You may not be spending too much time with your Android device’s lockscreen, but it’s certainly the first thing you see when you bring out your phone from your pocket or purse. Given this, you might want your lockscreen to offer more interactivity than the default shortcuts or unlock method offered by your UI. Depending on manufacturer or ROM, you might have a combination of slider shortcuts, shortcut buttons or lockscreen widgets. And of course, you can interact with notifications on-screen.
Those who have played around with custom ROMs might remember the lockscreen gesture features offered by CyanogenMod until version 7. Lockscreen gestures let you access [...]
Amazon is one of those companies that have successfully forked Android into their own ecosystem, particularly with the Kindle Fire line. Intended to be an e-reader and a tablet for consuming digital content, the Kindle Fire ran well with Amazon’s wide offering of e-books, movies and TV shows, as well as apps in the Amazon Appstore. While the Kindle Fire line’s market share is on the decline, Amazon enjoys a healthy revenue stream from the tablet from the sale of digital content.
But underneath it all, the tablet is a fairly capable Android device, and many an enthusiast actually bought the inexpensive Kindle Fire line in order to root and install custom [...]