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...
Easily Create Flashable Zip Files with Aroma App Package Creator
Want to create a flashable zip file containing a bunch of apps so that you can easily install them together from recovery? There are many ways to do this, some of which we have featured here earlier. How about creating a flashable zip file that lets you organize apps in groups and choose which groups or individual apps you want to install from the package, right while you’re flashing it from recovery? Now that’s something!
XDA Forum Member commandersafi has developed Aroma App Package Creator that lets you do precisely that. Based on the awesome Aroma Installer by XDA Recognized Developer amarullz (who also brought us the recovery-based Aroma File Manager), Aroma App Package Creator lets you easily create flashable zip files of your apps with neat grouping support from any computer running Java 6 or higher. Once you have created the flashable zip, simply install it from recovery and you will be able to choose the apps or groups of apps to install during the installation process itself—all from a very elegant touch interface.
For more details, head over to the forum 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...