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...
Ultimate Music Quiz – Trivia Game Needs Beta Testers!
Trivia games are seen by some as an essential addition to anyone’s app drawer. While basic in premise, the endless variations and the competition they can stimulate often make them annoyingly addictive. One of the most popular types revolves around music lyrics and trivia, but the Ultimate Music Quiz by XDA member migalito goes one step further, playing a short excerpt of a track before asking you to identify it or its artist.
Ultimate Music Quiz is a well-polished and aesthetically complete game designed for HVGA Android devices. However, since the project has only just been completed, the developer is calling for beta testers to give the game a try before he releases it into the market.
Give the developer a hand and test the app by visiting the game’s thread.
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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...