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.
S-Planner App from Galaxy S III Ported to Galaxy S II
Have you tried out the Galaxy S III and love the exclusive bundled apps? Do you want those apps, but find yourself satisfied with last year’s Galaxy S II and don’t want to shell out your hard-earned cash just to get those apps? You don’t have to, thanks to your beloved developer community here at XDA.
In May, we shared with you the new TouchWiz Launcher from the Galaxy S III ported to the Galaxy S II, and just a few days back, we brought you news that the floating Video Player from Galaxy Note had been ported as well. Now, the S-Planner app from the SGSIII has also been ported to work on the SGSII.
Ported by XDA Forum Member mythtrandyr, this app has been edited to work properly on the lower screen resolution of the SII. All the features are fully working except for the widgets, which require some changes to adjust to the SGSII’s screen size. The developer is working on a fix, and it will be available in a future version.
You can find more details and download the app in the forum thread.
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