To me, applications like this one are really important for school students. I bought my first significant Android the same year I began my Physics degree at my university, and immediately I realised how tremendously helpful it was. From accurate graphing applications to TI emulators (don't judge me, the real thing costs crazy amounts here!), passing through giants like Wolfram and MATLAB Mobile, there were a lot of tools for one to excel with. In fact, I'd say that without Android I wouldn't have chosen...
Super Backup – An All In One Back Up Solution
One of the drawbacks to rabidly flashing the latest nightly (or pretty much, any and every ROM that can possibly be thrown at your device) is the often laborious task of backing up all your apps and data. Some of us may well find ourselves flitting between several different apps to backup different things to different locations.
Super Backup by XDA Forum Member Mobile Idea Studio aims to solve this issue. The app is a simple, yet functional backup tool that will allow you to make backups of various different things all from one intuitive holo-themed interface. The app currently supports the following features (some of which will require root):
- Backup your apps and their data.
- Backup contacts, SMS and call logs.
- Backup your bookmarks and calendars.
- Manage your backup data.
- Schedule automatic backups
- Automatically upload scheduled backups to your Gmail account.
- Define a custom backup location
While you may well be able to already do all of these things one way or another, Super Backup offers a handy (and completely free) alternative to using several different applications to achieve the same result. It runs on Android version 2.0 and upwards, and you can find the APK in the application thread if you’d like to try it out for yourself.
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XDA Recognized Contributor Albe95 has shared with us what looks to be Galaxy S6 applications. The ones he's provided are the GearManager, the Optical Reader, GeoNews and Kids Mode. The applications are available for download through the links in the opening post, but keep in mind it is likely that they might not be compatible with your device. There's also new information about more applications and system interface features revealed in the same thread: The alleged S6 statusbar and panel are ported to the...
Only a few years ago, it was normal for a major app release to be available for iOS but come months later to Android. That seems to no longer be the case, as Android has advanced tremendously with Google putting a huge effort into its Play Store and ecosystem. However, while the majority of major app releases are now made available for both platforms at the same time, there are a few iOS exclusives that some of us wish were on our favorite mobile OS (Hyperlapse comes to mind). Let us know which apps for the iPhone you wish were on Android.