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.
Interview with Teen Android Developer [SassiBoB] – XDA TV
In this episode of XDA TV, SassiBoB is at the Android BBQ and interviews the young developer davidjr612 while showing off some Android gear. Special appearance and comment by Techfoolery’s Ashley Esqueda. The app is called Boot Animation Installer. They also talk about a few of his themes, a little about himself. “Outside of Android, I like to skateboard and hangout with my friends. Me and my friends go to the mall, sit around and play PS3, and do other things a normal 15 year old would do.” -davidjr621 Check out the video!
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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...