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Collection of Framework Mods for the OnePlus 3/3T on Open Beta 18\9

Although some have moved on to the OnePlus 5, there still a lot of people rocking the OnePlus 3 or OnePlus 3T. These devices has always had a healthy developer scene on our forums, and now there are some new framework mods from XDA Senior Member SyCreed for you to try. These mods are packaged into a...

substratum Release 801 — Sungstratum, Encrypted Assets, and More

Quite recently, the lead developer of substratum released version 801 of the application. The update not only adds proper support for Samsung users (that too, rootless!) but it also manages to include a version bump for substratum's template to version 10. Rootless integration for Samsung SeX/TW users has been added to the application as a paid...

Google adds Semantic Time Support to the Awareness APIs

During last year's I/O, Google launched the Awareness API. The API allows developers to use various signals such as location, weather, time, user activity, etc. in order to provide contextual experiences. What this means is that applications can consider data from multiple sources through the use of a single API in order to react more...

Microsoft, Qualcomm and Intel: The Windows 10 ARM Dustup

In December 2016 Qualcomm and Microsoft released news that they were going to do something many in mobile didn't expect: Another attempt to get Windows to run on an ARM processor. But the similarities between this new attempt and previous ones marred by the Windows RT release were quickly put to bed. During the same announcement...

OxygenOS Open Beta 18 is Available for the OnePlus 3, Open Beta 9 for the OnePlus 3T

Last week, OnePlus announced the OxygenOS 4.1.6 OTA update for both the OnePlus 3 as well as the OnePlus 3T. This update started rolling out to more people this week and they finally added the firmware to their downloads page. The new builds brought in some of the features that we talked about from the...

Form ‘N’ Fun Is An Open-Source Game That Combines Android, Drawing and Computer Vision

There are many exciting projects available for Android. In fact, almost 3 million applications are available in the Play Store. But not every application is open-source and written to serve as educational material. Developer Rohithkvsp created the Form 'N' Fun game that makes the most of drawing on Android. While this might sound a bit...

Google Play Services v11 Adds New LocationServices APIs

Earlier this month, Google released version 11 of Google Play Services and it came with a lot of changes to the platform. This update touched on ads, app invites, awareness, identity, casting and so much more. Be sure to check out the full release notes if you are interested in all of the changes that...

Money Made Easily with the New Google Play Billing Library

Many developers use their apps to make money and earn a living. Over the years Google introduced many monetization methods for devs to get the most out of their hard work. Yesterday the company officially announced the Play Billing Library - Developer Preview 1. The library includes several convenient classes and features for developers to use when integrating...

Substratum Beta for Unrooted Samsung Experience/TouchWiz ROMs Now Available

XDA users are quite fond of substratum, a theme engine that has assumed the mantle of previous projects and is quickly becoming not only a standard among tinkerers, but also an all-time favorite. This theme engine has been made available on all sorts of devices, with a Play Store application and a rootless release for OMS-based...

HTC Releases the Kernel Source for the HTC U11

When an OEM ships a device running on Android, the GPLv2 license requires them to provide the kernel source code as the underlying kernel is based off of the Linux kernel. While some companies do so swiftly and in a good fashion, some take extra time to release a tarball of the source (although, there are...

Substratum Release 780 Brings Android O DP3 Support, Encrypted Assets for Anti-Piracy, and More!

Substratum has been working on a few new features for the theming community, and they are giving themers and users a chance to try out the new goodies. The latest Substratum Release 780 brings new features such as Encrypted Assets and Android O DP3 Support along with a whole host of performance and bug fixes. Encrypted Assets...

It’s Now Possible to Boot Android on i.MX6 Platforms Without Proprietary Blobs

In order to make Android boot on most hardware platforms, developers usually have to mix open-source code with proprietary files. These so-called blobs are distributed by vendors to support some platform-specific features. Robert Foss from Collabora reported that is now possible to boot Android on i.MX6 platforms without the use of proprietary blobs at all. Support for buffer modifiers has...