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...
Want Your Own Personalized Wallpaper? Here’s How
We have a lot of members that do a lot of things for the community and XDA member Neurotica is not the exception. The member specialized in working with graphics and has told us that he would be taking in requests from XDA members only to get their very own, personalized wallpaper made, for free. You can request pictures, writing, anything that crosses your mind, the dev will make. This was such a nice gesture that we decided that he deserved a little recognition and put this up in the Portal.
Try to be considerate if you ask for something and keep in mind that you will likely not be the only one requesting. What I am trying to say is that patience is a virtue, so try not to ask for ETA for the work that you are requesting. If you like his work, please leave some feedback for him.
Wallpapers and other GFX related files that I usually create, will be posted here. You can always request for something a little more specific and I will try my best to fulfill your requests as soon as I have some free time.
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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...