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...
XDA TV at the Big Android BBQ!
Last weekend, Azrienoch and SassiBoB of XDA TV went to the Big Android BBQ and now want to share some of the good times with everyone. We see more interviews with HTC, many friends in the XDA family, some exhibits and giveaways, and AdamOutler and connexion2005’s presentation of the Unbrickable Mod, featuring a conversion of a Samsung Captivate to a Nexus S.
Thanks to everyone who joined us at the BBQ, and an especial thanks for the hard work by the hosts and sponsors. We can hardly wait until next year! Check out the video!
P.S. Keep an eye on the Portal over the coming days: we’ll be giving away the XDA-Developers banner (it’s huge!), signed by well over 100 XDA members and developers.
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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.
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