It's not often I look at a product or service and say "I really really hope this isn't real, and it's an elaborate fake". Alas, this day has come. It's time for a look at something which cropped up on my radar today, namely a service called FileThis. I won't do them the search-engine-ranking honor of providing a direct link to their site, but a quick search will find them, and their app on the Play Store and iTunes store....
Google Now on ICS, Nexus 7 Tablet UI, HTC Beats Apple! – XDA Developer TV
There have been many exciting stories appearing on the XDA Portal recently. Our good friend Jordan talks about the articles on the XDA Portal that you may have missed. One of the stories mentioned by Jordan is HTC winning against Apple in London in the patent wars. Jordan reminds you to check out XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler’s latest video on rooting and warranties.
Jordan then spends some more time talking about the latest news from Google. Jordan mentions that you can now access all Google Play service from anywhere in the world. Also mentioned is that Google Now is now available on AOSP-based Ice Cream Sandwich ROMs, and how to enable a full tablet UI on the Nexus 7. What are you waiting for? Check this video out!
Links to stories mentioned:
- Google Now on AOSP-Based ICS ROMs
- Full Tablet UI on the Google Nexus 7
- Access All Google Play Services from Anywhere in the World
- Now THAT’s Justice–HTC Wins Patent Wars in London!
- Your Warranty is Not Void – XDA TV
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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.
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...