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...
BBC Olympics on any Android, more Jelly Bean Alphas, and User Switching on Jelly Bean ROMs – XDA Developer TV
Today, Jordan talks about some exciting and important news from the XDA Portal. Jordan talks about the ability to install the BBC Olympics Application anywhere in the world. Jordan mentions XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler‘s Google Accessory Development Kit (ADK) 2012 unboxing video and other XDA Developer TV videos.
In CyanogenMod 10 news, Jordan mentions the alpha release for the seven Xperia devices. Also, in Jelly Bean news, the GSM EVO 3D, Xperia Play and Optimus GT540 get Android 4.1. Jordan talks about profile switching for Jelly Bean article as well.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Jelly Bean for the GSM EVO 3D, Xperia Play and Optimus GT540
- CM10 Alpha Builds for 7 Xperia Devices
- Get the Official BBC Olympic App Outside the UK
- Switch User Profiles on Jelly Bean
- Keep Your Phone Awake with SmartStay Ex – XDA Developers TV
- Keep the Triangle Away with TriangleAway – XDA Developer TV
- Google Accessory Development Kit (ADK) 2012 Unboxed the XDA Way – XDA Developer TV
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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...