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...
Hierarchy Change for the HD2 Fora? Your Vote Counts!
The HD2 aka Leo. This is the device that has been on everyone’s mouth for the last few months due to the large number of developments on it. There is everything from getting the latest 6.5 WM roms, to Android ports of all flavors (including Gingerbread), Ubuntu for those who like Linux rather than a mobile OS, WP7, Meego…. phew! Tons of development indeed, but everything comes at a price. As no one expected that much to be available for a single device, this forum has grown out of control. Quite possibly, this is the device with the most sub forums in the whole xda-developers site. In an attempt to try and keep the Android fora a bit more organized, you may have seen a couple of days ago that we made an announcement regarding the addition of the NAND section for development and roms.
In an attempt to find a viable solution before we keep porting operating systems to this device, XDA moderator dharvey4651 has come up with a different organization for the forums. He has created a poll to see what kind of acceptance this new setup is getting and so far, over 700 members have agreed to this new format. Do you think that this may work?
Cast your vote in the poll thread, if you haven’t already done it.
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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...