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.
Forums Added for Nokia Lumia 900 and Motorola Droid 4
Two new XDA forum additions to mention today: the Nokia Lumia 900 and the Motorola Droid 4. The Lumia 900 is a Windows Phone 7.5 phone with similar slick hardware to what is found on the Lumia 800. The 900 is nearly identical to the 800 except that is has a larger screen and AT&T LTE capability. The Droid 4, on the other hand, is the fourth-generation of one of the first Android phones ever, the Motorola Droid. It has an improved keyboard layout and design over the Droid 3, plus it adds a faster 1.2GHz dual-core TI OMAP CPU.
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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...
There already are many solutions on the Google Play store if you want to send a link to one of your devices -- but what if you wanted to do it quickly without having to install any software or logging in to a website on the recipient end? Most apps require you to do either or both, which can be a hassle (or even a security risk) in some cases. Luckily, XDA Forum Member wyemun has developed CaastMe. Inspired by...