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...
Sam’s XDA Daily Round Up – 4 April – XDA TV
In this first ever episode of Sam’s XDA Daily Round Up on XDA TV, Sam talks about the expected Verizon release date of the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play; The Xperia X10 bootloader which was brilliantly cracked by XDA user ‘zdzihu’, which has opened doors to flashing custom kernels; How you can remove the HTC Thunderbolt Sense lockscreen and replace it with the stock Android lockscreen; A one click root for the Thunderbolt which was posted by XDA user ‘Captiankrtek’ and “Battle of the OS”, which is most commonly used amongst XDA users? Click on to see his first video!
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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...