It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
ASUS Transformer Will Get Ice Cream Sandwich After Prime
The Transformer Prime is going to to get its taste of Ice Cream Sandwich beginning on January 12, but what about owners of the original Transformer? Well, ASUS just came out with a post on their UK Facebook site – no specific date was given, but the OTA update to Android 4.0 has been confirmed to become available “ASAP” after the update for the Transformer Prime happens on January 12. Whatever that means, it’s definitely not going to be January 13, since the previous date only marks the start of the rollout; that is, it will take some time till it hits all devices.
No word on the US update yet, but it hopefully shouldn’t come too late after that.
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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.
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...