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...
Xperia X1 Gets CM7
XDA member faryaab has compiled CM7 RC4 for the Xperia X1. This custom ROM is called “F1 CM7″ and from a quick glance at the list of what works and what doesn’t, it seems to be quite usable. It also seems quite simple to use and reminds me of running Android from the SD card on the HD2.
I know, the X1 is sort of an old phone but it’s up to the community to keep phones like this functioning and up to date, even when the manufacturers and carriers stop supporting them. Those of you interested can find his ROM along with a full description here.
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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...