find exploits and develop viruses, trojans, and  rootkits to gain control of our devices to use them for their own advantage. This not only costs us in form of degraded performance and potential data usage...

Linux 3.0 Kernel for the HTC Explorer (Pico)

It's truly impressive how dedicated the developers in our community are in working to keep old devices relevant with the latest OS updates, even after their manufacturers have ditched them entirely in favor of newer devices. In one such development, XDA Recognized Developer sakindia123 has ported the Linux 3.0.16 kernel to the HTC Explorer. This is great news...

Broadcom Releases EGL Drivers for Samsung Galaxy Y

A few months back, we talked about how a team of developers at XDA lead by XDA Forum Member arbylaw had contacted Broadcom to ask for proprietary drivers for the GPU used in Samsung Galaxy Y in order to build ROMS for the device with full hardware accelerated graphics support. In response to the request, Broadcom had...

Canonical Announces Ubuntu for Phones, Coming Soon to Galaxy Nexus

If you visited the Ubuntu home page early this morning, you couldn't have missed the countdown timer that promised something, "So close, you can almost touch it." Most assumed it to be about a fully touch-optimized UI for the next version of the popular Linux distribution, but it turned out to be something even more significant....