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....
Learning Android Development inside Android, ADB Tutorials and an XDA Merchandise Contest! – XDA Developer TV
A lot of great news stories hit the news portal at XDA-Developers.com this week. Jordan brings us some of the highlights, such as learning Android development in Android. Jordan talks about the other videos released this week on XDA Developer TV. XDA Developer TV Producer TK released two app reviews this week, one for KeepScreen and one for Spy Camera OS.
Additionally, this week Jordan talks about learning ADB and the contest for the next XDA merchandise. Finally, Jordan talks about XDA adding forums for the Sony Xperia Z and Firefox OS. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Open Source App Teaches You Android in Android
- Let’s Talk About ADB
- CONTEST: Crowdsourcing the Design for the Next XDA Merchandise
- Forums Added for Sony Xperia Z and Firefox OS
- App Review: Select Apps to Keep Your Screen On with KeepScreen – XDA Developer TV
- App Review: Sneaky Pictures Now with Spy Camera OS – XDA Developer TV
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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...