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.
Rooting, Unlocking, Jailbreaking, and Battleship [Weekly Recap – 15 July 2011]
This week on XDA TV, azrienoch and SassiBoB are joined by samcaplat to talk about the WP7 Developer Contest, jailbreaking Omnia 7 Mango, the rooted Android 3.2 for Motorola XOOM, and the stable Perma-Temp Root for EVO 3D. Then SassiBoB features Navy Wars by BootsSiR, and we hear about a couple contests for the Big Android BBQ. And finally, azrienoch delivers his second message for HTC regarding their promise to unlock bootloaders for the EVO 3D and Sensation. We hope it stings a little. Click on!
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While there are frequent unexplained changes and pushes to Google's AOSP repositories, an interesting-looking new branch has been pushed out recently, called "master-soong". Taking a look at the changes made to the manifest repository (which is used to specify the repositories to be downloaded when building Android), it appears there are some new repositories making an appearance. Of note here are new prebuilt repositories for Go, and Ninja. Go is a programming language, created by Google, which compiles to produce...
There already are many solutions on the Google Play store if you want to send a link to one of your devices -- but what if you wanted to do it quickly without having to install any software or logging in to a website on the recipient end? Most apps require you to do either or both, which can be a hassle (or even a security risk) in some cases. Luckily, XDA Forum Member wyemun has developed CaastMe. Inspired by...