Developments

B.A.R.T. Helps You Translate Android ROMs the Easy Way

Android is a worldwide phenomenon. As such, many of the developers who work on custom ROM's are not native English speakers. Just because the official language of XDA is English, that does not mean we can't show the world community some love. XDA Member BurgerZ has done just that with his latest creation: B.A.R.T. Short for BurgerZ Android...

Open Source Google Web Service API for Windows Phone 7

Unlike Android, in which any user can make and/or commit changes to the source code, Windows Phone 7 is a closed source operating system. As such, its source code is only available to Microsoft. This in turn makes development for Windows Phone very difficult. Thanks to XDA Member 2hdass, WP7 is finally seeing some open...

Jelly Bean for the Acer Iconia A500

When a developer here on XDA is credited as having helped with not just one, but two Jelly Bean ports for the hottest devices on the market, people start to notice. XDA Senior Member randomblame has not only succeeded in doing that, but also in making his own port for the Acer Iconia A500, leading...

Jelly Bean Ported to the CDMA Galaxy Nexus

With Android Jelly Bean being announced just a couple of days ago, developers wasted no time bringing Jelly Bean goodies to various devices. This includes the GSM Galaxy Nexus. Now, another device has been added to the Jelly Bean frenzy. As with its GSM sibling, the CDMA Galaxy Nexus can now enjoy the newest version of...

International Galaxy S III Gets Jelly Bean, the List Keeps Growing!

It seems the list of devices receiving Jelly Bean ports is growing by the second. The GSM Galaxy Nexus has already received an official version, while the international HTC One X has received a port. Not to be outdone, the Samsung Galaxy SIII i9300 has received it's own intial Jelly Bean port thanks to XDA Recognized Developer...

Jelly Bean Ported to the International One X

Developers these days are fast. Many flagship devices are rooted before they're even released to the general public for consumption. In the spirit of speed (and being amazing), XDA Senior Member tgascoigne has ported an initial release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the international version of the HTC One X! This very alpha release is...

Unlimited.IO Does It Again, LazyPanda S-Off for EVO 4G LTE

Some time ago, we brought you news of JoupunutBear S-Off on HTC devices. As newer devices are released, one always wonders if previous tools will be updated to add support. HTC EVO 4G LTE users can relax now, as Unlimited.IO now has a tool for you. The EVO LTE now has LazyPanda, which is Unlimited.IO's second...

Samsung Wave S8500 Gets ICS, Bada Users Everywhere Rejoice

In 2010, things were looking up for Samsung. Riding the success of their Galaxy S series of Android phones and having produced record numbers of electronics components, the hardware giant must have felt nearly invincible when they released the Samsung Wave S8500---the flagship device for their new Bada platform. The much touted device featured hardware...

Experimental Toolchains and Guide for Android Kernel Building

We here on XDA love innovation and development. We especially love it when one of our members decides to push development on the Android mobile platform further. XDA Recognized Developer ezterry has done just. The developer has not only created detailed, cross-platform guides on setting up a development environment in Linux, Windows, and MacOSX; but he...

Don’t Like Proprietary Applications on AOSP ROMs? Join the NOGAPPS Project

As most of you are aware, XDA is dedicated to a spirit of openness in both hardware and software. One thing that proponents of open source ideals have long rallied against is the bundling of closed source proprietary software, especially when that software is required for the operating system to retain full functionality. Even Google...

Reduce Audio Latency on the Galaxy Nexus and Nexus S

Audio latency has always been an issue for Android, not a massive deal breaker of an issue for the average user, but an issue none the less---especially for those of us who use applications such as VoIP clients or emulated instruments. For those unaware of the problem, audio latency is the delay between an audio...

Easily Reboot Your USB Connected Android Device

Android development on Windows is far from ideal. However, thanks to new tools and utilities, many developers are finding ways to develop for Android with less strife. We've previously covered tools by XDA Senior Member regaw_leinad aimed at helping Android developers running Windows. First came the androlib.dll library, which allowed Windows to more easily communicate with...