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...
Google Nexus 5 Leaked on Play Store, International HTC One S-Off Available – XDA Developer TV
The Google Nexus 5 mistakenly appears on the Play Store! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is an article reporting that Ubuntu Touch is officially available for the Google Nexus 4 and Samsung Galaxy Nexus, and an article on how Rumrunner S-Off is now working on the international HTC One!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this weekend on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan released an interview with Developer Dees_Troy (Ethan Yonker), and Dees_Troy’s Big Android BBQ presentation is available. Jordan also interviews ThaPHLASH. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Ubuntu Officially Available for the Nexus 4 and Galaxy Nexus
- Google Nexus 5 Mistakenly Appears on the Play Store!
- Rumrunner S-Off Now Working on International HTC One
- Knox-Free 4.3 TouchWiz ROM for the Samsung Galaxy S 4
- Developer Interview: Ethan Yonker, a.k.a. Dees_Troy – XDA Developer TV
- Dees_Troy Talks about Software Architecture at this Year’s Big Android BBQ – XDA Developer TV
- Jordan Interviews Tha Phlash – XDA Developer TV
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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...