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 XDA App Updated to v1.1
We’ve just rolled out a new version of the official XDA Android app (which nearly 65,000 of you have downloaded so far), and there are many new features to tell you about. Here’s the full list:
- Search function to help you find topics and threads
- Major performance improvements
- More information in profile
- More information in Who’s Online
- UI improvements (including the addition of a fifth tab)
- The ability to set default tab when you load the app (through Settings)
- Support for native quote format
- Improved image upload quality when you pick image from a gallery
- Several bug fixes
You can use the QR code below to get the app, or you can search the Android Market for “XDA.” If you’ve already installed the app, the update should automatically be pushed to your phone shortly.
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