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....
Modified TouchWiz 4 Launcher For ALL Android Devices
For all you TouchWiz Launcher fans, XDA member’s Fr4gg0r & Swiftwork have developed a modified version that works with “Every device with armv7 processor and froyo or higher.” Some of the great features included in this modified version of TW include:
- App Drawer
- Number of apps per page
- Number of app columns
- Sort order (normal/alphabetical, alphabetical will be forced after reboot/changing from normal to alphabetical)
- Enable/disable app backdrops
- Enable/disable 3D effect for backdrops
- Badge Counter
- enable/disable unread g-mail counter (specify accounts to show counter for)
- enable/disable unread sms counter or Samsung Counter
- You can combine themes (e.g. a full theme and then apply just a dock theme)
- EXTRA Stuff:
- Resizing for all widgets enabled (long press widget and then drop it without moving)
- Scrolling widgets are supported (currently not recommended to use though, lags when scrolling)
To find out about the other great features included in this mod, visit the original 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...