Jimmy McGee · Nov 14, 2013 at 01:30 pm

Android App Review: Get the Old SMS on KitKat with 8SMS – XDA Developer TV

Android 4.4 KitKat is out. We all love the latest and greatest, but sometimes Google makes some sweeping assumptions that nit everyone cares for. One assumption would be that everyone wants to use Hangouts for SMS. The great thing about Android, especially at XDA, is that you can choose how you want to use your phone. If you don’t want to use Hangouts for SMS on KitKat, you shouldn’t have to.

XDA Senior Member bengtan.leducbao offers an old school SMS application for your KitKat device. In this video, XDA Developer TV Producer TK reviews 8sms. TK shows off the application and gives his thoughts, so check out this app review.


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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 1 comment

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

More and more smartphone manufacturers have been moving towards on-screen buttons, with Google really pushing for it over the physical button alternative. However, there are still a few OEMs (we're looking at you, Samsung) that have preferred to keep things a bit more traditional. Tell us which way you prefer and why.

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Pulser_G2 · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:08 pm · no comments

New AOSP Branch Details Potential Build System Upgrades?

While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...

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GermainZ · Jan 30, 2015 at 09:29 pm · 1 comment

Send Links to Any Nearby Device with CaastMe

There already are many solutions on the Google Play store if you want to send a link to one of your devices -- but what if you wanted to do it quickly without having to install any software or logging in to a website on the recipient end? Most apps require you to do either or both, which can be a hassle (or even a security risk) in some cases. Luckily, XDA Forum Member wyemun has developed CaastMe. Inspired by...

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