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.
Pro Tip Number 2: Wireless Mount and Shell – XDA TV
For the second in our series of XDA Pro Tips, XDA Elite Recognized Developer AdamOutler shows the basics of turning your device into a file server with secure shell (SSH) and secure file transfer protocol (SFTP).
He demonstrates the Google Play application QuickSSHD and offers the free alternative of market application SSHDroid. AdamOutler then goes on to show how to connect to a desktop, the programs used and how to set it up on Linux or Mac while offering Windows users some options as well.
For more information on accessing your Android device using SSH see this article.
Android Server Apps:
Windows Desktop Apps (Not required on Linux or Mac):
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