Android and openness is something we talk about all the time, but the recent developments in the industry point towards inherent flaws with this very premise. Be it from bloggers, political institutions or corporations, Android is seemingly not open enough. The “War on Openness” is ironically becoming an open war, where many players are increasing their stakes and scope to try and land a bigger hold - or at the very least, restrict Google’s - on what is the world’s...
3 Second Call Silence in Gingerbread Fix!
Are you happy with your Gingerbread device? Everything on it works perfectly? It’s your pride and joy and you’d never give it up for the world? This is what everyone thinks about any piece of technology they own, until something goes wrong. The “thing” going wrong for a lot of people recently is an audio cut out within the first 3 seconds of answering a call from a friend.
This can be extremely frustrating. Everyone hates having to repeat themselves, especially with something as simple as “hello”. But thanks to XDA member j4n87, who has kindly discovered a fix floating around XDA and has linked everyone, you can rid your Gingerbread device of this painfully annoying issue.
Originally posted by j4n87
Finally a fix for 2-3 call delay!
When you call someone, your call partner can’t hear you for the first 2-3 seconds…so mostly your “Hello…” gets lost.
Thought that was only an issue, related to the hd2 users running android…but it seems a general gingerbread issue for various devices.
Edit: Thanks to XDA member jyxent, there is a patch for the ones who were having trouble with this fix.
The libaudio fix linked to was for the wonk on the Nexus One. The libaudio library is hardware specific and may cause issues on other devices that don’t share the same processor.
I’ve submitted a patch to gerrit that helps with the call delay here:
Thank you jyxent for letting us know!
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
Smartphone cameras have advanced so tremendously over the past few years that they have almost completely replaced point and shoot digital cameras for the most of us. Furthermore, since our smartphones are always with us, the majority of us end up taking tons of photos throughout the lifespan of our devices. But what happens to all the old photos you take? Do you store them on an external hard-drive or keep them backed up to an online cloud service like Flickr? Let us know what your favorite way of storing old photos is and why.
Before the release of Android 5.0 Lollipop, the Holo Design guidelines served as the official reference for Android design, right from IceCream Sandwich to KitKat. However, updates to the guidelines were few and far between, leading to a lack of synchronization between Android design and current UI/UX trends. Google seems to have learned from their mistake the last time around, and earlier this week, a significant update was released for the Material Design guidelines, marking the second revision in less...