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...
Android 2.3.4-Based CyanogenMod 7 Nightlies Make Their Way to the Samsung Galaxy S i9000
Are you a Samsung Galaxy S i9000 owner looking for some oh-so-sweet Android 2.3.4 goodness wrapped in CyanogenMod 7 packaging? Well, thanks to XDA forum member codeworkx and the rest of the SGS CM7 team, you can now give this a try. According to the developer, the features of this nightly release are:
- android 2.3.4
- nexus s kernel changes (gpu, usb accessory, display panel reset)
- new gpu drivers
- changes on autobrightness
- backlight notification.
While feature packed, this release may not quite be ready for general consumption. As such, the following warning has been included: This release contains a lot of bugs and is purposed for testing only. It’s not ready for daily use! Don’t flash this rom if you aren’t able to solve some problems without our help. If the prospect of Android 2.3.4 tickles your fancy and you’re not afraid of getting your hands dirty with a little bit of troubleshooting, make sure to continue on to the update post. While you are at it, you may want to read up on the ROM’s status in the original post.[Thanks Michi for the tip.]
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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...