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...
exDialer: MIUI Styled Dialer for those Without
The most useful part of MIUI is by far the dialer, although without a MIUI ROM you’ll never experience it. XDA Member firstname.lastname@example.org has decided to bring that piece of the pie to the rest of the world with his latest application, exDialer.
exDialer takes all of the amazing functionality built into the MIUI dialer and expands upon it, while incorporating it into a standalone application. The app is:
•Extra light weight, and smooth
•Contact groups/favorites manager
•T9 contact/calllog filter, which support Latin/Chinese/Russian/Hangul/Greek/Persian
•Contacts list quick filter, support words/phonetic/hybrid
•Contacts first alphabet quick scroll
•Calllogs group by contact
•Swipe contact left/right to SMS/call
•Various themes available
The dialer also support T9 in:
The application also supports non-T9 in 25+ languages, so head on over to the device thread here and who your device some stylish love.
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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...