While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.
Updated Requirements for Recognized Developer Applications
When we launched the Recognized Developer program here at XDA, we did so in order to help support some of the most valuable members of the site: the people who create all of the cool modifications, hacks, apps, and tweaks that go into better optimizing our mobile experiences. However, in order to keep up with our ever changing mobile needs, the program has seen its share of revisions and expansions during its course.
Today, we are announcing a few more changes to the Recognized Developer program in the form of tweaked Minimum Requirements necessary to obtain the RD title. And if you’re thinking of applying as a Recognized Developer, we highly suggest taking a closer look to make sure you qualify before applying.
Some of the noteworthy changes involve projects. For example, projects need to be at least three months old to be considered, rather than the previous requirement of one month. Furthermore, applicants must have two projects, rather than two ROMs or one project. We are also requiring that changelogs be clear and free of meaningless “information.” Finally, we will no longer be giving RD status to team accounts in the future.
If you would like to read more and are thinking of applying to the Recognized Developer program, I would highly suggest visiting the Minimum Requirements page and making sure you qualify. Those who still want more clarification can then visit the development template thread we created to showcase the ideal way of sharing your development work with the community. Happy devving!
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