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....
Increase the ‘Device’ Storage on Your Android HD2
One of the exciting things about trying out Android on your HD2 is experimenting with all the weird and wonderful Android apps out there.
If you’re an HD2 owner who likes to install lots of apps and tinker around with Android, then you might be finding that 256MB of device memory just isn’t enough. (Remember Froyo is the only Android OS that let’s you install apps to SD without requiring a hack).
This is exactly how XDA forum member Kev007 felt and he went and did something about it. The XDA member has provided a fix to increase the size of the data.img file so that there will be more free space available once mounted.
Kev007 has posted various data.img files for 1GB and 512MB, corresponding to your HD2 Android build or if you prefer, instructions on how to resize your own data.img file. Instructions include those for Windows, Linux and Mac users.
For more information, check out the modification thread.
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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...