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....
Drag and Drop Install APKs with iAPK Tool
If you’re not a fan of using adb commands to manually push apks to your Android device, there are a few management tools that have been developed by XDA forum members. iAPK is another tool, this time with a simple drag and drop feature.
Developed by XDA forum member qberty, iAPK is a Windows PC application that lets you simply drag and drop an apk file onto iAPK which then installs the file onto your Android device. Benefits of iAPK is that it allows multiple apk batch installation, with tool tips and an operation summary at the end of each operation.
To try out the installation tool, provide feedback and feature suggestions, visit the application thread.
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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...