· May 19, 2015 at 03:37 pm

Switcheroo Returns To Kickstarter

When Switcheroo first launched as a way of controlling any device from your mobile on kickstarter, it became apparent that people wished to see an API and an open source app  available before pre-ordering. Good news! The Kickstarter has returned complete with all of these.

· May 19, 2015 at 03:20 pm

Tweets Now Appear In Mobile Search Results

Google has brought Tweets to Google Search on mobile devices. Now when you search on the Google app or any browser on your phone or tablet, you can find real-time content from Twitter in the search results. Likewise, searches in the Google app will result in relevant Twitter cards being shown.

· May 19, 2015 at 03:09 pm · 2 comments

YotaPhone 2 Available for Pre-order

The YotaPhone 2 has just appeared on Indiegogo for the exceptional price of $525 including shipping, which is expected to occur during this August. The highly-anticipated phone has already raised $70,000 from 142 people, smashing the fundraising goal of $50,000 which at this point we can only presume was an arbitrary figure. The device itself is most definitely an impressive piece of kit, it is claimed to feature a battery life of up to 100 hours using the E-ink display on...

· May 19, 2015 at 02:29 pm

MS Office Hits Google Play (Beta Testing Community)

Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point are now officially available on Android! The open beta is being run through Google's standard app testing program, so you'll need to become a tester through the Google Plus community first, but the process is painless and brings native docx support without relying on Google Drive.


· May 19, 2015

Astronaut Theme

This minimalist theme proves that more colors is not necessarily better. Very balanced colors, black and white tones and space motives make the creation of XDA Forum Member khiwendz really great. Test it on every device with CM12 based ROMs.

· May 19, 2015

Kernel Adiutor Updated to With Major Features

Kernel Adiutor is an application by XDA Recognized Developer Grarak to manage your kernel parameters. Its latest update brings thermal, thunderplug and thundercharge controls, as well as backup/flash options. Make sure to check it out!

· May 19, 2015 at 01:31 pm

Nubia Z9 Mini Black Available On Amazon.in For Rs. 16,999

The ZTE Nubia Z9 Mini is now available for purchase exclusively on Amazon.in after its official launch in the Indian market. The phone features the Snapdragon 615 processor, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage with micro sd expansion, and runs ZTE's nubia UI 2.8 on Android 5.0. It is priced for Rs. 16,999 ($265).

· May 19, 2015 at 01:26 pm

Whatsapp Could Feature Business-To-Consumer Chats

Facebook's Chief Financial Officer, David Wehner, has revealed a way Facebook may tap its $22 billion investment in the long term. He reveals that enabling B2C messaging has good business potential for Facebook Messenger, and if things work out, these may extend on to Whatsapp in the future. Read on for more!

· May 19, 2015 at 09:44 am · 1 comment

Upcoming ZenFone 2 Review Thoughts, Questions For You!

When I first covered the ZenFone 2's unveiling event, I was surprised to see such a compelling package for what seemed like such an affordable price. This, in addition to some reasons I will explain in short, led me to purchase the device, but not for myself (the phone will go to a lucky family member back in my country that I have yet to pick), and more so for XDA.     In this editorial I want to shine a light upon...

· May 19, 2015 at 08:12 am

Xperia Z1 Compact Available for $329.99

The Sony Xperia Z1 Compact is still a decent choice for those of you looking for a smaller phone with good hardware specs and continuous firmware support. Sony has lowered the price of its phone from $549.99 to $329.99 so head over to the Sony store website to check it out!

· May 19, 2015 at 06:30 am · 1 comment

Change Battery Saver Warning Color – XDA Xposed Tuesday

With all the tasks we ask of our smartphones, sometimes there isn’t enough battery to get through the day. That’s alright because Lollipop has a battery saver mode. When you are on that mode the notification bars change to orange. What if you want a different color? In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that enables you to change the battery saver warning color. XDA Forum Member TheFragen created the module Remove...

· May 19, 2015

Play Midnight For Google Play Music

This Chrome extension styles Google Play Music to more eye-friendly, darker colors. The latest update also features Material Design on top of the dark layouts, with more accent choices and even a Firefox add-on coming soon!

· May 19, 2015

Google Maps v9.9 APK

The latest version of Google Maps has brought the map application on par with the design guidelines followed in other Google apps by adding support for the translucent status bar. You need to be on Lollipop to see the new cosmetic changes in action.

· May 19, 2015 at 04:04 am

Recovery Mode Available for a Range of Unlocked Xperias

Sony expanded its recovery program to include more devices. From now on users of unlocked Xperia Z1, Z1 Compact, Z Ultra, T2 Ultra, T3, M2 and E3 devices can use the modified bootloader to "add" the recovery partition. Definitely a nice move by Sony. More info in the announcement.

· May 19, 2015 at 02:45 am

TWRP on OnePlus One to Support Qualcomm Encryption

TeamWin member and XDA Senior Recognized Developer Dees_Troy announced on his Google+ page that TWRP for OnePlus One now supports Qualcomm encryption, which offers a better performance than the AOSP one. Upcoming builds of TWRP will have the support of the new encryption method, so be on the look out.