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.
HTC Glacier (myTouch 4G) Gets AOSP ICS
Thanks to XDA member febycv, HTC Glacier (aka T-Mobile myTouch 4G) users can now enjoy a–very much beta–AOSP-based ICS ROM. Users are reporting that the port is relatively responsive, but that hardware acceleration is not working and so things like video and games are not very usable, though Google sync and most stock apps work just fine. If you’re brave and want to give your myTouch 4G an early shot at ICS, head on over to the discussion thread.
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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...