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Xperia S AOSP Binaries, Boot to Gecko on Motorola Defy, Nokia, Windows Phone 8 and Motorola Event Highlights – XDA Developer TV

This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan returns to cover all the news you need to know to keep you updated. Jordan talks about the highlights from the Nokia and Windows Phone Event and Motorola Event. Jordan mentions the other great videos released this week from other...

How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 2: Using OAuth – XDA Developer TV

We recently began a series showing you around Windows Phone application creation. Part One talked about using NuGet. Now, XDA Developer TV Lance is here to start you off by showing you how to use OAuth. OAuth is a security method used to ensure a secure connection to an API using a third party service.  Did...

How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 1: Using NuGet – XDA Developer TV

If you are an avid viewer of XDA Developer TV, you know that we have been releasing some videos regarding building apps for the Android operating system. Also, according to a recent article, Windows Phone market share has grown from 1.6% to 2.7% over the past year. With that phenomenal growth in mind, we present our...

The Smartphone: Cornerstone of Democratic Society?

Here at XDA, we tend to use the Portal to help you discover some of the amazing development that goes on which you may not have noticed. On this occasion, we're going to take a quick deviation from this to bring you some thoughts on the impact that smartphones have had on wider society, outwith...

Nokia Lumia 800 Gets First Custom ROM!

A while back, we told you about the Lumia 710 getting its first custom ROM. Well today we have even bigger news: the Nokia Lumia 800 (the 710's more expensive sibling) has received its first custom ROM, courtesy of XDA Forum Member lucifer3006. Known as RainbowMod and based off of Windows Phone 7.10.8773.98 (Tango), the...

What to Expect in Windows Phone 8 Apollo: Official Update

Windows Phone fans, if you think Windows Phone 7.5 Mango was awesome, wait till you see what Microsoft has in store for you in the next major update of their smartphone operating system - Apollo! The folks at PocketNow got their hands on a video hosted by Windows Phone Manager and Microsoft Senior Vice President...

Is this a Windows Phone from Sony?

Despite their many efforts, Sony has never been especially popular in the Android world. They have some very nice looking devices, but they have never been able to achieve the popularity of HTC, Samsung, or Motorola with their Android offerings. With that in mind, Sony has been branching out in an attempt to gain some...

Third Party Windows Phone Apps Now Have Full SkyDrive Access

One of the major points of contention that Android users tend to hold over the heads of all the other platforms is the glory of "The Cloud". It's not for nothing, Google's plan to make your mobile experience almost completely reliant on the combination of an Internet connection and their services yields some pretty great results. I...

Run Windows Phone 7 in any Browser

It's easy to develop a sort of tunnel vision when it comes to your phone. You make that purchase, and you need to justify the experience sometimes by defending that choice against an alternative. When you see something that you like, it might even be visually appealing enough to cause that twinge of jealousy, it's...