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Install the Google Play Store on Windows 11 with this Windows Subsystem for Android hack

The new Windows Subsystem for Android is designed to let you run Android apps on Windows 11 computers. The official way to get apps is through the Microsoft Store and/or Amazon Appstore. Unofficially you can sideload apps from any source (we have a guide for doing that). But what if you want to install the […]

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Windows 10 Mobile phones get unofficial Google Mobile Services (updated)

In an attempt to get more developers to release apps for Windows, Microsoft did something unusual with Windows 10: the company offered tools that make it easy for iOS, Android, and web app developers to convert their existing apps into Universal Windows apps that can be submitted to the Windows Store. That wouldn’t really help users […]

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Turning the Nokia X into a standard Android phone (with root)

The Nokia X line of smartphones run a heavily modified version of Google Android with Nokia’s own app store and user interface and a mix of Nokia and Microsoft apps and services instead of Google’s. But under the hood it’s running the same Android code as millions of other phones and tablets, so it’s not […]

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Lilbits (10-15-2013): Kindle Fire HDX torn apart, Angry Birds still angry

Amazon’s Kindle Fire tablets aren’t necessarily meant to be hacked, upgraded, or repaired by customers. They’re basically cheap tablets with good screens and decent performance designed to get you to buy more content from Amazon’s digital music, movie, book, and app stores. But Amazon’s tablets do have a track record of being pretty easy to root, install […]

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CyanogenMod 10.2 nightlies arrive, along with updated gApps, ClockworkMod Recovery builds

It’s a big week for unofficial Android updates. The CyanogenMod team has started releasing nightly builds of CM10.2 for a handful of phones and tablets. Developer Koushik Dutta is updating his ClockworkMod Recovery tools for a number of Android devices. And there are new versions of the Google Apps available for custom ROM users running […]