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.
Android on HP TouchPad Bounty: Now Over $2,000
XDA has teamed up with HackNMod to pool together resources in an effort to make the bounty for porting Android to the HP TouchPad as large as possible. As a reminder, you can still find TouchPads for sale for a little as $99 (though they’re sold out for a couple of weeks, we’re told). With a dual-core CPU and great hardware, the TouchPad would make a great Android tablet. Click on to HackNMod to see the breakdown of the bounty, and proceed onto our new HP TouchPad forum here on XDA.
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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...
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...