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.
Dev-Only: Alpha-Stage MeeGo Build Available for Samsung Nexus S, Project Needs more Developers
Although in a very early alpha development stage, XDA developer stroughtonsmith managed to get MeeGo to work on his Gingerbread-running Samsung Nexus S. Don’t expect anything from it though as even the touchscreen doesn’t work yet. Stroughtonsmith has asked the community for other developers to help on this project, so, if you have some great Android development skills, you would be more than welcome to join the MeeGo development.
Originally posted by stroughtonsmith
So, I have a barebones version of MeeGo (barely) running on the Nexus S. I can’t really do much with it on my own, but I’m posting the info here so you can build it and try it for yourself.
The developer has done a great job so far, and we’re really looking forward to see this grow. Hopefully, this will end up resulting in a fully working MeeGo build for the Nexus S.
Check out the thread to contribute to the development.
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