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 Releases Kernel Source for the One X
Not too long ago, we announced the release of the HTC One line and the subsequent creation of a home for these devices within our forum. Then when the device hit store shelves, it was immediately met by a substantial following. Needless to say, the One X is a pretty big deal.
XDA Senior Member MarcoHD now lets us know that HTC has released the version 1.26 and 1.28 kernel source code for the HTC One X. Although the HTCDev website seems to be in and out of service due to the high demand, XDA Forum Member Fightspit has posted a mirror in the thread. Kernel developers now have a base upon which to add their tweaks, and many such as Recognized Developer LorD ClockaN have already begun the process.
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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...