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...
Happy New Year from XDA-Developers!
As we pass into 2011 we enter a new decade, hopefully this year was great for you and your family and we wish you only the best in the New Year. This year at XDA we have made many milestones and hope to see much more development in the coming years. Some of the things we have done at XDA this past year is:
- Added Non-HTC Phones to the forum.
- Rooted countless devices.
- Made global news multiple times from Exclusive developments.
- Booted Android onto Windows Mobile Devices
- Redesigned the Forum Overall
- Moved to a new Wiki
- Reached 3 Million Members.
- Performed some enormous feats of development with devices such as the HTC HD2, Droid Eris, and many more.
- And much more!
To all the developers keep up the great work and to everyone, we here at XDA would like to raise a glass.
Cheers from all the XDA News Writers, Moderators, and Administrators, we wish you the best in 2011!
Also big thanks to Adiliyo for the graphic!
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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...