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...
Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Gets KitKat, Android API Numbers Changing? – XDA Developer TV
Android KitKat has been released for the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 8.0! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this weekend. Included in this week’s news is DBPie bringing Pie Controls to non-rooted users and LG’s New UI design language! That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Be sure the check out the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for Knock Code. Then, Jordan talked about running Firefox OS apps on Android. And later, TK gave us a an Android App Review of Device Inspector. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 KitKat Update Captured, Rooted
- DBPie Brings Pie Controls to Non-Rooted Users
- LG’s New UI Design Language Explained
- AOSP Commits Reveal Change to API Level Naming Convention
- XDA Xposed Tuesday: Knock Code for AOSP and Sense ROMs – XDA Developer TV
- How to Run Firefox OS Apps on Android with Firefox for Android – XDA Developer TV
- Android App Review: Get Help From the Device Inspector – XDA Developer TV
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