Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean Source Code Released to AOSP!
The time we have all been waiting for is finally upon us. As announced by Android’s “Open-Source Tech Dude” Jean-Baptiste Queru, source code for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has been released to the Android Open Source Project. This comes a mere two weeks after Google unveiled the new operating system during the first day’s keynote at Google I/O 2012.
While there have been various ports of Google’s latest that have appeared throughout the forums on various devices, full source code release gives developers the tools they need to get cracking on crafting truly fantastic Jelly Bean releases. However, we must ask that users refrain from harassing their favorite developers about when the source-built goods will arrive.
Get in on the discussion in our forums and in the official Google Groups thread. If you’re a ROM developer, fire up that Internet connection and download the source! And if you’re looking to build on a Nexus device, make sure to head to the Google Developers page for the required binaries.[Thanks to XDA Recognized Developers febycv and cdesai for the tip!]
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Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.