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...
Customize Your Android Phone With PTP’s LauncherPro Docks & Icons
One of Androids biggest strengths is the ability to customize just about anything. As such, users are always looking for new ways to personalize their phone. In an effort to “help give your phone a face lift”, XDA member papertreeprophet has designed 11 different docks and 5 different icon packs to work with LauncherPro.
All docks and icon packs were developed for use on LauncherPro unless otherwise stated. If you don’t like what you see, but have an idea for a new creation, just post your idea in the thread as requested by the designer.
Got A Request? While I do tend to constantly come up with new ideas on my own, I am always on the look out for someone with a good idea.
If you are tired of the default LauncherPro dock and are ready to spice up your homescreen, visit the original thread and start downloading.
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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...