· Apr 14, 2015 at 12:08 pm · no comments

What’s Your Ideal Homescreen Grid Size?

Although most Android phones are set up with a 4x4 homescreen grid size, custom launchers allow us to change that to whatever we feel more comfortable with. But how many of you actually change the grid size? Let us know what your ideal grid size for your homescreen is and why!
· Apr 14, 2015 at 11:24 am · 3 comments

OxygenOS Kernel Source Released

The kernel is the central part of an operating system, and is basically a program that serves as an interface between the applications you run and your hardware (including the memory which softwares need to run, disk or network access and so on). The Linux kernel is one of the most popular, and is what Android uses and comes with (with some modifications). Linux is also open source and is released under the GNU GPL v2, which among other things,...

· Apr 14, 2015 at 11:10 am

Galaxy S6 Edge: Samsung’s Most Expensive Build To Date

As build quality increases, so too does cost; Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge is more expensive for the company to produce than the iPhone 6+, owing largely to the custom CPU and curved display. Read on for the complete "bill of materials" estimate, and let the speculation about R&D costs and net profits commence.

· Apr 14, 2015 at 11:00 am · 1 comment

Tycho & Project Fi: Google’s Wireless Dream

Google's mobile carrier is not rumored to launch in the US until next month, but like all projects of its size and breadth, the Mobile Virtual Network Operator is finding it difficult to stay in the shadows. In January, The Wall Street Journal set the stage of anticipation with rumors that Google Nova subscribers will be able to hot-swap between WiFi, Sprint and T-Mobile signals for improved coverage. Since then, we have heard Sundar Pichai confirm Nova's existence at Mobile World Congress,...


· Apr 14, 2015 at 10:35 am

Android 5.1.0_r5 Available to Sync

The development of Android 5.1 is still ongoing. Google has just pushed a new revision of its operating system. The list of changes is still unknown, but hopefully some of the most annoying flaws have been fixed. If you are a developer, you can start the code merge now.

· Apr 14, 2015 at 10:22 am

Nexus 4 Receives Official Android 5.1, OTA Captured

The Nexus 4 has finally received its share of the latest dessert treat from Google in the form of the 175MB LMY470 build which updates it to Android 5.1. If you cannot wait for the update to reach officially, you can sideload it through the captured OTA present in XDA Recognized Contributor oldblue910's archive thread.

· Apr 14, 2015 at 10:10 am · 4 comments

Major Update to Opera Mini

Opera comes in two main flavors for Android: Opera browser and Opera Mini. The latter is a great choice for users with slow connections or limited bandwidth, as it greatly compresses data (more aggressively than Opera browser's Turbo mode). You can easily save up to 90% of your bandwidth without any major differences for most websites. Opera Mini basically works by having Opera's server act as a proxy between you and the websites you're visiting. It then strips out information...

· Apr 14, 2015 at 09:46 am

Humble Mobile Bundle 11: 2 New Games!

Skullpogo and Oh My Giraffe are the latest two additions to the 11th Humble Mobile Bundle. You can now get 8 full games for less than $5. This bundle runs for one more week, until April 20.

· Apr 14, 2015

New Quote Tweets Now on Android

Twitter's revamped quote Tweet feature, which embeds the Tweet you're retweeting instead of including it in plain text, is now rolling out on Android. This also saves valuable space to write your own comments, instead of having the quote take up precious characters.

· Apr 14, 2015

New York Times Gets Material Design

The New York Times app has received a semi-Material overhaul, complete with a hamburger icon, lots of whitespace and a cleaner layout. In addition to the design, the app now has a night reading mode, new widgets and better notifications.

· Apr 14, 2015 at 07:00 am · 3 comments

ChromePie for Android Lollipop – XDA Xposed Tuesday

One of the great features of Android is the Pie Control menus you can get with Xposed modules and other manners. To get the Pie controls in Chrome there was a module called ChromePie. ChromePie didn’t work with Android 5.x Lollipop, until now. In this episode of XDA Xposed Tuesday, XDA TV Producer TK reviews an Xposed Module that adds the pie controls to Chrome. XDA Forum Member JT5 offers up the ChromePie module. TK shows off the module and...

· Apr 14, 2015 at 06:11 am

Google Publishes Material Design Spec Update

Google is constantly trying to refine their Material Design, which was arguably one of the best Android developments of 2014. The updated spec sheet should help developers and designers create better looking apps by refining and adding new sections - including proper guidance on the inconsistent FABs!

· Apr 14, 2015 at 04:09 am

Cyanogen OS 12S OTA for OnePlus One Captured

Cyanogen Inc. has finally released the 12S ROM for OnePlus One. If you haven't received the notification already, XDA Senior Member James1o1o managed to capture the update and upload it to an external hosting service. Grab the ZIP file and flash it through the recovery.

· Apr 13, 2015 at 11:14 pm

OnePlus One Receiving Cyanogen OS 12 OTA

The rollout for the Cyanogen OS 12 update has finally begun, bringing Lollipop to OnePlus One users worldwide. The update provides a sweet material design as well as extra theming features (including a new App Themer), and it also brings forth Cyanogen's new e-mail client. Click here to read more!