Could the upcoming arrival of Android L signal a new era of lightweight, near-stock OEM skins? While we don’t know for sure, there seems to be at least some early evidence suggesting this is possible.
Customization is one of the stronger points of Android. With a multitude of tweaks in UI and functionality, the platform enables users to incorporate more of their personality and needs into their devices, compared with, say, iOS. While for some, customization is skin-deep — like themes, wallpapers and graphics — others take rooting their devices as an avenue to do even more drastic customizations. But even supposedly skin-deep customizations might require root. For instance, changing icon packs in stock launchers might sound mundane, but in most cases would require root. If you wanted to change icons, you could either switch…
Welcome friends, to the “Back to Basics” series where we’ll run a fine toothed comb over each and every aspect of Android so that you can make an educated decision on which Android device is for you. This week’s edition is all about the skins that go on top of your Android devices. Read on for all the details.
Custom interfaces are a contentious subject in the Android community, but Acer has outlined why it is committed to keeping its Android devices as pure as possible.
After a series of poorly selling phones, HTC has adopted an all-or-nothing approach with its latest flagship, the HTC One. Does the One have what it takes to bring the company out of its slump?
HTC has added an infrared API to its HTC OpenSense SDK and is inviting developers to leverage the One’s IR capabilities in building apps.
26 hours and some change. That’s all that’s left until HTC will finally put us out of our misery and show the world once and for all if the company is built for greatness.
The latest star of a rumor bonanza is codenamed M7 and is supposed to be HTC’s next spearhead. While we’re not expecting it to come to light before the end of February, we already know a great deal about the phone, which is why we’ve decided to gather all the intel in one place.
While there’s no shortage of free games available for Android devices, more is always better, right? Thanks to HTC and Playstation Mobile, owners of select HTC phones will be offered a free game a week until the end of February.
Imagine a world where Samsung and LG made nearly identical devices. Weird, right? Think of your Android world without manufacturer skins on the device. What would life be like without HTC Sense? What if carriers didn’t add bloatware? If everything was pure Android, would you still be interested? Let’s ponder a world where all Android devices were the same OS; no skins, no bloatware, no fun?