Posts From Punya Vashist

Punya Vashist
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<p>have a perennial fascination with all things tech.</p>

Neverware Receives Funding from Google to Bring Chrome OS to Enterprise

The education sector has quietly been experiencing a surge in the use of Chrome OS over the past few years, fueled largely in part by the low price of many Chromebooks. But for those school districts and enterprises that couldn't afford to equip their entire computer stock with brand new Chromebooks, New York-based start-up called...

Google Duo and ViLTE Integration coming to Phone, Contacts, and Messages Apps for Android One, Pixel, and Nexus devices

Google has announced that they are starting to roll out integrated video calling for Android One, Google Pixel, and Google Nexus devices that have the Google dialer application installed. This makes it easier for all users to have a face-to-face chat with their loved ones as Google implemented a new menu option when selecting your contact...

Material Notification Shade Adds Customization Options to your Notification Shade

Material Notification Shade is an application that uses gesture-detection to overlay the generic notification shade with a more configurable one. This app doesn't actually override any parts of the original notification shade implementation so the original is still there—just hidden underneath this app. The application utilizes a notification listener service which lets the app intercept existing...

X Messenger Privacy Adds a Ton of Privacy Options to Facebook Messenger

Just a few days back, XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89 released an official update to his Xposed Framework—bringing compatibility to Android 7.0/7.1 Nougat. Since then, many developers have shown renewed interest in updating their Xposed Modules. While we were covering the open-source, fully themeable Frost for Facebook application the other day we realized that Facebook's other half—the...

Add Lock Screen Widgets on Android Nougat with an Xposed Module

Ever since we announced the arrival of official Xposed Framework for Nougat earlier this week, many members of the XDA community have been wondering which modules they should try out. Today, we would like to mention one such module that has just recently been updated with Xposed for Android Nougat support: "Lock Screen Widgets." Lock Screen...

Frost for Facebook is an Open Source, Fully Themeable Facebook Alternative

Facebook, the social media network with an official application that everyone loves to rag on, now has (yet another) third-party Android app alternative in the form of a web wrapper. This one, however, stands out as it is an open-source, fully themeable alternative. Created by XDA Recognized Themer asdfasdfvful,"Frost for Facebook" is a Facebook web wrapper with...

Create Personalized Themes for your Samsung Device with themeDIY

With substratum advancing into the world of no-root, theming (or "ricing,") one's Android smartphone has climbed up the list of priorities. Although an extension to the popular Substratum theme engine, named "sungstratum," is live already, XDA Member satishtony decided to create a do-it-yourself theme creator called "themeDIY" for all Samsung devices running Samsung's official software...

Change the Splash Screen of OnePlus Devices with SplashInjector

There are many ways to customize your device such as icon packs, third-party launchers, and themes. If you are rooted, you can also change the boot animation, which is the often colorful logo that appears before Android boots up. But there's also the splash screen, which is the very first thing that shows on your...

Team Paranoid Android Releases Source Code for Color Engine, PIE Controls, Pocket Lock and Other Features

The Paranoid Android ROM project has been the recipient of endless praise, but also of a lot of criticism stemming from the fact that some of the elements of their ROM hadn't been open sourced yet. The AOSPA team has addressed such complaints, and has now open sourced all of their elements on GitHub. The code...

Interview with Alex Naidis from AOSPA: The Future of Paranoid Android, Developer Advice and More!

Introduced to the Paranoid Android development scene in early 2016, Alex Naidis is now a part of the core leadership responsible for the project. Given AOSPA's popularity and the sudden resurrection of development surrounding it, the community had got to have some questions. Read Alex Naidis answers to the community's questions right here on the...

Updates from BlissROMs: Udoo partnership and the Bliss contest

Due to the fact that the team has been receiving rather remarkable submissions for their BootAnimation and Wallpaper Contest for Android O, the last date of submission had been pushed to the first of July. For the curious that wish to see some, here's a collection of all the entries submitted to the team so...

Interview with XDA Labs and FEED Developer Jeff Corcoran: App & ROM Development, the Future of XDA Apps, and More!

It can take a lot of time and effort to develop an application for Android, and it's even tougher when you're the only one doing it. Jeff Corcoran, the man responsible for two awesome XDA applications - Labs and FEED - is one talented developer. Debuting into the Android scene with Hangar, an application he built...