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...
AOSP ROM for the Verizon Samsung Fascinate
Anyone on a Fascinate can proceed to thanking jt1134, birdman, and many others for working on AOSP for the Fascinate. The ROM is in Alpha at the moment but is making progress. Currently, it is close to a daily driver with the following working features:
- SMS Both Ways
- Calls Outgoing & Incoming (for the most part)
- WiFi Tether
- Camera works (Black and White preview only but works)
This ROM is not fully done, so please don’t report any issues to the developers as they know what is and isn’t working. That is the main reason the thread for the ROM is locked. Use at your own risk as this ROM is in its Alpha stage. We hope you enjoy this ROM in all of its AOSP goodness, be sure to check out the ROM thread!
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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...