Jimmy McGee · Sep 20, 2012 at 04:00 pm

iPhone 5: What Does its Release Say About Apple’s Strategy? – XDA Developer TV

Recently, Apple announced the new iPhone 5. We have long bashed the iPhone and Apple here at XDA.  Being Android fans may cause us to lose sight of the value of the iPhone as a device.

XDA Developer TV Producer azrienoch is here to give himself a challenge. That challenge is to try and look at the exciting new features of the iPhone 5 objectively. Can you or azrienoch meet the challenge? What do the benchmarks say? What is the point of the bigger screen? What’s the deal with all the radios? How good are the specs? To find out azrienoch’s answers to these questions, check out this video.

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Pulser_G2 · Feb 1, 2015 at 11:30 am · no comments

ITaaS – Identity Theft as a Service with FileThis

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....

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Emil Kako · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:59 pm · 2 comments

Do You Prefer Physical or on Screen Buttons?

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.

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Pulser_G2 · Jan 31, 2015 at 02:08 pm · 1 comment

New AOSP Branch Details Potential Build System Upgrades?

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...

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