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 Ported to the International One X
Developers these days are fast. Many flagship devices are rooted before they’re even released to the general public for consumption. In the spirit of speed (and being amazing), XDA Senior Member tgascoigne has ported an initial release of Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the international version of the HTC One X!
This very alpha release is based off of the GSM Galaxy Nexus Jelly Bean image, and so far:
Remember this is an intial port, and there is a lot still to be done before this ROM is a daily driver. If you feel like you have what it takes to help out with this project, or you’re just looking to play with an intial port of Jelly Bean, head on over to the original thread and have a go. Stay tuned, because with all of the excitement around Google I/O and Jelly Bean rips flying around, there are bound to be other devices getting ports as well.
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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...