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....
New Drawer and Home Icons for MetaMorph
For those of you who might be unfamiliar with the concept of ‘drawers’ (and no we don’t mean underwear) the ‘drawer’ is the name given to the dragable tab at the bottom of all Android builds. It’s usually recognizable by a small arrow or a grid icon, depending on the Android build and customisation.
Xda-dev user Chronzz creates drawer modifications, meant to be used with the Metamorph app, which is available in the Android Market, on a Nexus One. He has recently added some new mods to his considerable list of drawer mods, the new designs include a skull and crossbones, the Android icon and, in my opinion coolest of all, the Batman symbol.
The new icons are also compatible with the Helix Launcher 2, a very useful app that allows you to place functional shortcuts next to the drawer icon, although users of the Helix Launcher must follow the given instructions at the bottom of the first post in the thread to see their new icons working properly.
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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...