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 Launches Sensation XL, Samsung Previews Galaxy Prime – XDA TV
XDA TV‘s Shen Ye attended the HTC press event where the company announced the new Sensation XL. It’s an Android 2.3 phone with a huge 4.7″ WVGA display. It runs with a 1.5GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 768MB of RAM. It has an 8MP camera on back, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. It’s also a Beats by Dre phone, meaning you can fancy headphones in the box, plus there’s some software that helps to improve the sound. The Sensation XL will hit Asia and Europe in November. Check out the video!
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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...