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...
Official XDA Android App Updated to v1.0.0
Today we’ve released an updated version of our free Android app. The changes are modest (hey, it’s a .X release!) but the new features are sure to please the 30,000 of you that have already download this app since its release about a month ago.
First and foremost, you can now favorite any forum or sub forum so that you can instantly pull up a list of forums that you visit most often. Also, there are new options to customize your signature. Finally, there have been numerous bug fixes, performance enhancements, and minor interface tweaks. To get it, just search “XDA” in the Android Market.
We’re working with our app developer, Tapatalk, to bring more great changes to the app, such as search, tab customizations, and more. As a reminder, the XDA Android App is best experienced over a high speed network.
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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...