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...
Jelly Bean Lands on the Motorola Droid
The Motorola Droid, an iconic device, with it’s sliding QWERTY keyboard and D-pad. With it’s now measly 550MHz CPU and 256 MB of RAM, it’s one of those everlasting old school devices that never seems to disappear completely. Thanks to XDA Senior Member kfazz, the Droid once again get’s a refresh. This time with a custom Jelly Bean ROM.
Based on CyanogenMod 10, Jellybean for Droid is a functional build of Android Jelly Bean. Of course, as with all these older devices running the latest flavour of Android, there are a few minor issues, but the ROM is functionanl and usable, and gives Droid owners a taste of Jelly Bean.
If you want to invigorate your Droid with some of that sugary Jelly Bean sweetness, head on over to the ROM thread.
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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...