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...
Check Out our Holiday Gift Guide for 2012!
We’re nearing the end of 2012, and you know what that means: The Holiday Season is right around the corner! While you may find yourself with a few unfashionable sweaters, a tie you’ll never wear, and some unwanted fruit cake at the end of the season, we know what you’re really after—mobile technology. Don’t worry, though. We’re here to help you pick out something nice for yourself and your technologically-inclined loved ones.
In order to help you pick between some of the fantastic options, we’ve put together a Holiday Gift Guide with what we consider to be some of the best tech toys of 2012. In our guide, we cover what we consider to be the best Android Apps, OEM, “Other” Device, Windows Phone, Android Phone, and Android Tablet of the year. And given that this is XDA-Developers, we even covered the most hackable Android phones and Tablets of the year.
What are you waiting for? Access our entire Holiday Guide 2012 by clicking the links below!
- Android Apps / Utilities of the Year
- OEM of the Year
- Best “Other” Device
- Best Windows Phone
- Most Hackable Phone
- Most Hackable Tablet
- Best Android Phone
- Best Android Tablet
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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...