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 on Droid Eris, Galaxy Note 2 System Dump, 720p Video on Nexus 7 – XDA Developer TV
This has been another great weekend at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep up to date in the world of mobile phone development. Jordan talks about the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 system dump. Jordan mentions 720p video recording on the Google Nexus 7. And finally Jordan talks about the article about the XDA developments in Windows 8.
In Jelly Bean news Jordan mentions the HTC Droid Eris getting a version. And in CyanogenMod news, Jordan mentions the updates to CyanogenMod 10 messaging. Also, Jordan mentions the new XDA Forum sections and the ability to get XDA News on Google Currents. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- HTC Droid Eris Receives Jelly Bean
- New CM10 Messaging Brings Message Popups, Revamped Notifications
- Samsung Galaxy Note 2 System Dump
- 720p Video Recording on the Google Nexus 7
- Brief Primer on File Permissions for New Users
- A Tour Through Current XDA Development on Windows 8
- Forums Added for the RAZR M, Galaxy Note 2, Kindle Fire HD7, and Kindle Fire 2
- Use Google Currents? So Do We!
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