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...
Five Tips You (Possibly) Don’t Know About Android Devices – XDA Developer TV
The Nexus 7, combined with the Jelly Bean operating system, has finally made the Android tablet accessible and initiative. But there are a few things that aren’t quite so obvious, unless you know where they are. All these tips are standard functionality and don’t require any rooting or modifications to your tablet.
In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer and newcomer Rob give you five tips you (possibly) don’t already know about modern Android devices. You’ll probably all know at least one of them, some of you will know three or four of them but we’ll be surprised if you know all them. I guarantee that if you know all of these tips Rob will give you your money back!*
*XDA Developers TV cannot be held responsible for such claims the content creator makes. And since this video is free, there’s a whole load of irony you’ll need to digest before you ask for a refund
Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos.
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- Engineering an Android App: How to Design, Build, and Test – XDA Developer TV
- Which Mobile OS has the Best Podcasting App: Android, iOS, or Windows Phone? – XDA Developer TV
- Facebook Home for all Android Devices, Bootloader Unlocks for Atrix HD, Razr HD and M – XDA Developer TV
- Careers in Android: Getting Accepted to a Hacker School – XDA Developer TV
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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...