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...
Easy Rooting Method for Droid 2
If you are one of the many people who own a Droid 2 or Droid X, then you know that your phone has an encrypted boot loader, until a developer can crack that you can still have access to SU permissions and can make modifications to your Droid 2 or X.
XDA member darkonion has developed a simple rooting method for the Droid 2. It only requires a few files to download and configure. This should be easy for someone who is comfortable with ADB or has rooted a phone in the past not using a 1 click method. Currently, the method works for Windows / Linux / Mac users and has been tested and successfully run by many XDA Members.
The thread in which it is being developed has been pretty active in the past few days. If you have anything to add or would like to try it out for yourself on your Droid 2, then checkout the thread!
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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.