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...
The Galaxy S II i9100G Doesn’t Like Being Left Out of the Party
For many of you, the Jelly Bean-flavored tsunami sweeping over the forums has already consumed your device. However, there are still many devices out there that have yet to be shown the tasty goodness that is Android 4.1. The users of the Samsung Galaxy SII, GT-i9100G have been saved thanks to the fantastic work of XDA Elite Recognized Developer codeworkx.
For those of you who are not aware, codeworkx is a member of Team Hacksung, an active development team producing a number of high grade ports and ROMs made available both here on XDA and on their website.
As such, codeworkx has managed to bring not just Jelly Bean, but a preliminary build of CyanogenMod 10. There are still a number of bugs that need to be worked out (as this version is unfinished), but the ROM looks to be functional enough for testing purposes. As with any experimental ROM though, there can be unforeseen issues that pop up, so keep this in mind before flashing.
If you’re a user looking to test this or a developer looking to contribute to ROM development, head on over to the original thread and give this a go.
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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...