Do you remember Lucid Launcher? We featured this indie launcher a few weeks ago right here on the XDA Portal. XDA Senior Member powerpoint45 made a video series detailing its creation. And then on Valentine’s Day, the developer decided to update the application and add some love in the form of a few new features. The application also changed its status from alpha to beta, so it should be considerably more stable.
Not too long ago, XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework (thread) was updated to add support for several new platforms. Among those to benefit were MIUI users. With version 2.3, anyone running a MIUI ROM based on Android 4.0 or later could access the almost endless tweaks housed within the hundreds of Xposed modules currently available. Naturally, however, not every available module works perfectly on dramatically different ROMs such as ones based on MIUI.
When we use our devices these days, we look for ease of access to our data, and a high level of responsiveness when we try to access said information. Here at XDA, we have seen numerous options when it comes to launching apps quickly and switching between them.We have introduced you tofloating navigational buttons and floating settings . Not that long ago, we featured an app that allows you to control a lot of features of your device called Floating Toucher.
Here on the XDA Portal, we normally don’t talk about applications developed by large corporate developers. We instead prefer focusing on the impressive development works created by our own community members (especially of the open source variety), as these creations demonstrate that when passion and dedication combine, greatness is sure to follow. That said, we make some exceptions every now and then when well warranted. Recently, Google released a couple of waves of updates for their first party Android apps. Now, Microsoft is making a rather large splash of its own on the Android platform with its free remote desktop client for Android (and iOS).
There are plenty of Xposed modules out there. Their purposes range widely from adding previously device-specific functionality to patching bugs, and everything in between. This is, of course, all made possible by XDA Recognized Developer rovo89‘s fantastic Xposed Framework (thread) . The framework allows developers to create a module APK that is able to make a modification at runtime, while leaving original files intact. Both a boost in ease-of-use and user safety, Xposed makes device modification into a click and reboot affair.
Google has recently released Android 4.3 for Google Play Edition Galaxy S4 and HTC One Android smartphones. Well, one of the easter egg that came out of that is the Android 4.3 PhotoSphere camera.
Luckily, it turns out that this camera app works wonders on other Android devices such as Note 2, Nexus 4, etc…etc… and gives you the same Android 4.3 camera!
The popular iOS game Clash of Clans has finally made its way to Android.
Just like the iOS version, the game lets you build your clan and battle other players online, all for free.
Clash of Clans is a strategy game that lets you build your settlement from a village to a fortress, create clans with other players, and battle online.
Media players are pretty much a dime a dozen on the Android platform. Since there are so many different options, there are dozens of legitimately good choices, all offering some kind of new organization or visualization feature aimed at making it stand out from the rest. Cloud-enabled media players, however, are slightly more scarce.