I used to check XDA more than I checked the news. It was an obsession. Lately I’ve definitely been going less often and to check if it was me or everyone I checked their Alexa ranking and noticed that they’re actually on the rise. Here’s my deal: Windows Mobile is at the end of its life so there’s less development for it. Also, with a 1ghz chip and Sense there’s less tweaking involved anyway so I’m not crying over the performance of my HD2 so having another tip calculator or whatnot isn’t such a big deal as it was when I was trying to get a 500mhz chip to perform like a Snapdragon.

Well XDA started off as a WM forum and opened up to Android and if I had to bet, it’s the Android community that’s driving the rise in XDA. Makes sense as there’s a relatively new platform and it’s open to tweaking so that’s the place to go to. And as more people go Android, there’s more demand for things like unlocking that XDA is known for.

Anyway, enough of me and enough speculation. Do you visit XDA routinely? More or less than the past? And note your platform if it’s correlated .


  1. As a windows mobile user I definitely visit the site alot less than I used to. At the start of the year I was visiting XDA about 10 times a day at least but now I don’t visit it but maybe once every two weeks.

  2. Still visit the site(and read their RSS feed) every day for my Windows Mobile goodies. I have about three dozen links that I visit; daily, weekly or occasionally, depending on their relevance to my current setup. In the past couple weeks I have found; Checklist – a really good, bit simple, checklist app, KeypadLEDControl – to keep my Tilt2’s hard buttons lit whenever my screen is turned on, Mute4 – an app to put your phone in silent or vibrate mode for a set period of time, along with a few other staples like; S2U2, ZoomBarPlus, IMDb Mobile (updated), etc. If WM is dead, some of the great developers at XDA have not gotten the memo.

    To your point DavidK, Android is having an ever increasing presence at XDA now that several new forums have been created. I would estimate about 30% of the front page activity is focused on Android, which still leaves plenty of pertinent WM and WP news.

  3. I visit it every month or so, to download the newest version of my ROM. I don’t read the front page much. I just have the forums bookmarked.

  4. I used to go everyday when I was on WinMo 6.5 with my Fuze. Now that I’m on Android, I find that I visit far less frequently.

  5. I still check out the Rhodium forum from time to time to follow the android development. But now that I’m using an iPhone 4, I just open up Rock or Cydia and call it a day :)

  6. i used to go alot more when i first discovered it with my fuze, once i had gotten my tilt2, i just went to download energyroms then current offering and occasionaly went back to see if there was anything amazing i was missing on my tilt2 (never really found anything either) but now that ive got an Aria i may be back to see what all this rooting hubub is about, in the end, XDA diversified and even though it may have lost a few fanboys by allowing android in, they made up the loss and then some.. clearly.

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