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Enter Iris (So Long Siri, We Hardly Knew Ye…)

Android developers have a rather unique sense of humor when it comes to mocking Apple. Unless you have been living under a stone for the last month or so, when the iPhone 4S was announced, one of its biggest marketing pushes was that of an app called Siri, which basically enables the user to have...

How to Improve SMS in Android

In this episode of XDA TV, Shen covers a variety of ways to replace your SMS application. Some have advanced security, improved notifications, improved user interfaces, and widgets for your homescreen. He also explains how you no longer need a data plan to send SMS, and how you can make sure your messages are backed...

Add Beats To Any Sense Rom

You have likely been hearing about the new Beats Audio technology that was implemented on the Sensation XE last month. This is essentially a sound enhancer app that makes using headphones a bliss (especially if they are Beats by Dr Dre). A few select roms on various devices have had this ported to them by...

Have Your Favorite Youtube Feeds Instantly With Youtube Stars For Android

When you are using Youtube, you have to (under most circumstances) look for whatever it is that you want to watch. Lets say that you have a particular star that you follow on Youtube like ShaneDawson, but you hate the fact that you need to wait in order to retrieve a search query with his...

ICS SDK Finally Hits The Streets – Now The Real Race Begins…

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, people of all ages.... get ready for the next generation of Android. As it turns out, even though the official version of Ice Cream Sandwich is still a few days away from being officially released with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the search engine giant decided to give everyone a...

Boot Animation Previewer Gets An Overhaul

A few months back we brought to you an app prepared by XDA member despotovski01 that made life of those skilled individuals working on boot screen animations much easier. In case you are not familiar with this, the program lets you preview any boot animation before you flash it onto the device. So, if you are...

Motorola Droid RAZR: Still Locking Bootloaders

When you have to deliver bad news, the best way to do it is to say a lot of other things in the same breath.  This is best because people usually forget the bad news you just gave them by the time you finish your long, wordy announcement. This rhetorical tactic actually works.  You’ll find it...

ICS and Galaxy Nexus Specs, Images and Announcement

The Nexus family is an addiction for me. It always was. The Nexus S was my first smartphone.  The Galaxy Nexus, to me, is like an iPhone 5 to Apple fanboys--except, before we knew Apple wouldn’t release it, destroying a year of pointless anticipation. I gloated about that.  But like an iPhone fanboy, I don’t...

Sources For Samsung Galaxy S2 Hercules (T-Mobile) Released!

With the release of the latest addition to the Galaxy S2 family, Samsung is yet once again proving that they are trying their hardest to commit their involvement in the development community. With the previous two installments (for AT&T and Sprint), we saw that the Korean manufacturer dropped the sources for both kernel and platform...

How to Root the ASUS Transformer – XDA TV

In today's episode of XDA TV, Sam takes you through the steps required to root your ASUS Transformer and flash a custom ROM, making the process easy for anyone who is new to rooting, flashing, and development in general. Check out the video!

Outside The Big Tech Scene

What happens when you are not lucky enough to live in the UK or USA but love the tech mobile world? Well, I can tell you about that. As you know, most--if not all--news about applications, upcoming devices and so on, are announced in the aforementioned countries. Yes, they are the biggest markets in the...

Nclip Android App [SassiBoB Review]

Today SassiBoB reviews an app by havok123 called Nclip Notification Maker in her own sassy little way. BoB speculates on what the N could stand for, and says that if it stands for 'notification' it would be pretty redundant. Nclip let's you make notifications appear in your notification bar, and you can personalize with...