Jimmy McGee · May 28, 2012 at 11:30 am

This Week in Development – Quick Take: Google vs Oracle – XDA TV

In today’s Quick Take of This Week in Development, Jordan takes time out of his Memorial Day weekend to cover a couple stories of interest from the XDA Portal. In some exciting Android and patent news, Jordan talks about the Google versus Oracle debate. Jordan mentions a couple neat developments on the XDA-Developers Forum, from the Facelock Face Recognition Locking App for Gingerbread and getting Android notifications on your desktop with DeskNotifier. Jordan then talks about the Custom Ice Cream Sandwich ROM for the Desire S.

Finally, Jordan mentions our new Pro Tip video on XDA TV. So check out this Memorial Day episode of XDA TV. XDA TV and its staff thanks the families and troops that gave their lives for our freedom.

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Check out Jordan’s YouTube Channel and the Samsung Smart App Challenge 2012!


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HTC One M8 Owners: Upgrade to the M9, or Skip?

While HTC's latest flagship brings many new features, the aesthetic design of the device remains largely untouched in comparison to its predecessor. Many Android enthusiasts throughout the community were expecting a large redesign of one of the most beautiful handsets ever released, but what we got is something more along the lines of an 'HTC One M8S". So this begs the question, is the M9 worth the upgrade if you already own the M8? Current HTC One M8 users chime in and let us know your thoughts.

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