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...
Help Us Pick Next Week’s Pro Tip!
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock for the past few weeks, you’ve undoubtedly seen our new Pro Tips segment on XDA TV. The purpose of these videos is to give you, the viewers, an inside look on how to more efficiently use your mobile devices.
To date, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler has covered using an Android device as an XBMC remote, turning your device into a wireless SSH and SFTP server, and how to develop a custom ROM on-device. We even had a cameo from XDA Senior Moderator and News Writer jerdog on installing applications via wired and wireless ADB.
Now this is where you come in. We need your help picking the topic for next week’s Pro Tip. Here are the options!
- How to Odex/Deodex a ROM
- How to Root and Unroot a device
- Flashing with Odin or Heimdall
- Flashing with Fastboot
Please leave a comment below or post in Adam’s XDA TV thread to let us know which of the four choices you’d like to see next weekend!
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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...