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....
Expand the Linux Capabilities on Android – XDA Developer TV
In this episode, XDA Elite Recognized Developer and TV Producer AdamOutler shows us how to expand the Linux capabilities of your Android device. He begins with a step-by-step demonstration on how to install BusyBox on your Android device without root. Then, AdamOutler covers how to install other Linux applications using apt-get through BotBrew Basil. BotBrew Basil is brought to you by XDA Recognized Developer Inportb.
Finally, AdamOutler shows you how to compile your own C application on your Android Device. It is important to note that using BotBrew requires root access on your device. However, if you do not wish to root your device, you can still follow along with installing BusyBox, so check out this video.
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- Galaxy S II
- Asus Transformer
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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...