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Forum Redesign Goes Live for Everyone!

Thank you to everyone that participated in the forum redesign open beta. We received a lot of very helpful feedback that went a long way in helping us squash bugs and make the new template more visually attractive. Starting on Friday (25 June), everyone will see the new forum redesign by default. If you don't like...

uShout Android Social Networking

XDA forum member Untouchab1e, has been working on a new application for all you Android networking enthusiasts. uShout is a social networking application that lets you easily chat with other like minded Android fans.  The idea is that upon launch, you type out a message and 'shout it' to other uShout users.  Another uShout user can...

Freshly Baked Custom Alerts/Rings

Enthusiast XDA member conantroutman started an interesting thread called "TroutTones", where he will be posting different sets of ring-tones for your Windows Mobile/Android devices. Audio files come in .wav format so audio quality is good. For the older ones, you´ll discover a nice set called "new wave". The creator is happy to receive requests from members. No...

Keep Track of Comments on your App with AppStats

If you are a developer with an app on the Android Market, XDA forum member profete162 has written a useful tool to help you keep track of comments posted on your own application. AppStats lets you bookmark your favourite applications, filter by languages (currently English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and French) and fetch the last 60...

Breaking the 30 FPS Limit on the EVO (For Epson Panels Only)

XDA member M_T_M has pointed us in the direction of a very nice hack for the EVO. As it turns out, the display of the EVO is limited to 30 FPS (frames per second), a number that can be benchmarked using several apps and games. This is not bad but it can make video and...

Enable Wireless N on EVO 4G

You may have heard that the EVO 4G's wifi chip supports wireless N technology, but how do you go about enabling this on a Sense ROM? XDA forum member chuckhriczko has found a way to do this and has even provided the download link for the required driver if you don't fancy editing the /system/lib/modules/bcm4329.ko file.  If you...

MyMobiler for Android – Presenting Android Screencast

One of the cool things that we could do in Windows Mobile was to control the device from the computer via a program called MyMobiler. This little program allowed for many things including taking screenshots of your screen and saving them in your computer as jpegs, transferring files, and of course controlling the device via...

Edit Your APK Files Using Apk Manager 4.4

Editing APK files has always been a pain for most Android developers. There are a lot of things you need to take care of in order to edit the APK files the right way. Several actions are needed to be able to manage those packages, which means your time efficiency will be reduced and time will be...

Play DivX, XViD, H-264 and More on Your Android Device with RockPlayer

People have requested this for a long time now, but finally DivX and XViD videos can now be used on almost any Android device. XDA member opensky2 reported about an application called RockPlayer, which was released yesterday. The member is part of the developer team, that managed to create a videoplayer that lets you play...

Google Voice Goes Public in the US

It is finally over! The trial period for Google Voice in the United States has finished, and Google has moved to allowing US customers to get this service - no invite required! There are some 1 million people using Google Voice at the moment and Craig Walker (person in charge of running this service) says...

Stress Test Google Latitude: Android User’s Help Needed

XDA moderator Stericson, known for being the creator of MetaMorph and NinjaMorph, is stress testing Google Latitude on Android. Goal of this stress test is to see how it performs under heavy load. The way he tests it is by getting as much 'Latitude friends' as possible. The current number of friends is 840 and...

FroYo Source Code Published to AOSP

For all the budding developers, and established ones too, XDA forum members have been posting that this evening, Android's latest OS 2.2 aka FroYo is now being published to the Android Open Source Project! What does this mean?  Well, expect developers to start building and releasing delicious FroYo ROM's packed with delights for your Android devices! This...