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Microsoft Announces Important Features At Build 2017

One of the most anticipated events of the year is over: at Build, Microsoft presented its newest ideas and features, all of which should soon hit personal computers, tablets and phones, with the bulk of new functionality included in the fall Fall Creators Update. Microsoft held the Build 2017 conference in Seattle, and during the conference...

Guide: Installing and Running a GNU/Linux Environment on Any Android Device

As many of you may well be aware, the Android operating system is powered by the Linux kernel underneath. Despite the fact that both Android and GNU/Linux are powered by the same kernel, the two operating systems are vastly different and run completely different types of programs. Sometimes, however, the applications available on Android can feel a...

XDA-Developers Urges OnePlus to Comply with GPLv2 and Release Kernel Sources

While XDA-Developers, and a large sector of its user base, have been routinely impressed by OnePlus’ commitment to supporting the developer community, we’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of kernel sources for the OnePlus 3/3T since the release of Android Nougat on December 31, 2016. OnePlus has not provided such sources even though they’ve already rolled...

CyanogenMod 14.1 Joins OnePlus 3T’s ROM Roster as Development Picks Up

The development scene on the OnePlus 3T is picking up, even for a device that has its predecessor as a partial competition in past sales. Due to the very nature of open source that promotes collaboration, and OnePlus's decision to release the kernel sources and the device tree of the OnePlus 3T, the device is...

Google, Bertelsmann, & Udacity to Offer 10,000 Android Scholarships for EU Developers

Out of this group of developers, a recent report claims that just under half (42 percent) are self taught. As such, Google has recognized the need to reach out to these self-taught developers in order to foster independent development on Android. Therefore, Google has recently announced an initiative to fund 10,000 Android Developer training scholarships for...

MechDome is a Developer Tool that Automatically Converts Android Apps into iOS and OSX Apps

Cross-platform development has presented a major challenge for most independent developers for many years. Quite often, it's simply too much of an time and resource investment to learn a new programming language in order to port your app over to another platform. For years, this fact of resource allocation is what has pushed many developers to...

Contributing to Open Source Projects Not Just For the Experts

XDA has long been a proponent of open source development, and we've seen it flourish over the years. In fact, it's one of the main reasons our community has grown as fast as it has over these past 13 years, with Android's core being the driving force. Many people desire to be part of open...

The Sorry State of Android Fragmentation: An Example to Understand Developers’ Plight

Fragmentation has been a contentious issue in Android quite literally since the mobile operating system was announced. Apart from being a cudgel for trolls to use in online flame-wars, the diversity that comes with fragmentation is now largely seen as a net positive for consumers of Android devices. After all, we're given so much freedom in choosing...

Intel’s Multi-OS Engine Allows Developers to Create Native iOS or Android Apps with Java

Many of us have likely come across on app on a different platform that made us wonder: "why in the world can't I download this already?" I'm sure you've heard of one such app that's all the rage lately, Prisma. Prisma launched on iOS on June 11 and was immediately a smash hit. A little over...

Huawei Phones Disable Logcat, here’s how to Restore Access

While I was helping XDA Recognized Developer and fellow Portal Writer GermainZ debug a new app we've been working on (which we think you guys will love), I needed to collect and read a logcat to figure out where things were going wrong. On my phone, I went ahead and installed MatLog by XDA Junior Member plusCubed so...

Google Announces Android for Work DevHub: A Collaborative Forum for Developers

Development is often a team effort. Professional Android developers usually find themselves seeking the help of other developers on the web when they can't find an answer to a problem on their own. Many communities such as Stack Overflow have sprung up to give developers a place to learn from others. Stack Overflow, however, is more of...

Microsoft Partners with HackerRank to bring Interactive Code Editing to Bing

As human beings, it's natural that we don't know everything there is to know in this world. We go to school and train ourselves in a single or sometimes multiple fields in order to become an expert in that topic. But no matter what, it's unlikely you'll ever become a walking encyclopedia of knowledge even...
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