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 Replace Your Easter Egg with Eggster
Over the years, Easter Eggs have become somewhat of a staple in Android. And for many, these fun little semi-hidden bits of code add to the overall Android experience. But with so many different versions of Android and now so many Easter Eggs, the Easter Egg that comes on our device may not be the Easter Egg that we would prefer.
Luckily, XDA Senior Recognized Developer rovo89‘s Xposed Framework can be used to solve many problematic situations, and this is no different. Thanks to a new module by XDA Recognized Contributor and Themer iamareebjamal, you can now easily change your current Android Easter Egg with one from an older or newer version of Android. All you need to do is select a new Easter Egg, and it will be accessible in the same manner as you would expect from your device’s native Easter Egg.
If you wish to upgrade your Android Easter Egg to a newer version or simply go back in time to see how these Easter Eggs evolved, head over to the module thread and try out Eggster.
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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...