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....
HTC Launches Sensation XL, Samsung Previews Galaxy Prime – XDA TV
XDA TV‘s Shen Ye attended the HTC press event where the company announced the new Sensation XL. It’s an Android 2.3 phone with a huge 4.7″ WVGA display. It runs with a 1.5GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU with 768MB of RAM. It has an 8MP camera on back, and a 1.3MP front-facing camera. It’s also a Beats by Dre phone, meaning you can fancy headphones in the box, plus there’s some software that helps to improve the sound. The Sensation XL will hit Asia and Europe in November. Check out the video!
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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...