To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Nexus S System Dumped, Unfortunately It’s Not Useful. Better Dump is in the Make.
The Google Nexus S ROM dump that came available today promised a lot of good things. XDA member gtg465x posted the ROM in the Nexus S forums. Unfortunately, after a few hours, they found out that the dump was pretty useless:
Originally posted by gtg465x
This dump was taken via fastboot oem unlock and adb pull /system and it’s apparently missing permissions and symlinks.
What the developers need is a system dump of a rooted busybox installed Nexus S. The problem is that they don’t have a Nexus S.
Luckily, a few people do have the Nexus S and it seems they are pretty busy dumping it right now.
So, why is this dump so important? This is the first Android 2.3 Gingerbread ROM that would be available – allowing other developers to port it to several other Android phones. So, if you have a Desire, an EVO or the HD2 for example, you will probably be able to run Gingerbread rather sooner than later. To stay updated about this, we’ll create another frequently updated article with a list of all Gingerbread running phones – but then it’ll be the real deal instead of a buggy SDK dump.
We’ll be updating this article as soon as the dump comes available. If you want to follow the discussion, there’s a development channel on Freenode, #NSdev.
You can also follow the system dump thread for more discussion.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
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