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....
CyanogenMod 6.1.0 RC1 Available for Download
For all you CyanogenMod fans out there this will make you happy, CyanogenMod released version 6.1.0 of their ROM for the following devices:
- HTC Aria
- HTC Desire (CDMA)
- HTC Desire (GSM)
- HTC Dream & Magic
- HTC Evo 4G
- HTC Hero (CDMA)
- HTC Hero (GSM)
- HTC Slide
- HTC Wildfire
- Nexus One
Many users have reported issues with the marketplace, but those issues are being fixed. As for the features of this new release here are some of the big ones:
- Updated to Android 2.2.1
- Camcorder touch-to-focus
- Continuous Autofocus
- Quick Pin Unlock
- FM Radio Support N1/Bravo/Supersonic
- EMMC Support
- Kill Foreground apps by long-pressing back.
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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...