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....
Run CM7 While Keeping Things Stock on Your Nexus S
We all love Cyanogenmod roms due to their versatility, speed, and overall good quality. However, there are members who may not want everything that comes with a CM rom and want something a bit more stock. If this describes you in any way, check out what XDA member frank707 has done for Nexus S owners. The mod simply removes and replaces a few apps in the rom, particularly the Launcher, which gets replaced by Android’s stock launcher (which is actually quite nice in Gingerbread if you haven’t had a chance to play with it). So, in essence, it is a mod to remove CM7 specific apps and themes to leave a bare CM7 running in your device. If you wanted something light, this is probably the mod for you.
Please remember that this will have to be reinstalled after every flash, so for those of you hooked on nighties, be aware that you will have to do this over and over again. Please leave some feedback for the dev.
The Cyanogenmod team has made great progress on the Nexus S. This mod is a patch i made for myself originally which is intended keep the look and feel of the stock nexus s gingerbread installation, while not altering any of the core features for Cyanogenmod 7. MOD “A” only replaces the adw launcher for the stock gingerbread launcher. While “CM 7 MOD” removes a handful of CM 7 Apps & Themes to keep the OS as minimal as possible.
You can find more information in the mod thread.
Want something published in the Portal? Contact any News Writer.
Want something on the XDA Portal? Send us a tip!
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.
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...