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...
Give Your Nexus S a More Premium Feel With A Faux Brushed Metal Battery Cover
A common complaint surrounding the Google Nexus S is that its flimsy, all-plastic body simply does not exude a sense of quality one might expect from a flagship device. Having owned the device for the better portion of a year, I must agree. Now that the Galaxy Nexus was recently announced, prominently featuring a well-textured back, what is a Nexus S owner to do?
We previously published a method of covering the Google Experience Device’s battery cover with PlastiDip to give it a soft-touch rubber feel. However, several users have experienced problems with both the finish’s durability and actually obtaining the PlastiDip to use for the mod. Starting with a failed attempt at the PlastiDip solution, XDA forum member AardvarkAdventure brings us another excellent solution! In his own words:
It seems like the #1 complaint about the Nexus S is the shiny plastic battery door- well I, like others, decided to do something about it. I started by seeking out a can of the now-ubiquitous, slightly infamous PlastiDip.
Instead, I wound up with a similar product by 3M. On the downside, it sucked. The upside? It was not possible to “peel it off,” which is often mentioned as a benefit [and the main shortcoming] of PlastiDip. Removing it required long soaks in acetone, and a lot of scrubbing & scraping. [I do want to note, however, that the 3M undercoating spray could probably work quite well for someone with the time to figure out when, after spraying, to roll the surface flat].
Anyway, here’s what I ended up with / resorted to / etc. It looks fantastic!
If you’re interested in making your aging Nexus S feel just a little bit sleeker by giving it a brushed metal look, be sure to continue on to the original 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.