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...
Floating Touch on the Samsung Galaxy S Plus
Floating Touch is a rather unique and impressive feature that was initially introduced by Sony on the Xperia Sola. It basically allows the user to “touch the screen without touching the screen.” Hovering your finger over the screen, the device interprets this as a touch. This is done by making use of the sensitive capacitive touch panels found on modern smartphones.
Initially developed for interaction with a specific set of live wallpapers, the technology has been ported to interact with the complete user interfaces of the Xperia Sola and Samsung Galaxy SL. Now, we can add the Samsung Galaxy S Plus to this growing list.
Having read the news on the Galaxy SL port, XDA Forum Member matorno1 has done some investigating and has managed to port floating touch to the Galaxy S Plus. As with the previous device ports, things may be a little finicky, and using it will require some practice. Some basic settings adjustments have also been suggested by atorno1 that require some trial and error. Just make sure you don’t go too far with these adjustments and end up completely disabling screen touches!
If you want to try out floating touch on your Galaxy S Plus, head over to the modification 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.