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...
All In One Guide to ADB
XDA member Adrynalyne recently did a workshop on irc.freenode.net #android-learning on ADB, XDA News Writer/Moderator (Me) Captainkrtek formatted the IRC Log to a usable guide. The guide covers everything the average user would need to know and how to use ADB enough to get off the ground running. The guide, which can be found here, it is quite extensive in what topics it covers, such as:
- Setup and Installation of the Android SDK and ADB
- Using ADB
- Setting up your phone for ADB
- Working with Applications in ADB
- Pushing and Pulling files
- Deleting Files
- And tips and tricks along the way
So, if you’re new to Android Development and want to learn more then we suggest checking out the guide. Thanks Adrynalyne!
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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...