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.
Where to Start? – Full Android Guide for Beginners
Ok, so you are new on the Android operating system and sure you are dying to get your hands on your device and start tweaking/customizing, but where to start?. XDA Moderator timmymarsh wrote a complete thread containing links to the most important topics around Android Software and Hacking in General. You will find titles well organized by categories such as removing key-guard password policy, how to publish app inventor apps in the market, over-clocking your android msm7k device, how to flash a ROM without an SD Card and how to unroot android devices, amongst many more. The guide includes a big collection of themes, icons, games and apps as well. All you need to get your device the way you like it!
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Originally posted by timmymarsh
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