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...
Baviux For Android – Danger: Flashbacks to Childhood Guaranteed
Over the last couple of years, we have seen several retro type games that can take us back to when we were younger. These games can range anywhere from 80’s style arcade games to board games as well as a few others. However, this handheld marvel that used to amuse us for several hours is a first on Android. XDA member pep_dj has recreated that little water filled toy that was filled with small rings or balls that you had to get on certain places of its enclosed little playing field. You would essentially accomplish this by using a button, which would inject a stream of air, mixing everything in the process. This was on top of a lot of tilting and turning upside down of the toy. If you just remembered what I am talking about, then you will get teary eyes when you watch the demo video that the dev has put up.
The game is still being developed but seems rather stable so far. However, the dev is looking for some feedback whether it be bugs or simply suggestions. Please give this a shot and let us know what you think.
The game is simple, but fun. It’s like the water games we played when we were kids.
You can find more information in the game thread.
Want something published in the Portal? Contact any News Writer.
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...