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...
Show off your XDA Support with XDA Clothes!
Recently, a user posed a question in the About xda-developers.com section of the forum and inquired about whether XDA has some swag for its members. Well the admins listened and got to work.
Hold off on buying through Zazzle (unless you want one as soon as possible). We just received a batch of samples from a company that does screen-pressed shirts (much higher quality at a good price). We’ll be coordinating with them so that we can offer these awesome shirts for sale soon. The designs are GREAT!
So, if we wait a little bit, we will have some high quality gear to show off our support for the site! We will keep you posted on when some more clothes are available. Of course, you can follow it yourself in this thread.
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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...