If you are familiar with Xiaomi, you might have heard that they are not the most compliant when it comes to the General Public License that makes the core of Android open to us. The terms of the GPLv2 state that since the Android kernel is based on the Linux kernel, which is licensed under GPL,v2 Android has to be open-source for everyone to study or modify, and those that modify the Android kernel have to make their sources immediately available for...
Equilibrio Sense: A Dream that Never Became True
After reading the title, you might be wondering: What the (…) is Equilibrio Sense? Well, it is a theme for HTC Sense for Windows Mobile. Dark Ninja and I have been working on it for quite a while now. This summer, I have been trying to find the perfect design, with nice clean graphics and balance. More than 20 different design concepts were made, but there was only one we were really satisfied with.
Very soon though, when we (Dark Ninja and I) were starting with the actual developing progress, we discovered that it would be an immense job and would take a lot of time. Yet, we continued because of the positive feedback from several people and because of our will to make a serious premium theme for HTC Sense. Then suddenly, there were some unexpected changes in the development of Android for the HD2. Its popularity had increased dramatically. I noticed that Windows Mobile became less and less popular, that it was dying. It was in this situation that we were wondering if it would be of any use to continue the theme. Because if there is no demand, why would we supply it then? We think it is not worth developing for a dying operating system. After all promises, development, and design concepts, we decided to cancel this – in our opinion- beautiful theme.
So what do you think? Is it worth developing for a dying operating system? Or isn’t Windows Mobile dying yet? Let us know in the comments below!
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Xiaomi was founded on April 6th, 2010 and its fifth anniversary is just around the corner. In the past five years, the company has grown by leaps and bounds, rising to the positions of largest smartphone OEM in China and third-largest globally and coupled with its expansion plans and 100 million sales benchmark, this anniversary warranted a fervent celebration. After teasing products on its forums for a few days, Xiaomi held the anniversary event earlier today and staying true to the...
A few months ago, we came up with the idea of presenting the history of flagship devices released by some of the major Android OEMs. In this, we've had the pleasure of bringing you the stories of Sony (Ericsson) and Samsung. Now, it's time for our third and final installment. This is a very special episode, as the OEM I will talk about was heavily connected to Android and the beginnings of XDA as a whole. Yes, I'm talking about HTC, the...