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.
Support Breast Cancer Awareness with Android
In the spirit of Breast Cancer awareness month, although not affiliated with XDA we thought this event going on would showcase the spirit of developers and users coming together for a cause. The guys and gals over at Androidswag.com in partnership with CyanogenMod developer and XDA member Kmobs are auctioning a whole bundle of amazing gear all going to the Susan G. Komen foundation. The beanie looks pretty warm and fuzzy and the auction is currently going at $1,000. We encourage you to check it out. Although you don’t have to bid, its for a good cause, and you get a cool pink android beanie plus tons of other gift cards and gear being thrown in by members and developers.
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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...