The Android 4.4 update has started rolling out to the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10 tablets around the world. But if your tablet has yet to receive the update, then don’t despair — we’ve got a quick walkthrough that’ll get you updated in a few minutes, assuming you’ve got a little experience with a command line. Continue Reading
After a limited European rollout two weeks ago, UK devices are now getting the latest update
We all know Nexus 5.. We all know how cool it is.. how cool KitKat is… And we’ve all notice the transparent status bar and buttons. But since we’ve all got phone with the home, menu, back, etc. buttons not on on our screen (almost all), We’ve got you here a guide for making your status bar transparent. A bit of editing in your SystemUI.apk and you’re done. This guide is simple and easy to follow and you’ll love the Nexus feel for sure. So here you go:
As soon as the LG-built Google Nexus 4 received the oh-so-tasty Android 4.4 KitKat goods, we knew it wouldn’t be too long before its sibling device, the LG Optimus G, also was given an unofficial taste. Now, XDA Recognized Contributor houstonn has created an early, yet highly functional port of Google’s latest and greatest for the device.
A couple of days ago, we talked about how you could get some of the KitKat goodies on your Jelly Bean device, thanks to some APKs that were extracted once the Nexus 5 factory images were released. While it is obviously preferable to have the real thing, these KitKat apps are the next best thing if you are on a device without a stable KitKat build—well, other than learning how to build from source and creating a port for your own device yourself.
This ROM is in early developmental stage.
Everything that is included works perfectly fine.
But since this ROM almost just launched, it lacks some features.
They will be added when they are stable enough.
Over the last few years, we have seen a plethora of camera applications that allow you to add the most interesting looking effects to your pictures without much of an issue. Things like the Sony Xperia Z1′s ability to add Augmented Reality effects to the pictures, HDR, 3D pictures (on the HTC EVO 3D and LG Optimus 3D), and good ol’ Photosphere are among some of the most commonly seen effects in the Android world. (And yes, I intentionally left Instagram out of the list. Sorry, but applying a filter to make all your pictures look “old” and sepia-toned does not make you a professional photographer. :p). However as time goes by, people get bored, and they need to try new and somewhat innovative concepts that allow them to do more fun stuff with their camera. Lo and behold, XDA Forum
For most of us, Google’s Play Store is something that we take for granted. It’s installed by default on most devices, and seems to be updated automatically every now and again, but that’s not the case for everyone.
We all knew that the Google Nexus 5 would be rooted as soon as users and developers started getting their hands on the device. And now, that time has come. XDA Elite Recognized Developer Chainfire recently received his unit, and we can all guess what happened next. So if you’re lucky enough to already have your own, or even if yours is simply on the way, good things are in store for you. Continue Reading
As soon as we broke the news that the Samsung Galaxy Nexus would not be receiving the Android 4.4 awesome-sauce, we knew it was only a matter of time before the dedicated developers here would bring us some KitKat-flavored alternatives. Now, the time is here, and there are two functional, albeit not perfect, builds available for the popular maguro. Continue Reading