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...
New Windows Phone 7 ROM Image Released
A new build (6176) of the Windows Phone 7 OS image (for the x86 emulator) has been released with the Windows Phone Developer Tools CTP Refresh, and xda-devs member RustyGrom has unlocked it using the same method as for the old (6077) ROM image in the SDK.
We’re still playing with it, but so far (compared to the older build) Office is installed, there’s a new uninstall option for applications, and the phone functionality has been fleshed out; the dialer interface, in-call interface and call history screens are now present, along with an in-call notification (in the same style as the new SMS notification) showing at the top of the screen whenever you’re in a call and have navigated away from the call status screen.
The interface is currently quite simplistic and will probably be updated as development continues.
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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...