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...
Gingerbread for Droid Eris Close to Fully Functional
XDA Member punk.kaos has been pushing out updates for his version of Gingerbread for the Droid Eris and as of Version 6 it is very stable and usable now. Some users are saying its as fast as Froyo on the Eris and that is is a daily ROM or one they could use as a main ROM. The ROM now has the following features working:
- Working OpenGL
- In-call microphone
- Notification Lights
- Sensors working(Ambient, rotation, etc)
Kaos has been working hard to fix every bug that pops up, so if you find any do not report them as he knows what is broken. We hope you enjoy this ROM and give a huge thanks to Kaos for all his hard work on this! Check out the discussion thread for more information.
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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...