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...
Sony 2013 Flagships Get KitKat, OmniROM Alpha for Oppo Find 7A, Motorola Provides Moto E Bootloader Unlock – XDA Developer TV
Official Android 4.4 KitKat is now rolling to the Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR and Tablet Z! That and much more news is covered by Jordan, as he reviews all the important stories from this week. Included in this week’s news is the arrival of Official OmniROM alpha builds for the Oppo Find 7a and official KitKat finally arriving on the AT&T LG Optimus G Pro. That’s not all that’s covered in today’s video!
Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released an Xposed Tuesday video for the Xposed Framework 2.6 Update. Then, Adam reviewed the Samsung Galaxy NX. Lastly, TK gave us a an Android App Review of Dial’em All.
Also, don’t forget to check out other great stories released this week that weren’t posted in the video such as how Apple is holding iOS users hostage with an iMessage “flaw” and how upcoming CyanogenMod 11 builds will include benchmark performance “optimizations” similar to what we’ve seen in certain manufacturer firmwares.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Apple Holding iOS Users Hostage with iMessage Flaw
- Upcoming CyanogenMod 11 Builds to Include Benchmark Performance “Optimizations”
- [OTA Captured] Sony Xperia Z, ZL, ZR, and Tablet Z Now Receiving Official Android 4.4 KitKat
- AT&T LG Optimus G Pro to Receive Official KitKat Starting Today
- Galaxy S4 LTE Gets Knox 2 and Kids Mode, T-Mobile S5 Gets a Few New Goodies and Bugfixes
- Official OmniROM Alpha Builds for the Oppo Find 7a
- Motorola Now Lets You Unlock the Moto E Bootloader
- XDA Xposed Tuesday: Xposed Framework 2.6 Update – XDA Developer TV
- Device Review: Samsung Galaxy NX (or Building the Ultimate Android-Powered Camera Setup)
- Android App Review: Dial Me Maybe – XDA Developer TV
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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...