XDA Editorial

Microsoft Confirms Lockdown of ARM Devices Running Windows 8

Microsoft is at it again. First, they forced many mobile device OEMs to pay a fee for every Android device shipped. Now they want to put the stranglehold on manufacturers wishing to use ARM with Windows 8. In their infinite wisdom, Microsoft has decided that customers who purchase a Windows 8 devices with ARM architecture...

Google Play – What Do the Changes Even Mean?

If you haven't already heard, big changes are coming to the Android Market. Well that's not strictly true, the changes have already been made, and it's no longer the Android Market. Google Play is upon us, and while you may not have noticed a change on your device yet, those of us who access Market...

Editorial: Development of Dual-Boot Technology Unfortunately at a Standstill

Perhaps you remember the days of the very first Android ports to Windows Mobile phones such as the HTC Touch Diamond and HTC HD2. Beside the fact that this groundbreaking development was one of the factors that ultimately led to the end of Windows Mobile development on XDA, it did bring some innovative features to...

Mind of a Moderator: An Interview With M_T_M

On XDA, we like to talk about moderators. Whether you agree or disagree with their actions, they are a very real part of our electronic lives. Follow the rules, and you're okay; break them, and out comes the ban-hammer. Rarely though, do people realize that our moderators are everyday people with lives and interests just like...

XDA Review: Google Chrome Beta for Android

It was just a matter of time before Google would come up with their mobile version of Chrome. The desktop version has been a great success, even though it was pretty isolated from any other Google service. With the coming of Chrome Beta for Android (we'll be calling it Chrome Beta in the rest of...

HTC Update List On Android Ice Cream Sandwich Upgrades

Since Google’s launching of Android 4.0 back in October 2011, the main question most of us want answered is if our devices will be upgrade-able, and when? We know there are hardware limitations to take into consideration. HTC’s first wave of Android updates will bring Ice Cream Sandwich to its phones powered by dual-core Qualcomm S3 processors....

Galaxy Note Arrives At AT&T On Feb 19

The Samsung Galaxy Note will start hitting AT&T shelves on February 19th! Pricing looks like it will be $300 US with a two year contract, which sounds more like a phone coming to Verizon Wireless sadly. Different to the Euro black model, US market will get it on two color options: Ceramic white and Carbon blue....

AT&T to Lick Failed Merger Wounds with Higher Rates

Not so long ago, AT&T attempted to purchase wireless carrier T-Mobile from parent company Deutsche Telekom in March of 2011. Due to a variety of legal and ethical reasons this bid for market dominance was officially abandoned on December 19, 2011. A condition of this buyout was upon failure, AT&T would have to directly pay...

Meet ACTA, the Global Threat

ACTA, Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement, is another bill which tramples all over your civil liberties. The Internet is having a hard time fighting off bills that threaten creativity, like PIPA and SOPA, but now something far worse has come to play. In October 2007, the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan decided to branch together and...

HTC EVO 4G and EVO View 4G Added to Sprint’s List Of Device End-Of-Life

Not much ago we informed you about Sprint sending updates For HTC EVO 4G and EVO Design 4G which will remove the infamous Carrier IQ; well now it seems that not only Carrier IQ will be removed as the company included HTC EVO 4G and EVO View 4G on the most updated list of devices...

Google Sky Map Moving To Open Source

Of all the apps that Google has launched over the years the only one I use on a consistent basis is Sky Map. It was sad to learn that Google has opted to end major development of Sky Map, but the good news is that the app will go open source. That means rather than simply...

Android 4.0 ICS For HTC Flyer Coming Soon

Over the past two months, HTC has been rolling out Android 3.2 updates to the various HTC Flyer models available worldwide. The Honeycomb update gives the Flyer a new UI and access to tablet specific apps on the Android Market. But many Android enthusiasts have been ecstatic about the update, also there has been good acceptance...