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...
Stripped ICL53F Update for Galaxy Nexus GSM and LTE
One of the most amazing aspects of the Google Nexus experience is always being first in line for Android updates. However, some of us Nexus loyalists still decide to take the software experience into our own hands by installing custom firmwares.
What does a Galaxy Nexus owner with an aftermarket recovery partition do when a shiny new update comes out? While you could restore to the factory images completely, wipe your /data and /recovery partitions, XDA Recognized Developer Chainfire has made it much easier for your by releasing a stripped down version of the ICL53F update compatible with both the GSM (yakju) and the LTE (mysid) models.
Here is the stripped version of ICL53F.
Stripped meaning no bootloaders, no recovery (so you keep your current CWM), and no wipe.
Continue to the ROM thread to get started. Be sure to say thanks, as few developers consistently release as many high quality releases as he.
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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...