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.
Forum Added for Nexus 7 and Nexus Q
With a fantastically low price point of $199 and $249, today Google unveiled the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered Nexus 7 tablet. It’s made by Asus, and it contains a Tegra 3 quad core CPU, 1GB of RAM, a 7″ 1280×800 display, and your choice of 8GB or 16GB of storage. The Nexus 7 is up for pre-order today and it ships mid next month. Since we know a lot of you will have your eye this new tablet, we wanted to go ahead and add a new forum.
Also new is the Nexus Q, which Google defines as the first social-streaming media player. Essentially, it connects to a television and/or speakers and lets you remotely control Google Play content on your various multimedia devices. It’s available for pre-order now for $299 and will ship in mid-July. It runs Android and is thus going to be modifiable, so we added a forum for that too!
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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...
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