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.
Newsplat with Caplat – 5 May – XDA TV
In today’s episode of the Newsplat with Caplat on XDA TV, Sam talks about an extracted version of GTalk 1.3 for the Nexus One specifically, preventing the need to wait for the OTA or flashing of 2.3.4; Two boot animations including some beautiful Windows Phone 7 inspired animations for the HTC HD2 and an Ubuntu inspired animation made to look like the more up to date and recent releases; Two ROM’s, nANDROID 2.3.4 for the Nexus S, featuring a bunch of beautiful modifications and MasterTM’s DeBloat ROM for the HTC Thunderbolt, DeOdexed and non-DeOdexed, featuring the removal of all that disgusting, messy and clunky software. Click on for the episode!
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