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.
New Tablet-Only View on XDA
In the last few months we’ve added a handful of Android tablets to XDA (like the Galaxy Tab, G Tablet, Nook Color, Gen8, and others) and we’ll be adding more in the near future. These new breed of tablets are just as tweakable as Android smartphones, so it’s no wonder that we’ve decided to keep pace with tablet releases on XDA to open up development for these versatile devices.
To keep things in order, we’ve add a Tablet-only view, which is accessible from the forum index, as seen in the image. If you plan on getting a tablet, you might want to bookmark the Tablet-only view for easy reference.
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