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:DevCon 2013 Has Sold Out!
What began as a pitch and discussion around a table at an Olive Garden after Hurricane Sandy is almost a reality. With all of our tickets sold, great sponsors finalized, killer giveaways, and amazing speakers lined up, we are running full tilt towards XDA:DevCon 2013 next weekend (Aug 9-11) in Miami, FL. Here’s a full list of what we have in store:
Saturday, August 10
Sunday, August 11
Stormy Peters on Mozilla and Bringing the World’s Next 2 Billion People Online
While we won’t be offering a live stream of the event, we will be recording the sessions in HD and will make them available after the event for your viewing (and learning) pleasure. Thank you to all of the sponsors, speakers, volunteers, and staff who have helped to get us to where we are. We can’t wait to see the result next week!
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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...