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.
Found Hidden Features in Android 3.1? Here’s A Few More!
Are you one of the lucky XOOM owners out there sporting Android 3.1? If so, have you noticed any interesting “hidden” features and / or changes not documented in the official platform highlights? Don’t feel bad if you haven’t, because XDA forum member SteveEdson has compiled a great list that you may be interested in checking out!
As well was the main documented features of 3.1 which can be found here, there are also many ‘hidden changes”. If you spot any post them here.
Google Instant available in labs
New crop interface when setting a wallpaper
Picasa albums can be ‘pinned’/made available offline
New Emotion pictures in chat
What? You didn’t really think that we’d spoil the fun and give you all the details, did you? If you’re itching to find out the rest, be sure to continue on to the original thread! Also, be sure to contribute your findings if you stumble across any that aren’t on the list!
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