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 Created for the Galaxy Note 10.1
We first discussed the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 not too long ago when kernel source had been released weeks before the release of the device itself. Upon release, we were happy to see that it was promptly rooted by XDA Senior Member zedomax, with the help of Chainfire’s SuperSU. Now, we are happy to announce that the Note 10.1 has its own place in our forums.
Although the original Samsung Galaxy Note held a unique product segment by being neither traditional tablet nor traditional phone, the Galaxy Note 10.1 is clearly a tablet. And while it differs dramatically in form factor, the new device packs some features from its namesake by including S-Pen support. It also features quite a healthy specs sheet, with a quad-core 1.4 GHz Samsung Exynos 4412 processor that is backed by 2 GB of RAM and up to 64 GB pf storage. It also features a 10.1″ PLS screen with a 1280×800 resolution. All of this is backed by a 7000 mAh batter, and crammed into a slim and lightweight package weighing just 600 grams and measuring a measly 8.9 mm.
Interested in getting started playing with your new Note 10.1? If so, head over to the newly created forum.
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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...