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.
Kindle HD 8.9 ROM Ported to the Nexus S
Ports are quite popular around these parts. Aside from offering an often times vastly different experience, users can experience all new features not available on their stock firmware. The more unique the port, the better. Now, the Samsung Nexus S has a Kindle Fire 8.9 port.
The port was released by XDA Senior Member GalaxyUser. As can be expected with an early port of something so different as the Kindle Fire HD ROM, there are quite a few things still wrong. They include:
Camera (there is no camera app and camera from CM does not work
Bluetooth (not present in settings)
Some option in settings
Reboot because of libaudioflinger
This is by no means a daily driver. However, it is a really cool concept. In most cases, developers are trying to get other ROMs to the Kindle tablets. It’s not very often that a Kindle tablet ROM gets ported elsewhere. This ROM is an initial release, so users can expect the ROM to get better as updates come out. If you’re into the Kindle Fire HD and want to see what it’s all about, this is an awesome ROM to try.
For more info, check out the original thread.
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