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...
This Week in Development Quick Take: AROMA and NFC – XDA TV
In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan takes time out of his birthday celebration to cover a couple stories of interest from the XDA Portal. Giving a nod to the most important women in anyone’s life, Jordan discussed the Top Five Apps for the Hard Working Mom. A mother is the woman who brought you into this world, and according to my mother, is the one woman who can take you out of it.
Jordan then talks about managing files with AROMA file manager and the addition of the NFC Hardware Hacking forum. Finally, Jordan mentions our new Pro Tip series on XDA TV. All in all, this is a video you don’t want to miss!
Links to stories mentioned:
- Top Five Apps for the Hard Working Mom
- Manage Your Files from Recovery with AROMA File Manager
- NFC Hardware Hacking Forum Added
- Pro Tip 1: Android XBMC Remote Control – XDA TV
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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...