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A Morning with Google+ Event Highlights: SMS and Location Sharing in Hangouts, New Features for G+ Photos

About an hour ago, the Google+ team held an event where Vic Gundotra discussed the past, present, and future of various products tied in some way to Google+. While the much anticipated Google Nexus 5 was not announced (sorry guys), we learned more about the growing momentum of Google+, changes to the Google Hangouts experience, and...

Are Google Edition Devices Worth It? XDA Unofficial Chrome/Opera Extensions Available – XDA Developer TV

The Google Editions of the flagship phones, the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S 4, are out, but should we care? That and more are covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is an article about an app that aggregates your app release notes and...

Did You Spot XDA FSM / RD Zacthespack’s App at Google I/O?

For most of us, Google I/O is probably beginning to feel like a distant memory---perhaps less so for those lucky enough to be browsing on your shiny new Chromebook Pixels. We're all aware by now of the big stories from this years conference, but among all that was something that was of great interest to us...

Google Now on ICS, Nexus 7 Tablet UI, HTC Beats Apple! – XDA Developer TV

There have been many exciting stories appearing on the XDA Portal recently. Our good friend Jordan talks about the articles on the XDA Portal that you may have missed. One of the stories mentioned by Jordan is HTC winning against Apple in London in the patent wars. Jordan reminds you to check out XDA Elite...

Google Beats Oracle in Court, Android Users Rejoice

We've been closely monitoring the growing patent dispute between tech titans Google and Oracle from various perspectives. Fans of Google's mobile OS can now breathe a little easier as Google has officially triumphed, with a jury dismissing most of the charges against the company. In dispute were two patents that Oracle claims Google infringed upon involving core...

Oracle and Google Fight over Java Copyright

The Oracle and Google debate is back in the news now that their battle in court is finally here. A simple Google, or Yahoo!, or Bing---which ever you prefer---search will lead you to many different experts commenting on the story. In fact one commenter has been ousted as a consultant for Oracle. “Independent” Analyst and...

Android 3.2+ Code (Inadvertently?) Preventing Write Access to External Storage

It would seem that Google has a bug in their AOSP code that was introduced around Android 3.2, which affects how the OS handles USB Storage and can prevent write access to SD cards and USB sticks. XDA Elite Recognized Developer, Senior Moderator, and News Writer Chainfire sums up the issue in his blog post: In the past, an...

Google Drops the Ball and Leaves Developers Out of Pocket

It's undeniable that Android is blessed with a huge selection of high quality applications. “Fart Machines” and “Love Calculators” aside, there is a multitude of incredibly well developed apps out there. Developing is not easy, and the people that do this spend a huge amount of time pouring their heart and soul into these applications...

Get Maps on Android Devices for Offline Usage

It doesn't matter what carrier someone uses, there is always the possibility of ending up somewhere where there is no signal and no roaming. In times like those, it is not comforting knowing that your only source for navigation requires a data connection of some sort. Well, XDA Senior Member .xxx. has written a method that...

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...

CyanogenMod Team Considers Deploying Proprietary App Store for Root Apps?

CyanogenMod is, at least statistically speaking, one of the most-used aftermarket ROMs of all time and has recently breached an impressive milestone of 1 million active users. There are inherent things that come with having that many unique users. As XDA-Developers Recognized Developer, and CyanogenMod Team Recovery Guru, Koush has posted on his Google+: As the project...

Now It’s Possible to Easily Get Google+ Messenger on a Computer

Google+ Huddle is one of the best messaging apps out there. It links directly to your Google+ and adding people to a group Messenger is as easy as inviting someone in your circles. There is one hole in an otherwise perfect program, though, as XDA Senior Member AbsolutZeroGI says: One massive, gaping problem, though, is no...