Most of this article doesn't only apply to Telegram+ -- it just happens to be an example that got a lot of coverage elsewhere, with many authors or commentators putting the full blame on Google, Telegram, the Telegram+ developer or even WhatsApp Inc (eh?). In this article, we'll try to look at the different aspects to provide a clear view of what actually happened, and what can (and hopefully will) improve with regards to developers in general and the Play...
Spruce Up Your Home Screens in Two Easy Steps
As we’ve mentioned several times in the past, one of the most amazing aspects of Android is the freedom it gives its users with regards to customization. Today, we present a couple more ways created by members of our little forum to help differentiate your device from the sea of ‘Droids.
We’ve all loaded up custom wallpapers on our devices. That’s one of the first changes we all make to our devices. In fact, as of iOS4, even our cousins who play for the other team can do so as well. And as of Android 2.1 Eclair, we in the Android camp can even set live wallpapers. Now thanks to a little bit of elbow grease from XDA forum member GingerEffect, we have an automated background switcher that calls upon live wallpaper functionality to update itself every day with content from interfaceLIFT.
OK. So you’ve got yourself a nice, dynamically updating wallpaper. Now what? Good thing you asked, as there is yet another treat new treat courtesy of XDA forum member philleonard. Given that battery life is such a concern on modern devices, wouldn’t it be nice to have an aesthetically pleasing way of monitoring your power level? Thanks to philleonard‘s transparent widget, this is now possible. Further catering to users’ customization needs, users can tweak the look by toggling a text label underneath the icon.
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Ever since custom recoveries and roms became popular, nandroid backups have been the fall back method for all android enthusiasts, irrespective of their confidence levels. They allow easy backup and restore in case things go wrong, which happens invariably when a modification is being tested. With that being said, how relevant are Nandroid Backups to this day? Back in 2011, when the world of Android was being awed by the likes of the Samsung Galaxy S2, a little modification made its appearance...
While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.