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...
HTC Announces Which Devices Get Ice Cream Sandwich
As is the case with all new releases of Android, some older hardware is left in the dust, while some of the newer devices get issued official software updates from the OEMs. HTC has announced that the following phones will be Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich upgradable:
– Sensation, XL, XE
– EVO 3D
– EVO Design 4G
– Amaze 4G
In the case where there is no upgrade promised for an older device, developers from XDA come together and work on ports for older devices that make it possible to get new life out such phones that the OEMs have forgotten. Keep an eye on the development forums around XDA-Developers to watch the Android 4.0 ports happen, even for older phones.
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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...