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 Weekly Q&A: Week 24
Ok, it´s time for our weekly Questions and Answers article. We have selected five Q&A found on XDA. Even though some of these might not be of help to you, they might still be interesting to read.
Q: I’ve been wanting to change my user name for a while… can anyone point me to who or where I can get my user name changed?
A: Only an Admin can do this type of stuff, you can send a PM
Originally posted in General discussion – About xda-developers.com
Q: How to clean start menu on HTC Diamond?
A: Using CleanRAM to clean up the start menu items, and you can download it at
Originally posted in HTC Diamond – Touch Diamond CDMA
Q: Hello, TD2 is VGA or WVGA device? Any way we should know? Thanks.
A: Resolution: WVGA (480×800)
Originally posted in Touch Diamond2, Pure General
Q: Hello, please help. I have a htc clones T5388i. Please Hard-SPL. I do not want white screen. Thank you very much.
A: The clone needs different firmware… see http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=619643
Originally posted in Touch Diamond2, Pure Q&A
Q: meego will not flash via MAGDLR , but via something other?
A: Of course it will be flashable via MAGLDR, but only after team DFT have ported it. They have suspended dev on it until after the official code is complete and bugs removed, which should be around April time that we start to see dev going on again according to other info.
Originally posted in HD2 MeeGo Q&A and General
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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...