Nokia X gets rooted bringing custom ROM and Google Services

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One of the best things about Android is the customisation options available. So when the Nokia X was announced only for it to be confirmed there would be no Google services integration, developers everywhere simply took that as a challenge. Nokia still make arguably the best hardware out of all ...

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Google VP dishes on future of Chromecast

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Google’s Chromecast device has started off modestly, with approved service providers slowly being added since it’s launch earlier this year. According to an interview of Google VP of Product Management Mario Queiroz on Gigaom, 2014 is going to be the year for Chromecast to grow. The ...

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Amazon: Developers seeing significant benefits in Amazon Coins

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Mobile app developers love Amazon Coins and the virtual currency system, says a new Amazon blog post. In the few months since the introduction, developers are seeing benefits (read: revenue) in using the Coins. Noteworthy stats: In the last two weeks of May alone, more than 100 million Coins ...

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NVIDIA releases SHIELD open source materials and recovery image

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Devs, start your engines. NVIDIA has officially released both the open source materials and data, as well as the recovery image, for SHIELD. According to NVIDIA, this gaming system should have developers licking their chops, touting dev-friendly features such as: World-class Tegra 4 development ...

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Steve “Cyanogen” Kondik confirms bootloader is locked on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S4

According to Steve Kondik in a recent Google+ update, the AT&T Galaxy S4 is confirmed to have a locked bootloader. In his post, he states: Yep, it’s confirmed. The AT&T S4 authenticates the recovery and boot images before executing them. I can’t see what AT&T has to ...

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Factory Android 4.2.2 images now available for Nexus devices

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Been dying for that update to Android 4.2.2? Over at Google Developers, they’ve released the factory images for: Nexus 4 Nexus 7 (Wfi and 3G) Nexus 10 GSM Galaxy Nexus (yakju and takju only) The images, as always, flash everything back to stock, vanilla Android, so be aware of that fact. ...

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Dropbox Sync API released to developers

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For those of you not familiar with Dropbox… well, you might want to get outside every once in awhile. The service provides cloud hosting for your files, and makes them available on mobile and desktop devices. Now, imagine that you’re trying to download a large file on your mobile ...

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Google I/O 2013 to be held May 15-17 in San Francisco

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If you’re a Google developer, engineer, or just a superfan, you know that Google I/O is the place to be. Google’s Vic Gundotra has just announced that the 2012 Google I/O conference will take place on May 15-17 in San Francisco, CA, at the Moscone West. The conference, while held ...

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Verizon Samsung Galaxy S III to come in “developer edition” for $599, comes with unlockable bootloader

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Now that Verizon has admitted that their iteration of the Samsung Galaxy S III will come with a locked bootloader, there are a lot of users that are very upset… and for good reason. A locked bootloader means saying goodbye to most of the aspects of Android that give it the open source ...

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Android 4.1 Jelly Bean SDK now available for download

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Now that Google I/O is in full swing and Jelly Bean (Android 4.1) has been announced, the next step is to see some development. In keeping with this, Google has released the SDK to developers worldwide. The official release won’t come until July, but you can hit up the SDK right now. ...

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Evernote opens up 2nd annual Devcup competition

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I doubt there’s any developer (or any one, for that matter) that wouldn’t mind some extra money. To that end, I present to you Evernote’s second annual Devcup competition, put together by Evernote to encourage brainstorming and development using Evernote’s own API, with ...

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Galaxy S II on T-Mobile overclocked to 1.8GHz

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Love your T-Mo Galaxy S II, or simply green with envy at those who have one? Well, prepare to either fall further in love or turn a darker shade of green, as the GS II on T-Mobile has gotten some overclock love… 1.8GHz worth, to be exact. The CPU in the T-Mo SGS2 is a... Read More

Samsung Galaxy Nexus gets rooted, ready for developer onslaught

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The Samsung Galaxy Nexus is all the rage right now, and everyone knows it. Now, thanks to the infamous Paul O’Brien, this little gem has root access ready and waiting the second it hits your hot little hands. According to Paul, the genius headmaster behind MoDaCo, he’s got a root ...

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First Custom ROM Available for the XOOM!

Well it’s been quite a wait, but finally the first custom ROM for the Motorola Xoom is available.  You’ll have to head over at the XDA developers forum to grab it – thank member bigrushdog while you’re there. Team Tiamat (the same guys that brought us those blistering ...

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Android 3.1 SDK Overview

Google I/O is going strong, especially with all the awesome Android news that has been announced. Amidst all the excitement and sessions, Google has unleashed the Android 3.1 SDK, giving devs access to some exciting new functionality.  Read on after the break to find out more.

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