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Tweaks for Superb Battery Life in EVO

If you are an EVO user, you are probably aware of a little problem that haunts this device. Battery with most roms is less than optimal. There have been many roms, kernels, and theories that have managed to increase this important aspect of our devices (lower brightness, turn off data/GPS if you are not using...

xda-developers: The History -Part One-

XDA-Developers, the history pt. 1 Are you curious to know how all this started? Well, prepare yourself for a journey into the history of how XDA-Developers was born and how we arrived at where we are now. In this series of articles, we will be talking with some of the oldest members, moderators and administrators who...

This Week’s Recap

This Week's Recap is a series of articles, in which we we give you a short recapitulation of the week's most popular news from the XDA forums. The Recap Windows Phone 7 Shown Running on HD2 (Video) Quite possibly what many HD2 owners have been waiting since the announcement of WP7 earlier this year. XDA member Cotulla and...

New HTC Sense on WP7 or not?

HTC Sense is taking a relevant place in Android and not even Google itself will be able to stop it despite their attempts to get a perfect interface. However, Windows Phone 7 doors are closed, and at most give rise to a "hub" designed by HTC for functionality and software. A few weeks ago, a video...

LTE vs. WiMax, The Great Wireless Debate

For those who haven't been following the debate of LTE vs WiMax network upgrades we are here to fill you in on what is going on in the latest of wireless networks. LTE : This stands for Long Term Evolution and it is a network upgrade (and albeit a big one!). Verizon has proposed theoretical speeds that could be up...

List Of WP7 Leaked Device So Far

It seems we will not be lacking in devices come October, so I thought I should make a list of all these devices. Lets start with my favorite and the best looking… The Samsung GT-i8700: (screenshot courtesy of Gizmodo) This device is the best looking and has a fairly appealing spec sheet that’s as sleek as the build....

Meeting Expectations? Official Specs for G2 (aka HTC Vision) Announced.

You have all probably heard the news already, but in case you haven't, on September 9th, T-Mobile made the official announcement concerning the true identity of the infamous G2 aka Vision aka Vanguard aka G1 Blaze. The cat is finally out of the bag and after months of speculation, rumors, and more rumors, the true...

Manila Development for Beginners Tutorial Updated

Back in March, XDA moderator Noonski wrote about this great tutorial created by XDA member meltwater. Now, we have a complete updated tutorial on modifying Manila/Sense/TouchFlo. This great thread was created during the times WIKI was down and it has improved a lot, serving as a full guide for Manila development. Guides, tips, tutorials, and links can be...

Editorial: The One Thing that Doesn’t Evolve in the Mobile Industry

Innovation is the engine of the mobile industry. If a company doesn't take innovative steps, whether on the design side or the technical side, it will ultimately fail to sell their products. HTC's previous slogan, 'HTC Innovation', clearly shows us that innovation is a very important aspect in various industries. But what exactly does innovation mean?...

The Weekly Q&A: Week 33

Every week, we select five questions and answers, found on the forums. Even though some of these questions and answers might not be of help for you, they might still be interesting to read. Q 'What's the difference between the 'Mashup' and 'Nightly' CyanogenMod ROMs?' A The Nightly ROMs are temporary, experimental builds with minor fixes. Often...

General Public License (GPL) for Android Kernels

To the world of Windows Mobile developers, GPL was never an issue since "closed source" operates in a different manner. However, as of lately it has come to the attention of the site that the licensing requirements for open source software are very real and out there. At this point in the article, you may...

Stock EVO ROM Compared to Custom ROMs: Benchmarks, Overclocking and More

Even though  the maximum processor capacity on smartphones is 1Ghz, many of them can be overclocked, often with a 10% increase or more. Overclocking basically means that you increase the capacity of a chip, such as the CPU. For example, the 1Ghz Snapdragon processor on the Nexus One has been overclocked to 1.3Ghz. You will probably...