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 EVO 4G LTE Google Wallet Activation Issue Workaround
XDA is most known for the development in the form of modifications and ROMs in every size and shape for dozens of devices that often dramatically alter the overall user experience. Often, however, our developers fix issues that are even present in stock software builds.
This is the case for the newly released HTC EVO 4G LTE. The issue? Google Wallet has proven difficult to activate and allow users to make purchases. Thankfully, this problem has now been fixed.
The fix is quite simple. First noted by XDA Forum Member jkt97401, users must modify the build.prop to identify as the Sprint Galaxy Nexus. Then, simply uninstall and re-install Google Wallet, or wipe its application data.
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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...