To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Comprehensive Guide To ADB Commands
You will have noticed that here on the portal we tend to harp on about the Android Debug Bridge (ADB for short) quite often. There’s a good reason for that though, as not only is it one of the most useful and versatile tools available, it is incredibly easy to use once you get started. XDA Senior Member Iamareebjamal has put together a thorough explanation of how to get ADB set up and the most commonly used commands to manipulate your device and gather those crucial logcats for developers.
There are a multitude of different things that you can achieve via ADB, from rebooting the device into various states, pushing/pulling & installing/uninstalling files, and even backing up your device. It also allows you to execute what’s known as an ADB shell and navigate the file structure using commands that Linux users will be familiar with.
Quite possibly the most useful function of ADB from a development point of view is the ability to generate a complete real time log of what is happening on the device at any given time. Step into any development thread here on XDA, and there’s a pretty good chance you’ll find someone being asked to provide a logcat. As the old saying goes, logcat or GTFO.
All of these commands and more are explained in detail over in the tutorial thread. So check it out if you’re new to ADB or just looking for a little refresher course.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.