APPS Posts on XDA

Android Wear 2.0 will Require Installing Apps from new Wear-based Play Store

Ian Lake is an Android Developer Advocate who has been responding to some Android Wear 2.0 questions over in the Android Wear Developers Google+ community. In one particular Google+ thread, a user inquired about the current distribution numbers for the various Android Wear platform versions. For now, Mr. Lake says that all watches are capable...

XDA TV: Rawad Rants About Samsung Apps and RAM

There is no doubt that accessing data from RAM is faster than accessing it from anywhere else. Many people will say "Free RAM is wasted RAM". This may be true but filling your RAM with apps that you will never use is pointless. Samsung likes to ship their phones with a lot of extra bloatware....

Best Android Camera Apps for 2016

Footej This app comes from XDA devs stratosk and Giorgos Raptopoulos, so props to them! Footej isn't going to replace the stock camera app on some on the biggest flagship phones, but for those phones that have kind of crappy stock camera apps, this will be perfect for you. Features - Simple and bloat-free user interface - Amazing Photo and Video quality - Utilizes...

Use Rich Text Formatted Descriptions to Improve App Installations

You've worked hard on developing your first app and you've just passed your largest milestone yet: publishing your app on the Google Play Store. Great! Now what? If you have enough cash on hand, name/brand recognition, or social media prowess you probably won't have too much trouble getting your app's name out there. But even if...

What’s on Miles’ Nexus 6P?

Miles has been active on the XDA YouTube channel posting lots of really great ROM reviews on his Nexus 6P. His newest video highlights what ROM and apps he uses on a daily basis. Let's take a look at what's on Miles' Nexus 6P. Case and Skin Miles uses a concrete skin and a Rhino Shield bumper...

Bloatware Rant

Have you gotten rid  of your phone's bloatware? If not, which preinstalled apps do you currently have on your device, and why? Let us know in the comments.

Marketing Apps/ROMs Through XDA — It Makes More of a Difference Than You’d Think

When it comes to your app no matter how good it is, or how many downloads you have had, marketing your app correctly can only ever help your cause. It isn't a complicated process and even a few minor things can make a big difference. So without further ado, let's dive right in. Forums Posting to the forums...

Could Chrome OS soon get Full Google Play Store Support?

Chrome OS merged with Android. It's every Pixel C owner's dream. But for so long, the dream has not had much in the way of solid evidence for its existence. Sure, you could sideload some Android apps using a hacky method to install apks as Chrome extensions but even with some nifty automation tools it was still quite...

Best Microsoft Apps for Android

Microsoft is a large company, and while we may just think of them as the guys behind Windows, and those that failed at making Windows Phone successful, that is not all they do. They have a lot of apps that are available on Android. Some of these apps are cross-platform, but if you wanted to know...

What’s an App You Used to Love, but Never Use Anymore?

Be it because we stopped needing them, or because we found a better candidate, we all have an app we had to let go of. It's not rare for us to hop onto the best new service that we can find, particularly on Android where there are so many alternatives. It's also not rare for...

App Aversion: We Used to Download and Try Apps All the Time, What Changed?

My first Android smartphone fascinated me, and as was the case with many at XDA, a big part of my slow descent into all things Android were apps, any kind of app, and every app that I found interesting. Since then, my usage patterns have changed. I no longer seek them out as much nor try...

Find The Best Apps With Google’s Categoric Top Charts

The Google Play Store is, for most of us, the main source of applications. That's not particularly surprising since it's pre-installed on every Android smartphone you're likely to get, and counts a huge selection of apps, passing 1.6 million in July. It's hard to have both quality and quantity with that number. There's a lot of...
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