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.
ICS Device Roll Out, Tapatalk 2 Beta, and More – XDA TV
This week on XDA TV, Forum Moderator and Recognized Developer Shen Ye recaps some of the most relevant news affecting the Android community. Shen covers the release of Temple Run and Angry Birds Space, as well as the open beta for Tapatalk 2, which powers the XDA forum application.
He then delves into the development world by mentioning the Ice Cream Sandwich launch schedules for Samsung and HTC devices and the release of the Adreno 2xx GPU binaries. Finally, he goes talks about FireFox for ARMv6, a nifty camera modification for the HTC Sensation, and tweaks he performed on the ICS boot animation.
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