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.
Unofficial CM10 Port for the Samsung Galaxy S Plus
Not too long ago, we brought you the wonderful news that the original Samsung Galaxy S variants got official CM10. Unfortunately, there were a few versions that were left out, including the Samsung Galaxy S Plus I9001.
The first push to get AOSP Jelly Bean of any kind began with this thread which is currently maintained by XDA Forum Member demon434. It helped give the community a place to troubleshoot issues and test preliminary builds. Now, XDA Senior Member Doomsday94 has released an unofficial preview build of CyanogenMod 10.
The build is a little shaky, hence why it is called a preview. There are a number of things working, to include:
Video (sometimes youtube crashes)
Receiving and making calls
USB mass storage
HW accelerated gui
HW accelerated video
60% project butter
And here are the things not working:
full butter experience
many other things
As you can expect, this is definitely not daily driver material just yet. However, it provides Galaxy S Plus users with a base from which to proceed and a known number of bugs to squash. It may not be long until there is a more stable version for users to flash.
For more information, check out the original thread.
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