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....
Open webOS on Galaxy Nexus, More Windows 7.8 Ports, and Git / FTP for Android – XDA Developer TV
This has been another great week at the XDA Portal. XDA Developer TV Producer Jordan covers all the news you need to know to keep up to date on mobile phone developments. Jordan mentions Gidder, the Git server for Android. Jordan mentions the mobile FTP server. Jordan mentions XDA Developer TV videos for this week including: XDA Developer TV Producer Erica’s discussion of mobile device screen technology and XDA Developer TV Producer TK’s review of AnyTAG NFC Launcher.
In Open webOS news Jordan mentions the articles, talking about Open webOS and the Port to the Galaxy Nexus. Also, mentioned is the release of Windows Phone 7.8 for the HTC Trophy, Arrive, and 7 Pro. Pull up a chair and check out this video.
Links to stories mentioned:
- Windows Phone 7.8 for the HTC Trophy, Arrive, and 7 Pro
- webOS: The Little Mobile OS That Could
- Open webOS Galaxy Nexus Port Source Code Now Available
- Gidder: Git Server for Android
- For Those Times You Need an FTP Server in Your Pocket
- App Review: Don’t Get Directed into a Lake with Nokia Drive – XDA Developer TV
- Truth About Mobile Device Screens – Explanations, Comparisons, Misconceptions – XDA Developer TV
- App Review: Control Your Phone with NFC Tags Using AnyTAG NFC – XDA Developer TV
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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.
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