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.
The XDA Portal Now Uses Disqus Comments!
We’re excited to announce that we’ve moved all comments on the XDA Portal to the Disqus commenting system. For those unfamiliar, Disqus has become *the* standard in commenting with its flexibility, great support, and speed. It works with your Facebook, Twitter, or Google Plus login, and we’ve also integrated it with the XDA user database so that you can leave a comment with your XDA username. In fact, if you’re already logged in in the forums, you’re already logged into the comments, and even your avatar carries over. Enjoy!
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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...