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...
Forum Added for Nexus 7 and Nexus Q
With a fantastically low price point of $199 and $249, today Google unveiled the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Nexus 7 tablet. It’s made by Asus, and it contains a Tegra 3 quad core CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 7″ 1280×800 display, and your choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage. The Nexus 7 is up for pre-order today and it ships mid next month. Since we know a lot of you will have your eye this new tablet, we wanted to go ahead and add a new forum.
Also new is the Nexus Q, which Google defines as the first social-streaming media player. Essentially, it connects to a television and/or speakers and lets you remotely control Google Play content on your various multimedia devices. It’s available for pre-order now for $299 and will ship in mid-July. It runs Android and is thus going to be modifiable, so we added a forum for that too!
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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...