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.
Harness the Power of the Periodic Table of the Elements in your Android Device
From time to time, we need to step away from video games and Android development in order to study and enrich ourselves with knowledge that transcends the keyboard. Many times, we also need to study for exams or we could simply be curious about the atomic number of a certain element. After all, who isn’t? Since the world of Android apps has a place for everything, we are proud to see that even educational apps such as this pop up from time to time on our site.
The periodic table of the elements is a fantastic resource for anyone out there interested in basic chemistry. It is the basis, the cornerstone for beginning to understand the world as we know it. So, XDA Forum Member sylsau decided that it would be a good idea to make his own version of it for our mobile devices. The app itself is free, and it has all the information and resources that you could expect from a periodic table (and much more). For instance, you get basic information such as atomic weight, number, and symbol. You can also group atoms, search for specific elements, and even find out about each element’s electron configurations (along with a beautiful yet simple drawing of their orbitals). Moreover, each element comes with a Wikipedia link as well as a link to related videos. Last but not least, the app also provides information about nuclear, thermodynamic, and electromagnetic properties, as well as reactivity information.
The table is up to date, featuring all 118 elements including the latest two, 114 and 116, which were recently named by IUPAC. The dev is looking for feedback with either bugs or suggestions to make the app even better and easier to use. So if you feel like you could use an extra hand with your chemistry assignment or simply want to look more educated in front of others at your weekly MENSA meeting, head over to the thread and enjoy this app! You can find more information in the original thread.
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