· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm · 1 comment

Leaked Galaxy S6 Apps Hit the Forums

XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread:     The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...

· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:31 pm · 1 comment

Which App for iPhone Do You Wish Was on Android?

Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.

· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:18 pm

Hundreds of Free Apps On The Amazon App Store

The Amazon App Store has started a huge sale, 365 apps are now available at a discounted price including 145 which are currently free. With no indication of how long this sale will last it's definitely worth a look sooner rather than later.

· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:04 pm

Fix Untinted Recent Panels on Lollipop

Panels in the redesigned recent apps screens are tinted based on the app's colors, but many don't use this feature yet. XDA Recognized Developer MohammadAG wrote Tinted Recent Panels to fix untinted panels by extracting the color from apps' icons. Check it out!

· Feb 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Cardboard Apps Suite Expands with Three New Additions

Google's cheaper take on a VR, platform Cardboard, has seen tremendous adoption rates, but the number of apps for it remain severely limited. Today however, is a good day for Cardboard enthusiasts as three new VR apps have made their way to the Play Store: Seene, Titans of Space and WAA!

· Feb 27, 2015 at 11:44 am · 1 comment

Console OS Brings Android to Your PC

Android was always considered as a mobile operating system. While phones and tablets are over 95% of devices running Android, developers put lots of effort to make Google's OS available for other platforms. You've probably heard of Bluestacks, which brings the Android world to PCs, Macs and TVs. The American company is just one of the many brands that ports the Android OS to personal computers. In June 2014, the Console OS team launched its Kickstarter campaign for a system that...

· Feb 27, 2015 at 11:38 am

ChromeOS Replaces Launcher Icon with Search Icon

The latest ChromeOS build on the dev channel brings an unusual change to the dock, with the traditional launcher icon being replaced by a search icon. One of the Chromium developers states that the change is to reflect the experimental app launcher more focused on search, and can be reverted by disabling the flag.

· Feb 27, 2015 at 11:04 am

Galaxy S6 Earbuds Pictured in Latest Leak

With images of the Galaxy S6 and the S6 Edge having leaked extensively, all that remains is the unveiling itself. While new leaks of the same content may not pique our interest, all things S6 haven't been revealed yet and today, two days away from MWC, images of the device's earbuds surfaced.

· Feb 27, 2015 at 10:41 am · no comments

Design Woes: Can We Get What We Want?

There are many things to love about the mobile industry, and when it comes to Android, I think one of them is that there's something for just about everyone. The OEMs of today cover many different demographics for those that want this, or that. And things like a phone's design aren't excluded either - but what I think is really interesting about this last bit is just how apparent the different approaches are. I'm not just talking about the aesthetics,...

· Feb 27, 2015 at 10:30 am

VLC Beta Testing Goes Live, Material Design Build Appears

Videolabs, the company behind the popular video player, VLC, has started beta testing builds of the Android VLC app through a Google+ community, with the first beta version already packing a Material Design overhaul and other UI tweaks such as pull-to-refresh in place of the refresh button.

· Feb 27, 2015 at 09:00 am

Pocket Watch Smartphone to Début At MWC

A company from California has designed a round smartphone that looks like a pocket watch. The Runcible will debut at the Mobile World Congress next week. The device features a camera, LTE, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, but will however run Firefox OS meaning HTML5 apps only for now.  

· Feb 27, 2015 at 06:00 am · no comments

MWC Announcements, FCC Rules on Net Neutrality – XDA TV

The FCC has ruled on Net Neutrality! That and much more news is covered by Jordan when he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week's news is the announcement of the Pebble Time Kickstarter and be sure to stay tuned for even more mobile world congress announcements! That's not all that's covered in today's video! Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA TV. XDA TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday...

· Feb 27, 2015 at 04:21 am

Developer Economics Report: Mobile Dev Trends

VisionMobile's 8th edition of Developer Economics: State of the Developer Nation was released this month and it touched on some interesting topics surrounding the mobile world. Apple vs. Android programming, Swift adoption, who's after the money, cross platform and The Internet of Things all show up. Take a peek!

· Feb 27, 2015 at 03:55 am

Silent Circle Buys Out Geeksphone

Blackphone, first released back in June 2014, was designed to provide maximum encryption and other security features. One of the two producers behind the project, Silent Circle, has announced that it will be buying out its hardware partner and taking over 100% ownership of the company.