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...
What is the Big Deal with the SIM Unlocking Bill? – XDA Developer TV
The XDA Portal has featured many stories on the petition and SIM unlocking ban. This story has had quite a few unexpected twists, and The White House responded differently than we expected. A new bill has been introduced in Congress, and the Library of Congress responded as well.
But are those the only twists? Our favorite skeptic and XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch is here to talk about what he thinks of this whole situation. Is he a fan? Does he think the government is doing something correctly? Watch this video and find out what he thinks.
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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...