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...
Odex Your ROM Directly from the Device
The age old debate over the benefits of an odexed or deodexed ROM is one that will continue to divide Android users. And at the end of the day, it comes down to a case of horses for courses. Some may prefer the ease of customization that is offered by deodexing, while others will no doubt prefer the overall feeling of speed and responsiveness that comes with an odexed ROM. Thankfully, there are plenty of options out there for anyone looking to dabble in this process.
One such option for those looking to odex a firmware comes courtesy of XDA Senior Member MatrixDJ96 in the form of his Universal Odex Script. The main benefit of this particular option is that it allows the user to odex their current ROM directly from the device by running the script from a terminal emulator. Once you have installed the script by flashing via either ClockworkMod recovery or TWRP (other recoveries are currently unsupported), simply execute the appropriate command from the terminal to view the available options for your device. Whether you’re looking to “odex all the things” or just a specific part of your current ROM, the Universal Odex Script should allow you to do this quickly and easily. Just make sure to free up the internal storage space you will need on hand to complete the process.
Thorough instructions on how to use the script can be found in the original thread.
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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...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.