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...
iPhone 5: What Does its Release Say About Apple’s Strategy? – XDA Developer TV
Recently, Apple announced the new iPhone 5. We have long bashed the iPhone and Apple here at XDA. Being Android fans may cause us to lose sight of the value of the iPhone as a device.
XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch is here to give himself a challenge. That challenge is to try and look at the exciting new features of the iPhone 5 objectively. Can you or azrienoch meet the challenge? What do the benchmarks say? What is the point of the bigger screen? What’s the deal with all the radios? How good are the specs? To find out azrienoch’s answers to these questions, check out this video.
Be sure to check out other great XDA Developer TV Videos
- App Review: Protect Your Device with Hidden Eye – XDA Developer TV
- How to Build a Windows Phone App Part 3: OAuth Tokens and JSON – XDA Developer TV
- Test an Android RPG, Google Tool Ports Android Apps to iOS, CM10 for Xoom – XDA Developer TV
- How to Build an Android App Part 5: Arduino ADK – Working with Digital Outputs – XDA Developer TV
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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...