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 31
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 just install CM7 to my Aria for the first time with no problem at all and im just wondering, where do i start to get Games, Apps such as Facebook ect… Because I no longer have the Android market place on my phone?
A: After installing CM7, you should also install the Google Apps separately. It’s listed at the bottom of the first post of the CM7 thread
Originally posted in HTC Aria General
Q: Is it possible to add more pages on the HTC home screen? they are 7 , is it possible to add 2 extra or more ??
A: No, not possible. Use a custom launcher if you want that – GoLauncher EX allows that. My experience shows that it doesn’t run smoothly when loaded with such an amount of screens.
Originally posted in HTC Nexus One Q&A
Q: Will CM7 stable have native 720p on my Nexus?
A: you need to wait for cyanogen to add in the 720p code. it is enabled on cyanogen 6.1.1 obviously, but not yet on gingerbread version. it will come.
Originally posted in Nexus One Q&A
Q: How can you trick rom manager to flash a stock recovery?
A: Download a recovery through rom manager, navigate to the download and copy the exact recovery name, then change stock recovery’s name to match it, switch out the files. Boom.
Originally posted in EVO Shift 4G General
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...